Book Marketing: What is the Best Social Media Site for Promoting Your Amazon Kindle Suspense Novel?
Hey selfpublished authors: Have you discovered that your book marketing experience has managed to accumulate over the years, through simple trial and error? If you have, you may have discovered the best social media for promoting your Amazon Kindle books. I think I may have found the best social media platform to talk about my new Amazon Kindle Suspense Novel: Skipping Childhood: A Novel (From Abused Foster Child to Adolescent Serial Killer).
First of all, let me say that I believe the information in this post can benefit any new book title, whether it’s available on Amazon or not. I chose to specify Amazon because that is where my own interest lies. I plan to devote all of the upcoming year to mastering the secrets of success on Amazon. I’m intrigued by their policies, procedures and algorithms and I intend to understand how they work.
Choosing Amazon Book Categories
Since Amazon only allows the author two category choices, you have to be very selective in deciding which two will benefit your title the most. For instance, Skipping Childhood can currently be found by following this particular path:
My book centers around a twelve-year-old borderline sociopath who resorts to murder on several occasions. But while there are some definite suspenseful moments in this dark urban drama, the story is about more than the murders. It is also a story of growing up and finding ways to cope with the negative hand that life sometimes deals us. That is why I finally decided on the coming of age category as a second choice.
Choosing the Best Social Media Site
Have you finally decided on the two Amazon book categories that will benefit your new title the best? If you have, then you need to make sure that you choose the best social media site that provides the biggest advantage. With so many different sites to choose from, it can be hard just settling on one. In fact, your first instinct (just like mine) may be to try and interact with as many social media sites as possible. When it comes to this strategy, there are many authors who subscribe to the theory that more is best. Personally, I’ve found out that trying to interact on too many sites doesn’t work for me.
I currently have accounts on most of the popular social media sites, such as:
But having these accounts doesn’t necessarily mean you benefit from them, not if you don’t use them wisely. You could end up actually wasting time dabbling here and there with multiple sites, instead of spending quality time on one site. This may not apply to every selfpublished author, but there are many authors that it does apply to, such as me. I’ve discovered that I am never successful building a following by hopping around from site to site.
I seem to do better when I find one place to have a regular presence and I spend time interacting there. I enjoy social media a lot better this way, and apparently, I seem to engage more readers and followers this way as well. Too bad that I had to learn this the hard way! Hopefully I can try and save some of you some time and trouble with my suggestion. Decide on one site, two at the most, and spend time not just posting, but reading and responding to posts. This is one of my primary focuses for 2017, and I look forward to the new authors and readers I’ll meet.
What Social Media Site Works for Me
By now, you may be wondering what social media site I believe is the best one to promote your Amazon Kindle book on. After doing a little investigative research, I’ve decided that the site I’ll be spending all of 2017 interacting on is Google Plus. My reason for this decision is a really good and simple one; it’s GOOGLE!
Needless to say, whatever it is we’re doing online (including trying to promote a book title) will ultimately end up being searched on Google. That means that any Google related writing platforms or resources that we use will presumably have an advantage. I’ve tested this theory by searching on Google for certain blog posts that I’ve made. My blogspot blog (a Google property) seems to appear in the searches more than my WordPress blog posts. But more importantly, my Google+ comments definitely appear more than my Tweets or any other social media posts.
This discovery gave me plenty of food for thought, when it comes to marketing my book. If I’m going to be using social media to promote my Amazon Kindle suspense novel, I want to have the biggest advantage possible. That is why I’ll be posting some interesting and useful blog posts related to selfpublishing my new novel. I think Google Plus will be the best social media site to use to promote Skipping Childhood: A Novel.