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5 Ways To Sell More Books On Amazon.com

by | Mar 10, 2014 | Sell Books | 3 comments

5 Ways To Sell More Books On Amazon.com

If you are an author, Amazon is a surefire way to get your book more exposure. Amazon is a leading book selling retailer and has a worldwide audience. Many people look at Amazon first to find their purchase, before they go to other book websites. Using a few of these easy to implement ideas, you will be able to sell more books on Amazon.com.

Sell More Books On Amazon.com

1. Reader Reviews

A good review on Amazon sells more books. Consider giving your book for free to bloggers, book clubs, and the media and ask them to write a review for your book. You can also ask beta readers to write reviews. It is important when asking someone to write a review for your book that you ask them to not just write a few words but provide detail so other readers will know how the book will be beneficial to them. Once your book begins to sell, don’t be afraid to ask for more reviews. Ask for reviews on any social media sites you’re active on and even when doing book signings you can encourage buyers to leave a review once they are done reading.

2. Optimize Keywords

Write a lengthy description of your book giving the reader a good idea of what your book is about. Make sure you have chosen good keywords that people will likely search out for books in your genre. Use these keywords often and naturally throughout the description. This will increase your search engine optimization (SEO).

3. The Right Title

It is important to choose an engaging title that clues in the reader to your content. Readers want to get a gauge of what the book is about in a few words. Use those few words to captivate your audience and entice them to want to read more. You are in competition with every other book that is for sale on Amazon. Write a title that will stand out, but accurately describes your work.

4. A Great Cover

To sell more books on Amazon.com it is very important that you have an eye catching cover. Consumers routinely purchase the most attractive packaging. Choose a design that is not cluttered and difficult to understand. Remember your book cover is your first impression!

5. Amazon Author Profile

Don’t overlook this one! Sign up for Amazon’s Author Central. Amazon themselves touts this as a way to reach more readers! Amazon’s Author Central allows you to share up to date information with your potential audience including your biography, photos, blog, video, and tour events. Essentially it’s like having your own homepage on Amazon.com.

Use these tips to sell more books on Amazon.com. It will take time for your book to get noticed, so in the meantime, don’t give up and stay confident.

What additional ways have you found to sell more books on Amazon.com? Please share in the comment section below.

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3 Comments

  1. Michael

    100% right on all of these. Too many times I see an author not get all of these right and you have to wonder if it affects their sales. #4 is mandatory. The book cover design needs to not just convey the mood of the novel but it has to look professional. People will assume that if it doesn't look good, it won't be written well.

  2. Jim Driver

    Yes, great post and it certainly ticks all the boxes. For me, it seems to be getting harder and harder to rank on Kindle. Is this because Amazon have tweaked things at their end or because there are just more people doing it? Maybe the secret is the missing #6. Who knows?

  3. jenis bisnis rumahan

    The book cover design needs to not just convey the mood of the novel but it has to look professional. People will assume that if it doesn't look good, it won't be written well.

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