View Full Version : Marketing an ebook
05-06-2004, 04:47 PM
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post....
I have an ebook coming out in about a week. I'm wondering what the best way is to get it reviewed and/or carried by complimentary sites, e-zines etc.
I'm going to make it available as a pdf file for download so its easy to use.
What I'm wondering is:
1. Should I do a limited time special offer either on price or on including a free report etc?
I've sent out press releases and I'll do more should I offer press releases to company's or sites selling my book?
I need some reviews of the book how do I get those?
05-07-2004, 12:17 PM
Time, sensitive information may cause problems if you have these in an e-book.
It could take some time for users to find the e-book by which time the information could be out of date.
Think of ways to avoid this if possible.
If you havenít already check out these publishing links:-
05-07-2004, 01:18 PM
First, send out 50 copies of your ebook to such people of influence who can help you sell the book. Do stamp "For Review Only" on the bridge of the book--maybe even at the bottom of the front cover and back page. But anyway, get the point across that the book is sent for "review only."
You can get a list of the latest people reviewing ebooks from GALE RESEARCH. After sending one to GR, send the other 49 to names they send you including but NOT limited to INGRAM and PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY and the library system. Definitely send a book to select key women's sites and publishers. Sort your list by "areas of influence."
Always attach a polite but clear personal note of about 25 words with each request for review. But send the 50 ebooks FREE as you want and need the endorsements! The caveat "for review only" prevents the book from being circulated [and re-sold] to "outside people" who have no interest in giving you an endorsement. Do remember that some writers still send their ebooks--50--in literal rough copy, that is, Xerox copies or some other duplicating means. The idea here is that your selected potential endorsers will have in their hands physical copies of your book. The older "houses" are so used to dealing with "paper" that they will appreciate a hard copy. This idea will definitely attract their attention, but do include the book in disc format, if at all possible!
After doing this, pray and hope that you'll get 5 excellent replies in quick time!
Other than that, you should create a short FREE web site about the book alone (generally take an hour or so), and then link that with everyone you can find who will link back to you. Finally, send the ebook to AMAZON.COM and let them sell it. That alone will give you much publicity! But you still must get your own endorsements BEFORE you go to "print!"
05-07-2004, 03:23 PM
You can get a list of the latest people reviewing ebooks from GALE RESEARCH.
How does one go about getting this list? I went the Gale Research's site, and didn't find any clues to people who do reviews.
05-07-2004, 11:33 PM
If you can act fast and send off a copy of your e-book press release to the "What's New" column in Dreams Alive Magazine, you can get some nice exposure with the release of its Summer issue on June 1st.
The submission page is at:
Dreams Alive Magazine is a Home and Garden based magazine that has been around for over 3 years and continues to grow with each issue.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Editor - Dreams Alive magazine