5 Things I Learned About Promoting A Book on Social Media

  1. It’s hard.
  2. Hello? Is anyone out there?
  3. You can link directly to your book’s Free Preview on Amazon. It’s more likely to be read than sending a prospect to your sales page and hoping they click “Look inside.” (Of course, there’s a “Buy” button there as well–Amazon knows its stuff, after all.) Instructions to obtain your preview link.
  4. When sharing your Amazon sales page link—ALWAYS use the short version.
    So, THIS: https://amazon.com/dp/B01MQWZ6YA
    But, NEVER this: https://www.amazon.com/Transmuted-Dark-Landing-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01MQWZ6YA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501948244&sr=8-1&keywords=Transmuted).
    NOTE: Readers posting a book review who linked in from the long version (tagged [for lack of a better word] as provided by the author) are more likely to have their reviews deleted by the ‘Zon police. If you want to learn more about how important it is to use the right link, check out Amazon Link Anatomy: What you Don’t Know Might be Killing your Reviews by #DaveChesson.
  5. Pimp your book at every opportunity: TRANSMUTED ~ Babylon 5 meets Firefly ~ 2017 KindleScout winner ~ Action, Adventure, Humor, Romance ~ $.99 on Amazon through August ~ Read a free preview!

Okay, I lied–there are only two things. 1. and 2. are cheats, and 5. is just shameless self-promotion. Which is the whole point if you think about it . . . and I do!

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2 Responses to 5 Things I Learned About Promoting A Book on Social Media

  1. kmcorby says:

    OK, so how do you learn and get that short Amazon link? This has been bedeviling me lately. I feel like an idiot.

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