Success in publishing is all about numbers. The more I watch the book scene the more I’m convinced it’s all about Amazon numbers.This may be old news for many readers, but for some , it’s not.
Let’s talk turkey. When you “like” or “buy” a book on Amazon that information goes into a database. When a book receives enough attention, Amazon promotes it to selected readers.
So how do inedpendent (Indie) writers get noticed? They don’t have the PR expertise and reach of the New York big 6 publishing companies. They hope that through good writing and word of mouth they will reach their intended audience, so they work hard on connecting with readers through social media.
Free Books: I don’t trust things that are free, but free books play an important role in the marketing strategy of writers. When you download a book from Amazon you increase the sales for that writer. That is why they are willing to give away their books. It raises their rankings on Amazon increasing their exposure to the market. They also hope that readers will return to buy more of their work.
Tomorrow and the next day, my blog will be hosting a promotion for free books (Lucky Days Free Par tey). I hope you will stop by and download a few. Know, that even if you don’t read them, you will be supporting and promoting writers and they don’t bite.