An easy way to sell more books

Good tip from Nicholas Rossis.
Authors, are you doing this?
You should, according to a Goodreads survey.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Effrosyni Moschoudi was the very first one to suggest to me this little trick, and I have since used it with all my books. Now, Jonathan Gunson has written a great post with the same easy way to sell more books, as a comment on a presentation by Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler.

In a survey of Goodreads’ 15 million strong membership, he found that the main driver of eBook purchases was, unsurprisingly, ‘referral by a friend’.  But when a follow-up question was put to readers, another powerful sales strategy for authors emerged.

They were asked:  “What do you want to do when you get to the end of a book?”

The telling response was that 83%wanted tosee what else the author had written.

Here’s the actual slide from Chandler’s presentation:
Goodreads Readers

How Can Authors Take Advantage Of This ‘Show Me More’ Moment?

If most readers finish books and immediately…

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Z. R. Southcombe
    May 15, 2015 @ 04:06:04

    It sounds so obvious, and yet I don’t think I’ve done it (I’ve got a link to my website, but not a direct link to the book).

    Right. It’s on my to-do list now. Also, when I publish new books, to go back to previous books and add the link.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Liked by 2 people


  2. Nicholas C. Rossis
    May 15, 2015 @ 09:22:03

    Many thanks for sharing! Looks like Southcombe already found it useful 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  3. cicampbell2013
    May 15, 2015 @ 23:58:56

    Let’s hope the time was not wasted, for either of us, Nicholas!
    We are told we build a readership one reader at a time, so patience is needed. Not my strong suit. 😏



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