Episode 36 – Chris Fox on How to Train Amazon to Sell Your Books

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In episode 36 of the podcast author Chris Fox shares his expertise on the Amazon algorithm and how authors can train Amazon to help them sell books.


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Don’t forget to answer the question of the week at the end of the Show Notes! In this episode you’ll learn:

-How iBooks and other bookstores sell differently than Amazon.

-Find out when is a good time to run book promotions to get the maximum lift on Amazon.

-The importance of your “Also Boughts” section of your book sales page during the first 60 days of its launch.

-Why email lists from curated sites like InstaFreebie may not be best to use for your book launch.

-Why cost is not the biggest barrier keeping readers fro buying you books.

-A discussion of reader magnets and better options than perma-free books.

-Why Amazon is not your employer.

-Why it’s important early on to sell books to the right readers and who they are.

-Find Chris’ fiction and nonfiction books here: http://www.chrisfoxwrites.com/
-The Chris Fox YouTube channel with lots of tutorials for authors:

-Chris Fox’s latest book, Six Figure Author–click here.

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Question of the Week: Would you (or do you) sell your books exclusively on Amazon? Why or why not? Answer in the comments!

  • Chris Syme

    His YouTube channel is pretty cool.

  • Lissa Johnston

    I’ve been meaning to pick up Six Figure Author. Chris is all over the place on social media etc for self-pub, so I can’t believe I haven’t bought it before now. And I’ve decided recently to focus on Amazon for marketing as it fits my needs better than FB ads. Thx for the reminder re his YouTube channel as well.

  • Chris Syme

    Good luck Shauna and keep us posted. I have an author that is starting a new series later in the year and we plan to use Chris’ formula for promotion and see how it goes.

  • Shauna Black

    I have not sold exclusively with Amazon in the past, but due to Chris Fox’s advice, I plan to try it with my next release.