Really!!!The problem is, I have already published like an original, one-of-a-kind, pulitzer prize worthy (no exaggeration) eBook, and the play I'm getting is tedious- what I am asking is, how did I make something this wonderful and it's being missed! ahhhhhhhhhh! it really is exclusive!... how do i get more readers interested? i use a lot of facebook for ghetto publicity, and I've sold a couple through it.- Wow.- I spend like a half/year writing it, and that is all.....
If you truly want to gain publicity, you may want to publish a subdomain, or if you'd like, try to create a fan base by reaching conventions in your area and forums online. Hope this helps.
Have you tried making a book trailer? Place it on youtube and this may generate some interest in it
You might try writing in standard English and not saying things that seem egotistical at best and possibly delusional.
Writers and artists rarely gain fame in their own lifetime.
By the way, getting a professional to redesign the cover so it doesn't look like it was created by a ten year old in paint may help.
You could always try a bit of self-promotion
Maybe try a local book reading or a try to get a mention on local radio stations.
Hmmm let me count the ways:
a) you could write a book in proper English - not the illiterate text speak in your sample
b) you could put a description on the Amazon page so people actually knew what the book was about and were maybe impressed enough to try it - (Though the download sample would probably dissuade them from proceeding)
c) you could upload an author page so the interested knew something about you
d) you could write a book longer than a few thousand words - I can tell from the brevity of the download is shorter than some of my hubs
e) you could start a blog and connect the RSS feed to the author page on amazon I mentioned above
f) you could use a proper author name - instead of one that sounds like a mistake - maybe you confused the publisher and the author?
g) you could categorise it correctly - I don't think its anything to do with architecture - maybe its fiction or memoir?
But most of all you could write a book worth my time to read
oh and its over priced at $3.99
Just my 2C
it's a re-written journal, and it's verygood- thank you for your feedback. pricing it at $3.99 (reduced, lol) seemed fair because it was originally $23.99 hardcover
I have 8 poetry book being published...written by me..and only 4 people bought it. your not alone. A lot of good stuff, people missed out.
OH Chanroth, where is your poetry book. I would be interested in seeing it.
I wrote a children's book and it is available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com and at my website: <snipped link - do not self-promote in the forums>. I have sold quite a few books and continually market it around town, in and out of state.
Dude.... I think you have to die first; then you will be discovered... that's the lament of the poet...
It doesn't strike me as deliberately humorous, just like a slap-dash job. But that impression may be partly biased by seeing how the author approached everything else do do with creating and selling his book.
I could also have said 'effective'. I think know what you are doing, and doing it on purpose does help if you are trying to make money from ebooks. Unless the goal is to look like a buffoon and charge people to laugh at you--in which case he is half way there.
If selling a few thousand words of freestyle text, with a cover that seems to have been bodged together in MSPaint, for almost $4 was effective... well, I doubt OP would have two threads on this forum complaining about at lack sales.
But what would I know? I am not a self-proclaimed genius who thinks he deserves a Pulitzer.
The sample reads much like a Jim Carroll book.
Im ok with a "gritty" cover and an unconventional writing style. I dont think I could be convinced to buy it as a standalone work from the merits of the sample alone.
But, as a bigger package - perhaps double the price and donate half to homeless shelters
write a description that would attract (IMO) the limited market of people who would be interested. Somehow embrace and highlight that its "slap-dash" outsider, gritty, "authentic" in your marketing efforts.
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkur2epZ … re=related You might know Jim Carroll unwittingly via the movie "The Basketball Diaries"
This is actually an experimental book (or, I guess, argueably so) that is a one-of-a-kind and never thought of before. In other words, it's worth like 5,000,000 dollars for its concept alone, has one a U.K. award, and has its writer guest-starring on Conan O'Brien in about a month. So yeah, $3.99 isn't that bad. Psycheskinner, I need you to relax a bit. I'm talking a massage chair, a glass of wine, and a steak or somethin' because it's, well...lol, just a book.
by Johnathan L Groom 9 years ago
Wow.- I spend like a half/year writing it, and that is all.....and it's original--johnathan-Now how is it I market it? lol ???
by Johnathan L Groom 9 years ago
You may have already done it, but what I would suggest would be to put the first chapter, or the first part of a chapter in a hub. If people read it, and are interested, $3.99 would be a great price, and they'd be willing to pay it to read on.
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