Friday, March 16, 2012

Cool Promo Ideas for Authors #2: Sell Your Book on Facebook

Today I'm going to show you how to sell your book directly from your Facebook fan page!

How to add a shopping cart to your Facebook Fan Page:

I use the Ecwid app to easily install a store and shopping cart on my Facebook pages. After creating the backend (upload images, add a description, set pricing and social media interaction controls), adding the app to your fan page is super-simple. Watch the video tutorial to find out how.

Why is the Ecwid app a game-changer?

You're a self-published author. You've made your book available everywhere books are sold online- Kindle, Nook, Sony eReader, iTunes for iPhone and iPad- and now you're desperately trying to get your Facebook friends and fans to leave Facebook in order to buy your masterpiece.

The problem is, nobody wants to leave Facebook. In fact, Facebook doesn't want you to leave Facebook, and they're rapidly changing their mega-site to keep you there longer.

One of the most useful ways they're doing this is by allowing brands (that means YOU) to integrate stores and shopping carts to Facebook Fan pages. So, as soon as you make a new fan, you can sell them your book, instantly.

How Can I Sell My Book Directly to My Fans?

If you have a store and shopping cart integrated into your fan page, you can sell to your fans without asking them to leave their desired social media experience.

This is a game-changer for independent artists, because it means every penny spent on building Facebook fans is now driving them to a store, and not a blog!

My company handles Facebook and YouTube marketing campaigns for films, filmmakers and authors, and one of the greatest advances we've seen in liberating artists is the integration of the store/shopping cart.

It's hard to overstate the value of this app, so I urge you to watch the video, integrate a store and shopping cart into your Facebook fan page, and tell your fans to check it out.

Over the next five years, people are going to grow accustomed to shopping on Facebook just as we do on Amazon. By adding a store/cart now, you're ahead of the curve.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful video Ryan. I am posting the video on my blog. Thank you.