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Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 10:01am On May 22
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Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:25am On May 23
As a Nigerian independent author, it is very important you make use of pen names as your author names in your books. The pen names should be predominantly western names because they are the target market and they mostly don't like buying books published by African authors.

Note that you must use your real names to create your Amazon KDP account because you will have problems getting your royalties if you use fake identity to create the publishing account. The good thing is that nobody knows the real names of the publisher since it is only the author names that readers can see. It is therefore advisable to leave the publisher field blank during publishing of your books and never make the mistake of putting your real names there!
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 9:10am On May 24
You can take advantage of eBook publishing through Amazon KDP and create an additional stream of income for yourself.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:37am On May 25
As an Independent author, you have to exercise patience! This is because the more by books you have published, the greater the chances of sales and a successful publishing career.

So, never give up if your first published book did not performed up to your expectations or did not even get traction at all. You learn and improve your writing, packaging, branding, and marketing in the process, and these will eventually lead to greater productivity and success.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 8:36am On May 26
It will interest you to know that publishing your titles as eBooks through Amazon KDP do not require you to buy ISBN catalog numbers has Amazon will assign it their own ASIN catalog numbers for free during the publishing process.

Note that the assigned ASIN catalog number does not in anyway contest the copyright of your book. You own the copyright of your titles 100%.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:46am On May 27
You do not have to wait to finish your full length novel/book before you launch your eBook publishing career through Amazon KDP. In fact, it is a good marketing strategy to write and publish at least three short stories in three different genres to test the water and see which of the genres performed best for you.

You can then focus your full length novels in that genre and maximize your output. So, go ahead now and test the waters!
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:49am On May 28
How to create and get the link of a PDF eBook using Google Drive and share it's link on your website/blog or social as a marketing tool.

http://ebookstrati.blogspot.co.ke/2017/01/HowtoCreateandGettheLinkofPDFofyourFreeGiveawayBookUsingGoogleDrive.html?m=1
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:34am On May 29
Never make the mistake of thinking that if you published only one book through Amazon, you are going to make a lot of dollars with. This is because if you have such mentality, you will easily see a reason to chicken out!

Rather, have it in mind that it is a game of numbers and time! Once you are able to discover the genre that gives you the best results, and you focused on it, in no time and with five or more books, you will be surprised at the outcome you will be getting.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by ExcelP: 10:39am On May 29
Please this question is for book authors, writers and editors, and publishers in the house.

I have a manuscript (on Christian Living). For a long time I've been looking for a traditional royalty-based publishing house, as I don't want self publishing. Now I've got contract offer from popular publishers in the US. This is after many have negatively criticized and rejected my work. At last, God gave me three publishing house who are ready to work with me.

But my question is this, I've never travelled out of Nigeria before now, all communications with the publishers is via email. Now will it be appropriate to do abroad publishing instead of home? Some of my friends thinks the book will have broader acceptance and popular. But is it best, because I'll even need to order for my book myself if I need it. I'll be grateful if I'll get a good lecturing.

Again, Nigeria seems to have enough royalty-based publishers for academics - MacMillan, University Press, Literamed, Longman, etc, but not much publishing house on Faith and Christian works. Please if you know of any royalty-based publishers here (I don't mean vanity publishers and all these computer centres that are everywhere), do tell me.

Thank you and God bless you.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 6:39am On May 31
Two strategies that have greatly enhanced my indie publishing career and increased my earnings are as follows:

1. Writing and publishing more books.
2. Increasing the rate I promote my published books through social media.

As simple as these strategies may appeared to be, they are very effective.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 8:10am On Jun 01
Whether you are an aspiring or established author, there are two author/book forums that can be of great help to you. They are:

1. Goodreads.com
2. KBoards.com
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:14am On Jun 02
A well written, audience targeted, properly edited, and proofread book will surely sell well on Amazon!
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 6:51am On Jun 03
As a Nigerian writer/author who wants to publish books through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, you must write books that appeals to global audience and not local or Nigerian audience! This is because the target markets out there on Amazon are predominantly the Americans, Europeans, and Asians.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:10am On Jun 04
If you are just starting a publishing career, I advice you take it slowly and stage by stage too. There is really no good reason to go and produce paperbacks of your first book for either local distribution or international distribution through Amazon KDP/Creatspace. Doing that will overwhelm you and can lead to frustration if things did not favour you.

It is therefore important to first publish it as an eBook and if it picks up well in sales, you can then plan and produce a print version of it (paperback) later.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:30am On Jun 05
Guess what we are going to discus about today! It s the ''Art of Writing''.

I will consider this topic from two broad perspectives. That is, fiction and nonfiction writing.

