As a book publisher, I am always looking for effective and inexpensive ways to reach book buyers. One way is to harness the power of Amazon by using Listmania lists. How?
Listmania is a free marketing tool that allows all Amazon account holders to create a list of their favorite things, like books. It is ideal for authors to list their own book along with other books of the same genre to take advantage of its popularity and association. For example, if you have a book similar to Harry Potter Then by listing that book along with your book and other similar books, your book can benefit as it may appear in Google, Bing, and Amazon searches.
Here’s how to create a Listmania list in Amazon:
Click the “Edit your profile” button in the upper right corner of the page.
Click on the “Lists” tab in the Contributions section of your profile.
Click on the link “Create your first one now” or on the link “Manage your Listmania lists” if you already have existing lists.
Provide the requested information for your list and click the Preview button to review your list and Publish list when done.
Here is the information that you will be asked to enter:
Name your list: Make it searchable by keywords, names of other best-selling authors, or book titles.
Your qualifications: Your qualifications should be a description of why you are an expert on the topic on your list.
Introduction: You can add an optional introductory paragraph to describe the list.
Add tags: This allows you to add keywords that help others discover your list.
Add your book: This is the core of your list. You can add anything from the book listings on Amazon.com; (you can add anything on Amazon for that matter)
“Authors often use Listmania as a way to promote their own titles while grouping them with similar books. It’s smart, low-key, and effective,” said Rosanne Dingli, author of Death of Malta Y According to Luke.
“My Listmania is a definitive list of China photo books that were comprehensively compiled of all genres, from mass-market coffee table books to independently published eccentricities,” said Tom Carter, author of China: portrait of a people. His book is considered the most comprehensive photography book on modern China, and is included in the list of other books in the genre of photojournalism.
According to Anna Weber, literary strategist, “Authors can ask others to include their book in their own Listmania and, if they have good professional taste, get recommendations from other readers looking for new books to read and buy.”
Most authors are unaware of this valuable and inexpensive promotional service, but should familiarize themselves with it. When creating a list and adding their own book, the author must also add their competition to the list. It is ideal for the author to create a list with their book along with the genre competition before someone else creates a similar list without that particular author’s book on the list.
“I never understood the exposure that Listmania provides to each book on a list … it is invaluable. In the end, I saw how often my lists started to appear all over Amazon and how my book was now showing up under ‘suggested reading’ in others. books product pages, I realized that Listmania was an untapped gold mine of free and effective book promotion, “adds Carter.
Whether you’re a well-known author or self-published your first book, Listmania is an inexpensive way to promote your book.
The bottom line: Listmania offers authors a free exhibition that leads to more sales and recognition. Make a Listmania list TODAY!