Sell Books While You Sleep: Submit Short Articles to Multiple Web Sites

Written by Judy Cullins

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A few would be "women or women's self care," "healthy women," "young women and self care," "mature women's self care," "working women with children self care." Use other words for self care,

Think ofrepparttar benefits your book gives these women. Include those inrepparttar 125069 key words--"regain childhood energy", "reclaim youthful vitality." Submit several key words.

Then visitrepparttar 125070 Web sites to see their layout and whether or not they have a regular ezine that needs tips, excerpts, or stories.

If their site puts up new articles up regularly, your information has a chance to bring you increased product sales.

Step Six.

Write a note torepparttar 125071 Web master or content person, submittingrepparttar 125072 titles of your articles or stories. You may want to send an article along as a sample of your writing.

It may be a complimentary chapter from your book, or an excerpt that solves a problem for their visitors. Think benefits when you submit.

What can your material do for their site-their visitors? Before you send anything out, after several peer edits, have it professionally edited.

Step Seven.

Place your book and other products on as many publishing sites as possible. One I use is Now, authors can be in control of their promotion, with far less effort, and getrepparttar 125073 respect, support and sales they deserve.

When you submit your book to them, whether by print or ebook, they will accept credit cards, fill customer orders, take their commission (far less than a traditional publisher) and send yourepparttar 125074 royalties every few months.

Each publishing Online company has its own contract, so chooserepparttar 125075 non-exclusive one for your biggest benefit.

Multiple sites equal multiple sales. You don't even need your own web site to sell your books!

Step Eight.

Organize your research. Start a file called "Web sites to Link With." If you don't keep track of your promotion contacts, you will not be able to follow up.

Professional people always follow-up. They develop relationships withrepparttar 125076 people they want to do business with. Start a communication sheet for these people either on your computer or in a physical file.

For instance, for publishing sites, listrepparttar 125077 contact person (Web master or content person), their email and web site URL. Include your note to them.

Keep track of what you offer, what they like, what they take. Date your communications.

Not everyone will respond, but with your persistence, many will!

Atrepparttar 125078 end of your note, ask that they include a link back to either your site or other publishing sites where your books are offered.

If you are like me, not a technical person, hire a person who can dorepparttar 125079 research for you. Remember, people who visit top sites are looking for free information and entertainment.

They will appreciate your articles, may even pass them on to friends and associates. Many will go to your site or other sites to check out your book--even buy it. Web sites want your information. It seems like a marriage made in cyber heaven.

Judy Cullins: author, publisher, book coach eBook: _Ten Non-techie Ways to Market Your Book Online_ thomas: Include discounts link.and update rest. include my phone/fax Subscribe to FREE ezine "The Book Coach Says..."

Hit Trees - Are They Effective?

Written by Richard Lowe

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It's called a tree because it's supposed to grow from one site to two, to four, to eight and so on, much like a tree grows from a single trunk to many branches.

Like I said, I was very naive and this really seemed like a good idea. I created my page usingrepparttar automated tool and obligingly added it to my site.

A few years later, after I had movedrepparttar 125068 site to a paid host, I looked atrepparttar 125069 page again and realized that it was plastered with affiliate links. I did not really want a page on my site making money for someone else, so I started looking for a script to do repparttar 125070 same thing.

It took some doing, but I finally found a place that soldrepparttar 125071 script for a few dollars. I purchased it, installed it on my site and before long had my very own, highly configurable hits tree running. I changedrepparttar 125072 links to my own and promotedrepparttar 125073 page accordingly.

Here'srepparttar 125074 page:

One ofrepparttar 125075 major reasons why I wantedrepparttar 125076 script running on my own site was so that I could get a log of how many of these pages had been created. I was very curious to see if this method of promotion was effective.

The script logs all creations of new pages, regardless of whether or not it was done from my own site. This is becauserepparttar 125077 script must be executed from my site to create a new page. Thus,repparttar 125078 log is a very accurate accounting of when and how many new pages were created.

So now I have my answer. Yes, hit trees do produce some traffic. Not a heck of a lot of it (less than a hundred hits a month), but they do get people to visit my site. It seems that about a dozen new pages are created each month, and what amazes me is this is a steady number. According torepparttar 125079 logic,repparttar 125080 number of pages being created should be increasing, yet it staysrepparttar 125081 same.

So is one of these hit pages worthrepparttar 125082 time and effort? Well, I definitely would not recommend purchasingrepparttar 125083 script - there are better ways to spend your money.

It's probably worth a few minutes to create a hit page, add it to your site and submit it torepparttar 125084 search engines. The nice thing about these pages is they tend to just run automatically, producing a few hits now and then without any effort from you at all.

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