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MBA1520 Q&A Wednesdays: I Want To Sell My Books. Do I need a Website?
May 6, 2020 · 12 min
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Standing out as a writer is tough. 

Fortunately, you don’t necessarily have to shoot for the New York Times’ best-seller list. You just have to find your audience, and grow it. But for today’s authors, that begs the question: does Amazon help with that, or hurt?

Or both?

It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one of our listeners is a fiction author who’s not sure whether to even build their own website, since Amazon…y’know, exists. After all, most books are sold on Amazon, right? Is it worth the time and effort to build a site that just forwards people to The Everything Store anyway?

Spoiler alert, budding authors: do not rely on Amazon.

We get into the details on today’s episode. We’ll discuss why Amazon is helpful for authors, and the price you pay in return. We’ll explain how important your own website really is, and what you lose by not having one.  We’ll also explain why even if you are selling books on Amazon, your own separate corner of the Internet is still a must..

Plus, we’ll discuss how the difference between physical books and e-books factors into the overall equation.

Amazon is a useful resource for writers and entrepreneurs of all kinds, but that doesn’t mean you should only market and sell there. Find out why, plus learn where to get some affordable help in setting up your own website. Click Play!



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