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

Written by Judy Cullins

Have you wasted valuable time and money on book promotion that doesn't work? Have your press releases been ignored? Have you been too quiet about gettingrepparttar word out how your book will help solve people's problems?

Passion and creativity went into your book, now it's time to put passion and creativity into promoting it! Since no one really cares as much about your book as you do, then take time to learn this new, effective way to sell books.

Know thatrepparttar 125069 world wide Web audience wants and needs your information your expertise, how-to's, your experience or entertainment.

If you are willing to take four-five actions each day to promote your products, you will have successful sales. Follow these steps to learn how to promote your book on line and make big sales:

Step One.

Do what you do best--write! Create several short "how-to" articles, short stories, poetry or humor, anywhere from 75-1200 words.

Prepare several lengths ofrepparttar 125070 same article. For one eMagazine I submitted a seventy-five-word article on how to write a short article. For a top business Web site, I expanded it to 900 words. For some, I only submit 400-500 word articles.

Take responsibility for book promotion yourself. If your publisher's sales disappoint you, your own marketing weak, you can still create ongoing, lifelong profits.

Online promotion is great if you are totally bashful or reluctant to "sell." You don't have to talk to anyone in person. You promote straight from your home or office.

Now, that's convenience! Learnrepparttar 125071 basics from teleclasses and seminars, an Online Promotion Coach,repparttar 125072 internet, and professional networking organizations.

Step Three.

Develop Internet savvy. When you don't take this step, you will hang back, and stay stuck in fear. Action spurs you on.

Take a free community college course, or visit your library for help. In just three hours, I learned about search engines, and other basics.

If you are like me and are passionate to succeed, then hire a coach or virtual assistant from a local high school or tech school to move you forward much faster.

Jump in and get yourself an email address and try out surfing. You won't need a Web site right away, but authors should eventually have one.

Step Four.

Visitrepparttar 125073 top Web sites in your field. Without them, your book won't get much exposure. Many authors report only a few sales from their own sites.

High traffic web sites are always looking for new material (your articles) to entice their visitors to come back, again and again. Their ezines reach from 2000 to 500,000 each issue! That's great free exposure for you. Notice their signals: "New material added daily."

In turn, they will put your "signature" which includesrepparttar 125074 title of your book andrepparttar 125075 Web address where it can be purchased.

It doesn't have to be your Web site. With just one short article posted in a ezine, one bookcoaching client received eight emails asking for more information.

These responses givesrepparttar 125076 author another chance at a sale, and to be known asrepparttar 125077 market expert. Many authors are professional coaches, consultants or therapists, so whenrepparttar 125078 person contacts them, they can mention these other services.

Step Five.

Run a search onrepparttar 125079 top search engines to findrepparttar 125080 top ten Web sites in your field. Go to, or Perhaps your subject is women's self care. Think ofrepparttar 125081 key words or meta tags these sites would use for people to easily find them.

Hit Trees - Are They Effective?

Written by Richard Lowe

I remember my first web site. While I have been inrepparttar computer industry for over 25 years, my exposure torepparttar 125068 internet was very limited until a few years ago. My expertise was large computer systems and applications, as well as project management. Inrepparttar 125069 mid-1990's none of these systems required access to a global network of any kind.

However, once I foundrepparttar 125070 internet I began searching around (surfing) and found all kinds of wonderful things. However, I was very busy with a very demanding job (onrepparttar 125071 pager 24 hours a day, 7 day a week), a wife, a kid, 3 cats and a dog. Life was just too busy to do more than jump onrepparttar 125072 web and download a few files.

One day a few years ago I decided to create a web site. I had no idea how to do it, but it was time. I was very conversant in HTML, as I maintained our intranet (the internet network for our company), butrepparttar 125073 mechanics of putting a web site onrepparttar 125074 web was foreign to me.

Looking back, it's hard for me to believe how naive I was atrepparttar 125075 time! I had some web space that came with my dial-up account and it seemed to me that this would be a fine place to put a web site. No domain name, just a plain, free host type URL.

I put uprepparttar 125076 web site and waited. Of course, I added a hit counter because I wanted to see if anyone was visiting. I waited, and waited, and waited. Not a single hit. Not one, except, of course, for my own.

Hmm, this was strange, I thought. No one was visiting. At that point, I began searchingrepparttar 125077 web to find out why this was (well, wasn't) happening. Slowlyrepparttar 125078 truth dawned on me - you've got to promote your site! People have to be informed that it exists and they have to understand that it has enough value for them to take a look.

Okay, so now I had to figure out how to get people to come to my site. I looked around some more, and before long I found an interesting page. It claimed that my site would get over 3,000,000 hits! Wow, that sounded great.

The page went on to explain that it was something called a "hit tree". This means people take it from your site, modify it slightly (this is automatic and part ofrepparttar 125079 process) and add it to their site. The new page on their site is then promoted, and other people find it and dorepparttar 125080 same thing.

How does this help get people to a site? Simple, there is a set of links onrepparttar 125081 page, basicallyrepparttar 125082 URL ofrepparttar 125083 last eight or so sites which addedrepparttar 125084 hit page. Whenrepparttar 125085 page is created,repparttar 125086 bottom link is removed andrepparttar 125087 new site is added torepparttar 125088 top.

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