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Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:11am On Aug 14
The characters and settings ( names and locations) in your novels should be universal and not peculiar to Nigeria alone, so that the book will appeal to a larger audience.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:10am On Aug 15
The major secret for increasing your sales on Amazon, is writing and publishing more books!
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:47am On Aug 16
What is Kindle Edition Normalized Pages (KENP) read?: This is the second way you can earn royalties from Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, the first being direct sales.

If your book enrolled in KDP select program is downloaded by a reader who has a KindleUnlimited Subscription, you get paid per page for the number of pages of the book read by the reader.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 2:53pm On Aug 16
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:31am On Aug 17
The three most important skills set that an independent author needs are:
1. Formatting skills
2. Graphics design skills.
3. Marketing skills.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:14am On Aug 18
Although Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing is the largest digital publishing platform, there are still some other good ones. They are as follows:

1. Draft2Digital

2. Smashwords

3. Google Play

4. StreetLib.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:44am On Aug 19
You can creatively use social media like Facebook and Twitter to increase the visibility of your author brand and sales.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:11am On Aug 20
Do not make the mistake of using Amazon's "Free days Promotion" to give your first eBook away for free until you have published other books (back list) that can benefit from such promotion.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:20am On Aug 22
Have faith in your books! This implies that you need to write books you can buy if it were written by another author. This is because readers only buy books they want or need.

Hence, your books should meet the (Relaxation, Entertainment, Information, and Technical) needs of your target audience.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:24am On Aug 24
Some sure ways to enhance your independent publishing experience are:

1. Connecting with and sharing ideas with other authors to get to understand what they are doing right that you can learn from.

2. Joining author Facebook groups and hence socialize with other self-published authors.

3. Join book specific social media platforms like Goodreads and Kboard.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 8:10am On Aug 28
Just like the writing of a book has to be good and creative and the Cover persuasive, its presentation (Formatting) has to be good and professional too.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by pabon(m): 10:43am On Aug 28
StevenBright, you are a rare gem. I can't imagine someone giving out such valuable information for free.

I'm already excited about taking my writing career to the next level just reading your posts. I've had to follow and bookmark this page so I don't lose out.

I was a participant in your whatsapp tutorial classes some months ago. I lost the package you gave to us when my memory card got corrupted. I don't know if there's any chance I can get them back.


To you I say wehdon sir! Thanks for the good works. May God continue to bless you.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by LordOfNaira: 12:08pm On Aug 28
Stevenbright:
Just like the writing of a book has to be good and creative and the Cover persuasive, its presentation (Formatting) has to be good and professional too.

Good job, bro. You may not know it, but you are touching many lives this way.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 12:39pm On Aug 28
pabon:
StevenBright, you are a rare gem. I can't imagine someone giving out such valuable information for free.

I'm already excited about taking my writing career to the next level just reading your posts. I've had to follow and bookmark this page so I don't lose out.

I was a participant in your whatsapp tutorial classes some months ago. I lost the package you gave to us when my memory card got corrupted. I don't know if there's any chance I can get them back.


To you I say wehdon sir! Thanks for the good works. May God continue to bless you.

Amen!

Nice to know that you are impacted positively by the posts.

As for the WhatsApp group you talked about, I doubt if it was mine. That is because it was of recent I started a WhstsApp group and i'm even more active here on Nairaland than over there. I also have not given out any materials through there. In fact, my only materials which are guides on how Nigerian authors can write and publish successfully through Amazon are two PDF eBooks which are not actually free but quite cheap (both #1500) compared to their value.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by pabon(m): 12:54pm On Aug 28
Stevenbright:


Amen!

Nice to know that you are impacted positively by the posts.

As for the WhatsApp group you talked about, I doubt if it was mine. That is because it was of recent I started a WhstsApp group and i'm even more active here on Nairaland than over there. I also have not given out any materials through there. In fact, my only materials which are guides on how Nigerian authors can write and publish successfully through Amazon are two PDF eBooks which are not actually free but quite cheap (both #1500) compared to their value.

I'm sorry. I must have mistaken you for someone else. I will get across to you soon. I think I might need your books.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 1:42pm On Aug 28
pabon:


I'm sorry. I must have mistaken you for someone else. I will get across to you soon. I think I might need your books.

