5 Ways to Encourage Readers to Buy Books from Your Website

If you’re like most authors, you want to write your book more than you want to sell your book. Promoting books may not be your passion, but it is an integral part of being a successful writer. After all, if people don’t buy your book, what was the point in writing it?

Here are 5 things you can do to sell more books from your website.

5 Ways to Encourage Readers to Buy Books from Your Website

Writing books and selling them online are two very different skills.

1. Give Away a Chapter

One of the best things you can do when trying to sell your book is to give away a chapter for free. By making the first few chapters available on your website, you will not only draw traffic to your site, but you can also create a sense of intrigue about your book. Give potential readers a small taste of what you’re capable of and they’ll be much more likely to come back for the whole meal.

2. Have It Your Way

Make sure that visitors to your site know the various formats your book is available in. Everyone has a favorite book format. For me, it even varies based on the type of book I’m reading, and whether or not I personally know the author.

Letting readers know that your book is available in their favorite format helps in the sales process. [Read more…]