30 Tips for Marketing Your Kindle Ebook


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It’s one thing to follow a manual outlining perfect procedure for Kindle publishing: It’s another to actually do it and realize there are all these little tips and twists to tweaking your Kindle Marketing even further

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30 Tips for Marketing Your Kindle Ebook

  1. 1. 30 Tips forMarketing YourKindle EbookBe a Kindle Marketing Success
  2. 2. Don’t Forget the MarketingSo you’ve published to Kindle, but thesales haven’t come rolling in. There’sanother piece to the ebook selling puzzleand that’s marketing.Here are thirty of the best tips formarketing your Kindle ebook.http://amydebcreations.com/
  3. 3. #1: Be Unique and ExceptionalIf you don’t have a well-crafted product, properlyoptimized, correctlyformatted, and full oforiginal, fascinating content,you will not get the mostout of any marketingstrategy.http://amydebcreations.com/
  4. 4. #2: Make a PlanDon’t market haphazardly. Create a plan– and remember to time your plancomponents so that each maximizes theother.http://amydebcreations.com/
  5. 5. #3: Wait Before AnnouncingAfter you’ve finally uploaded your book,wait before rushing to announce itsrelease.It can take up to 72 hours before yourbook is reviewed by Amazon and appearsin the listings. Plus it’s nice if your bookcan get at least a couple of consumerreviews under its belt before you sendthe world to its doorstep.http://amydebcreations.com/
  6. 6. #4: No Pricing or URLs on CoverAmazon wants its Kindle booksto display tastefully, so avoidingpromotional material of any kindon your cover will help advanceyour Kindle ebook on its way toapproval.http://amydebcreations.com/
  7. 7. #5: Don’t Leave Reviews to ChanceHave your book club, writing group orforum primed and ready in advance, so thatwhen your book does go live, they are readyto jump in and write your first reviews.http://amydebcreations.com/
  8. 8. #6: Title & Cover are VitalIt doesn’t matter how great yourbook is: If people aren’t intrigued bythe Title – and if your cover doesn’tlook professional – you won’t get achance to impress them with reviews,content peeks or your description.http://amydebcreations.com/
  9. 9. #7: Include a “Look Inside”Being able to read a few pages ofcontent will not only encouragemore people to buy the book, itwill pre-qualify your marketexactly.http://amydebcreations.com/
  10. 10. #8: Consider Offering a Free PromoAllowing free downloads for thefirst few days can be a goodstrategy for a new author,particularly if your book does well.Plan your free promos andpublicize them in advance!http://amydebcreations.com/
  11. 11. #9: Join the Author Marketing ClubThis is a free way to submit your book to top reviewand listings sites. Check it out atauthormarketingclub.comhttp://amydebcreations.com/
  12. 12. #10: Join KDP SelectConsider signing up for KDP Select and letting it beoffered for a free period to Amazon Prime members.Remember that each time your book is borrowedAmazon reads this as a sale and you’ll continue tomake regular sales.http://amydebcreations.com/
  13. 13. #11: Promote before KDP SelectBefore joining KDP Select,make sure your book ispolished, has some salesand has been wellpromoted. Books withactive visibility performbetter and KDP Select cankeep your books visiblebetween promotions.http://amydebcreations.com/
  14. 14. #12: Create Follow Up PromosDon’t worry if you dideverything wrong for yourfirst free promo, and it wasa bust. Depending on theKDP options you’vechosen, you will most likelybe eligible for five days offree promo again in threemonths.http://amydebcreations.com/
  15. 15. #13: Negative Reviews are OkaySome negative reviews are postedby people who don’t know whatthey’re talking about or have an ax togrind. Ignore those, but pay attentionto those with constructive criticism,so you can improve your product.http://amydebcreations.com/
  16. 16. #14: Create a Book TrailerDo this exactly as youwould for a movie:Meaning dramatic lighting,strong graphics,atmospheric soundtrackand memorable taglines: Allfocused on getting theessence of your bookacross.http://amydebcreations.com/
  17. 17. #15: Avoid Saturated NichesFind a category where youhave less competition.That will leave your bookwith more chances tobecome a Best Seller inthat niche.http://amydebcreations.com/
  18. 18. #16: Get in the Right CategoryIf you’ve noticed that your direct competition is in acategory not available when you upload, designateyour book as “Non-Classifiable”. Then once it’spublished, contact Amazon and tell them thecategories you’d like to be in.http://amydebcreations.com/
  19. 19. #17: A Great Book DescriptionOnce readers have beenattracted by the title orcover, they check out outyour description. Set asidean afternoon or morning towork on creating theperfect, dynamic, keyword-optimized description.http://amydebcreations.com/
  20. 20. #18: Study the ProsImmerse yourself instudying and analyzing howbest-selling Amazonauthors do things. The bestlesson is seeing a strongexample. Make notes oftactics and tips that workwell on you – then see ifthese would work well foryour own books.http://amydebcreations.com/
  21. 21. #19: Create a Cover Page EarlyA finished Cover page canbe used in pre-releasepromotions and posts.http://amydebcreations.com/
  22. 22. #20: Create a Facebook PageA Facebook Page can buildbuzz before and after youpublish.• Run pre-release contests• Release “sneak previews”• Share progress reportshttp://amydebcreations.com/
  23. 23. #21: Signs ups Through FacebookRun contests and freechapter offers through appson your Facebook page.http://amydebcreations.com/
  24. 24. #22: Don’t Just Set and ForgetMarketing your Kindleebook is not a staticprocess. You need to bedoing things like tweakingprices and continuing topromote.http://amydebcreations.com/
  25. 25. #23: Get Active on GoodreadsCreate an author account and dynamic profile on thissite growing in popularity.http://amydebcreations.com/
  26. 26. #24: Create an Author WebsiteIt doesn’t matter whether ornot you have a mainwebsite. Dedicate one toyour writing career – oreven to your book, if it’sgoing to be a signaturework.http://amydebcreations.com/
  27. 27. #25: Add your URL to Kindle EbookAnother missed opportunityfor many Kindle authors:Forgetting to include atleast one Website URL intheir front or back pages.That’s literally leavingmoney on the table – bythrowing away sign-upopportunities.http://amydebcreations.com/
  28. 28. #26: Announce on the Amazon ForumAnnounce your book on Amazon’s own, free“Meet Our Authors” forum.http://amydebcreations.com/
  29. 29. #27: Price it RightPricing is a highly individualthing, but knowing a fewtips can help you betterassess your market.Hot topics, exclusive info,effective marketing andmore books on the bestseller’s list can command ahigher price.http://amydebcreations.com/
  30. 30. #28: Join An Active Writing GroupThis works both with onlineand offline groups. Be sureto choose one wheresupporting each others’published works is simplypart of the mandate. Thatway, you’ve got instantreviewers ready to roll.http://amydebcreations.com/
  31. 31. #29: Reciprocate!If you want reviews, writethem for others – especiallyfor members of your writinggroup. And don’t forget toparticipate actively inforums and networks suchas the Amazon “Meet OurAuthors” forum.http://amydebcreations.com/
  32. 32. #30: Outsource through FiverrFiverr right now is a hotbed of potential contractorsspecializing in things like Kindle formatting and eCovercreation for $5. Having help frees up your time formarketing activities.http://amydebcreations.com/
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