Without contacts or glasses, my visibility is really poor. I can’t read things on my computer screen from a normal distance without these visual aids. Without visual aids, what I see on my computer screen in still visible, just fuzzy and unreadable.
Many books suffer from a fate far worse than poor visibility. Many are invisible.
Readers have to be able to see your book to buy it. They have to be able to see your book to be drawn in and enticed to read more. Sadly, many books are not visible on the web. Many times I have plugged in the name of an independently published book into a search engine to have only one or two results returned. Any book title that yields only a few results via a search engine is basically invisible.
Visibility of a book is increased with each place the book is listed on the Internet. So, having your book listed in multiple online stores, on various blogs, on different social media sites, and on many book sites is a good way to increase visibility.
Try this exercise:
- Open a new tab on your web browser.
- Head on over to a search engine site like Google.com or Bing.com.
- Type the title of your latest book into the search box.
- Hit the search button.
- Look at the results.
If your book’s title does not yield multiple pages of results, then I suggest you work on increasing the visibility of your book. Start by listing you book on websites that allow you to list your book for free. Here are six to get you started:
List your books. It’s free. All it costs you is a little time. The result will be more visibility for your book.