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Fantasy Faction Writers => Writers' Corner => Topic started by: A.A.R on June 24, 2019, 07:50:50 PM

Title: How to promote my book
Post by: A.A.R on June 24, 2019, 07:50:50 PM
Hi,

Thank you, i didnt know there were bots. Im trying to promote my book but im really bad at it. Is there a way, or does anyone know an efficient way?

Abbe
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Post by: Eclipse on June 24, 2019, 09:52:14 PM
Why not introduce yourself on the general forum. Tell us more 😀  about yourself  like which books you like to read?

I think you should post here too  http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/writers-corner/adventures-in-writing/

Writers helping each other.

@ScarletBea can you move Abbe question to writer corner thank you about finding it hard to promote your books.
Title: Re: How to promote my book
Post by: ScarletBea on June 25, 2019, 08:07:20 AM
@ScarletBea can you move Abbe question to writer corner thank you about finding it hard to promote your books.
Great idea, thanks - done!

AAR I'm sure you're not the only one with this question :)
Title: Re: How to promote my book
Post by: A.A.R on June 25, 2019, 01:19:03 PM
Thanks guys. Advertisment on Amazon and fb, does that stuff work or is waste of money? I dont even know where to start promoting it. Anyone got ideas that work?

Abbe
Title: Re: How to promote my book
Post by: Lu Kudzoza on June 25, 2019, 04:33:19 PM
Thanks guys. Advertisment on Amazon and fb, does that stuff work or is waste of money? I dont even know where to start promoting it. Anyone got ideas that work?

Abbe

FB and Amazon ads work, but you'll probably need two or three books in a series to be profitable (depending on your price). If you've only got one book published I'd wait on FB ads. But, if you're looking for exposure you can set up some Amazon sponsored product keyword ads. Use author names and book titles that are very close to your book (the tighter the targeting the better due to the way the Amazon algo works). Don't bid too high and you'll spend pennies a day. You won't sell a lot this way, but if you're in Kindle Unlimited you'll get page reads which helps you build an audience for when you get the next book written. 

If you're looking for more exposure then you can set your book free or 99 cents and pay some promotion sites to showcase your book. Again, with just one book you probably won't recover the cost of the promo, but it's a way to move a handful of books. Here's a list: https://nicholaserik.com/promo-sites/

The next way to get exposure is to write the next book and publish it. :)
Title: Re: How to promote my book
Post by: isos81 on June 25, 2019, 08:28:51 PM
Instagram ads is another option
Title: Re: How to promote my book
Post by: A.A.R on June 26, 2019, 03:21:21 PM
Anyone Who have first hand experience with amazon ads?
Title: Re: How to promote my book
Post by: J.R. Darewood on June 27, 2019, 02:48:28 AM
I'm on a few author forums on fb.

Ads don't seem to be great, of all of them a well-produced instagram ad seems to yield the highest return.  I've heard of a lot of people loosing money on ads.

There are like book lists where you can do a promo which seems to work sometimes.  Just reading people on here, getting reviewed somewhere got Teb an uptick, and doing an AMA on reddit r/fantasy seemed to do wonders for Eli, but I haven't finished my book.  I've tried light promoting of some anthologies that I'm in, but tbh I have NO idea what I'm talking about and have had very little success on this end so I probably shouldn't have posted :)