"A major challenge with ebooks is a lack of visibility," says Dan Poynter, world-renowned self-publishing expert and bestselling author of The Self-Publishing Manual.
Why? Because at first glance, an ebook looks like a simple, streamlined alternative to a print book. But, many ebook authors and publishers just don't get their ebooks in front of enough people to make a difference. If you want to get your wisdom out into the world and start reaping the rewards now, an ebook is the way to go. Be an early player in the move by more and more people to ebook readers. Reach new audiences eager to download all the ways you can help them in business, life, leadership, parenting, relationships, nutrition, fitness, and more. But first, get it out there!
Eliminate "Post and Pray"-- Dan Poynter
Most ebook authors and publishers do not even know where to start,
so they don’t. This is how Dan describes the process:
They upload their ebook to a website
and sit back.
This is called “Post and Pray.”
We are longtime fans of Dan and his self-publishing education and techniques. When we heard about his new Global Ebook Awards, we were excited to learn that it is not just about putting your ebook in a competition. The submission and award process itself has a built-in ebook promotion program. See the 10 Reasons to Enter, below, and all the ways your ebook can get seen and sold through this competition.
Plus, We May Feature Your Ebook Cover on This Blog
My partner, Graham Van Dixhorn, and I will be the judges for a special ebook cover category in the Global Ebook Awards competition. In addition to picking the best covers from those submitted, we will be featuring many covers right here on this blog over the next two months with a brief "What's Great About This Ebook Cover?" write-up. We will use your ebook cover to point out a key book cover strategy--always something positive--so you and your ebook look good. This gives you even more marketing visibility!
Get All the Details
Go to Dan Poynter's Global Ebook Awards website. You'll find entry rules, dates, ebook categories, and answers to any questions. The website is also designed as a complete resource for all things ebook.