Tuesday, March 08, 2011
See Inside Feature at B&N
If you are a self-pubber, you need to learn how to maximize your visibility (okay, so I'm hardly a marketing whiz) on the major on-line distributors. A big part of this is giving potential buyers the ability to read a few pages first.
Kindle and Nook were created with the feature built-in from day one. You can download samples of ebooks before buying.
I have found this to be an essential tool when I'm deciding where to put my money for reading material.
I started a thread in the Kindle forums asking authors to post their 99 cent Kindle books (not romance). A bit into the thread I volunteered to download samples and write evaluations. I've done a bunch of them and found several wonderful books for less than a buck.
Click here if you'd like to check in on the thread where I shred ebook samples. My evaluations start near the bottom of the first page.