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AMAZON BESTSELLER TIPS
I just completed interviewing Jason Oman, #1
International Bestselling author of "Conversations with
Millionaires" and he shared the top 4 tips to making
your book a bestseller. From his interview I reviewed
even my own book and changed the back cover and the table of
contents. This just touches on what he said as the
audio interview which is included for free with the purchase of the
book has it all. This interview alone is worth the price of the book
for anyone who wants their book to sell more.
Top 4 issues with most books
I had probably heard these before but for some
reason I think I was really ready to not only hear them this
time, but redesign my current book to make sure there was no
room for excuses for why someone didn't pick up my book.
The 4 keys to successful design are:
Attention - You have 8 seconds.
This is the front cover. The title should be huge and can
be read from across the room. It should pull the person
in, make them wonder what that means and how they can have that.
This includes a subtitle which explains in a little bit more
detail what this book will give them. Many people do an
okay job with the front cover, but the next 2 elements are
Interest - Once you have gained their attention with the
front cover, you need to focus on the back. This should
not be a bio about you, or why you wrote the book, or what the
book is about. This is a sales pitch as to what this book
will do for them. The benefits, the 'what's in it for me'
issue. Why should they spend the money? You need to tell
them right here. You need to appeal to their emotions.
Desire - If you have their interest,
they will now move to the inside, the table of contents to see
if what the book has creates enough of a desire within them to
spend the money. Your table of contents is more than just
your poem titles - your poem titles need to dig deep and
translate back to create a magnetic pull in your table of contents.
Think marketing when you title your poems and you'll also help
your poetry translate better. Poetry is communication, so
lets be more descriptive and less mysterious.
Action - If you do the first three you'll get the desired
action which is they can't put your book down, they need to buy
your book because it speaks to them, and they buy it.
At this point it doesn't even matter yet what
the book has in it. You do these right and at a book fair
or book store they will pick it up and not be able to put it
down. Providing you do one more step and that is price it
correctly. Not cheaply, correctly. Whatever books of
this nature sell for, price them the same. Check out the
top 5 books on Amazon that are similar to yours in your genre,
and price them similarly. When the desire is there, they
will buy. You have to build all of that for them.
When I get a chance I will post my own
'before' and 'after' pictures and content changes, and you too will see
when you apply this it makes a huge difference.
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