Selling Books on the Internet

The Web is for book selling. You’ve got to be strategic in how you market yourself and your work. Book selling is way beyond the bookstore—in fact, book stores are minor players for many authors. It makes sense to be on Facebook (growing in leaps and bounds), LinkedIn (business connecting) and MySpace (the under 25 crowd); to send out tweets on Twitter (if you have different hats of expertise, more than one Twitter account makes sense); create videos for YouTube and actively use your website (you do have a website that is updated regularly, yes?).

If you have a new book, make sure you get it posted, with cover on your main pages within these groups. You can get the word out about your books via participating on content sharing sites that would in turn, be able to link back to you. Check out and—post tips and tidbits—viewers will get use to seeing your name, reading your words and then find your work.

2 Comments on Selling Books on the Internet

  1. Burl Matthiesen says:

    Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

  2. The Book Shepherds says:

    I don’t personally own Zunes, but after checking out the reviews–there are tons of them–quite good. Thanks for the tip.

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