Today Amazon Brazil is promoting my books. Last time they did this I saw a marvelous spike in book sales – like 5 times the average sales day!
So I’m expecting the same type of spike today. Essentially – my books are the “hot” thing in Brazil today.
So I know you have a couple of questions…
1. Do the books have to be in Portuguese or Spanish?
No, they are promoting the English versions, even though one of the titles IS available in Spanish. So no need for translation.
2. How did you get Amazon Brazil to promote your books for you – free of charge!
Actually, I’m not sure, but this is the third time they have done this for me. I know that my books have sold well over the past 18 months, so I doubt they contact brand new authors. They contacted me the first time when my books had been in the program for a year.
3. Do you get paid less for sales during the promotion?
I still get my 70% royalty, but it’s on the sales price. So yes, I get less net. But keep in mind – if you write non-fiction, you should have backend offers in your book. That means regardless of the royalty you receive up front, you still get business. So every book sold is a potential bigger sale for you.
4. How can I get MY book promoted by Amazon?
While I assume you could submit your book to Amazon via a customer service request, I’m not sure it will help. My best advice would be to write a good book, keep it at the top of the charts for as long as possible – and keep writing! Experience says that Amazon loves prolific authors.
Here are some books that will help you market your books – and keep them at the top of the charts: