First, I am working on a multi-part series on self-publishing concentrating on the marketing of your book.
I can tell you from authors I know, this is still a topic they are learning, even after going through the process themselves.
The series I’m working on is just the best of the marketing articles for self-published authors. This alone takes days and days to compile. For instance, the first day, I began at seven a.m. and, minus phone interruptions, didn’t stop until two a.m. I am fast with my research methods so that tells you how much material is out there.
An email I received today from Digital Book World, however, couldn’t wait.
DBW is running a webinar on the tools to make your e-book stand out in a very crowded marketplace. The webinar is summarized:
Finding Books Without Borders: Discoverability in a Digital and Social World
There has never been a shortage of books published. Digital is leading to an explosion in titles available as books no longer go out of print and as the barriers to getting published are coming down leading to a much greater output of new titles.
The challenge? Finding that perfect book, that book that grips and entertains us, that books we put down with a sense of satisfaction when we have reached the last page.
Online presents new opportunities for discovering books, but also challenges for a book to get discovered, for it to get picked out of the millions of other titles available. At the moment, online discovery is probably far more challenging than the discovery paths we are used to in the physical world, be it a book shop or library.
Join Digital Book World for a webcast exploring how readers find what to read next and how authors find an audience in the digital and social world.
The webcast runs on May 14th and information can be found on this page.
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