Want to sell books? You need to write them first. Sounds obvious, of course.
However, once you’ve written a book, the push to SELL can grab hold of you. You have expectations. More importantly, you need validation. Yes, you’ve written a book, and have uploaded it to Amazon. It’s now available for the world to buy. Or not.
For many writers, it’s “not”. No one cares, no one buys. If you have any anxiety at all about your writing, you’ll be devastated. What went wrong?
I’ve talked about blogging your book — selling your book as you write it. That’s one of the easiest ways to start building your platform, and developing a readership.
Let’s say that you haven’t done that, or that something holds you back from doing that.
You need to write books in order to sell books
Let’s say, moreover, that “selling” your books makes you uncomfortable. You hate all talk about marketing, social media, and platform. You just want to WRITE.
Go ahead. These days, with the massive power of Amazon behind you, you don’t need to do more than that.
Here’s one writer’s experienceâ€¦ In The Best Way To Build A Writer’s Platform Is To Write a writer reports:
The point? What sold the book was the book and finding the right price point. Erin writes:
To make a long story short, Looking for Trouble was on the Amazon top 100 for 4 months. Sometime in June, the book peaked at #6 in the paid Kindle store, and #1 on three different lists. In that month alone, I sold 38,000 copies. What was I doing to sell all these books?
The higher ranked your book is, the more exposure you get. Readers browse the bestseller lists all the time to see who they should read next.
Amazon’s database will help you to sell your books.
Just write them.