Monday, 21 October 2013

Helpful hints to marketing your ebook.

 After two years in the self-publishing business and four bestsellers in their genres, I'm often approached and asked, "how do you market your ebooks?"

So here's a few helpful hints.

Be patient!

Promote whenever you can, but don't be me! me! me! Buy! buy! buy! No-one likes a pusher.

Be more patient. These things take time, from the upload to the reviews coming in. Everything will slowly build. A friend of mine who is approaching 250 thousand downloads tells me how she only sold 40 books in her first year.

Write more books it's the best way to advertise all your titles. If someone is attracted to one of your stories they will search for more. Not many authors do well if only one title.

Use the tools that Amazon gives you. Have a fantastic cover, a brilliant blurb and an up-to-date Author's page.

Don't be afraid to make changes to your blurb, author's page or even your actual book. Listen to your reviewers with an open mind. Have they got a point? Make changes if necessary!

Don't be offensive. There are people who will leave you with a bad review if they don't like what you're saying or you're saying it in a dogmatic way.

Make sure you do some promoting every week whether on your blog or facebook page. Join forums that are genre related and post meaningful threads, be helpful to the group.

Oh! One last thing... be patient!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Hairy Scary Spider? available as a paperback!

Hairy Scary Spider? is now available through once again! 

You'll be able to get a 1st edition, signed by the author, and inscribed to anyone of your choice too.  
So grab one while you can, that naughty spider scuttles away fast! He's only £3.89

Here's the link:    Hairy, Scary Spider? Paperback


Thursday, 17 October 2013

When children review ebooks.

Just had a lovely review for my ebook Football is Fantastic! but what I like about this review is it's from a child, and children tell you straight what they think of your story!

Here's the review from Amazon UK:

4.0 out of 5 stars Review 1-3 13 Oct 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Really funny I could read it over and over again without getting board. One of the best books I've ever seen as a child. I've always been a big reader but this was perfect for kids and over 8 year olds. Paula McBride made this book and is an excellent author. Well done Paula McBride your amazing. 
Football is Fantastic! has been in the top 100 best seller's list, in it's genre, for over a year now and - even more exciting - is soon to be published in traditional print form too!

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Autumn Sale on Children's Ebooks!

I'm having an Autumn Sale of my children's ebooks, before two more titles are added by the end of the year.

Many as low as .99c or 76p!

The titles in the sale are as follows;

Slippy the Slimy Slug!  

Pipsy the Penguin!

Little Chick's First Day!

All Sheep Love to Sing.

A Little Bear Behind

Who said Quack?

Oh! That Naughty Puppy!