Last week’s topic covered tactics an author could pursue to get featured in the “Blog” category of the Outskirts Press app. This week, we continue the topic. We have already established that the best way is to focus on being featured in one of these blog categories:
Virtual Book Tours
Book Fair Participants
So far we have discussed Author and Book Spotlights. Today we’ll talk about getting listed on the Monthly bestseller list.
Obviously, we love showcasing our successful books, and in most people’s eyes, ending up on a “bestseller list” is a good sign of success. There are all kinds of “bestseller lists” in the world nowadays. There is the New York Times Bestseller list, there is the Amazon Bestseller list, and there are individual bookstores’ bestseller lists. The value and “prestige” associated with all these lists vary by who you listen to and who you believe. But believe this, in a world where 1 million books are published every year, getting on ANY bestseller list is better than not getting on one. It validates your book in at least some quantifiable manner. And that’s more than most people can say. Well… most people haven’t even published a book, so you’re already ahead of the game.
Every month, we compile our own bestseller list, which are the ten books that we sold the most of, listed in alphabetical order. For example, our July bestsellers were featured on our app beginning August 16th and are still being featured. This list is impossible to predict from month to month, which means it is anyone’s game. Sure, we have our athletes (Marvin A. Russell) and doctors (Dr. Anthony Ebeigbe and Dr. Patrick Olomu) on the list in July, but we also have selections of books that prove you don’t have to play for Notre Dame, or teach in its classrooms, to have a bestseller.
And having an Outskirts Press bestseller is a sure way to get featured in our app. Tomorrow we’ll discuss Virtual Book Tours, the first of the guaranteed ways to get featured.