How to Sell Your Printed Books: Tips from Jonathan J. Wunrow

How to Sell Physical Books: Tips from Jonathan J. WunrowBookBaby Print Services' Author-of-the-Month: Jonathan J. Wunrow

We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about how to promote and sell your eBooks. so we thought it'd be a good idea to offer periodic tips on how to sell physical books too! And who better to ask for advice on this topic than independent authors who've returned to BookBaby for a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th printing of their books. They're obviously doing something right, right? In this author-of-the-month series, we ask writers who have a proven sales history to give us a few tips and tricks on how they attracted attention to their book, and how they converted that attention into sales. This month, we hear from...

Jonathan J. Wunrow, author of High Point: A Climber's Guide to Central America.

Here are a few things I've done to promote High Points: A Climber's Guide to Central America:
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