Does Social Media Sell Books?

Does Social Media Sell Books?

Are you using social media to sell your books? After many years of being active on social media, and having accumulated reasonable followings, I’d have to say that the answer to this question is no, not directly. I don’t know how many times a day I see, ‘Check out my book’, ‘You’re invited to an event’, or ‘Download my book for free.’ My reaction to these messages, which for me number in their hundreds every day, is to ignore them completely. Exactly the same as most people do I think. However, social media offers the logical temptation to sell stuff, especially to those who are new or inexperienced. After all,

My Book Isn’t Selling

My Book Isn’t Selling

Damn! Why isn’t anyone buying my book? I had a good laugh today when I read a thread on an online forum about the lack of sales for a certain ebook. To make sure I don’t offend anyone, I haven’t copy and pasted the actual conversation, but have paraphrased it. I’m sure you will get the idea though and may have even come across similar attitudes. Ok, it went like this: Author: My ebook has been available on Amazon for a week now, and I have no sales. Forum: It’s a cookbook, and they don’ sell very well. Author: It’s a recipe book! Forum: I’ve had a look at your ebook, and the

Only KDP Select For Me Now

amazon kdp

We all know there is a publishing and ebook war going on and as in any war there will be winners and losers as well as casualties along the way. But as an independent author, I don’t want any part of it. I  just want to write and hopefully sell some books. Not die on a corporate battlefield. While I have been experimenting with Kindle’s new KDP Select and trying to determine if it is worthwhile or not I stumbled on a disturbing situation that has changed the way I plan to distribute my ebooks. I’m going to move all of my books to Kindle exclusively. There are a number

Are You An Apple Freak?

Apple Freaks

There’s a very good reason why Apple are now about the biggest company in the world and have taken a stranglehold, if not a monopoly in the ‘Have to Have To Be Cool’ market. But who are these millions of Apple freaks who have made Apple what it is today? With the assistance of the bare minimum of extensive research, I think I have been able to narrow down the qualities that define an Apple freak and thus the target market of Apple marketeers. Take a careful look at this list of ‘must have’ qualities and see if you are a true believer or are you just one of the millions who really