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  • Self-Publishing with Dale

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    Why are YOUR books not selling? I'd love to hear from you about your experience.
    Also, you may want to check out my three video playlists about marketing and promotion:
    β€’ Amazon Marketing Services for Books
    β€’ Amazon Advertising for Books with Marco Moutinho
    β€’ Marketing & Promotion for Self-Published Books

  • Hong Fei Bai

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    My book is on pre-order and I sold 37 books in 10 days as an unknown author, 12-14 of which were from ads.

    Many people don't sell well because they don't do research.

    1. Sell enough copies so Amazon markets for us. Amazon needs data for its algorithms, and selling to all your friends and family, at least at first, corrupts its data, or at the very least, dilutes it.
    2. Not marketing. Shouting on Twitter hasn't netted me many if any sales.
    3. Lack of editing (developmental and line editing, and proofreading), a good book cover (must be genre appropriate), etc.
    4. Lack of research or ability to write a blurb and ad copy (if you're not good you can do research – Brian Meeks writes such good blurbs even though I don't read the genres in his examples they even interest me!).
    5. Not willing to take creative risks and writing what everyone else writes, but also not writing to market.

    People have different strengths and weaknesses. Marketing is fun for me. Writing complex character is difficult and not as fun as writing fight scenes.

  • MichaelMMiddleton098

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    I have 20 published titles. Most of my sales are from in person appearances / meet the author events.

  • Floyd Lawton

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    Buying an e book is like swiping on tinder

  • Duchess Lizbeth

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    My God. Alright: "Us Indie Authors" don`t have success selling our books at KDP Amazon because we have not "paid $$$ money" to Amazon so they can add us the "stars". After you pay Amazon to "advertise" your books, suddenly you receive a bunch of stars and comments who knows mysteriously from where or whom.

    Honestly, that is cheating.

  • Kambiz Mostofi

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    As an Author of 35 Book Titles, I can tell you that Authors don't put in the time for marketing.

  • Kate Cosette

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    Hi Dale, thanks so much for this video. After watching it, I looked at my basic, boring free sample cover that Amazon offered and went "ohhhhhhhhh yeah that makes sense." I definitely need to get a cover designer, and I also think I need a different title to market my book better.

    My question is, do you (or do you know anyone) who can give a consultation or something to help me figure out what my cover should look like, and what title will help my book sell? I really would like to get this off the ground, but I don't want to make any decisions blind.

    Thanks for the advice regardless!

  • Hank Groff

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    If your 1st book is a "wear bear" shape-shifter book and your next book is a home workout plan for seniors — love it! hilarious. Love your stuff Dale. BTW – I published my first book – and have taken your advice – iT WORKS!

  • ThatWasACoolTrick

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    I lost it when he mentioned JoJo 🀣🀣🀣

  • Money Motivation

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    Hi dale, how can I sell paperback copies of my book? I’ve only sold a few ebooks.

  • Daryl Toms

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    Thank you Dale. I am a first time author looking at all options to help when my book comes out. All comments welcomed. Awaiting the proof copy, before the paperback comes out.

  • Boss Life

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    Thanks great information!!

  • ISHAN nagpal

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    I am an indie author now
    Most knowledge from your channel πŸ˜‚

  • Shaiz 036

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    I published my book but got no sales even only one review ☹️☹️☹️. It's may be two weeks now.

  • Jermaine Brown

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    Thanks this was super helpful

  • P Armanno

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    My books can beat by miles any books in existence for cover design, titles and content but don't sell because nobody see them on Amazon. Amazon doesn't help in promotion and visibility.It's as simple as that,.visibility is everything. That is why I'm going to bypass the conventional market and create my own market place.

  • RT O

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    Hi Dale, I'm an author and I've had mixed results selling children's books. Some have done really well but one individual book hasn't sold at all.

    I have made the interior much better so I think it could sell some now. In terms of the algorithm would you say I'm better off uploading a completely new book or just updating the existing one? It's been on about a month. Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Alicja Pretka

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    Hey, thank you for video, i just started 3 weeks ago and made tens of book and 0 sells, do you think is good to republish all my books but with better desription?

  • FlyWhiteGuy

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    I recently published my first book called, (Arcadia: The God of Creation, and Destruction), and I've been having trouble making any sales. I think my problem is the keywords in my ads. If you could take a look at my page on, and give me your honest opinion that would be awesome. My friend read my book description and said it was great, but I can't really trust a close friend to be completely honest with me.

  • Gardens of Blessings Tv

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    Thanks for these ideas!


    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    I am a full-time Social Worker. My problem is taking time to consistently promote my books. It gets expensive. I have multiple books. Also, I do not like social media, but I know it is necessary to build my business and brand…

  • Josh Wells

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    I think indy authors struggle with sales simply because marketing (especially online marketing) is a foreign language to most

  • smurfynet hcm

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    You made some good points but you missed out the most important point which is pretty unbelievable.

  • Terry Jones

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    Question do you find that publishing books with Kindle unlimited helps with sales or should I just publish normally?

  • Sharma Vishal

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    Hey I am self published author I sell my book at 0.99 cents and I sell 450 units per month, and I want to ask one thing that i could raise price to 2.99 cents??

  • NEWS 360

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    I published so many book but my book not available in us and uk market

  • miriam Elmis

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    I finished writing two books one on perfect Essays and the other Perfect high school grammar. I published on kindle online few weeks back and so far zero sales please assist me out here.

  • Zoe Jesus

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    Thanks a whole lot.

  • khalil khan

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    my book is live and my friend want to buy, but it is saying currently unavailable, but in my bookseller it say anyone can buy, what to do?

  • Moazzam Ali

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    Can you plz tell, why there is no "buy with one click" option under my book

  • Megatrndz

    January 13, 2021 - 11:38 pm

    i really do not think telling people to buy another book when you are trying to sell your own is really a gimmick, also authors should not lower their price or give away for free, if you feel you are worth it than do not lower your price, your a devaluing the author industry as a whole

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