Indie Authors: Selling Books

After doing all the hard work of writing, editing, and designing your book, it’s nice to be able to sell it.

There are a number of creative ways to sell an ebook these days. Book Promotion Hub recommends selling via online book clubs, which includes Goodreads, Amazon Book Club,, and Book Mooch.

You can also collaborate with people, or as Michelle from Random Writing Rants calls it, “Product Partnering.” Her particular example was very innovative. She wrote a geocaching mystery and then asked her Facebook followers if they would plant her book in geocaching sites in their states–she got 650 responses, and her book planted in all 50 states and some Canadian provinces.

Another technique that works for a lot of indie authors is to combine their books into boxed sets, and then cross-promote. Author Diane Capri gave advice on ALLi based on her experience selling a boxed set, which includes good packaging and pricing, being inclusive, and being generous.

For more ideas on how to sell your book, check out these links:

Got any other ideas? Please share in the comments!

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on May 11, 2015.


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