We love helping authors and publishers learn how to get their books discovered. So we host a Twitter chat where authors and book marketers can ask us questions on book marketing, publishing, running price promotions, and submitting to BookBub via the hashtag #AskBookBub.
We’ve been running #AskBookBub since last July, and we wanted to recap some of the most popular questions we get so that anyone who missed these chats or wants a quick glance at the highlights can easily find the answers. We’ve received a large range of questions, and this is just a sample from the mix.
Remember to check the #AskBookBub hashtag for announcements on upcoming chat times. We welcome any book marketing and publishing questions, even if they have nothing to do with BookBub! Also, if you’re not available at that hour, feel free to pre-schedule your questions using a tool like TweetDeck, Buffer, or Hootsuite.
Without further ado, here’s the roundup of our most frequently asked #AskBookBub questions:
Does a book have a greater chance of being selected if it’s available on multiple retailers?
Is there a minimum number of reviews needed to be accepted for a Featured Deal?
Should I bother submitting a new release?
I’m unsure which BookBub category to choose. Help!
If my book isn’t selected for a Featured Deal, when can I submit again?
Will you give me more information about why my book wasn’t selected?
How many submissions do you get per day, and what is the turnaround time?
When during the year would I have a greater chance of being accepted for a Featured Deal?
How is page count calculated?
Does running a BookBub Featured Deal help authors hit the bestseller lists?
Does running a BookBub Featured Deal help authors get more reviews?
Does a book’s initial price affect a price promotion’s performance?
Is it better to make your book permafree or temporarily free?
What percentage of BookBub’s Featured Deals are indie vs. publisher?
Are publishers’ books more likely to get selected for a Featured Deal?
Will BookBub consider adding/subdividing more categories for Featured Deals?
What are the benefits to claiming your BookBub Author Profile?
What is the most effective book marketing tactic?
Other than discounting and getting a BookBub Featured Deal, what’s the most effective way for authors to increase sales?
How can I prolong the effects of my BookBub Featured Deal?
What is the biggest book marketing mistake authors make?
Do you have questions that aren’t on the list? Join our next #AskBookBub Twitter chat. We’ll announce upcoming chats on the #AskBookBub hashtag, so follow that hashtag in a column in Tweetdeck or Hootsuite so you don’t miss the next one.
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