Alright, I understand.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 6:52am On Aug 29
Summary of what you need to know about having a successful independent publishing through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

https://michaelhyatt.com/kindle-publishing-success.html
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:26am On Aug 30
Are you new to writing or you want to improve your writing skills? This will surely be of great help to you.

It will enable you to learn or enhance your creative writing skills.

http://ebookstrati.blogspot.co.ke/2017/08/book-writing-tips-and-guides.html?m=1
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:48am On Aug 31
While publishing your first, and even second books is a great achievement, it is note worthy that the more books you publish, the better the prospect of your sales. So, write and publish as many books as possible.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:32am On Sep 01
Amazon Return Policy: It will interest you to know that Amazon's return policy allows a reader (buyer) to return a book within seven days of purchasing it if there is a good reason for doing that and be refunded his/her money.

Although this can be abused and hence can be disadvantageous for an author, it is still not a big problem if you know what to watch out for. The following are some of the important things to do to minimize returns of your book dales:

1. Ensure it's content is as described by it's title and blurb.
2. Ensure it is properly formatted to guarantee readers smooth and enjoyable read.
3. ensure it's list price is reasonable with respect to its content value.
4. Ensure it is listed in appropriate categories.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:00am On Sep 02
Someone asked me how he can be a "Best Selling" Author and this was my answer:

Write a great book, professionally edit it, professionally format it, design a professional cover for it, and promote it using AMS or any other paid book marketing services.

Guess what! If you can do those things, you will surely be glad you did.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:16am On Sep 03
Do you know that Kindle Unlimited Normalized Pages (KENP) read can substantially increase your royalties if you enrol your books in the Kindle Select program.

In fact, it appears to work best for fiction writers than their nonfiction counterparts.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:34am On Sep 05
The joy of being a self-published author is that you are also your own publisher and marketer. Hence, with some bits of learning, action, and persistence; things can really pick up for you.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:33am On Sep 07
Like I said earlier, successful self-publishing requires some learning and some of the three main resources that can be of great help to you are:

1. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing "Help" pages. Once on the Amazon KDP website, click on the "Help" menu at the top right corner of the website and filter through its contents to find and study about what you want.

2. Goodreadsdotcom is a book sharing and author platform. Join it, socialize with other authors, get feedback from readers, and even ask questions.

3. Blogs on self-publishing tips and strategies. Here are lists of important and authority blogs in this game.

Author and Writing Resources
http://ebookstrati.blogspot.com/p/writing-resources.html?m=1

Book Marketing Resources
http://ebookstrati.blogspot.com/p/book-marketing-resources.html?m=1
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:12am On Sep 08
Writing and publishing up to three or four books in a year can help improve the visibility of your author brand and sales.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:24am On Sep 09
Get some tips on self-publishing by reading this detailed article.
https://www.thecreativepenn.com/how-to-self-publish-an-ebook/
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:15am On Sep 10
CLARIFICATION ON ISBN:
If you are publishing it as an eBook or paperback through Amazon, you don't need an ISBN. It is only if you want to publish it as a paperback book in Nigeria here that you will need one and in that case you can ask a traditional publisher or Liberian where you can get one for your new book.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:07am On Sep 12
You can experiment with different genres on Amazon KDP and later concentrate on the one that works best for you.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:37am On Sep 14
Looking to improve your writing and other aspects of your author career, visit these blog posts and read them up.

http://ebookstrati.blogspot.com/p/writing-resources.html?m=1
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:12am On Sep 15
Be strategic in your writing and publishing, as well as in the choice of publishing platforms and in promotion/marketing methods.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:56am On Sep 18
The following are the steps to take to leapfrog from being an unpunished writer to an Independent Author:

1. Write the draft manuscript of the book.
2. Give it out for beta reading if you have beta readers.
3. Edit it.
4. Proofread for the final time.
5. Format it to eBook or print book Amazon KDP standards.
6. Create a publisher account with Amazon KDP.
7. Login to your KDP account and publish the book.
8. Once the book is live, start promoting it while you also start working on your next book.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 6:36am On Sep 19
It will interest you to know that it cost you nothing to publish books through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.

The only areas you may have to spend is if you contract someone to edit, proofread, format, or design cover for your books.

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