Another in our list of strategies for selling more books is to submit a post to Buzzfeed. Begin with a clever tie-in to your book. Then, write a short article about your book in a unique format—say a riddle or a quiz about your main characters. For example, “Would Max or Rhoda be most likely to try Scuba Diving?” A crossword puzzle or a word search could also be a possibility.
Anything is fair game as long as it hooks your potential reader!!
Many readers like to read books in a series.
But what if you haven’t written a series?
What if, like myself, you have written standalones?
A great strategy I will be using in the next year, is the creation of a boxed set of three of my books. Runaways, The Choice, and Simon Says will be packaged as a “set” and given special pricing.
Ideally, sets should have something in common, such as: written in the same genre, taking place in a similar location or time period, and so on.
My three books all have the same basic theme: forgiveness, so they will be advertised as such.
Just another strategy to keep those books flying off the shelves.