You’ve written a book, but it’s not selling like you had hoped. And you wonder, “Maybe some Amazon ads would help.”
Or maybe you’ve thought about writing a book but are afraid it will flop.
Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Every self-publishing author faces those fears at some point in their career.
Thankfully, there’s a platform that can make sure your book gets in front of exactly the right people.
You can place Amazon ads to promote your book using Amazon Marketing Services (AMS). And it doesn’t matter if your book is new or old. You can use Amazon ads to sell your book when you want and where you won’t on Amazon’s own platform.
And contrary to popular belief, you don’t need loads of time or a huge marketing budget for Amazon ads. You don’t have to be super techy or be a marketing guru. You don’t even have to be enrolled in Amazon’s Kindle publishing platform for authors anymore.
In fact, you can set up a long-term Amazon ad campaign using Amazon Marketing Services in less than 15 minutes and spend less than $10 per month.
Want to learn how to do this? Here’s what you need to know to make the most of Amazon ads to sell more books.
But once you’ve got your book written, there’s at least one more step in the process…editing. And it’s something a lot of writers dread. Sound familiar?
So what do you do when you’ve written a book and want to make sure you’ve done your best work? You could try and self-edit, or pass off your prose to a family member or friend for free feedback. But either way fails to give you the kind of objective view you need to make the biggest impact. Both editing options are frequently plagued by bouts of frustration and procrastination, and conjure up horror stories about the editing process.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Find an editor who is competent and affordable, and you’ll sound smarter, reduce roadblocks that could prevent you from publishing, and give your readers greater value.
Want to know how to find the right editor? Here are six ways to find the right editor for your book:
Do you have a book idea, but aren’t sure whether or not it would succeed in today’s market?
Undecided whether or not that book would be worth all your time and money?
You’re not alone. Many authors ask this very question. With Amazon becoming more crowded, some believe that you have to be famous or have a following before succeeding in self-publishing.
But this isn’t true.
No longer do you have to blindly guess at whether or not a book will do well on Amazon. It turns out, there are vital numbers, analytics, and even some tools that will help any author figure these things out before they decide to write a book.
I like to call this process “Book Idea Validation.”
Book idea validation, a/k/a book market research, doesn’t guarantee sales and success – I’m not talking about a silver bullet. However, it does give you a better understanding of the book market before you dive in.
So, if you’d like to know a little more about your potential book market, and find ways to give your book a better chance to succeed, then read on.
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