Most of the times, when I release a new game or a new book, I blog about it. First, because it’s something strictly related to the topics I usually blog about. Second, because it’s a form of promotion.
By the way, sometimes I do not blog about some of the stuff I release, to see how it performs with no promotion by my side. When I blogged about writing a book for a publisher Vs self publishing a book, a couple of Facebook fans told me the article was interesting but partially wrong, because it’s easy for me to sell a book when I promote it on my blog, on my Facebook fan page and on my Twitter account.
You can find the book on Amazon at this link.
If you go to the book page you won’t find an option to buy it on Amazon, because I simply submitted it to KDP market and that’s it.
This happened about one month ago.
Today, my book reached the top 10 chart of the best sellers Cross-Platform Software Development, breaking it to 6th place.
And if you think there are only six books about this topic, well there are more than 100, maybe a lot more, I don’t know, but all in all the book reached 6th position with no promotion.
What does this mean? Well, this means I am happy to be the publisher of my book because I have full control about it and can make any kind of experiment like the one I did with amazon.
And yes, you can sell some copies of your book even if you don’t have 10k Facebook fans and a 10 years old blog like I have, although having them heavily helps in making direct sales.