How to Sell Self-Published Books Online in Three Simple Steps

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Owner of http://www.jexbo.com shares secrets on how to market your self-published books fast.

Today, Jill Exler, founder of jexbo™, http://www.jexbo.com, announced her three quick tips on how to sell self-published books online to celebrate the updated jexbo.com Web site. Exler created jexbo to help authors sell their self-published books directly to customers for only 99¢ per month (plus jexbo receives 5% of whatever the author sells). Authors on the site can also market their books to customers with a no-cost Web page and marketing bookmarks.

"You can market your books online, sell books directly to customers and make an income as a self-published author without spending a lot of money in the process," says Exler. "After going through the self-publishing trenches myself, I want to share my secrets to help other aspiring writers learn how to sell their self-published books quickly and easily."

Here are her tips on how to sell self-published books cost-effectively:

  • Create a Web Page for your Self-Published Book.

To reach an international audience at any time, it's essential to create a Web presence. Look for free or low-cost, self-publishing services to help you post your book online. And keep it simple. In short sentences, describe the unique qualities of your self-published book and why it's a good read or gift.

Provide a photo of the cover, brief excerpts from the book and testimonials from readers. Also, include key terms related to your book in your description. This way, potential customers will be able to find your site when conducting online searches for a particular topic.

  • Conduct Online Marketing.

Once you have a Web page to sell your books, enter the site on all of the search engines. Talk about your self-published book on online forums, book clubs, blogs, author communities, and other Web sites catering to your target market of readers.

Get involved with social media and add information about your book on Twitter®, http://www.twitter.com, Facebook®, http://www.facebook.com, Flickr®, http://www.flickr.com/, and others on a daily basis. Also, send out press releases related to your book. You can build buzz online fast by providing valuable information, answering questions and talking about your self-published book.

  • Take Grassroots Action.

Next, hit the streets and visit local bookstores, libraries, coffee shops, book clubs, and more. Ask if you can leave marketing bookmarks, flyers about your self-published books and even copies of your books for readers.

Also, give presentations about your book. Look for associations, groups and places where your target audience hangs out and offer to provide valuable information and discounts on your self-published book. You can also combine efforts with a local charity to help a good cause and spread the word about your books.

"There are many ways to sell self-published books fast without spending a lot of money," says Exler. It's just a matter of having an online presence, telling everyone about your book, having a few key marketing tools, and offering valuable information. It's takes extra time and effort, but you can be a successful self-published author."

Need help on how to sell your self-published book? For more information, to buy self-published books, sell books online, and claim your exclusive, no-cost eReport, "The Top 5 Ways to Get Free Publicity for Your Self-Published Book Now," visit http://www.jexbo.com.

About jexbo™
Formed in 2007, jexbo, http://www.jexbo.com, gives self-published authors the ability to reach new customers online for less than $1.00 per month and sell their books (jexbo receives 5% of whatever the author sells). Readers can buy books and find unique, self-published works in various categories. jexbo gives self-published authors the ability to control the sales process, communicate directly with customers and customize a web page for marketing purposes at no additional cost. For additional information, visit our site or e-mail support(at)jexbo.com.

Media Contact: Melanie Rembrandt, Rembrandt Communications®, LLC, PR(at)jexbo.com, 800-PR1-0116

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