What are the best free ways to market an e-book?

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  1. Xenonlit profile image62
    Xenonlitposted 6 years ago

    What are the best free ways to market an e-book?

    It is one thing to publish an ebook, but finding a way through the maze of free marketing options is a nightmare! Who has a clear, healthy program for enticing readers to try the book?

  2. rlaha profile image68
    rlahaposted 6 years ago

    You could always promote it for a couple of days as a free ebook on Amazon.com. You can also put it on different websites, have a personal website for the book to promote it, and even put it on Facebook or Twitter for your friends to follow and promote.  Good luck!

    1. vox vocis profile image80
      vox vocisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Promoting your ebook as free on Amazon is a great idea. I didn't know this was possible. People would probably be interested, and if it's a great book, they would recommend it, so others would be interested in buying it in the future. Great tips!

    2. rlaha profile image68
      rlahaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi vox vocis.

        Yes it is. I did that for my book of poetry. I gave people 5 full days of free access to my book via Kindle and to buy it if they liked it. It helped with a few sales, but you should also try marketing through other ways as I said.

    3. Xenonlit profile image62
      Xenonlitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, riaha! I have a facebook page set up now. Amazon has a program for 90 days. If you give them an exclusive, kindle readers can read it for free and we get royalties on the free reads. I am working on
      Twitter, Digg, blogs, profiles etc.

    4. rlaha profile image68
      rlahaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Xenonlit.  I also have a Facebook page and a separate webpage set up for my book. I think you have to be in people's faces though to really get them to buy the book. I am having a bit of a hard time right now with that.  I'm not very aggressive.

    5. Xenonlit profile image62
      Xenonlitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thankriaha! I am in the same boat, but do not have a website yet. I am maxed out on the social networks and have to clean the book up for print. I hate hawking stuff, but will find some ways to sell my print books.

    6. rlaha profile image68
      rlahaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Xenonlit:
        No problem! I got a free website at www.webs.com. You could try that and then market the website on your Facebook and Amazon.com pages.  Good luck!

    7. Xenonlit profile image62
      Xenonlitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oooh. That sounds great! I will check into that as soon as I clean up my still messy book. I have an editor now and he is tearing it up!

    8. rlaha profile image68
      rlahaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Xenonlit.
        I didn't have an editor for mine. I self-published through Createspace.com which is an Amazon.com company. Then I put it up as an ebook in Kindle.

    9. Xenonlit profile image62
      Xenonlitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have to clean that sucker up! ha ha! Whoo, were there problems on the first book. I just finished the last major renovation and will upload tonight. Then I will feel better promoting it. I learned a lot of things, such as not editing the wrong file

    10. rlaha profile image68
      rlahaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good luck with cleaning it up. I know. I usually read, re read and reread again. Sometimes it sounds great the first time, but then I find tons of mistakes by the time I proofread it for the third or fourth time.

    11. Xenonlit profile image62
      Xenonlitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My volunteer editor is a retired editor who will get credit on the next volume. He said something very enlightening: The author can't see the mistakes because the author already knows what she or he wants to say, so writer brain simply fills it in!

  3. littleguides profile image56
    littleguidesposted 6 years ago

    Why don't you promote in the forum with related topic?

    1. rlaha profile image68
      rlahaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's a good idea. Xenonlit can also promote the book under their HubPages profile.

    2. Xenonlit profile image62
      Xenonlitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, littleguides! I put it up on several profiles.Still have some to do!

 
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