How to Market your eBook and Hack Your Way to Number 1 on Amazon

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October 16, 2015

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The world is under siege! eBooks have taken over our planet – thanks to technology and different platforms. And now, life has never been more awesome than this! We can access books wherever we want, whenever we want it. Moreover, as an author, it has never been this easy selling your eBook to your target audience.

But when you begin to dream bigger goals, like being number 1 on Amazon or having the most downloaded eBook, this is where the nightmare comes rolling in. The way to the top is glazed with risks, but if you’re up to the challenge, then proceed to following the practical tips with caution.

Here are tips on how to get your eBook on Amazon’s 1st page:

  1. Don’t cheat.

“Can I buy my way to number 1?”

Nope, you can’t. Amazon is a very clever commercial site. It takes note of IP addresses, credit card numbers, and other customer details. This way, they can make sure that no one can go around the system and be on top of the list without a good reason. The top eBooks on Amazon deserve their spot.

  1. Plot the plan.

Okay, so your main marketing goal is to become number 1 in Amazon. How can you do this? Well, you need to have a working and practical plan that would make your eBook a top seller. It should include a timeline of all your activities from the start of the campaign until the end. And make sure that you follow the schedule or at least stick close to it.

Oh, by the way, you might want to focus your marketing efforts into generating sales in your launch day. This will increase the possibility of becoming number one if you can gain more book sales in just 24 hours within the book launch.

  1. Entice with the blurb.

Let your book blurb jump out at your potential readers. This is a classic marketing tactic that works every time, especially for your eBook on Amazon. When your words convey the quality of your book, the battle is already half won. Readers will be hooked and they won’t be able to resist buying it. Therefore, you need to make your blurb strong, interesting, and inviting enough to encourage the reader to take action.

  1. Remember tags and categories.

Have you registered to Author Central in Amazon? Then you should have assigned different tags and categories to your book while setting it up, right? If you have, then you’re on our way to success. This is one effective way to market your eBook on Amazon.

However, if you haven’t done it yet, then you better log in and edit the tags. You know, these things will help your potential readers easily find your book. Just look at subsections in the main categories. Assess whether your book fits into any of them. This will definitely increase your visibility leading to your sales.

  1. Befriend social media.

Are you socially active? If you are, then you’re lucky! You don’t have to exert too much effort anymore. All you have to do is inform your followers to watch out for your book launch. Start announcing the launch weeks or days before the launch date and remind them about it every now and then.

But for those who aren’t socially active, then you’ve got your work cut out for you. Okay, so do you remember your marketing plan? Well, include social media activities into its timeline. Gather your own followers months or weeks before your Amazon book launch date. Try to build a good connection with your target readers and entice them with catchy posts about your book. You might want to start your social media plan now!

  1. Say hello to family and social connections!

Think your family and friends can help? Let them. You can give them specific tasks to boost your visibility before your launch date. For instance, encourage them to post a link on their Facebook or Twitter accounts. They can tag anyone they know would be interested and encourage everyone they know to repost the link. This way, you can create a network that will tell the world about your book on Amazon. Nothing is easier than this, don’t you think? Lastly, when everything is done, don’t forget to thank everyone.

Yes, it would take a lot of planning and effort on your part to make your eBook a best seller. Even landing on the top ten isn’t that easy. But remember that the path to success is always a rough road to travel. With these practical tricks inside your hat, you can make your eBook become number 1 on Amazon!

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