Is YouTube better for eBook marketing?

by Nattie
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Is YouTube more effective in terms of marketing an eBook than just sticking it on Amazon?

I have an eBook in the dieting niche and am looking at which are the best way(s) to market it that would possibly have maximum results.

I don't have a website. I am concentrating on Amazon, Google Play etc for now.


Any advice given is greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much.

Nat x
#ebook #marketing #youtube
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Short answer, yes. But you need to consider every other available marketing platform, too, as well as marketing effectively on Amazon.

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    • Profile picture of the author Nattie
      Thanks guys! Much appreciated!
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  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    Originally Posted by Nattie View Post

    I have an eBook in the dieting niche and am looking at which are the best way(s) to market it that would possibly have maximum results.

    Any advice given is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks so much.

    Nat x
    Hey Nat, you'll want to get more reviews as this definitely plays a big role in how Amazon showcases your book to people on their site.

    You should look at other books in the dieting niche and do a Google search to find reviews of those books.

    Once you find another book such as "The Fast Metabolism Diet", go to Google and search "The Fast Metabolism Diet review".

    Contact the owners of the sites with reviews and let them know that you also have a diet book and would love if they could take a look at it and leave an honest review on Amazon.

    Also, be sure to compliment them on their site and say you love their work when reaching out as this will warm them up a bit to you.

    One more thing, do NOT link to your book on your first contact; wait for the site owner to respond and agree to check out your book.

    You can also do this with general diet, weight loss and fitness blogs (sites that are relevant but don't have any reviews on them) by searching Google for keywords related to those markets.

    I wish you the best in your ebook publishing endeavors, Nat.

    Regards,
    Daniel
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    • Profile picture of the author Nattie
      Thank you Daniel!

      Your advice is very useful!

      Originally Posted by danieldesai View Post

      Hey Nat, you'll want to get more reviews as this definitely plays a big role in how Amazon showcases your book to people on their site.

      You should look at other books in the dieting niche and do a Google search to find reviews of those books.

      Once you find another book such as "The Fast Metabolism Diet", go to Google and search "The Fast Metabolism Diet review".

      Contact the owners of the sites with reviews and let them know that you also have a diet book and would love if they could take a look at it and leave an honest review on Amazon.

      Also, be sure to compliment them on their site and say you love their work when reaching out as this will warm them up a bit to you.

      One more thing, do NOT link to your book on your first contact; wait for the site owner to respond and agree to check out your book.

      You can also do this with general diet, weight loss and fitness blogs (sites that are relevant but don't have any reviews on them) by searching Google for keywords related to those markets.

      I wish you the best in your ebook publishing endeavors, Nat.

      Regards,
      Daniel
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    • Profile picture of the author jacker112
      Originally Posted by danieldesai View Post

      Hey Nat, you'll want to get more reviews as this definitely plays a big role in how Amazon showcases your book to people on their site.

      You should look at other books in the dieting niche and do a Google search to find reviews of those books.

      Once you find another book such as "The Fast Metabolism Diet", go to Google and search "The Fast Metabolism Diet review".

      Contact the owners of the sites with reviews and let them know that you also have a diet book and would love if they could take a look at it and leave an honest review on Amazon.

      Also, be sure to compliment them on their site and say you love their work when reaching out as this will warm them up a bit to you.

      One more thing, do NOT link to your book on your first contact; wait for the site owner to respond and agree to check out your book.

      You can also do this with general diet, weight loss and fitness blogs (sites that are relevant but don't have any reviews on them) by searching Google for keywords related to those markets.

      I wish you the best in your ebook publishing endeavors, Nat.

      Regards,
      Daniel
      Thanks
      The Council is very helpful for me!
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    Originally Posted by Nattie View Post


    I don't have a website.
    Then why don't you get one. This way you will be able to do many things, such as build your list.

    It is only $10.00 for the domain, less if you choose an extension other than .com and hosting can be had for less than $10.00 per month

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    • Profile picture of the author Nattie
      Great advice - thank you!
      Originally Posted by solosolutions View Post

      Amazon is way more effective when it comes to offering ebooks.

      On the other hand, youtube is best for offering tutorials. It could also guarantee you a good income.

      You could try them both for a better marketing result.
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  • Profile picture of the author avowzone
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    YouTube is great but you must need to be active on it and need niche subscribers. You also need to upload related videos regularly. So this is a hard marketing process for me and I would go for other social media like twitter because twitter has the highest conversation rate!

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  • Profile picture of the author Kerie
    YouTube is great for free traffic and especially driving traffic to your blog where you can build your list. Give a free chapter away from here or shopping list, or check sheet of some sort. Then do followups in the email mentioning different points that can be found in your book and where it is available from.
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  • Profile picture of the author ANDREIS
    Originally Posted by Nattie View Post

    Is YouTube more effective in terms of marketing an eBook than just sticking it on Amazon?
    If you have only one book then you need to do much more than just sticking it anywhere, you need to market it wherever you can. You need to market it like hell if you wanna see some results. The only way that sticking it somewhere will work is if you flood the market with your books. You create hundreds of books and put them out there and then you'll need less marketing, otherwise you need a lot of marketing work if you want to make substantial money. Oh, and let me just say that you need to have a very, very good book in the first place if you intend to rely on that one book for income.
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  • Profile picture of the author Naim717
    How would you market it on YouTube? Just curious?
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    • Profile picture of the author Nattie
      I'd upload it. Found a powerful loophole whist looking through my old marketing emails.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Fox
    If you build a tribe with Youtube, you're off for mega profits. It's a goldmine up for snatches.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Do them both. You don't have to stick with just one if you don't want to. If you don't want to do free marketing, then throw money at it via paid advertising. Paid advertising is fast and can get you results quicker. The mud is that you have to spend money to get the traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nattie
      Thank you for advice. Appreciated!
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  • Profile picture of the author WinstonM
    You should get one website, purchase a domain with $ 1.99 coupon, buy hosting free for 1 year.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gabbarsingh
    i have found youtube to be good for getting good targeted leads and sales
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  • Profile picture of the author WarJunkie
    Look guys. The best way I discovered yesterday to market and close sales to your ebook is by one simple solution. ClickBank. Period.
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    • Profile picture of the author WarJunkie
      Influencer Marketing. Strike the Shephard and you get the sheep. Get web/blog admins with huge followings do some word of mouth influence to their membership base.
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  • Profile picture of the author hoabantrang
    I think you can use both website and youtube. You can embed clip from your youtube chanel to your website.
    Now you can easy to make a websit by your self with wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hearn
    Not sure how can you target people with YouTube. With Facebook you can target pages of popular books or people that are interested in books. Regardless, make sure to offer a gift in the first pages of the book and send them to an optin page. So yeah, if you are serious about this you need a website.
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  • Profile picture of the author joomdev
    Yes !! You tube can be good for it but you must need to make a online marketing strategy and for that you have to understand SEO which is the best way to market anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author abdullah osama
    in my opinion now do all !
    because now one isnt enough
    and i dont think u mastered any to make a good money from one
    so try all of them together
    and then when u find the best one
    choose it
    and scale it up
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  • Profile picture of the author richasharma
    I think you should also try for social media marketing like facebook , G+ Etc.. now a days social media marketing is in great boom for the online promotion of any product. In addition to youtube try for social media also..
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