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Old 11-08-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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How to promote on B&N, Kobo and Apple?

Hi All,
I use Smashwords to distribute my travel adventure book [promotional material removed - MODERATOR] to B&N, Kobo, Apple, etc. My sales from these vendors are not nearly as good as what I have with Kindle. Do you have any tips on how I can effectively promote my work in these channels?
Thanks,
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:21 PM   #2
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I wish I had a good answer. My book; Analyzing Ballistic Evidence (promotional comMent removed - MODEERATOR) sells once or twice a week on Amazon and about every other month on Barnes & Noble.

My theory is simple: There are a lot more Kindles out there than Nooks or iPads. Plus the bulk of prolific readers have eReaders (not tablets) -and the majority bought the Kindle.

I'll be curious to follow this thread out...

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Old 11-08-2011, 12:29 PM   #3
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How do you promote it on the Kindle? They are the same type of people, just with a different device, so what works on the Kindle will work on the others too.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:59 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. Just wondering if there's an Apple reading forum, a Kobo forum out there? I know mobileread is a great place for all ereaders but wondering if there are others out there that I don't know about.
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:26 AM   #5
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I don't have an answer either.

I know that Kindle sales at Amazon tend to be better because of the efficiency of their machine.

The Barnes and Noble Nookboards have a little effect, but again it seems to be less than spectacular.

Good luck. Chipping away is the best I can suggest, other than giving things away for free; as far as I can see that's the thing Smashwords is best for.

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Old 11-09-2011, 06:46 PM   #6
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Maybe where its allowed, add links to each book on the various store in your signature? For example:

Buy my novels on Kindle: (link)
Buy them for your iPad: (link)
Or for your Nook: (link)
All others try this: (link to buy the epub version)

I know it probably wouldn't go over too well here, but if you did it on some other site that didn't care or cared less, then maybe you'd get more bites?
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:47 AM   #7
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Thanks for the tips. As I guessed, there's no silver bullet for promotion on non-kindle platforms except hard work! If I do come up with any good ideas myself, I'll post here and let you know.
Thnaks,
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