There’s something about holding a physical book in your hands. People love it. The pages smell like paper and ink. It makes the writing more real. Therefore, I decided to hand out physical copies of my first book in the (after)life lessons series. Rather than a link or a post that you can swipe past, handing out the book started a real conversation and ignited interest.
I brought my books to my jazz dance class. We took a picture with the books. I posted it and tagged them on Facebook, hoping their friends might see it and vote for the book, too!
I would recommend this book marketing plan!
Nominate my book to be published by Kindle Scout: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/24VKXYPLERGLP
Here’s some pictures documenting the experiment:
As I request friends and followers to vote for my book on Kindle Scout, I’ve had lots of people ask me, what is Kindle Scout?
Here’s your answer.
Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. I posted my book on this site before its available for purchase. Based on the short description, first four chapters, and cover, readers can vote for my book to be published by Kindle Press!
Here’s how to vote.
Once you are on the page: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/24VKXYPLERGLP
Select the nominate option. It will direct you to log into your Amazon account to complete the nomination. That’s it! You will have voted for my book!
While surfing the Kindle Scout Forums, I recently read a story about one lucky author’s successful Kindle Scout campaign. She insisted she was the epitome of an indie author, building her grassroots author platform from concept to completion. So how did she manage to gain enough votes to win Kindle Press publishing?
The answer was two words: PIG MARKETING.
I was at a loss for what this meant, but she explained how she leveraged her personal network. She was a member of a Facebook group for pig owners. One picture of Miss Piggy posing with her book was enough to touch the hearts of the group members. Lo and behold, 20,000 fellow pig owners voted for her first novel on Kindle Scout.
I don’t have a pet pig, but for my second Kindle Scout campaign, I will attempt to leverage my personal network. Any advice or suggestions?
Vote for The Curse of the Winklevoss Twins Here: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/24VKXYPLERGLP
I may not have won Kindle Scout, but I learned a heck of a lot about blogging and marketing. This blog post is recapping my 30 day campaign: