Sites that market your book direct to Kobo readers

By FebruaryFalls on March 21st 2014

I wrote a similar post for Amazon, so I’m not going to make many changes to this post.

If you publish on Kobo, you can pay the following sites to market your book direct to Kobo readers. These are just a few sites:-

• BookBub.com
• StoryFinds.com
• Trindiebooks.com

I’m still trying to familiarize myself with Kobo’s website, so I’m not sure if they will assist you with promoting your second book, like Amazon. With Amazon, the more books you have available, the more virtual shelf space you have, the easier it is for people to discover you.

You can also choose to sell your books for free, but there are pros and cons for doing so. On one hand your rankings improve and you gain fans of your work and on the other, it’s not guaranteed that your book will actually be read – there nothing wrong with taking risk however.

What makes sense for you i.e Pay someone to promote your book or focus on getting the work out there? Please leave a comment below.

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Amazon:
http://amzn.com/B00FYZ66IG – US STORE
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FYZ66IG – UK STORE

Kobo:
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-GB/ebook/the-lead-dancer-always-gets-flowers

BACKUP your manuscript!

By FebruaryFalls on March 1st 2014

I published my e-book with Amazon on October 17, 2013. I also used a few other distributors, Kobo, being amongst them. Kobo is a Canadian organization. I don’t like their website much, as it isn’t as clear on how to find need to know information.

When I initially uploaded my manuscript to Kobo in December, their previewer malfunctioned, so I had to use the e-Reader on my desktop i.e. Adobe Digital in order to see what my manuscript looked like. Somewhere along the way, my manuscript got corrupted i.e. the table of contents was all over the place and photos I had attached in the back matter i.e. About the author, Connect-with- me-on-line, etc. was in the front matter i.e. copyright notice, title page, dedication etc.

Every distributor wants you to prepare your manuscript a certain way. Because of the corruption, I wasted a lot of time and money reformatting my manuscript which I did via Notepad, which is one of the features on Microsoft. This has taught me to have a valuable lesson: BACKUP my manuscript. You should be WRITING.

Please leave a comment below.

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Links: http://amzn.com/B00FYZ66IG – US STORE
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FYZ66IG – UK STORE