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Getting initial reviews is a tough business – readers and buyers don’t leave reviews in general. Only one of 200-300 average readers will end up writing a review for any book.
Yet reviews are very important – they give books “social proof” and credibility.
But how to get them? Let’s dive in!read more
Creating good custom book covers can be one of the most difficult tasks that authors have to deal with.
Art is subjective and it can be difficult to come up with a cover idea that not only appeals to the target audience, but which can also be professionally designed.
Which leads us to the question:
Should you get your book cover designed by someone on Fiverr?read more
Promote Your eBook
Many Indie authors struggle with getting enough sales. Despite favorable reviews, and content that receives regular praise, some books just aren’t selling. In truth, there is no huge mystery involved. Tens of thousands of e-books are released every month, over-saturating the market. No matter how good your book is, it will never sell if people do not find it. If you do not promote your title, it will be lost in the sea of millions and millions of other e-books that have already been released. I have scoured the internet looking for ways to get the message out. I have explored social media options and looked into both paid and unpaid book promotion services. I have done the work so that you don’t have to.
Promote Your eBook #2 - Submission Service
There are dozens of different websites out there that are dedicated to promoting e-books. Most of them will ask for payment in order to list and promote your book. However, many also accept free submissions. What that means, is that with a little luck (there are no guarantees for free submissions) and a good book in your hands, you may just get your title listed and promoted for absolutely no cost. For a fee, I will do all this work for you. I will submit your book to up to 40 different e-book promotion sites depending on how many requirements your book meets.