Introduction - book marketing guide #1

How to promote your book on Amazon
Self publishing a book is an exciting opportunity for authors to share their work with the world. It takes a lot of work and dedication to get to the point where you are ready to publish your book, but it's worth it in the end. There are many ways to publish your book. You can choose to self-publish through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing, or you can go the traditional route and find a publisher and agent who will help you find a big publishing house. This article will cover the basic essentials that you need to know about self publishing a book. Let's get started!

If you have a story to share, you can publish your own book. Self-publishing today is very easy, and is a path taken with great results by many authors. However, you might be a great writer, but writing a book is not easy.

The process of writing a book is quite long and complicated. There are many steps to go through before you can put your work in front of the public.

These are the top issues that writers face when they write a book:

1) Writing a good book title

2) Writing your book

3) Editing and proofreading

4) Publishing your book

5) Marketing your book

Writing a good book title

There are many factors that contribute to a good book title. A title should be creative, catchy, and memorable.

A good book title is a crucial part of marketing your book. It may seem easy to come up with an original and catchy name for a book but it is not as easy as it seems. You need to consider the following factors:

- Is the title short enough?

- Does the title have an interesting meaning?

- Is the title too similar to other books on the market?

- Does the title sound like something that's been done before?

Writing your book

Book writing is a daunting task. It takes a lot of time and patience to write a book. But there are many issues that can arise while you are writing your book. there are two main issues faced by writers while they are writing their books:

Issue 1: Writer’s block

Writer’s block is one of the most common issues faced by writers. When you face writer’s block, it becomes difficult to come up with any new ideas for your story or content for your book. There are many ways in which you can overcome writer’s block such as brainstorming, taking a break from writing and coming back later, reading other books, etc.

Issue 2: Lack of ideas

This is another common issue faced by writers while they are writing their books. If you find yourself in this situation, then try these methods- talk to people about what you have written so far or read.

Editing and proofreading

Editing and proofreading a book can be time-consuming. You can hire a professional proofreader / editor, or you can also use tools available online. There are many different editing and proofreading tools available, but some of them are better than others for certain purposes. One of these tools is Grammarly, which checks for grammar errors, spelling mistakes, and word choice errors in your writing. Another great tool is Hemingway App, which helps you find out whether your writing is too complicated or too boring by highlighting words that should be removed or changed in order to make it more readable.

Publishing your book

This part is the easiest part that you probably already know about if you are reading this - Amazon offers a Kindle Direct Publishing service, where writers can self-publish their books by uploading the text file into the KDP Panel. The other things you'll need are the cover (you can prepare it by yourself or you can hire a graphical designer), promotional blurb and 7 keywords that will allow the potential readers to find your book among the other self-published titles.

Marketing your book

There are many different ways that you can use to market your book. Some of these ways include using book marketing services such as this site - Goodkindles, social media marketing, email marketing, word-of-mouth marketing and more. In a series of short posts we will cover important areas that you should think about, and incorporate it into your self-published book marketing strategy. We will talk about various factors that influence the marketing and sales of your book, such as:
  • book title
  • book formatting
  • front cover
  • description
  • pricing strategy
  • role of reviews
  • competition
  • keyword strategy
  • web traffic building
  • PR actions
  • display campaigns
  • free giveaways

Stay tuned for the first chapter of our guide - catchy book title. And, if you haven't done it yet, submit your book to our site to help readers discover it!