Increase Self-Publishing Sales: 3 Alternative Platforms to KDP

Are your self-publishing sales slow? If you’re relying solely on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing, several of our writers’ group members reported that the platform is changing and it’s challenging to make sales. “I’m spending more on ads,” one author reported, “and selling less. I never thought I’d say this, but I’m ready to give up.” … Read more

Book Marketing On Social Media? Try 4 Powerful & Free Alternatives

Is social media dying as a book marketing option for authors? During one of our final writers’ group meetings for 2022, we discussed book marketing with a focus on social media. Specifically, how the various networks had declined in usefulness. Authors said they weren’t making the sales they made a year ago. One self-publishing author, … Read more

Book Marketing On Social Media: 4 Savvy Ideas To Create A Strategy

You’re looking for book marketing ideas. Although social media can seem like a no-brainer—you’ve got to get the news out about your book—it’s also a time sink. How do you promote your book without wasting hours on social media? Start with a strategy. Last year, when we discussed social media at our writers’ group, just … Read more

Book Marketing For Misers: 4 Tips To Save On Promotions

Do you hate spending money on book marketing? In a recent writers’ group meeting, we discussed our favorite ways to market our books cheaply. We agreed that it’s not so much that we resent investing our book income into marketing, it’s: The occasional unforeseen expenses which derailed our book marketing budget; Outright mistakes (perhaps we … Read more

Book Marketing On Pinterest: 4 Tips To Sell Your Books

Book Marketing On Pinterest: 4 Tips To Sell Your Books

A few weeks ago, in a writers’ group meeting, we discussed using social media for book marketing. Several authors used Instagram, others used Pinterest. It became a heated discussion: does social media sell books? Book marketing on social media: does it help you to sell more books? One author was adamant: social media, she said, … Read more