About a month ago I published my new ebook about parenting on Amazon.

What a feeling, to push that "publish" button, and see your hard work out there.

But, after a months time, I haven't had many sales, and I can't seem to reach my target group. It is extremely frustrating.

Any advice on how to sell more books on amazon would be highly appreciated.

Oh, by the way, if you have kids, or you are planning to have kids, (heck, if you are in a relationship) you should definitely check it out. :-)


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DerekSmith Premium
I would suggest seeing if this fits in with other people's niches on WA and asking them for a review on their websites. If you give them a free copy, I see no reason why this won't work.
They will get the commission and you will get the sales.
Have you also considered an ebook version? (The link only shows a paperback version)
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Ossur Premium
That's a great idea Derek!
I will definitely look into that.
Thank you
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alsontann Premium
I believe social medias such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter can help you. Maybe you can try advertising on these social platforms?
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Ossur Premium
Yeah, I've tried that, a lot, but it isn't really worth the effort.
I am running a "free book promo" right now (April 21-22). Hopefully that will result in some positive reviews and boost rankings.
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alsontann Premium
I see, good luck to you! With efforts, there will certainly be results! Best of wishes to your book sales!
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Ivine Premium
Hi Ossur, well done. Irv.
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Ossur Premium
Thank you Irv. :-)
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dancinscot Premium
All I know is to promote like crazy with a website. Also write reviews on amazon about books on a similar topic (or anything related) and you might get some reciprocation on that. I'm mid-stream with this myself.
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Ossur Premium
Yeah, this is the not so funny part of being a writer.
Good luck with your project!
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jtaienao Premium
Congrat's on your ebook Ossur. Have to tried posting your ebook to other selling sites such as fiverr or Payhip? Might bring you some sales.
Jerome
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Ossur Premium
Thank you Jerome.
I've bought a promotion gig on Fiverr, and I am running a free book promo april 21-22, hoping that will result in some good reviews and boost my rankings.
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JeanBrickley Premium
I would be so excited to have an ebook on Amazon. Congratulations. Sorry I can't help with the marketing. Thanks for sharing. Jeannie
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Ossur Premium
Thank you Jean!
I'm sure you could, if you put your mind to it.
The book is free on Amazon today and tomorrow, so if you'd like to read it, now is the time.
Øssur
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JeanBrickley Premium
Thank you. :)
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JeanBrickley Premium
I couldn't find it for free.
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kasage00 Premium
good work! I also have an e-book on Amazon. it's a travel guide for Philadelphia. It was published just last week so I'm giving it some time. This is my very first e-book on Amazon so it's exciting.
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Ossur Premium
Hi!
Thank you, and likewise!
I have been doing some research on how to market a book, it's a lot to take in.
I am running a free promotion right now (april 21-22) and hopefully it will result in some positive reviews. This will boost rankings and increase sales.
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing.
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lynnsam61 Premium
Congratulations Ossur. This is a major accomplishment and i hope it sells well!
Erica
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Ossur Premium
Thank you very much Erica :-)
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wideman Premium
I have seen people offer 1 or 2 chapters for free to help build an email list.
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Ossur Premium
Hi!
That's a good idea, I am actually running a free book promo right now, so the book is free on amazon on april 21-22. Hopefully people will download and leave a positive review. That would certainly help boost rankings. :-)
Øssur
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