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Bookarma Basics

  1. What does Bookarma DO for authors?

    If you are asking “What does Bookarma actually do for authors,” in a nutshell, Bookarma allows you to leverage the social networks of other authors on the platform. You put your book on Bookarma and start a Campaign. When you do that, your book is delivered to the
    Bookarma Book Queuebook queue that other authors browse to share books. When they see your book, with one single click, they share YOUR book (the cover image, description and the social messages you wrote) with THEIR social networks, which allows you to break through the barriers of your own social circles and reach a whole new audience. When viewers see your book in their Facebook feed or in a tweet, they can click on it and go to your book page on Bookarma, where there is a “Buy Now” button that you have linked to wherever you sell your book.

    In short, you break through the boundaries of your own social network and gain a global audience without having to cultivate that audience yourself.

  2. Does Bookarma take over my social media accounts?

    Please don’t be alarmed by the messages you see when you connect your account. Bookarma does NOT take over your social media accounts. Bookarma only connects to your Facebook and Twitter accounts  to post the books that you share, and you ALWAYS control the books and the messages that are sent out. In order for Bookarma to connect to Facebook and Twitter, we use their paths and programming, and their programs generate those confusing messages. We have no control over those messages because they come from Facebook or Twitter, and we can’t change them.

    The ONLY access Bookarma has to your social media accounts is when you share other authors’ books with your networks. We send them the data so it can be posted. 
  3. My ISBN was not found, and I can’t add my book

    You must have an ISBN for your book to add it to Bookarma, but if Bookarma cannot locate or populate your book information, you can always add the information manually. You will see a message like the one below, and to add your book manually, just click on the link under the “Search” button.Add you books to Bookarma

  4. Can I add a book that doesn’t have an ISBN?

    There are a only two requirements that must be met in order to sign up and add your books to Bookarma:

    • You must have a Twitter account
    • All books must have an ISBN
  5. How do I connect my social media accounts?

    In order to Campaign your book on Bookarma and share other authors’ books with your social networks, you must connect your social media accounts to Bookarma. It’s an easy process, and the set-up wizard walks you through the steps.

    There is, however, one thing to keep in mind. If you have multiple Facebook and/or Twitter accounts, be sure to open the specific accounts you want to connect to Bookarma first. Bookarma connects to whatever social media accounts are open on your system at the time. For example, if you’re using a shared family computer and your child’s Facebook account is open, Bookarma will connect to that account. If you have a personal Twitter account and a business Twitter account and your personal account is open, Bookarma will connect to that account. In order to connect to the account where you want the books that you share to appear, be sure to have that account open!

    If you accidentally connect to the wrong account, open a Support ticket and we’ll help you get it straightened out.

    And please don’t be alarmed by the messages you see when you connect your account. Bookarma does NOT take over your social media accounts. Bookarma only connects to your Facebook and Twitter accounts  to post the books that you share, and you ALWAYS control the books and the messages that are sent out. In order for Bookarma to connect to Facebook and Twitter, we use their paths and programming, and their programs generate those confusing messages. We have no control over those messages because they come from Facebook or Twitter, and we can’t change them.

    The ONLY access Bookarma has to your social media accounts is when you share other authors’ books with your networks. We send them the data so it can be posted. 
  6. Where can I find my karma score?

    When you log into Bookarma, you will find your karma score at the top of the page, right next to the Welcome greeting! Every time you share books, your karma score increases. The higher your karma score, the earlier and more frequently your book is delivered to the queue.

    We calculate your new karma score every night, so be sure to log in and share books every day — and watch your karma score go up!

  7. What is my karma score?

    Every time you share a book, you earn Karma Points and at the end of each day, Bookarma calculates your Karma Score. You can find your Karma Score at the top of the page when you log into Bookarma.

    Your Karma Score measures your strength on Bookarma, and the higher your Karma Score, the earlier and more often your book appears in the book queue for other authors to share. So get in the game! Promote a few books each day and watch your Karma Score climb!

  8. How do I get started on Bookarma?

    STEP ONE:

    • Go to Bookarma.net and create your Bookarma account. Sign up through Facebook or with your email address.
    • Check your email and confirm your account by clicking on the confirmation link in the email from Bookarma.
    • Connect your social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook) to Bookarma.

