Statistics indicate that the average self-published title only sells 40 to 200 copies. This number is far too often true among new publishers also.
Finding way and places to market and sell books is always a challenge—especially in a crowded book market. Creative marketing takes thinking outside the box and often selling outside of traditional book outlets (bookstores, websites, etc.).
I recently came across a list of places that authors and publishers are selling their books. I thought I would list some here to help get your creative juices flowing so you can brainstorm places you might want to try to sell your books to gain more sales.
- Craft shows
- Gift shops
- Mom-n-Pop stores
- Art galleries
- Local coffee shops
- Fairs and conventions
- School and church fundraisers
- Service clubs such as Rotary clubs
Let your creative juices flow. What new outlet can you approach to sell more books?