Once you’ve written and published your book, you’ll want to start selling as quickly as possible. There are a lot of options for you, and you should take advantage of as many of them as possible.
Obviously, I’ll recommend using my site, http://www.jexbo.com, as a place to sell your books first. There is no fee to list your book, you’ll be able to print off bookmarks that say, “Buy my book on http://www.jexbo.com,” and there’s just a 5% charge of whatever you’ve sold each month.
Also, consider printing business cards with information about your book and passing them out. It’s much easier to carry around a pocket full of cards than several copies of your book.
Check out local community centers that have bulletin boards where you can pin up a copy of your card so people know how to get in touch with you about buying your book.
A slightly more expensive idea is find a book publicist who would promote your book for you. Make sure you agree in advance about the details though and ask questions like:
Will the publicist receive a monthly fee or a percentage of the sales?
Will the publicist arrange interviews for you?
Will the publicist just do the publicity part, or will s/he also take care of selling the book for you?
Take the time to look at all the options available and your budget. Then, take action! When it all comes down to it, it’s going to be up to you to spread the word and sell your book!
For more tips and information on selling your self-published books, please write to me here or at http://www.jexbo.com. I’m here to help!