    STEP TWO:

    • Fill out your author profile page.
    • Import your book information to Bookarma using the ISBN. Bookarma is restricted to books that have ISBNs. To import your book, log into Bookarma.net and hover over the “Welcome” area at the top right. In that drop-down menu, select “My books” and from that screen, click on “Add Book.” Just enter your ISBN and Bookarma will import your book cover and description, and you ‘ll be on your way!
    • You can set up a free book page with links to your Amazon.com or other sales page. Link your book to your book sales site.

    STEP THREE:

    • To participate in the shared social marketing, you must start a Campaign. Click the “Campaign” link at the top of the page to get started.
    • To campaign your book, you will purchase a subscription to Bookarma, which costs $1.99 per book per month. You must have a credit card to participate, and you may cancel your subscription at any time.
    • After this, write the social messages that you want to go out about your book(s).
    • Your book(s) are now delivered to the other authors’ book queues, where they can view and share them with THEIR followers! You reach an entirely new audience! Watch the Demo here!
    • Browse your book queue and select other books to share with your own network. The more often you share other authors’ books, the more often your book appears in other queues to be shared! It’s all about karma – that’s Bookarma!
    • You always maintain complete control over your experience. You decide what books to share, what messages to send, and how often to participate.
    • If you have any problems, click on the Support link at the top of the page.
  9. What should I do if my book is not being shared?

    If your book is not being shared, there’s a reason. The first thing you want to look at is the feedback received from the other authors. Click on the Campaigns tab at the top of the page, then click on “View Details.” Not only will you see how many times your book has been shared, but in the middle of the page, you can view the feedback from other authors. It looks something like this:

    Book marketing, book discovery, market your book on Bookarma

    If your feedback scores are a 3 or below, try this:

    1. Adjust your messages according to the feedback you receive. If you see low scores on your messaging, change it up! We’re all here to give Karma, but if your messages stand in the way, adjust, adjust, adjust!
    2. Consider your cover. What do other authors think about your cover? If those scores are low, think about a cover redesign. Bookarma is all about quality.

    See more about writing strong social messages here.

  10. How can I tell if my book is being shared?

    Want to know how often your book is shared? That’s simple! Just log into Bookarma.net and click on the Campaigns tab at the top of the page, then click on View Details, and the next page will look something like this:ALIP stats

    So what do these numbers mean? Whenever your book is delivered to another authors’ queue, it creates an impression. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that the author actually viewed the book. It simply means that the book was sent to the queue. This number is the least significant.

    What is more significant is the number of views, which shows how many times another author actually clicked on the details of that book, in this case 155 times. The number of shares, which is 241, shows how many times those authors actually shared that book to their network. And of course the clickbacks – a whopping 2822 – tells you how many times viewers actually clicked on the Facebook post or tweet,  went to your book information page, and have the opportunity to purchase your book.

    See a video demonstration here.

  11. Is Bookarma REALLY Global?

    Yes, yes, YES! We have authors on Bookarma that span from Africa to America, from Israel to Romania, from the UK to Iran, from Canada to Thailand. And more authors from more countries join daily. Join us!

  12. If I promote other books, will readers buy mine?

    Bookarma is entirely based on the principle of karma. You know, what you give out is what is returned to you, the good you give will be the good you receive. Authors are not in competition with each other! It’s not like a reader will only bu one book, and they have to choose between yours and mine. No! Readers will always buy books, so have no fear when sharing other authors’ books.

    The more books you share, the higher your karma score, and the higher your karma score, the earlier and more often YOUR book is delivered to the queue. Don’t be afraid. Share and share and share. That’s GOOD KARMA!

    Read more here.

  13. What books should I share?

    1. Share to your network, not to your tastes. Let’s say that you write nonfiction, but are presented with Romance, Historical Fiction, and Sci-Fi selections. Should you share those books, even if they aren’t your cup of tea? YES! GIVE THE KARMA!! Your followers have a variety of tastes, and you don’t want to limit their exposure to other genres, nor do you want your own opportunities to be limited. Tailor the message: “For all you Sci Fi readers, here’s what I found on Bookarma.”
    2. Share a book more than once. Advertisers know it takes multiple exposures to create an impression, and impressions drive sales, so if a book appears in your queue more than once, give it Karma again!
    3. Exposure is key. The more books you share, the more Karma Points you earn, and that gives your book more opportunity to be shared.
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My Account

  1. How can I update my credit card information?

    You can update your credit card information by following these steps:

    1. Log into Bookarma.
    2. Hover over the “Welcome” message at the top right of page.
    3. Click on Billing.
    4. Click on “Update Credit Card.”
    5. Fill in the appropriate information.
  2. How do I change the link for the “Buy This Book” button?

