PromotePre-selling your book has benefits that you don’t want to miss out on. Some of the benefits:

  1. Get a jump on generating revenue from your book
  2. Creates a buzz about your book
  3. Readies presale readers for creating reviews for the official release

I also think it helps the author get into the, promote and sell, mindset. Pre-sales through Amazon are counted the day of the release and are important to hitting one of their best sellers list. If you do well on pre-sales, even if you don’t hit best seller, it helps your book get notice through the rankings.

How far out from your release date should you start pre-sales? Good question and it depends is the answer, but one I’m sure you don’t want to hear. For authors with an eager following, anxiously waiting to read their latest book, they may be able to starts months in advance. For authors who are about to give birth to their first book and haven’t built a following, I would suggest 30 days or less.

My sister, Karen D. Bradley, who is also an author, offers pre-sales through Amazon and via her website. Those who order via her site can order a signed copy of her book. Until our recent collaboration on our novel Life on Fire, I hadn’t offered this option on any of my books. Moving forward I will add this to my pre-sale repertoire.  There are always things to learn even after you achieve your goal of publishing so never become complacent, once you reach your goals, then set higher goals for your writing and get after them. For now, one of your current goals should be to pre-sale your book and set it up for success.

Click here for a free copy of my Write & Self-publish chart. It provides the high-level steps you need to write and self-publish your book. I’m currently blogging my way through each step to provide more detail. I invite you to comment and ask any questions you may have on writing and self-publishing your book.

I have written and published six novels.  My latest book entitled Life on Fire, co-written with my sister Karen D. Bradley, was released in June 2015If you are new to writing a book or self-publishing and want to follow along as I share what I’ve learned, either subscribe to receive my blog posts at or request to be added to my  group on Facebook, JB’s Writers Studio where the links to the posts will be shared. The group will also be a place for members to ask questions and share information.

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