59 thoughts on “Social Media Won’t Sell Your Books – 5 Things that Will

  1. Having others who support and promote is great because people are more likely to buy a book from a random person that likes a book rather than the authors who say their book is great. Great set of tips!

  2. This is actually stupid advice for anyone who selling fiction. When people say I have a best-selling book and it’s nonfiction, there advise is moot Because people look at nonfiction differently than they do fiction. Nonfiction has a utility which is to teach you something whereas fiction only has an entertainment function for most people. Nonfiction is more useful in most peoples eyes than entertainment because I can get it from somewhere else like TV shows or movies. So you have to keep that in mind if you’re a fiction writer.

  3. Hi, I'm about to publish my first book called Robbing Chance. It's a non-fiction self-help book and it's got a unique narrative based on my experience living in Zimbabwe and India. I trust my selling points but I haven't been able to make strides in terms of making connections with other authors. Can you help?

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  6. Great information. Keep spreading the word. We are a publishing company based out of Alabama, and one of the easiest ways we have found to sell more books in large quantities for our authors is to reach out to local grocery stores. We provide the stores with a cardboard display case packed with 36 books in each case. We sold 3 cases yesterday to just one store. You can purchase unbranded displays online very affordably. You can then get your local print shop or us to print your custom labels to place on your displays. Thanks for sharing your knowledge Book Launchers!

  7. I am writing a non-fiction on picking up women. I have no problem talking and can make many YouTube videos. My problem is how do I make a YouTube video on the subject without giving away too much of my book. How do you draw the line between touching on the subject and giving away all of your book information via video.

  8. So true. You need to have a marketing plan before you ever start the book. The book doesn't sell itself, you have to get your book in front of the right people.

  9. Social media won't sell your book…social may be the answer? Sorry, what? You talk down social media but keep going back to it, just in case. My book sold BECAUSE of social media, my book got the buzz BECAUSE of social media. Facebook is crap, but Twitter is great. Connections in your industry can only be achieved by social media or that old 'its not what you know it's who you know'. Yes, you had other people sell your book, but you had those connections, not everyone is that lucky

  10. The content mostly makes sense, but for God's sake, please lose the Fat Caps. It's one of the worst typographical sins there is. Probably worse than Comic Sans.

  11. Julie, I have just found you and LOVE all of the value that you share!!! I was going to publish with Kindle, but now after learning about distribution and intellectual rights, Ingramspark is more for me. SO glad I spent time watching a bunch of your videos, was limiting myself, now with your helpful videos – I am not – THANK YOU!!!

  12. I self published my novel but it only sold 2 copies in 4 months. I have promoted it on my website and another website. I also gave out free copies. There is no magic formula. It is like winning the lottery to successfully sell your book. I have given up. There's just too much competition.

  13. I think for people like me, who are not good businessmen, traditional publishing is the better route. Marketing, as I have discovered the hard way, is a full time profession. Who has time for that? I want to go back to what I di best which is the actual writing.

  14. I wrote 2 books and it's kind of hard to get my books sell ..AM IN MONTREAL CANADA ..Any solutions

  15. Speaking of knowing the right audience to sell your book to is key. I have had a smooth time selling these books: http://shop.camerapixmagazines.com/ I appreciate your point of perspective.

  16. Trouble is, if my book isn't selling, how do I have the funds to set up an author website which can collect emails?

  17. She is right! I spent $20 on Instagram and got 0 Sales. So be careful… guys. 90% of people on social media are only for likes and comments; who cares about your book? Hahahaha!

  18. There is no money in ebooks or books in general, the (dot com) of ebooks is over. Too many people writing too many shitty books and making videos on "how to' sell a book, merely for clicks to promote the video, to garner more clicks etc. If you really love writing write for that not to make money or a living, it just will not happen and no matter how many "youtube gurus" tell you otherwise you're in for one helluva waste of time and you will end up sorely defeated. DO NOT write books to acquire money, write for the passion of it.

  19. Spending $$ is probably not the best way to promote it and recieve a profit. I'm looking to swap reviews with writers on Goodreads and/or Amazon. It's SO difficult to get reviewers! – Despite sales. It seems people… don't have time? A couple minutes to post a sentence or two is so necessary to writers, though. Only we writers know that apparently. Haha. See @ averychase1 on ig for way more. I'm always active on it

  20. I copied your comments and will follow up on them. I wrote The Secret to My Wealth, Health, and Love: How I am Getting There. Happy Happy! , which is on Amazon and coming up on Audible soon, and boy, do I need marketing help. Thanks.

  21. I see social media platforms are just a way of spreading your book to more audiences not selling 😀
    That's way it's called marketing, you market it not selling it 😎

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  23. Is this in contradictory to your previous video on how to grow your following on social media? I'm confused.

  24. You have no real evidence to support your claims. You are just giving baseless and unproven opinions.

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