You’ve taken the time to research an idea, to create a topic that entices buyers and to write an ebook that provides useful and valuable information. Now you are left with the task of marketing your ebook.
Marketing isn’t really as difficult as some people make it out to be. There are several things you can do to ensure your ebook is successful and you don’t have to spend a fortune to do it. Some of the more common strategies are listed below.
The Three Basic Functions Performed by Intermediaries Are: Transactional, Logistical, and Facilitating
Don’t be afraid to get help for intermediaries (middlemen) which will most likely have more experience in marketing, selling, and distributing your ebook. For example, you can use the popular book selling website Amazon to market your ebook to a wide audience and sell through the website.
Join Discussion Lists and Newsgroups
If you’re not already a member of several discussion groups that involve the topic your book is about, you should be. Sign up for newsgroups that discuss your topic. Take the time to read about what people are talking about. Is there a pattern to their questioning? Have you provided the answers in your work? These forums can be used to understand the potential consumers. You should never outright attempt to sell your book as a member of these groups. If you do, you might get kicked off for spamming the list. You can, however, provide a link to your book-selling Website in your signature line.
Use Free Articles To Give Readers a Sample
You should consider offering free articles that contain either excerpts from your book or information that is related to the content contained in your book. You can distribute these articles to e-zines, on your Website or to magazines. Be sure to include a tagline that contains your contact information and your Website address. If you do it right, you can create articles that introduce the subject matter but leave your readers wanting more information. This will lead them to your Website.
Many authors create a one-page press release and send it out to various PR and news reporting agencies/Websites in the hopes of getting the word out about their ebook. A press release can be very effective if it is designed correctly. Remember that you don’t want to be too direct and start off by promoting your ebook. Rather, a press release should read like a news story. It should start with a catchy headline that creates newsworthy interest.
You can introduce the reader to the subject matter through a personal story or a testimonial. Although there is no guarantee that a press release will be successful, there is a good chance it will be if it is crafted wisely. You can provide a link to your Website and give readers the title of your ebook via a press release.
Web Design Is Your Virtual Storefront
You’ll want to develop a professional Website from which to effectively sell your ebook. If you do not have a decently designed Website, people will shy away from buying your ebook. Always consider investing to have a professional assist you with Web design. You want to ensure that your Website uploads quickly and that customers are able to easily navigate through its sections.
Interested Viewers Should Find You in the About Us Section
You should always consider having an “about us” section on your Website. This will help readers connect with you and to establish a personal relationship with you. People want to know who they are dealing with. If you provide them with some insight into your company and your goals, they’ll be more interested in purchasing your ebook because you will have established a successful bond.
These are only a few examples of simple steps you can take to help assist you in marketing your ebook. Another popular strategy used by ebook authors is the creation of special reports and bonus guides to accompany their ebooks. The more you offer your customers, the more likely they will be to buy into your product. Again, you must always be sure that you deliver on your promises. Don’t promise more than you can deliver, but offer enough to make the reader’s investment worth his/her while. Remember, when combined with great content and a solid idea, proper marketing can propel you to financial success.