After doing all the hard work of writing, editing, and designing your book, it’s nice to be able to sell it.
You can also collaborate with people, or as Michelle from Random Writing Rants calls it, “Product Partnering.” Her particular example was very innovative. She wrote a geocaching mystery and then asked her Facebook followers if they would plant her book in geocaching sites in their states–she got 650 responses, and her book planted in all 50 states and some Canadian provinces.
Another technique that works for a lot of indie authors is to combine their books into boxed sets, and then cross-promote. Author Diane Capri gave advice on ALLi based on her experience selling a boxed set, which includes good packaging and pricing, being inclusive, and being generous.
For more ideas on how to sell your book, check out these links:
- Sonia Marsh’s “How to Become a Successful Gutsy Indie Publisher“
- Social Media Just For Writers’ “Penny Sansevieri’s Tips for Selling Books by the Truckload“
- Mojano’s “Want to sell eBooks? DON’T Promote!“
- Kristen Lamb’s Blog’s “What Makes You So Special? The Magic to Selling Books“
- How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks’ “How Indie Authors Sell a Million Books Overnight“
- Copyblogger’s “How an Enterprising Author Sold a Million Self-Published Books“
Got any other ideas? Please share in the comments!
Editor’s note: This post was originally published on May 11, 2015.