promotional pitfalls

“Should I pay Xlibris $6,000-$17,000 to promote my book?”

“Should I pay Xlibris $6,000-$17,000 to promote my book?”

Dear Angela, (A relative of mine) wrote and self-published a book with Xlibris. She is a first time author, and is currently turning this into a trilogy. The issue we have now is the contact we are getting from Xlibris to spend 6,000-17,000 dollars to market the book. Do you have any comments/suggestions for us? […]

My Book Is Available As An Ebook Only. Why Isn’t It Selling?

My Book Is Available As An Ebook Only. Why Isn’t It Selling?

Currently, I have two non-fiction e-books for sale on Amazon for $2.99. Both have been rewritten and professionally edited many times. I have done my best to promote them on social media. For example I have a Facebook Page, a Facebook Discussion Group, and a website/blog. I get a fair bit of traffic on the two Facebook sites and a little on the blog, but my sales at Amazon/Kindle are disappointingly low.

How Can I Convince Bookstores To Host A Signing For My New Book?

How Can I Convince Bookstores To Host A Signing For My New Book?

Hello. I am currently in the process of self publishing and soon I want to have a book signing. I have reached out to a few bookstores in preparation. A few of them suggested I email the owner/manager. My question is what kinds of things should I be sure NOT to leave out when I correspond with them via this first email?

29 Reasons Your Books Aren’t Selling By Angela Hoy

29 Reasons Your Books Aren’t Selling By Angela Hoy

You’re depressed. You’re confused. You’re thinking about giving up writing altogether. Why? Because the only people who have bought your book are your mom and your Aunt Bertha. With more than a million books published each year now (most of those self-published), there is lots of competition. However, many authors earn enough in book sales to feed their families. How do they do it?
Some of this may be hard to hear (I mean read) but, if you clicked on this article, you’re obviously seeking the truth. So, here it is…