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Haider Ali Butt

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PPC advice
Posted: Dec 26, 2017 8:52 AM
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Hi,

I have recently published two books (paperback via createspace).

Could you advise what are the best methods to advertise these books?

i.e. Amazon PPC - how does one do that? And must the book be in Kindle format for this option? I am in process of making my novel into a Kindle edition.
Facebook adwords, Google etc
Any other methods?
What is the best way to get more genuine reviews?
and finally, DRM or not?
Thank you.
Notjohn

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Re: PPC advice
Posted: Dec 26, 2017 10:38 AM   in response to: Haider Ali Butt in response to: Haider Ali Butt
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Here's a useful blog post on promoting your book: https://insights.bookbub.com/marketing-a-new-book-tactics-authors-publishers-love

And one on getting the most out of your Amazon store listing: https://www.writtenwordmedia.com/2017/03/07/sell-more-books-on-amazon/

And a somewhat biased look at the whole process of self-publishing (you can ignore the BookBaby promotions): https://www.bookbaby.com/pages/pdf/5-Steps-To-Self-Publishing.pdf

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

Notjohn's Guide to E-Book & Print Formatting

The blog:
http://notjohnkdp.blogspot.com

Haider Ali Butt

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Re: PPC advice
Posted: Dec 26, 2017 10:45 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
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Thank you
C. Gold

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Re: PPC advice
Posted: Dec 26, 2017 6:13 PM   in response to: Haider Ali Butt in response to: Haider Ali Butt
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I don't recommend using DRM. The articles I've read on it say people get annoyed because they can't view the book on their multiple devices and the hackers find it easy enough to remove the DRM which is why you'd have it in the first place. So it's a lose-lose proposition.
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