While your presence as author already builds buzz for your acim, the video can give your presentation that extra dose of professionalism and appeal.
Book Fairs and Arts and Craft Shows:Ask the producer of your video to provide you with a CD that loops (repeats) the video so it will play over and over again. Bring your laptop or a TV to these events and play the video. Even if you’re concerned that the repeating audio will annoy the other sellers beside you, you can just play the video without the audio, and you can ask visitors to your table if they would like to see it. Just be sure you look at the screen periodically so your computer does not go to sleep or the video ends and doesn’t repeat. The visual effect of a video will give added credibility to your book and people will be tempted to stop and watch even if only for a minute.
Other Websites: Many other websites exist where you can upload your video. Social networking sites that allow for video uploads include Facebook and MySpace. Put your video on them for all your friends to see. Share the video with all your social networking friends when you first upload it, and then later, as people visit your page, they will have the option to view it. Don’t forget that you can ask your friends to “Share” your video so it ends up on their pages and more and more people see it.
You may be wondering how to get your book on Amazon. Could you sell more copies of your book if it was available to the millions of people who shop at Amazon.com? You certainly could! And it is easier than you may think to list your book in the world’s largest book store.
Amazon.com levels the playing field for small presses and self-publishers by selling our books right next to books from the largest New York publishing houses. My books have been available on Amazon since 2000, and I have sold many thousands of books through them-books that I might not have sold without Amazon.com.
Here is how to get your book on Amazon:
If your book is published by a subsidy or vanity publisher, they will list your book on Amazon. If you are self-published and have a distributor, they may handle getting your book into the Amazon catalog. However, if you are self-published and don’t have a distributor, the easiest way to get your book on Amazon.com is to join Amazon Advantage.