Prepare a good press release about your book and make sure you tailor it to the appropriate journalist and press publication.
Although you have a good story written, you still need to tell the précis of it in order to convince people to purchase and read your book.
We sometimes think of a book as an entity of its own, romantically believing that the story or concept we have communicated between the pages is so important that the words will be sufficient to sell hundred, even thousands of copies.
We have already discussed how to use the Internet to market your books so there is no need to go into that any more here.
This may well be the most important question in the book. As I said in answer to the question above, we now have access to the world’s readers and with a bit of luck we can write books that will sell to them.
The main difference between the South African Market and that of the UK, US or Australia is that it is much smaller.
The consensus seems to be that if you sell 5000 of the same title this is a national best seller.
This site is a resource to share information about the process of writing, (self) publishing and marketing your book.
We have shared our experiences and given some advice. The site does NOT provide any further service than that. We cannot introduce you to agents, publishers or sponsors. That is simply not the service that we provide. We are writers and speakers, not book agents nor book shepherds.
There are a number of different routes you can take to get your books published in the Kindle format and sold on Amazon.