6 Great Tips on How to Promote an Ebook on a Budget!
If you are thinking of writing an eBook of your very own, there is one thing you should always remember. That book promotion is key. This is because no matter how good your work is, if you could not promote it effectively, your eBook won’t sell well. Luckily for you promoting an eBook is a lot more easy and affordable than promoting a normal book. You just need a strategy to do it right.
Here are 6 Great tips on how to promote your eBook on a budget.
1. Create your very own author blog
If you want to promote your eBook effectively, but not spend too much, then an author blog is the thing you need. This is because having an author blog is like having an online platform from where you can market and sell your book. You will also be given a chance to show off aspects of your work, whether it is excerpts of your book, short stories or poems. And seeing as making an author blog costs next to nothing, it will really be easy on your budget.
2. Reach out to online influencers
In this day and age, online influencers have become quite popular. Even big-time companies reach out to online influencers to use and market their products. So if you want to promote your eBook well, it is a good idea to reach out to online influencers. And seeing as you are publishing an eBook, then you should reach out to book bloggers. You could have book bloggers review your work. And if you are on really good terms with them, you can have them advertise your book through their blogs.
3. Create a book video
Yet another cost effective way to promote your eBook is to create a book video. Book videos are relatively easy and cheap to make, and seeing as there are a myriad of video sharing sites available, you can spread them rather easily. The important thing to remember is that you make your book video as attractive as possible. The more attractive and informative it is, the more chances you will have of selling your book.
4. Give away free samples
Giving away free samples of your book is also a good idea. Of course, this does not mean that you give away the whole book. Just a few excerpts or pages of it to whet readers’ appetites. Pick out the most intriguing or exciting parts of your eBook. Post them through your author blog, or any online bookstores that you may have any affiliation with.
5. Social media is key
Social media is considered the most popular and potent media form in this day and age. And if you want to promote your eBook as effectively and efficiently as possible, you should learn how to use social media. Luckily, there are a myriad of great social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ect to choose from. The best thing about using social media marketing though, is the fact that it is a lot cheaper compared to more traditional marketing methods. Ultimately the key to social media marketing is consistency. The more consistent you are on posting about your eBook through various social media sites, the more chances you will have in selling your book.
6. Have a set Budget
Although promoting an eBook is relatively cheaper than promoting a printed one, it will still cost you. So before you start the book promotion process, it is important that you have a set budget. When you make your budget, it is important that you write down your overall budget, and all your expected expenses. Following a set budget might seem a bit tedious, however, if you don’t want to overspend on your eBook promotion, it is best that you follow it to the letter.
Promoting an eBook might be more affordable than promoting a printed one, however, you should not get complacent. There are still obstacles that you will have to overcome. So you should have a set plan. With these tips, you’ll be able to promote your eBook without overspending.
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