Tuesday, September 4, 2012

With the success of my ebooks, many authors have asked what I am doing to market them. I don’t believe I’m doing anything different than I would if the books were in print. My cozy mysteries, previously published through Barbour, have been re-released as ebooks and have sold more copies than they did in print. Other ebooks I’ve released myself. While I still have books in print, I also enjoy the freedom of ebook publishing. So, how do I market?

*Blog interviews and guest posts where I give away a free download
*At least once a week, I twitter and FB an announcement about one or more of my books, and ask others to retweet.
*I link my twitter, FB, and blogs together.
*I buy inexpensive ads in online magazines.
*I give away free downloads for reviews.
*I post pictures of my covers on Pinterest
*I write the best book I can. If someone mentions an error, I unpublish the book, fix the mistake, and republish.

I’m not sure whether any of these options work more than the others, I only know that I’m selling copies and having a blast. Hope I’ve helped others who may be wondering about ebook publishing.
I’d love to hear from you.

Multi-published author Cynthia Hickey had three cozy mysteries published through Barbour Publishing, with a novella scheduled to be released in March 2013. Her first mystery, Fudge-Laced Felonies, won first place in the inspirational category of the Great Expectations contest in 2007. Her third cozy, Chocolate-Covered Crime, received a four-star review from Romantic Times. All three cozies have been re-released as ebooks through the MacGregor Literary Agency, along with Deadly Neighbors, the first in a new cozy series. She lives in Arizona with her husband, two of their seven children, two dogs, two cats, a snake named Flash and a fish named Floyd. She has five grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer”. Visit her website at www.cynthiahickey.com 


  1. Hey Cynthia, welcome to BB, and thank you SO much for sharing a few tips on marketing. Your e-books have been wildly successful, so any help you can offer is much appreciated!

  2. As long as you have a market, and have a quality eBook that is free of errors, your eBook can become a success, thus give you that added income. But, the great thing is, you won't be sharing the profits with anyone. Interesting!


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