How to market on Kindle

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Looking for any tips to market ebook once you have uploaded onto Kindle:confused:

Appreciate any responses
#kindle #market
  • Profile picture of the author Nancy656656
    The same you would market anything: find the ideal audience and drive traffic form the places they hang out.

    -If you are writing erotic, participate in erotica forums and add a link to your signature. Do likewise for sci-fi, cooking, whatever.

    -Bookmark on high traffic sites.

    -Guest blog on sites in your niche with lots of traffic. You could even do a short story on a fiction writing blog to give them a taste of your style.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
    I'd recommend setting up an Author Blog from which to promote
    your book. Then I'd use social networking from sites such as
    Facebook, Twitter and Youtube to drive traffic to my Author Blog.

    You can then link to your book's pages on Amazon.

    Using your own blog puts you in control of the traffic rather than
    direct linking to Amazon.

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author Moneyland
      Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post

      I'd recommend setting up an Author Blog from which to promote
      your book. Then I'd use social networking from sites such as
      Facebook, Twitter and Youtube to drive traffic to my Author Blog.

      You can then link to your book's pages on Amazon.

      Using your own blog puts you in control of the traffic rather than
      direct linking to Amazon.

      John
      Thanks for replies - currently I am doing the above to drive traffic to blog and my money site.

      I am now starting to wonder why I would do this again to drive traffic to Amazon (for 70% royalty) when I could be doing more of these things to drive more traffic to my own money site. I am making 100% of sales (minus Clickbank fee) :confused:

      Am I missing something :confused:
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      • Profile picture of the author cashcow
        Originally Posted by Moneyland View Post

        Thanks for replies - currently I am doing the above to drive traffic to blog and my money site.

        I am now starting to wonder why I would do this again to drive traffic to Amazon (for 70% royalty) when I could be doing more of these things to drive more traffic to my own money site. I am making 100% of sales (minus Clickbank fee) :confused:

        Am I missing something :confused:
        Well the reason is that there are tons of people on Amazon looking for books to buy. The more sales of your book that you make on Amazon, the more "eyeballs" your book gets exposed to because it ranks higher in searches and gets put on more lists etc...

        The results differ widely depending on the topic of your book. If it's not something that has mass appeal then it might not be worth your while at all. If it does have mass appeal (or at least a large audience) then you would be amazed at how many sales you can make and how much money that amounts to even after Amazon takes their cut.

        Lee
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Moneyland View Post

    Looking for any tips to market ebook once you have uploaded onto Kindle :confused:
    There's a book by John Locke - available on Kindle for $2.99, I think - called something like "How I Sold A Million Books On Kindle" (which he did, in the first 5 months of 2011). He's a fiction writer, but most of that book comprises tips for marketing Kindle books, and I think you might find it very useful. For $2.99, you'd have to learn only one thing from the whole book to make it a good investment, anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankMiller
    Keywords are an important part. Make sure you are titling your book what they are searching for.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You'll get alot of sales from Kindle itself. But if your ebook is niche specific... promote it everywhere. Articles, seo, blogs, niche forums, social media, press releases, Clickbank, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Niceness
    And another thing to consider: people Trust Amazon. They may not necessarily trust your website it doesn't look professional. I have an ebook on kindle too. Ask me how I know this . . .
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  • Profile picture of the author GuruGazette
    Exactly. Clickbank can't touch Amazon for mainstream name recognition and trust.
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  • Profile picture of the author repstein
    I heard about a strategy that involves picking a Google search with about 10,000-100,000 monthly searches, and then using that search as the title of your book. Google likes Amazon, so you can rank high on Google with hardly any effort... or so I heard.
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    • Profile picture of the author cashcow
      Originally Posted by repstein View Post

      I heard about a strategy that involves picking a Google search with about 10,000-100,000 monthly searches, and then using that search as the title of your book. Google likes Amazon, so you can rank high on Google with hardly any effort... or so I heard.
      That hasn't been my experience but maybe I didn't do something right.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dean Shainin
        Before you market your book it's a good idea to get powerful reviews from Amazon Top Reviewers or well known authors within your niche...You need to get reviews. Customer reviews are important in boosting your rankings and helping you sell more books. Maybe you've already done that...

        Cheers,
        Dean
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  • Profile picture of the author JamieSEO
    Once you have published your book go to Goodreads.com and have them add it to their listing.

    I recommend also creating a POD version through CreateSpace (priced as high as you like), then on Goodreads run a GiveAway Competition (only allowed for paperbacks).

    Goodreads has over 30 million members - an essential for getting your book noticed and a great place to get reviews.

    At the moment I am finalizing my new book "The Self Publishers Guide to Book Marketing:
    Step By Step Guide For Fiction and Non-Fiction Authors" that not only gives advice on how to promote, but also uses templates and examples so that you can just fill in the blanks or follow detailed instructions to do things yourself. This will be coming out soon, so feel free to PM me if you are interested.

    Also, if you check out my signature, I have just created a Free Landing Page Template for Authors. It has been designed specifically for book promotion, and is actually a small excerpt from my upcoming book.

    A book landing page is a great place to point people both before and after publishing so that you can get their email addresses and follow up with them.
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