Results of paid book promotion in Italy and Europe
Book promotion / October 24, 2017

I published this post to discuss about the results of my book promotion services. I had already announced this on Facebook.  Along these years,  I have worked hard to promote authors internationally, abroad, especially foreign authors in Italy and Europe. Many authors submitted their books for review, press releases and so on. I avoided to publish the names of those who paid for my book marketing services , because you can see these authors by yourself, browsing the categories of this website, above all book reviews, books added to an Italian library  and press releases. I know that you hate to pay for promotion, because you tied this payment to the number of sales you can get after promoting your book. I want to say that if you think to promote your new book to get sales tomorrow, you are wrong! Before selling, you must be known, also abroad. Above all, in these years, due to the massive presence of the Social networks that are smashing anything and reducing organic visibility of people, books and companies, get exposure on book sites, also in a European and Italian site, is a must do! Only if you spread the word about your…

Proven method to sell books in Italy
Book marketing , Book promotion / August 7, 2017

As announced earlier, today I want to reveal a proven method to really sell books, especially your book in Italy. You can use this method to sell your novel abroad, also. Unfortunately, I don’t believe this way is helpful to sell your book in your own country and not even online or on the Social networks. When I revealed this shocking truth on Facebook, a couple of months, ago, anonymous people and unknown authors, who are always busy to post messages about their books on the Social networks, attacked and offended me heavily. Now, I don’t want to argue that the social promotion is a bad method to promote books, but it is a not proven method to really sell copies of your book. Why? You can’t sell your book on the social because you are an unknown author, while the books which generate high sales are the ones written by famous authors, such as Ken Follett , John Grisham, Stephen King. Strangely, they became very famous a lot of time before the arrival of the Internet and the Social networks. This is the first evidence of the pointlessness of book promotion on the social networks. If you hope to…

The truth to really sell the first 1000 copies of your book
Book promotion / April 7, 2017

Dear author, in this article I want to reveal you a method to really sell the first 1000 copies of your book.  Read this post carefully,  because I’ll say to you all you must know to really sell  1000 copies, namely the truth that none has ever wanted to tell! Nowadays, authors are alone, alone when they decide to write a book, alone when they decide to publish their work, alone when they arrive at the crucial point to sell the literary piece they have written. I always hear some sad news from book authors, such as, for example: “ I am frustrated, I didn’t manage to sell not even a copy”. Thanks to my experience as a promoter of foreign books in Italy and Europe, I have learned that some sales strategies are not useful for books, especially for unknown authors. Unless you are very famous and your name is very known by readers, your new book won’t sell  or maybe will sell some copies bought by your best friends, parents or relatives. It is clear it is not the right path if you are dreaming to be a full-time writer. All you must know to really sell the…

Professional book reviews for indie writers
Book promotion / February 15, 2017

Before writing this article, I wondered if I had better write a new book review or not. Then, I decided to write an article titled as above: professional book reviews for indie writers. They were just indie writers who inspired me this post, or rather, the dozens of book submissions I receive from them every day for reviews, press releases and so on. As many users know, this is an Italian book promotion site that offers paid book promotion services, book reviews included. Many times, indie authors submit their books for review by filling out the submission form and accepting to pay for review. However, when they receive a payment request from the online system of this website, some of them refuse to pay for review. The reason of this reaction is very common: they expect and demand free book reviews. Indeed, “free book reviews ” is the most searched key phrase on the Internet.

Video book promotion to sell books online
Book marketing , Book promotion / January 11, 2017

Book promotion is perhaps the most challenging work for authors and writers who try to sell online books. Especially nowadays, where people are more and more engaged to share comments and futility on the social networks. Amid all this stuff, is it possible to get the attention of readers, yet? My reply is yes, it is effectively possible, as long as authors are willing to find new ways to capture the interest of their audience. Today, with the Internet at its fullest, what are the limits of book promotion? The main limit is the fact that the online readers love visual content more than the written one. Let’s try to take a look at the social shares of videos and we’ll find awesome figures, with a mountain of social shares. For videos, the social share average is very high, absolutely remarkable, I am forced to admit. If a written content gets 10 or 20 social shares, a video gets 1000 times the most, at least! What this means for your career as an author? It means that if you learn to promote your book also with visual content, you can draw a strong pathway along your career as a writer….

How to sell books in a few days
Book marketing , Book promotion / September 16, 2015

When I publish a new article about book promotion, the questions that authors ask the most are: how to sell books and how to earn money by selling books? First of all, you must know that book sales are not easy on the web. Social networks are by now too much crowded and the chances to see your post about your new book for sale, exhibited for free, are more and more diminishing. The framework is murky and very worrying, but despite all, if you have decided to earn money selling your books, you had better to follow this short tutorial. WEB RESEARCH ABOUT THE READERS PREFERENCES Before selling a book, you must carry out a depth web research about the preferences of your potential readers. Try, for instance, to ask questions to your friends on Facebook or on other social networks about what books they like reading, then, collect all replies you got and act consequently in compliance with these same replies. Even though readers read very few books nowadays, they frequently read essays on answers which are impossible to be found on the Web. Hence, the secret to sell books, also in a few days, is to know…

The most important topics and strategies to sell books
Book marketing , Book promotion / December 9, 2014

What are the bestseller books? Advicesbooks will try to answer this question through an interesting stat prepared for its authors, readers, friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter. Visiting the foremost Internet bookshops, we noticed that readers often buy horror and fantasy books, this list is followed by supernatural books, fiction novels, romance and biographical books, essays, how to books and tutorials.   The reasons of these choices are very easy: essay books, guides and tutorials are easy to be found freely on websites, blogs and web magazines, while a long novel is most often found and bought only in a bookshop, both off and online. This stat makes you realize that if you want to write easy books to sell, you must mainly focus on the topics that are most liked by readers. But this strategy is not always effective to sell a book. The parameters that influence book sales are very various and strange and not always detectable or explainable. Sometimes, it may happen an apparently unmeaning book has great results in terms of sales. This consideration can be very frustrating for those who are capable to write good and depth books. And so, why does a bad…