Aside from Olivia Wilde being photographed holding your book are there any surefire marketing avenues for selling your eBook?
A thousand eBooks monthly are being published. How to stand out in that blizzard?
Let's be honest with ourselves:
If we do what everyone else is doing in marketing, we will get the results everyone else is receiving:
which are NOT VERY MUCH!
You can trade reviews with fellow authors -- get caught -- and get thrown off Amazon for life.
Ah, thank you, no.
Team up with fellow authors in joint projects --
That way even if the joint book is picked up by a reader, your name is crammed with the names of other authors.
You fade even more into the background.
Twitter every 3 minutes about your book? Want to know how many folks I have unfollowed for doing that?
FaceBook your book? Unless you pay excessive fees, your posts about your books are seen by only about 10% of your followers.
Blog tours? Cover reveals? Prize giveaways? All old hat.
I read one post where one author was waxing excited about the future of eBook Publishing,
but then she was on a high from being invited to speak in Stockholm, Sweden to local writers.
I don't know about you, but I don't get such invitations.
Even if I did, I have a day & night job and no funds to book the flight!
So what if you are just an average struggling writer with little free time, less money, and fewer followers on your blog?
1.) Have a favorite, living author?
Contact that writer's web page, offering to do an interview, hawking that author's latest book. So far, I have not connected that way. But you may. What have you to lose?
2.) Amazon's Top Reviewers:
Take Ali Julia -- she writes:
"Feel free to email me with review requests." Then, she lists her interests, giving you an idea if your book fits her tastes.
There are others listed. Try. You have nothing to lose and a great deal to gain. :-)
Have any novel new ideas?
Let me know.
We are in this together.