5 Easy Ways To Increase Your Book Sales

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Guest Post
by Dave Chesson

You’ve written a book and you want nothing more than to publish it and get some sales. Or you’ve already published and you’re not seeing the sales you wanted or expected. Unfortunately, selling books often isn’t as simple as that old adage, “If you build it, they will come.”

That’s why we’re going to take a look at 5 ways you can increase your book sales that are easy, and in the case of the first four on the list, cost effective.

In this article you will learn:

  • How to do genre research to better position your books
  • What resources are the best for refining your blurb
  • Where you can format your book description for Amazon
  • How to ensure you’re ranking in the correct categories
  • What author swaps are and how to use them
  • Why Facebook ads are a great tool for authors

Let’s dive right in! Continue reading “5 Easy Ways To Increase Your Book Sales”

9 Tips for Creating Amazon Ads that Convert

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Guest Post
by Dave Chesson

Amazon ads can be a big opportunity for authors looking to up their sales especially during a time where it’s difficult to write the next book (like now, for instance). But if you don’t know how to use them intelligently, they can also be a big waste of money and time.

In this article, we’ll look at 9 tips all authors can use when advertising on Amazon, including: Continue reading “9 Tips for Creating Amazon Ads that Convert”

A New Writer’s Tool: Glossary Generator

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James Murdo

Writers face competing demands for their time, many of which are highly manual and slow processes. One such process, which is especially important for Science Fiction writers, is glossary generation. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a simple piece of software to speed this up? Well, that’s what ‘Glossary Generator’ is for. Simply input your manuscript and wait for the generator to do its work! Continue reading “A New Writer’s Tool: Glossary Generator”

Creating ARC Copies: A How-To

stack-of-books-1176150_960_720Once upon a time, Publisher’s Weekly asked for a review copy of a children’s book our small press had in the works. We were new to the business then and had no clue how to accommodate them, so we lost the opportunity for a high-profile review. Ouch! Now that I know better, I won’t make the same mistake again. Better still, I’ll share what I’ve learned so you won’t, either.

An advance review copy, also called an advance reader copy or ARC, is simply a preliminary version of a book made available to selected readers prior to the book’s sale date. It differs from the sale version in several respects: Continue reading “Creating ARC Copies: A How-To”