Brick-and-mortar bookstores are having their troubles, but that doesn’t mean fewer books are being sold. It just means people are looking to new channels for how their purchase their books. The biggest channel anywhere is, of course, Amazon, which is why WD is hosting a new webinar on March 24, 2011 called “How Writers Can Use Amazon to Boost Their Sales.” This is a good class for writers who are traditionally published or self-published.
This webinar has never been offered before, and goes down at 1 p.m., EST, Thursday, March 24, 2011. It lasts 75 minutes. Keep in mind you do not have to be able to attend the live event to sign up. You will get the recorded webinar after the event and can still ask questions to the instructors afterward. Sign up here.
1. Get instruction. Amazon is one of the few book retailers who show
consistent, substantial growth and the ability to move product year
after year. Whether your book is traditionally published or self-published, now is your opportunity to learn how to use their platform
to your advantage. Learn the following:
- What tools for selling and promoting your books are available from Amazon
- Which tools get the best results and why
- Why it’s easier now than ever before to drive your own sales
- How to better understand what an Amazon “bestsellers rank” means
- How to help generate legitimate customer reviews of your work
2. Ask your questions. You’ll also be able to ask the presenters
questions throughout the session. Any questions that remain unanswered
will be handled afterward and answers to all questions will then be
emailed to attendees.
3. Free book. As an added bonus, each attendee will receive a
free copy of Get Known Before the Book Deal by Christina Katz (a $17
value). This book will show you how to build a platform and promote
yourself by using other forms of traditional and social media – it’s a
great supplement to what you’ll learn during the webinar! Sign up here.
(Please note: Amazon has graciously agreed to help us conduct this training session so that you can learn how to get the most out of their free online resources. They do not receive any money for their involvement.)
Jon P. Fine is director of Author and Publisher Relations for Amazon.com, coordinating outreach to the author and publishing communities, including the company’s grant program, which supports a diverse range of not-for-profit author and publisher groups dedicated to fostering the creation, discussion and publication of new writing and new voices. Previously, he directed legal affairs for Alfred A. Knopf, as well as Random House of Canada; and served as media counsel for NBC.
Kate Travers is the Digital Marketing Manager for F+W Media. She has held positions at HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the Literary Ventures Fund. Kate serves on the Literary Council of The Brooklyn Book Festival and is Chair of the Marketing and Publicity committee.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.