For book/ebook authors, publishers, & self-publishers
Good question. My book titled 'Hang On, It’s Not Over Yet' with ISBN 9781907294419 is presently sold print on demand. My challenge now is how to secure bookshops/wholesalers who will be willing to sell off the shelf plus improving on it's visibility as I strongly believe the book has a lot to offer readers - Christian or non Christian. Any ideas on how to improve on sales? Regards. Joseph Arhavbarien (www.faith4today.co.uk)
You will get few bookstores or wholesalers carrying a print-on-demand book. If you create great awareness for the book via offline publicity and online marketing, then - and only then - will the bookstores or wholesalers even give a look at your book. That's just reality.
For most POD books, the best marketing strategy is to start by doing tons of online promotion.
AND THIS IS A CELEB PLUS PUBLISHER ACTING LIKE NOT HELPING WITH DISTRIBUTION OR SETTING UP EVENTS FOR THE AUTHOR
SEEKING PAID ADVANCES FOR THE CELEB
My biggest challenge seems to be getting my novel above the noise level long enough for it to be recognized. I believe I have a good storyline, a great trailer, and a great cover design. What I lack now is mind-share!
Author-The Great Collapse-Survivor of the Pulse
I have a new issue for the group. My book Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months was featured in the Washington Post Sunday Jan 15, 2011 in a syndicated column that ran in over 100 papers across the country and Caribbean. Now my publisher has sold out of the initial print run, and won't have more books til Feb. 22 at the earliest?
I had to purchase the book stock I have from Amazon to fill orders for autographed books. I have a ton of speaking events this months, and more national press in the works and no books. Is this typical?
Sorry to confuse. I was replying to Theresa's post.
Concerning where to start in book publicity, if you'd like, I can send you a free digital copy of my upcoming book marketing book. It will be out in a couple of months and I'm trying to get select readers who, if they like it, will post Amazon reviews when it first comes out. I left you a note through your personal profile page on this forum, in case you're interested.
I.Getting a publisher or an agent to take a chance with a new author in the current market.
2.Getting exposure or in other words( marketing),so that your book sticks out among the hundreds of thousands.
3.Avoiding traps and bad roads outside of agents and publishers.