Amazon is the single largest book retailer. By taking advantage of all of the tools and services Amazon has to offer, self-publishing authors can enjoy higher sales, increased revenue, and more satisfied readers. Here are three easy ways you can maximize your book sales potential on Amazon.
1) Adding an Amazon Kindle edition
Kindles are a popular e-reader. Offering an Amazon Kindle edition of your book increases your potential buyer market and offers readers an easy, quick way to purchase your book. Be sure to market your Kindle edition as well as your print edition.
2) Adding the Amazon Search Inside the Book feature
This is the online equivalent to readers picking your book up off the shelf and flipping through the pages. The “Look Inside” option provides an icon over your book’s cover image and allows readers to browse through portions of your interior content. Amazon states that books utilizing this option see considerably higher sales over those that do not.
3) Maximizing your book description for search engine optimization
You need to make sure your book description is well-written for two reasons: one, readers don’t want to buy a book with a boring or unprofessional description. Two, readers won’t be able to find your book if you don’t use strong keywords in your description. In the world of the internet, keywords are essential. They help readers find books on the topics they are searching for. When writing your book’s description, spend time considering the appropriate keywords and be sure to proofread the final copy.
I’d love to know, what is your favorite Amazon feature?
|ABOUT KELLY SCHUKNECHT: Kelly Schuknecht is the Vice President of Outskirts Press. In addition to her contributions to the Outskirts Press blog at blog.outskirtspress.com, Kelly and a group of talented marketing experts offer book marketing services, support, and products to not only published Outskirts Press authors, but to all authors and professionals who are interested in marketing their books and/or careers. Learn more about Kelly on her blog at http://kellyschuknecht.com.|