Good morning and welcome to Monday Blogs. Today, we’re going to discuss when to push a publisher and when to back off. In other words, don’t be the author everyone hates.
Just how does one become the author everyone hates? Be obnoxious promoting your book on social media. Post tons of times about your book. Beg people to buy it now. Tell them they’re missing out on a great opportunity if they don’t get your book.
That will not get you sales. It will cause you to lose friends and followers. People don’t like to be bombarded with ads to buy a product. Sure, you can post a couple of times a day. Look for the time when your friends are online the most and put up a nicely worded promotion post. Wait for people to ask you questions. Answer them as if you were standing near them. Make them think you are speaking only to them. Don’t repitch the book, tell them what they want you to say.
Once you have this art perfected and your book is selling, don’t drop into irritating author mode again. Sure you’ve had sales. Maybe a few people have left reviews, but you want more. You want every copy sold garnering you fabulous reviews. So, you start posting those memes about reviewing a book.
First of all, Amazon doesn’t require fifty reviews before they include your book in their advertising emails. How do I know this? Because none of my books has reached fifty reviews. Some don’t even have a review, but I have received emails from Amazon telling me that this book is a great buy, based on what I’ve looked at. Guess what? They’re telling me to purchase and review my own book. Yup, not even close to fifty reviews and my books are being pitched to me by Amazon.
The book market is saturated. There are literally thousands of books uploaded weekly to Amazon. This means you have to find a way to unobtrusively promote your book; you have to be the author who isn’t intrusive but does make the best of the few promotions you post. It takes time, but you’ll soon find that your book is selling.
About K.C. Sprayberry
Born and raised in Southern California’s Los Angeles basin, K.C. Sprayberry spent years traveling the United States and Europe while in the Air Force before settling in northwest Georgia. A new empty nester with her husband of more than twenty years, she spends her days figuring out new ways to torment her
She’s a multi-genre author who comes up with ideas from the strangest sources. Those who know her best will tell you that nothing is safe or sacred when she is observing real life. In fact, she considers any situation she witnesses as fair characters and coming up with innovative tales from the South and beyond. game when plotting a new story.
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