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 thoughts on “An easy way to sell more books”

  1. 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 🙂

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    1. My pleasure, Nocholas. It makes a lot of sense, and it is something I started doing a couple of books back. Can’t remember though if I’ve gone back to the earlier books to pop the links in, as Zee suggests, so must check that out and get onto it.
      Good post, Nicholas.

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