Saturday, May 18, 2013

Selling & Buying Books From Online Shop

Have you ever considered the fact that selling your books online can gain you even more profits? Did you think about the various ways in which you can do something to improve the techniques used to buy and sell books so that you earn more? Here we have for you some helpful tips so that you can increase your profit margin. Check them out and suggest them to your friends interested.

Tip 1: Check out what is in demand!

If you are a book seller specializing in specific areas, like for instance romantic or suspense; it is always better to be a generalist seller of books. There is always a fierce competition in the field and you would want to be the best book seller. Therefore it is essential that you start selling the area of books that is in demand.

Tip 2: Auctions and sales.

It is always necessary that you plan your time in accordance with your money while setting up in this business. Innumerable can be brought into use for acquiring used books. Some of the many can be closing down dates, charity stores, and thrift stores, advertisements in newspapers, auctions, flea markets, bookstore sales and garage sales. Also you can get great deals on eBay where book are auctioned periodically and are available on good bargains.

Tip 3: price them right:

It is important that you set the prices for your books appropriately. You obviously don’t want to make less or nothing out of all the hard work you have done. First step is to research what other sellers charge for the books and also make a note of all the costs that are involved while acquiring a particular book. Consider the initial price charged for the book and then take into account the site sales commission, shipping costs, site listing fees and other costs.

Tip 4: Research!

You can give serious considerations to listing your books on some well-known websites like eBay or Amazon and expect real quick sales. Research for people who sell books online and also check for their free online listings. Do not limit yourself to selling the books on as many as sites possible to increase your sales and profits thereby. It is important that you read constantly and research to gain high profits in the business.

Tip 5: Honest is the best policy!

The last but not the least, is be honest and accurate while you describe your books to the readers while listing them on the websites. This leads to a better credibility and loyalty towards your customers.
By following these techniques you are sure to make huge profits in selling the books. Good luck!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

How To Select Romance Novel?

The concept of romance was introduced into novels by the Western Culture and most probably in English speaking countries. Novels that have love as their basic theme in which the protagonists or the leading characters fall in love with one another and have to overcome hurdles that come in their way in order to safeguard their love are romantic novels. The settings and plots of these novels make it possible for the reader to predict the climax but the descriptions and use of techniques like flashback or suspense make it interesting to read these novels.
Romantic novels are further classified into sub-genres that include teenage love, erotica, interracial themes, Christian, contemporary, paranormal, vampire romance and historical.
There are millions of romantic novels written by great authors ranging from William Shakespeare, Jane Austen to Nicholas Sparks, Eric Segal and Grisham. It is necessary that you find the one that appeals to you the most. To help you find the best read, here are some of the novels that might interest you and develop a liking for romantic novels.
If you wish to historical romance, Georgette Hever’s novels set in the Regency period is the best pick. ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen written in 1847 is a masterpiece. If you decide to go by the numbers and best selling statistics the novel ‘Pamela’ by Samuel Richardson is highly recommended as five editions of it were sold in just the first eleven months of its publishing.
Examples of contemporary novels are ‘Bet me’ by Jennifer Crusie, ‘Match if you can’ by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, ‘Sugar Daddy’ by Lisa Kleypas are some of the finest ones.
For modern romance you can take up the Harlequin novels or the best love stories publisher Mills and Boon. Nicholas Sparks, Bella Andre, Sophie Kinsella are some of the many romantic authors who include romance as seen in today’s world. Under the category vampire love, the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer is well known. Also novels like Vampire Diaries and the Host are ideal for vampire romance.
Teenage love is well depicted in Lizzie McGuire novels based on the popular TV show, Perfect chemistry by Simone Elkeles are some of the examples.
The instances for Paranormal romantic novels are Lover Awakened, Lover Mine, and Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward. Paranormal novels are usually recommended for adult readers for the violent descriptions included in them.
The list of romantic novels is infinite and therefore it is recommended that you join an online program like the or Nexttag that are programmed to suggest you novels as per your priorities. You can also buy romantic novel online from Amazon. It is important to keep in mind that reading modern love stories at the beginning can help you develop interest in romantic novels that you can further scale up to classic romantic novels by Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and William Blake. Romantic novels are simpler while reading and do not affect the psyche of the readers in any ways. 
So go ahead and get yourself drenched into the romance!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The New E-Book Publishing Doctrine

Publishers, and thus writers have never been in a better place than they are right now. This may sound like  an odd statement when in fact the publishing house is like a deer caught in the dim glow of an e-reader, maybe not the most eloquent example but you get the idea, but the fact is that with the quick decline of  print the opportunity for e-publishing is flourishing.
Ask any scientist or professor who is a leading authority on some esoteric, tiny niche that have published a multitude of books to a readership of ten. They got published by either a vanity press or university publisher or their time spent doing research, book editing and writing will earn them far less than if they had got a summer job flipping burgers. The printing costs are high and the royalties are tiny.
Now with e-books the same content can be produced into an electronic format, the printing costs are nil, the royalties are higher as well as the potential to have a greater readership is increased dramatically due to costs being lower to purchase the book and distribution reaches everyone with access to an internet connection and a credit card.
What does it mean for publishers and authors? It means that finally there's a viable market for small, niche markets to start. In addition, trends in genres will change quickly and without warning, book's sales-cycle will be shortened and best seller lists will change quicker and will have a far higher percentage of previously unknown authors.
For small, highly targeted readership audiences we will be able to market directly to them through on-line forums, discussion groups and organizations. A very inexpensive marketing strategy and allowing authors in these markets are to still generate a reasonable return on their time investment.
Second, fast changing trends in genres will allow both publishers and authors to define the trend through great writing and creative marketing strategies, be ahead of the market instead of simply following, the focus once again will be to find great author website not simply authors that happen to write in a currently popular style or group.
Third, books will find explosive growth (marketing companies will attempt to create viral marketing plans and fail), growth will come from the masses, from word of mouth and once again from great writing. Books will peak early and fast, then dwindle just as quickly to a few late adopters that are trying to catch up. Authors that come equipped with a series are ready to be launched as soon as the decline of the first book starts will be the big winners. Authors with strong websites and social media campaigns will also win this battle because they will be able to retain interest and have access to a database of loving fans and Facebook followers. There will be an increasing trend of short stories written between novels to try and retain readers. Authors that adopt this strategy, while maintaining a high level of quality will be successful.
Fourth, best selling lists will switch from a weekly New York Times list to first a bi-weekly and shortly thereafter a daily best sellers list with weekly lists merely a synopsis. Authors and publishers will have to fight daily for each title on the list, campaigns will become more and more sophisticated to keep up with buyer’s behavior, pricing will begin to be set daily if not hourly based on purchasing trends and possibly even by reader, based on a combination of income and age. Book editor launches will be set for a specific day and hour based on that demographic. Technology learned from travel sites and others will be utilized to improve purchasing on hand held devices and captured information will continue to improve the recommendations and target books specific to your interests.
What is the overall lesson behind all of this? Great writing will still win out. Now, we as publishers need to become equally as great at getting the word out. It has never been a better time for readers and authors. It's going to be a crazy couple years! Start writing.
Rick Momsen is the CEO of Pegasus Publishing