Marketing an ebook/novel

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Hi there folks, wow, been a while since I've been here. Ive been working it the screenwriting/script world. I wrote a script and I'm currently looking for a way to market it. I would like a basic landing page, with opt in box, where people could download the full script, or synopsis. That's one thing..but what I really am looking for is some feedback on how to market an ebook that will be on amazon. I'm kind of unofficially managing a writer in NYC, she is NOT good at this kind of thing, and I want to help her.


Any ideas of how or where to start with marketing her novel on amazon?

thanks all.!
#ebook or novel #marketing
  • Profile picture of the author Amy Harrop
    Once her book is published you can: run a giveaway on KDPSelect (must be enrolled in that program) or Goodreads (with a physical book), blog about the book, build a list, both from the blog and from the book itself, offer a sneek peak of a new book, alt. ending, prequel, etc.
    Just a few ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sandra Martinez
    Lee has some good stuff here: Self Publishing Tips

    great video tutorials.

    About paid courses, people seem to be divided between kindling, and the private forum here in WF. I haven´t bought any of them yet (will probably get both), so I can´t support one or the other.
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  • good stuff so far, thanks! im getting the itch to get back to marketing, this time I actually have something to market and sell,..her book! Now i need to find someone to build a great landing page for our script, which will also be used in marketing to producers,agents, managers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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      Originally Posted by HotDamnShortSales View Post

      good stuff so far, thanks! im getting the itch to get back to marketing, this time I actually have something to market and sell,..her book! Now i need to find someone to build a great landing page for our script, which will also be used in marketing to producers,agents, managers.
      Why would a agent, producer or manager sign up on a landing page to read your script?

      It doesn't make any sense to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author debzo
    Hi
    There are lots of free and paid resources to to help with marketing ebooks and publishing in general. Publishing on Kindle for Cash will give you a free ebook as will The Creative Penn.

    Good Luck
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    Relax :-) I think you'll find this refreshing
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Gram
    What you want to do is focus on creating an author brand that includes a good blog, social media, free book snippets and previews, and regular communication with your potential readers.
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    • Profile picture of the author James P
      First thing is offer it free on kdp select, then tell all your friends and contacts to buy it or 'like it', agree with or add tags on it's Amazon page. set it up with a Blogger page (title or author) of course goodreads and shelfari are good publishing platforms.
      You could also set up a squidoo page - a great way to promote anything as it is very 'google friendly' Oh..did I mention facebook, twitter etc...goes without saying.
      With Amazon, the more you sell the higher the ranking..which means the more you sell. Everything you do to promote will have some little effect; however nothing gets you ranked higher than sales itself - success brings its own success..the same old story
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  • Profile picture of the author wooooo
    some good advice above. Can I ask a follow up question - will adding backlinks to the amazon product page increase the pages google ranking? IE if i was promoting a pasta book could I embedded to amazon URL in "pasta books" backlink???
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    • Profile picture of the author Sandra Martinez
      Originally Posted by wooooo View Post

      some good advice above. Can I ask a follow up question - will adding backlinks to the amazon product page increase the pages google ranking? IE if i was promoting a pasta book could I embedded to amazon URL in "pasta books" backlink???
      yep! you promote it as any other page.

      You also can add the keyword in title, description, and tags so it appears in the internal search of Amazon for the keywords. Elvis (View Profile: Diablo2) told me this one, he knows his stuff. This is his blog:

      Epic Passive Income | Don't Work Hard. Work Smart.

      you can promote the tag page too, but I didn´t have much results here yet. And you can create lists inside Amazon and promote those as well.
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      • Profile picture of the author wooooo
        Thank this just reading the blog now
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