Saturday, May 3, 2014

How to Sell Your Blurb Books on Amazon

Blurb has always been a great way for people to make books about the things that interest them. And while it’s always been possible to sell your books via Blurb’s website, you can now sell the books you make on Amazon.com! Imagine, your work on the world’s biggest marketplace!

Here’s an excerpt from an interview with Donna Boyer, Blurb’s Chief Product Officer, on how the whole thing works:

What’s the most exciting thing about authors being able to sell their books through Amazon.com?
Setting up Blurb books to be available on Amazon.com couldn’t be easier. Once authors have uploaded their book to their Blurb account, they simply go to their Book Details page to select "Amazon" under the "Sell my book" options. That’s it. Once authors provide their info to get paid, Blurb handles the rest.
What can authors expect when listing on Amazon.com?
Once an author submits their book, it will be available for sale on Amazon.com within about seven days. Authors should plan to market their book to their network in order to drive reviews and sales rankings on Amazon, which can then lead to organic sales from new readers. It’s important for authors to remember that Amazon adds a fee for selling through Amazon.com, so the list price will need to be higher in order to make the same profit as a book sold directly via the Blurb platform.

Selling through Amazon.com is quite the game changer—can authors list their books on Amazon.com if they’ve already published them through Blurb?
Absolutely. Any existing photo paper book is eligible for distribution on Amazon.

What are the biggest reason Blurb authors will want to take advantage of Amazon.com distribution?
A big benefit of Amazon is that it gives authors a new opportunity to expand their audience beyond their current network.

Check out the full interview and learn more about selling your Blurb published book. As part of the new Blurb to Amazon program, Blurb is offering a great deal. Save 15% through May 15th when you use the code MAY15.

Participate in the Blurb to Amazon program, and reach a wider audience, gain recognition and watch your sales grow. All with the click of a button. 
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