Amazon, B&N, OSV and your web site

LogosA note from OSV’s senior trade marketing leader, Jill Adamson, about the importance of linking on your web site or blog:

As part of Our Sunday Visitor’s overall selling strategy, it is important for you to link your website to three key sites to boost sales:

  1. Our Sunday Visitor’s website, at osv.com, is the quickest way for a buyer to get your book. With the purchase of our new press, we can print your book in-house so we have stock. But the best part for you as the author, your royalty is bigger when a customer purchases from Our Sunday Visitor. The link is https://osv.com/.
  2. We know that linking your website to Amazon to self-promote your book is a great way to boost sales. What you may not be aware of is that if you participate in Amazon’s affiliate program, a portion of the sale goes back to you. I have provides a link below that includes information on this program. https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/welcome.
  3. I would also recommend linking your site to Barnes & Noble as well. Their link is http://www.barnesandnoble.com/. Adding this link can help drive more in-store placement of your book. In addition, Barnes & Noble has their own affiliate program. For more information on their program, go to BNAffiliate@bn.com.

If you have questions or comments for Jill, please email her at jadamson@osv.com , or call 800.348.2440, ext. 2547.

A social experiment – social media tips from authors

From TheWriteLife.com, here’s a nice article that includes author’s tips on using social media to sell more books. Here were some of my takeaways:

  • Do the stuff you like, don’t do the rest. If you hate LinkedIn but love Twitter, do that. If you can’t stand Facebook but love to blog, do that. If you love it you’ll keep it up and build your platform from there.
  • You don’t have to do them all. If you jump into 20 forms of social media, you run the risk of burning out and giving up.
  • Be yourself. ‘Nuf said.

Check out the advice from these authors and post your own tips and tricks in the comments!

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