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DELORES SCOTT

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Increasing Sells and Advertising
Posted: Jul 29, 2016 9:02 AM
 
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I am a new publisher. I just published my first book. I do have one sell and need to know what I can do to increase sells and what is the best way to go with advertising?
Philip Lattimore

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Re: Increasing Sells and Advertising
Posted: Jul 29, 2016 9:23 AM   in response to: DELORES SCOTT in response to: DELORES SCOTT
 
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You say SELL I say Sale. Have you got a link to your book, or a title?
villagoise

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Re: Increasing Sells and Advertising
Posted: Jul 29, 2016 9:51 AM   in response to: DELORES SCOTT in response to: DELORES SCOTT
 
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Before you worry about advertising, I think you should worry about the mechanics of writing.

Sell is a verb: you sell, he sells.

Noun: sale or sales: you have one sale, you want more sales.
Alex Ryan

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Re: Increasing Sells and Advertising
Posted: Jul 29, 2016 9:57 AM   in response to: DELORES SCOTT in response to: DELORES SCOTT
 
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Wait a minute, are you a publisher, or a writer?
Rob Werden

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Re: Increasing Sells and Advertising
Posted: Jul 29, 2016 10:56 AM   in response to: DELORES SCOTT in response to: DELORES SCOTT
 
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Rob Werden

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Re: Increasing Sells and Advertising
Posted: Jul 29, 2016 10:57 AM   in response to: DELORES SCOTT in response to: DELORES SCOTT
 
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Is this the book in question? The Mysterious Call: Welcome To My World!!!!!!!! by Delores L Scott (Author)
cdalebrittain

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Re: Increasing Sells and Advertising
Posted: Jul 29, 2016 11:15 AM   in response to: DELORES SCOTT in response to: DELORES SCOTT
 
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Delores--

As you've discovered, letting people know your ebook exists, among over 4 million others, is the hard part.

Search these forums for the many many threads on promotion and advertising. No one method works for all, which is why there's no single answer. Read the threads and try various things. This of course assumes you've already made your book as good as it can be (cover, blurb, editing & formatting) and that it's in a popular genre. Good luck!
wirdmonger

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Re: Increasing Sells and Advertising
Posted: Jul 29, 2016 1:22 PM   in response to: DELORES SCOTT in response to: DELORES SCOTT
 
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There are about 8000 new books published on Amazon every day. And it's July, this is down time for publishing. By October there will be more. Despite the overwhelming odds that nobody could possibly ever find my books, each month people do.

There is no silver bullet for selling your books. My best advice is to get the best possible product out there and then get back to the drawing board and write another. And another. It helps if you write in the same genre. I don't mean a series, the problem with series is everyone has to start at number 1 and it's likely that was not the best book. But just write more stories.

You can be distracted by constructing web sites and blogs and doing blog tours and tweeting and trying to get your reviews up and getting mail lists and then content for them but really, just write another book. I don't make lots from individual titles but collectively my work brings in a cheque each month I feel proud of. I always know I can do better and I put my energies into the next book. I sometimes go back and edit old work too because I find things I can improve. I welcome criticism from others.

There is a whole industry out there trying to take your money as an independent author. Don't get sucked into it.
DELORES SCOTT

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Re: Increasing Sells and Advertising
Posted: Jul 29, 2016 1:30 PM   in response to: Philip Lattimore in response to: Philip Lattimore
 
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Thanks for the correction. The Mysterious Call: Welcome To My World!!!
DELORES SCOTT

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Re: Increasing Sells and Advertising
Posted: Jul 29, 2016 1:32 PM   in response to: Rob Werden in response to: Rob Werden
 
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Yes that is the story I wrote.
DELORES SCOTT

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Posted: Jul 29, 2016 1:32 PM   in response to: Rob Werden in response to: Rob Werden
 
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Yes that is the story I wrote.
DELORES SCOTT

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Re: Increasing Sells and Advertising
Posted: Jul 29, 2016 1:36 PM   in response to: DELORES SCOTT in response to: DELORES SCOTT
 
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Thanks everyone for the input it helped alot. I will certainly keep writing!!! please try my book The Mysterious Call: Welcome To My World!!! and tell me what you think!!!
Cynthia E. Hurst

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Re: Increasing Sells and Advertising
Posted: Jul 29, 2016 1:58 PM   in response to: DELORES SCOTT in response to: DELORES SCOTT
 
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You are asking $2.99 for a badly formatted seven-page story. And what's with the multiple exclamation points?
writerbn

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Re: Increasing Sells and Advertising
Posted: Jul 29, 2016 2:01 PM   in response to: Cynthia E. Hurst in response to: Cynthia E. Hurst
 
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Cynthia E. Hurst wrote:
And what's with the multiple exclamation points?

That, in itself, is a guarantee I'll never read it.
mrs f collier

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Re: Increasing Sells and Advertising
Posted: Jul 29, 2016 2:32 PM   in response to: wirdmonger in response to: wirdmonger
 
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Wirdmonger, that's a great post and one I'm starting to finally realise.
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