The Art of writing fiction requires the following skills:
1. Sharp and Organized imagination.
2. The ability to outline your storylines
3. The ability to create compelling and expressive characters.
4. The ability to create dialogues that flows.

The Art of writing nonfiction requires the following skills:
1. The ability to outline your book idea.
2. Be a good researcher.
3. The ability to organize your research.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:51am On Jun 06
As an independent author, social media like Facebook, Nairaland, and Twitter are great tools that you need to use creatively to promote your author brand. So, take good advantage of them!
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:47am On Jun 07
Your eBook cover design should meet the following standards:

1. It should be good and professional.
2. Its choice of colors should speak volume.
3. It should be genre specific.

The best way to handle the third point, is to browse your genre on Amazon and see what the best selling book's covers look like and then use those ideas to design your own eBook's cover.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:04am On Jun 08
Independent publishing has a learning curve. As you you publish more books, you learn one or two things and as you apply those things, you will get better sales and fans.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:36am On Jun 09
When you are about to start a new book project, it is good you do the following:

1. Research the sales potential of the supposed genre of the book idea and see if it is worth it or you will need to optimize it for a different genre.
2. Properly Outline the book's chapters and sections/scenes.
3. Research any relevant information.
4. Start building sales momentum for the book by posting your writing progress on your social media outlets to carry your followers along.
5. You can now start the actual writing.
6. Research the nature of the eBook cover design you will need for the book and start work on it too.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 8:24am On Jun 10
As an author, we always feel a great sense of joy, fulfilment, and satisfaction whenever we hit the publish button (publish a new book)!
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 6:33am On Jun 15
Writing to market is a great and successful strategy that many authors are using to establish a successful /profitable self-publishing career.

It entails finding out a sub-genre that is currently selling very well and then writing and publishing books in that sub-genre.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 6:01am On Jun 17
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 6:36am On Jun 19
Write your books in such a way that the audience you have in mind is a universal one and that will determine your choice of words, scenarios, and settings.

This will make the book appeal to a wider audience, most especially the U.S which is the largest eBook market.

'To your success!'
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:46am On Jun 20
These are the basic steps involved in eBook publishing through Amazon: 1. Create a publishing account with Amazon KDP. 2. typeset your book in Microsoft Word. 3. format the book manuscript to eBook publishing standard. 4. design eBook cover for the book. 5. login to your accounts and publish it. Note that I can offer you affordable services on points 3 and 4.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:15am On Jun 22
The following are some genre that are selling well on Amazon with respect to whether you are into fiction or nonfiction.

FICTION:
1. Romance
2. Erotica
3. Science Fiction and Fantasy

NONFICTION
1. Health and Relationship books
2. Food and Weight Management books
3. Travel and Tourism books

Note that the book needs to be good, well written, properly edited, professionally formatted, and a good eBook cover designed for it.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:12am On Jun 23
It will interest you to know that Nigeria has its own eBook publishing platform through which you can publish your books you think is primarily written for a Nigerian audience. So, check out OkadaBooks here: https://www.okadabooks.com/

I'm also creating a Facebook group where Nigerian Authors published through OkadaBooks can meet Nigerian readers. I will share the group with you soon so you can join.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:02am On Jun 25
Like I said in my last post, this is the Facebook Group for Authors published through OkadaBooks and Nigerian Readers. https://mobile.facebook.com/groups/473729092961031?refid=27

So, join the group and Add your author friends and readers too.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:22am On Jun 27
Writing, Publishing, and Marketing are the three basic aspects you must pay attention to if you are interested in launching an independent/self-publishing career.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:09am On Jun 28
As a new author who wants to publish books through Amazon KDP, resist any interest you have in writing any motivational or inspirational book. This is because readers only buy such books if they are written by popular, successful, and well known household names.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 6:56am On Jun 29
The following are important aspects you need to pay good attention to when working on a new book project:

1. Book content - This must be good, well edited and proofread.
2. Cover - This must be creative and genre specific.
3. Blurb or Description - This must be a great and marketable copy.
4. Categories and Keywords - These must be appropriate.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:29am On Jun 30
Note that as long as Publishing through Amazon KDP is concerned, paperback publishing as an option for an author who also wants to publish a paperback edition in addition to the eBook version. The formatting for that is different and the cover design is also different from the eBook edition. It is advisable and economically wise to only publish the paperback version of an eBook which is already published and selling very well. This is because eBook sells more and also have a higher margin of royalties. It is a fraction of readers who care for paperbacks.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:20am On Jul 01
Your eBook cover design should be genre specific and also not clustered with too much text.

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