Let's say you've written an ebook and want to be a best seller on Amazon....

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Here is marketing a marketing idea to do that...

Here's a strategy to create an Amazon best seller and increase your chances of selling a ton of books.

No matter what you're selling on amazon the number one factor that helps you get to the top of your category is sales velocity (sales per x amount of time).

Of course reviews are important but they won't make you a bestseller.

If you have built a following here's how you achieve high sales velocity when selling a book:

Offer a 'buy the kindle version and get a physical copy for free' promotion. It costs you the price of the physical copy but hey, this is marketing.

Or

Offer a reduced price or free kindle version. (Last I checked, Amazon allows you to offer free kindle copies a few times a year so you have to time this one right).

You can choose the lower level category your book sells in...so choose a non competitive category where you only have to sell say 50 or 100 books (or less) to rank #1 in that category...then you have a "best seller" on your hands.

@Brandon Turner WDYT?

Or, just buy 1,000 of your own books the first week. :-)

UR too funny @Wayne Brooks  

U could always write a book on how to be a great RE agent.

Not a bad idea at all @Brian Gibbons  . We probably should have pushed a lot harder on the Amazon front, rather than driving the vast majority of book sales to our BP site. Amazon just takes too large of a cut (70%) so for money reasons (we are investors!) we chose to push the sales here. However, I really look forward to the day I can say I'm a "bestseller" with that book :) So maybe I'll use your ideas for a short time to increase the Amazon rankings! 

Oh, so that's why there's only 30% worth of good information in self-published books on Amazon ! Never thought of it that way....

If you guys get it figured out, let me know. :)

Originally posted by @Brandon Turner :

Not a bad idea at all @Brian Gibbons . We probably should have pushed a lot harder on the Amazon front, rather than driving the vast majority of book sales to our BP site. Amazon just takes too large of a cut (70%) so for money reasons (we are investors!) we chose to push the sales here. However, I really look forward to the day I can say I'm a "bestseller" with that book :) So maybe I'll use your ideas for a short time to increase the Amazon rankings! 

 Well sell a $3.95 ebook that gives a coupon for saving shipping and 10% of the your book on BP!

The link is in the cheap ebook.

You will be a best seller on Amazon AND not have to give 70% away. Like a teaser ebook.

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