If you’re finishing up your next book, stop writing and consider these points to increase your chances for a successful eBook launch – because a delayed book launch is better than a bad book launch.

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Enlisting a book discovery service promoting cheap or free eBooks to a subscriber list – or helping you to boost your own social media efforts – is one way to get readers, reviews, more social networking, and a kick-start to your book sales.

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One of the most powerful things you can do to improve your book sales on Amazon is to choose the best category for your book. It is amazing what a few tweaks and changes can do for your book rankings! Within just a few days of optimizing one of my books, it hit #1 on Kindle for its category.

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A lot of things factor into book sales, but part of the problem might be the marketing message and positioning of your book. These tips can help sort this out before, and even after, your business book has launched.

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What makes a great BookShop page?A potential reader has landed on your BookShop page by either: * linking from a website, email newsletter, or social. * searching for you, your book, or related subject matter online. Now it's time to make a great first impression, and a sale!

How to optimize your BookShop page to capture the most sales

1. You need a striking book cover It’s the first thing someone sees — because it's HUGE. And that’s good. BookShop puts the attention where it should be, on YOUR book. Hopefully your book cover makes people want to read more about it. If so, well done. If not, you still have time to capture a visitor's imagination when you…

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BookShop: How to sell more eBooksBookShop — the free direct-to-reader sales-tool created by BookBaby to help independent authors sell more eBooks

In a nutshell, BookShop is your eBook's online home; it provides you with a webpage for your book AND a robust ecommerce solution all in one place. All your book's vital info is showcased within BookShop's elegant design; BookShop takes just minutes to set up; and you can make updates whenever you want. That being said, it's not like you're going to just turn the switch and start selling millions of eBooks through BookShop overnight (unless you already have millions of readers eagerly awaiting your next release). Yes, BookShop makes your job as an author easier (allowing you to streamline some of your promotional and retail efforts), but it can't do all the work for you. That's why we put together this list of ways to make sure you're getting the most out of BookShop — because when you're promoting your book effectively, we want you to be set up to capture every sale possible.

12 ways to boost your book sales with BookShop

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