Why Promoting Your Book Online is (a bit) Like Fight Club

Great blog post about self-promotion of books. Watch the video if you are addicted to checking your Amazon rankings…

CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

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May is How To Sell Self-Published Books Month here on Catherine, Caffeinated. Only a few short days left and then I’ll go back to… well, posting about very similar topics, actually.  Anyway. You can catch up here

The first rule of Fight Club is that you do not talk about Fight Club.

And the first rule of effectively promoting your book online is that you do not promote your book online.

By which I mean, you do not blatantly promote your book online.

(Yes, it’s a tenuous link but let’s just go with it, okay? It’s Monday, and I have a sprained ankle.)

Some self-published authors take offense at being told that they shouldn’t regularly send out tweets like “My book, YOUR EYES ARE GLAZING OVER, is on Amazon now, just $2.99. PLEASE RT! OKAY? THANKS!”, or that they should avoid working the title of at least one of…

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2 thoughts on “Why Promoting Your Book Online is (a bit) Like Fight Club

  1. This is very similar to selling your art work on line. I sell mine through my store on http://www.Etsy.com. Each artist has there own store and you manage it just as if you had a regular store. There are 100’s if not 1,000’s of shop owners world wide offering many different items from art – jewelry – furniture – clothing etc. Check it out. Maybe you could set up a “book shop”.

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