Most people harbour ambitions of one day releasing a book or ebook on the world, probably via Amazon. I’m in the process of doing exactly that and I’ve learned a few tricks in recent weeks that I’m happy to share with you.
1) Have a pre-order placeholder with a date in the future when it becomes available. Even though no-one can download it to read, they can order it. Now here’s the important part: when the book becomes available to read, once it hits 50 units sold, the Amazon algorithm kicks in and starts promoting your book more actively. A virtuous circle of sales kicks in. It it hugley beneficial to have 50 pre-orders in place so that from day one the algorithm helps push it up the rankings…which garner more sales.
2) Your pre-order book is visible in the categories you select when you list it. People who search for your keywords or examine a category will have it displayed which can help get those pre-orders.
3) Work on your manuscript in the meantime. Get help with this. Park your ego and reach out to people, nobody is as good a writer as they think they are. For example, I have a bad habit of repeating words in a paragraph. An editor/proof-reader helps identify our bad habits. You can find skilled, volunteer readers such as via your own website or, if your budget allows, paid ones after a search engine query. I found that GoodReads has an active community of volunteer proofreaders.
4) Get a good ebook cover. Spend the money as it is a good investment. My earlier attempts at doing it myself were not good enough. I got a professional involved and am glad I did so. I found my designed on Fiverr. They aren’t all that cheap, but you choose what level of work you need.
That’s how far I’ve got with my book “Did I date you?” on Amazon. It’s the first volume of what is going to be a trilogy. Each installment I plan to release a month apart.
Yes, today “Did I date you?” is ready for pre-order.
I humbly ask that you consider helping me with my pre-order push by buying it today. I promise to spend the money on my precious little girl.
Furthermore, when your book is ready for pre-order let me know and I shall reciprocate your kindness.
So here’s the link to your preferred Amazon site:
Here’s the cover I’m going with:
As always I look forward to hearing your thoughts.