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Any advice on marketing e books?

Hi Everyone!

Has anyone any advice on the best way to market e books?

Thank you!

Carol & Bob
Crime Fiction - written by people with nearly 50yrs of police experience
Authors of the DI Dylan and Jen series - written from the heart and the head.
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RC Bridgestock
Husband and wife co-authors of crime fiction with authenticity...
Between us we have 47 years police experience.
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26 Feb 2012, 11:03 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Any advice on marketing e books?

The KDP Select thing seems to have worked for me. Carol & Bob, though it's early days yet. I have had a great response. 9000 books given away.

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RE: Any advice on marketing e books?

(26 Feb 2012 11:03 PM)LindaGruchy Wrote:  The KDP Select thing seems to have worked for me. Carol & Bob, though it's early days yet. I have had a great response. 9000 books given away.

Thanks for the prompt reply Linda. I haven't heard of KDP. Can you give me some more details please?

Carol :-)
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26 Feb 2012, 11:22 PM | Post: #4

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RE: Any advice on marketing e books?

Are your books published with Kindle and only Kindle? If so, there should be a header on the right of your bookcase, which tells you all about it.

Basically it allows us up to 5 days promotion where we put the books down to zero. Everyone loves a bargain, and this gets people's interest up. If you look over David Wailing's thread, and my thread about Death in Spigg's Wood you will see what we've been on about.

If you're published elserwhere you could reduce your price down and make sure Kindle match it, I think biut I haven't dione that and don't understand anything about that.

I tried leaflets through doors and press releases and while I had interest I'm not sure I had sales.

It seems counterintuitive to give your work away but it does create a buzz... at least in the short term.

I now know 9000+ people have Death in Spigg's Wood on their Kindle and if they like it as much as my reviewers did, hopefully this will translate into sales of my other books in future.

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RE: Any advice on marketing e books?

Thank you Linda.
No our novels are out in paperback too. Our publisher did drop the sale of our first novel in the series on Kindle in preperation for the second one coming out in March and it has made sales rocket - you're right!

Thanks again!

Carol
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Between us we have 47 years police experience.
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Currently Reading:Manuscript for Books 5/6 & 7 in the DI Dylan series Last Book I Read:Snow Kills - RC Bridgestock Favourite Genres:Crime/Thriller/British Detective/Police Procedurals
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