Today I have some resources that can help increase your writing skills and book sales on places like Amazon, Apple and Google. Here’s four links with tips and tricks to kick start your work week.
Getting eyes onto your next publication is important in the midst of thousands of other book titles on the online market. In order to gain more visibility you need to have the right tools in place even before you start writing. Do you need to improve your writing skills and book sales online? Take advantage of these great resources, and let me know how these work for you!
1) Custom author page – Amazon Author Central
How about having your own mini website inside Amazon? Author Central provides authors a platform to link their website, biography, and books all in one place. You can even connect this free service with your blog. Features include sales and trends tracking, help for questions and answers on book publishing, and more. Whether you are publishing your first book or continuing a series this is the best place to get seen by your brand audience.
2) Independent book publishing – BookBaby
You’ve finished writing your book, and now you need to find a professional publisher. But where do you start? BookBaby provides professional resources that are especially beneficial for first-time authors. Find out what it costs to self-publish, where to market your book, how to design your cover, and much more. Templates and a store are available to help you get started on your publishing journey without the high cost of hiring a professional agency.
3) Learn how to write, market and publish – The Creative Penn
Get all of the writing, publishing and marketing skills that you need as a new author all from one place. The Creative Penn website is a great resource where you can learn from a professional author on how to become successful. Gain insights on the blog, podcast or enroll in paid courses to dive deeper.
4) Network with other authors – Alliance of Independent Authors
Would you like to connect with other writers and professionals in the publishing industry? Alliance of Independent Authors offers advice and tools including an online conference and podcast. Build a network in the book publishing realm while learning from seasoned professionals. The website includes a directory of service providers as well as an important self-publishing watchdog tool.
Hopefully you will find these tools helpful for your book writing, marketing and sales. Are there any that you would like to add as well?
Have fun with these tips and tools.