The Single Best Way to Sell Books (Or Lose a Sale)

YES! And oh wow, this post even has a fish head. *starts singing the old song…*

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We can blog, tweet, promo, purchase ads and wave pom poms over our book and that is all lovely. Attention is grand. An on-line platform is essential. But, if none of these efforts translate into an actual sale? A lot of time and money wasted. What is the best way to sell books?

We’ll get there in a sec… *suspenseful music queues*

In my latest book, Rise of the Machines–Human Authors in a Digital World I actually spend a lot of time explaining why advertising and marketing doesn’t sell books in the new paradigm (or any other, for that matter) and what changes to make for any advertising or marketing to be more effective. Yet, ads, banners, book trailers aside, people want to read a great book.

This means our best way of selling books…

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5 Responses to The Single Best Way to Sell Books (Or Lose a Sale)

  1. Brandilyn says:

    “Writing great books.”

    Oh sweetie, I wish that were true… but we know it isn’t…

  2. Jaycee Edward says:

    TGWTDT… Oh my God. Most boring beginning EVER! My girlfriend insisted I stick with it, which i did, but I’ve never plodded through such a dull start to a book. And almost none of it was necessary. Thanks to you, Theo, I switched some scenes around to make for what I hope is a better beginning to my story. ❤

    • I read the first one and quit. Could NOT finish the trilogy. Yup, extremely boring. I kept waiting for something to happen. I don’t know why this was so popular. I admit the characters were interesting, but it took so long to become engaged with them.

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