Book Sales Online

Book Sales Online, Book SalesSet yourself up for successful online book sales!

Your book is written, printed, published and ready to go out into the world…or is it? ┬áThere are many steps an author can take to make sure their book sales online are as successful as possible.

Let’s look at a couple online book marketing strategies…

Edit Your Amazon Author Page

Authors or their representatives are able to add a bio, twitter feed, rss feed for their blog, book trailer video and several other items to make their author page look the best that it can for Amazon book sales. Authors can also claim their own author URL through Amazon.


Build an Online Book Platform

This includes making sure that your book up uploaded and/or listed on all of the major online book sites including: Google Books, Shelfari, Librarything, Openlibrary, Bookbrowse, Goodreads, Jacketflap and more. On most sites you are able to edit the book’s information, add tags and keywords, list the book’s main characters, write a detailed synopsis and upload a cover image. Take the time to set your book up for success and build a good online platform from the beginning to help your book sales online.


Join Online Author and Book Communities

There are many discussion groups out there for authors and publishers. Create an account for a couple of different sites. Join the discussions. Share your knowledge and get your name out there.


Consider an Online Book Review Campaign

A book review campaign is an excellent way to reach out to the reading public – most book reviewers are connected via social media and have large followings – therefore a good review helps to spread the word about the release of your new book. Also, most book reviews include a link to the author’s web page and/or to the book’s listing on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. This helps boost your book’s visibility and can help to drive book sales online. Check out our tips for obtaining book reviews.


These are just a few ways to help position yourself for successful online book sales. Contact us today to discuss book sales strategies for your particular title!


Are you an author or publisher with other tried and true online book marketing strategies to increase book sales? Please share them in the comments!


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