Did You Ask People To Buy Your Book?

by warrenwhitlock

Radically Transparent by Andy Beal
I spent some time with Andy Beal last year. He’s an expert at the kind of marketing I’ve been telling authors to use, and his book Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online will be a must read for any authors wanting to attract readers online and build strong relationships fast.

I read Andy’s blog and follow him on Twitter.. got a message today that lead to this Amazon.com trick

Andy doesn’t have a big promotion promising you goodies for buying. But he is marketing himself and his book, I imagine he’ll be a best seller just with the social marketing that he is doing so well.

As you can see. This is a transparent attempt to get you to buy my friends book, let him know that I support him, and offer something that I know is good for you.

Sometimes all it takes to get book sales is to ask readers to go buy your book

  • http://whyfacebook.com/ MariSmith

    Hey Warren – I’m a raving fan of Andy Beal too.

    I’m certain his new book will be a bestseller… and turn into a classic: *the* handbook for reputation management!! A topic so critical to everyone – from solo businesspeople to the giants.

    Andy walks his talk for sure – I’m enjoying watching him create his own buzz. :)

  • http://whyfacebook.com/ MariSmith

    Hey Warren – I’m a raving fan of Andy Beal too.

    I’m certain his new book will be a bestseller… and turn into a classic: *the* handbook for reputation management!! A topic so critical to everyone – from solo businesspeople to the giants.

    Andy walks his talk for sure – I’m enjoying watching him create his own buzz. :)

  • http://whyfacebook.com MariSmith

    Hey Warren – I’m a raving fan of Andy Beal too.

    I’m certain his new book will be a bestseller… and turn into a classic: *the* handbook for reputation management!! A topic so critical to everyone – from solo businesspeople to the giants.

    Andy walks his talk for sure – I’m enjoying watching him create his own buzz. :)

  • http://www.radicallytransparent.com/ Andy Beal

    Thanks to both of you for your kind words.

    I’m only just getting warmed up with the book promo. ;-)

  • http://www.radicallytransparent.com Andy Beal

    Thanks to both of you for your kind words.

    I’m only just getting warmed up with the book promo. ;-)

  • http://www.aspirationsplus.com/ Jeanne May

    Hi Warren…

    Andy is a great author — looking forward to reading his book.

    Asking people to buy your book, can be daunting especially when marketing isn’t the area you specialise in. My solution has been to talk about my book, to bring it into the conversation somehow… whether it is on the Web via my blog or in face-to-face conversation. I don’t directlyly ask people to buy it but rather wet their appetite to want more… and I then direct them to where they can find out more about the book, and hopefully buy it.

    Jeanne May
    http://www.goalsnaspirations.com

  • http://www.aspirationsplus.com/ Jeanne May

    Hi Warren…

    Andy is a great author — looking forward to reading his book.

    Asking people to buy your book, can be daunting especially when marketing isn’t the area you specialise in. My solution has been to talk about my book, to bring it into the conversation somehow… whether it is on the Web via my blog or in face-to-face conversation. I don’t directlyly ask people to buy it but rather wet their appetite to want more… and I then direct them to where they can find out more about the book, and hopefully buy it.

    Jeanne May
    http://www.goalsnaspirations.com

  • http://www.aspirationsplus.com Jeanne May

    Hi Warren…

    Andy is a great author — looking forward to reading his book.

    Asking people to buy your book, can be daunting especially when marketing isn’t the area you specialise in. My solution has been to talk about my book, to bring it into the conversation somehow… whether it is on the Web via my blog or in face-to-face conversation. I don’t directlyly ask people to buy it but rather wet their appetite to want more… and I then direct them to where they can find out more about the book, and hopefully buy it.

    Jeanne May
    http://www.goalsnaspirations.com

  • http://www.ExcellenceArt.org/ Elisiagirl

    Hi Warren,

    I am very impressed by your networking skill and praise of others. What a great idea to just ASK for the sale, and to get others to ask for the sale for you! Networking is a skill that I am learning from you. I appreciate your example, and appreciate that you pop over and check my blog and leave me a comment too! It shows that you walk your talk about networking, being genuinely interested in others. It works for me!

    http://blog.excellenceart.org

  • http://www.ExcellenceArt.org Elisiagirl

    Hi Warren,

    I am very impressed by your networking skill and praise of others. What a great idea to just ASK for the sale, and to get others to ask for the sale for you! Networking is a skill that I am learning from you. I appreciate your example, and appreciate that you pop over and check my blog and leave me a comment too! It shows that you walk your talk about networking, being genuinely interested in others. It works for me!

    http://blog.excellenceart.org

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