Earning as much as you can from your book is probably the dream of every author. It is one of the measures of success. This can signify that a lot of people like your work and will actually go ahead and purchase a copy.
Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), a self-publishing platform for authors, lists down a couple of tips that can help you in merchandising your book.
Creating a persuasive book cover will definitely attract readers to check out your book. Make sure that it looks good in both thumbnail and full size versions. This is important in capturing the attention of possible readers. People just love attractive colors and interesting images on the cover. This can be the first step of getting them to purchase your book. An interesting book description will take that a notch further. This will convince them in getting a copy. A good description that will keep them in want will surely do the trick.
Make yourself known the readers. Create a short biography and tell your readers who you are. Also include your photo. If possible, include blog posts that talk to your readers personally. This creates a sort of personal relationship with your readers.
Making sure that your book is error-free is also a way to get good ratings and opinions from your readers. Proofreading your work and checking the format for problems will help you in delivering quality to your readers. This will also help gain their loyalty to you.
Promote your work. Promotion and marketing plays an important role in getting readers. Famous writers like James Patterson even use promotional strategies just to get even more readers. You can promote your work online and even through book trailers and videos. You can use social networking sites to create a branding for your work. This allows you to connect to a wide market.
Offering printed books through CreateSpace will also give your readers variety. There are some readers who like printed copies better than eBooks. This allows you to market your work to another set of readers.
You can also join the Amazon Associates program that allows you to earn commission. You just have to enroll in the program, post a link or widget in your blog or site, and you’ll get a commission when someone buys through that link. You can also use this in linking your books to your site. When you make a sale through your widgets, you’ll get an additional four percent.
The good thing with using KDP in publishing your eBooks to Amazon is that Amazon tries to merchandise your book after submitting it. Amazon can show it through the product listings that they show. These can be suggestions to those who are searching or buying books at Amazon. By doing the above tips, you’ll surely get more readers.