In order to sell books, my books need to be visible in order to be discovered. One way to do that is through searching on Amazon. Another is through advertising, and in this review, I am referring to advertising through Amazon Marketing Services (AMS).
I just received my first draft manuscript for Snipped back from my editor. Woot! I’m just about to leap into the changes. I plan to have the book on pre-order as soon as possible and released in March 2018.
I’ve been advertising my books with Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) for the past six months. Product Display ads appear to be the holy grail, and they’ve taken off for me once. Once. I think I know why. CAVEAT: This is all speculation. I have no concrete evidence about what Amazon is doing with regards to…
Halloween is almost upon us. It’s the perfect time to read a creepy page-turner, don’t you think?
The key to selling books, selling anything really, is discoverability. If people can’t find your product, it won’t sell no matter how good it is. An indie author lives and dies on discoverability.
I’ve worked for myself for 17 of the last 20 years. My business focus has changed a couple times, from graphic design to Hollywood visual effects to writing and self-publishing. Throughout that time, I had to do minimal advertising. Until now.
I’ve written in the past about why I write, about the magic of being immersed in a story as my characters pull me in interesting and sometimes surprising directions. But there’s more to it than that.
I chose to self-publish because I didn’t want to wait for weeks (or months) to hear back from a publisher and be faced with another rejection. Most times, I wouldn’t hear back at all. With self-publishing I maintain control, which is better, right?
As a writer, negativity, depression, and self-doubt are feelings I experience on a regular basis, but thankfully not on a daily basis.
Part of self-promotion is engaging with social media, using platforms like WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and others. I use some and I’ll admit that sometimes it’s difficult to keep up with it all.