Have you ever wondered how to sell books on Okadabooks and even go a step further by carrying out your research and yet to no avail and the only thing you think of doing is to give up?
NO! You don’t need to give up, because in this article I will share with you effective strategies on how to sell books on Okadabooks and make good money doing so
Are you ready for this?
If you are ready say yes I am ready…
It is really terrible and frustrating to have your book up on the platform and you are not making any sales. Worry no more! In this article I will cover almost everything on how to sell books on Okadabooks with these 12 ways;
- Marketing and salesmanship
- Know your audience
- Do not limit your book only to the app (OkadaBooks app)
- Keep the price affordable
- You have to invest money to make money
- Make sure you have crazy publicity
- Before you release that book get an audience
- Always make noise about your book
- Design a good cover
- Sometimes do a giveaway
I know it’s discouraging and frustrating, that’s why I am writing this article to help you sell books on Okadabooks like a pro.
1. Marketing and salesmanship.
Because we are in the era of self-publishing, knowledge of how to market and convince people to buy your book is much more important than writing the book.
The truth is that there are so many writers better than you. They write well more than but what will give you an edge in selling is your marketing skills. Here is an example, on OkadaBooks, there are so many great books by so many great writers that nobody cares to read, even if they are free. The reason is very simple. It’s simply because they are not well marketed. So marketing is key in selling books on the Okadabooks platform.
2. Know your audience
Understand your audience and add value to every marketing strategy and every possible way. Most of the time the mistake I see people do is sharing content without critically considering the value of the content.
The people buying – or that will buy – your book isn’t doing it out of a sense of altruism. Instead, they do it because of the value they will get from the product or from your marketing materials. Always look for every possible way to add value to your followers, readers, and audience.
Market your book on social media like your life depends on it, which it doesn’t not but your sales depend on it. Always talk about it every day and in every way. Get friends and others who have read it to talk about it as well. Don’t forget to have the link readily available.
3. Do not limit your book only to the app (OkadaBooks app)
Everyone should be able to read it on the site as well. Most people are lazy buyers, so it reduces your chances of sales if they have to download the app to buy it. Especially if you aren’t famous yet.
4. Keep the pricing affordable.
Also, don’t overprice your book. Even if an ebook is made of gold, many people won’t buy for more than N2000…and I’m being generous. You can price it somewhere between N400-N1000 is best for a new author, you can price it high in your subsequent books
Ensure you associate with people of like minds who are willing to support one another’s work by re-sharing links. Very important, I would advise that you take advantage of the press I.e do a press release of your Book.
The power of the media cannot be overemphasized. Besides, the more extended your reach is, the more views and followers you gain and this definitely translates often, to more sales.
6. You have to invest money to make money
You should try putting this strategy into practice with your book, “All Business,” written under your other pen name, placed All Business on the Featured Tab of OkadaBooks, and noticed a considerable increase in sales from what I used to know. So, the paid ad does help in increasing your sales almost all the time.
7. Make sure you have crazy publicity
You can write two, three, four, five books, but possibly one among the books will give you the breakthrough and popularity that you need.
So make sure that the book is well written and organized. Immediately your book gains a number of readers, the rest will fall in line even if they aren’t as good as the first. As much as you can, also try to keep the good work because if the readers realize the first one is only the good one, they will gradually shift from your work to someone else with a better imagination, which you don’t want. So always keep the good work.
8. Before you release that book get an audience
Make sure you have an audience. I know you will be wondering how can you have an audience it’s simple. Do you have friends that know you love to write? A blog? A column in a magazine? How about your social media channels? Facebook groups you belong to or online communities you are active in? When you announce your newly-published book as a self-published author without an audience it feels like you are selling in an empty market. Your first twenty sales are most likely to come from these channels which at times sets off the marketing chain.”
9. Always make noise about your book
Employ yourself as a town crier and a very loud one to be precise. Never and I said never be ashamed to talk about your book. Talk about your book like your life depends on it. Talk about it like it’s going out of fashion. Again I say talk about it on your blog, social media accounts and anywhere else you’re permitted to talk about it.
10. Design a good cover
I have found that bright covers with bold fonts are easier on the eye and inviting to readers. So, a good cover is key.
On platforms that support your genre, you have to do this like crazy. The possibility that you are more likely to get attention where your works will be much appreciated is almost a hundred percent sure.
12. Sometimes do a giveaway
It will not kill you if you ‘dash’ some lucky person your book and get them to talk about it and also give a sincere review. Giveaways are attention grabber from readers and give them a free taste of what your story is about thereby increasing the chances of your sales
Lastly, you will have to go Social, Use Tags: This is what I highly recommend for writers with few or even a large amount of followers. Immediately you publish on Okadabooks, use social share buttons to share your book on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms you can possibly lay your hands on. While at it, you could tag friends or mention their names in the post with a lot of book-related hashtags which can be #okadabooks, #Newbook #Okadaplugs, and others
Please use all the tools available for marketing yourself and putting your book out there to the world.
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