    It’s simple to edit the link that directs viewers to where you sell your book. Just follow these steps:

    • Log into Bookarma and hover over the “Welcome” message.
    • Click on “My Books” in the drop-down menu
    • Click on “Edit book details.”
    • Edit the “Purchase URL” to link to the page where your book is sold.
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Save Book.”
  3. How do I edit my book description?

    It’s simple to edit your book description. Just follow these steps:
    • Log into Bookarma and hover over the “Welcome” message.
    • Click on “My Books” in the drop-down menu
    • Click on “Edit book details.”
    • You can edit the description to say whatever you want.
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Save Book.”
  4. Does Bookarma take over my social media accounts?

    Please don’t be alarmed by the messages you see when you connect your account. Bookarma does NOT take over your social media accounts. Bookarma only connects to your Facebook and Twitter accounts  to post the books that you share, and you ALWAYS control the books and the messages that are sent out. In order for Bookarma to connect to Facebook and Twitter, we use their paths and programming, and their programs generate those confusing messages. We have no control over those messages because they come from Facebook or Twitter, and we can’t change them.

    The ONLY access Bookarma has to your social media accounts is when you share other authors’ books with your networks. We send them the data so it can be posted. 
  5. How do I connect my social media accounts?

    In order to Campaign your book on Bookarma and share other authors’ books with your social networks, you must connect your social media accounts to Bookarma. It’s an easy process, and the set-up wizard walks you through the steps.

    There is, however, one thing to keep in mind. If you have multiple Facebook and/or Twitter accounts, be sure to open the specific accounts you want to connect to Bookarma first. Bookarma connects to whatever social media accounts are open on your system at the time. For example, if you’re using a shared family computer and your child’s Facebook account is open, Bookarma will connect to that account. If you have a personal Twitter account and a business Twitter account and your personal account is open, Bookarma will connect to that account. In order to connect to the account where you want the books that you share to appear, be sure to have that account open!

    If you accidentally connect to the wrong account, open a Support ticket and we’ll help you get it straightened out.

    And please don’t be alarmed by the messages you see when you connect your account. Bookarma does NOT take over your social media accounts. Bookarma only connects to your Facebook and Twitter accounts  to post the books that you share, and you ALWAYS control the books and the messages that are sent out. In order for Bookarma to connect to Facebook and Twitter, we use their paths and programming, and their programs generate those confusing messages. We have no control over those messages because they come from Facebook or Twitter, and we can’t change them.

    The ONLY access Bookarma has to your social media accounts is when you share other authors’ books with your networks. We send them the data so it can be posted. 
  6. Where can I find my karma score?

    When you log into Bookarma, you will find your karma score at the top of the page, right next to the Welcome greeting! Every time you share books, your karma score increases. The higher your karma score, the earlier and more frequently your book is delivered to the queue.

    We calculate your new karma score every night, so be sure to log in and share books every day — and watch your karma score go up!

  7. How do I cancel my subscription?

    We hate to see anyone leave Bookarma, but when you start a subscription, there are no strings attached. To cancel your subscription, log into your Bookarma account and click on “Campaigns” at the top of the page, the “View Details.” To end your campaign and cancel that subscription, click on the “End Campaign” button. Your subscription will end at the end of that month’s billing cycle.

  8. How do I get started on Bookarma?

    STEP ONE:

    • Go to Bookarma.net and create your Bookarma account. Sign up through Facebook or with your email address.
    • Check your email and confirm your account by clicking on the confirmation link in the email from Bookarma.
    • Connect your social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook) to Bookarma.

    STEP TWO:

    • Fill out your author profile page.
    • Import your book information to Bookarma using the ISBN. Bookarma is restricted to books that have ISBNs. To import your book, log into Bookarma.net and hover over the “Welcome” area at the top right. In that drop-down menu, select “My books” and from that screen, click on “Add Book.” Just enter your ISBN and Bookarma will import your book cover and description, and you ‘ll be on your way!
    • You can set up a free book page with links to your Amazon.com or other sales page. Link your book to your book sales site.

    STEP THREE:

    • To participate in the shared social marketing, you must start a Campaign. Click the “Campaign” link at the top of the page to get started.
    • To campaign your book, you will purchase a subscription to Bookarma, which costs $1.99 per book per month. You must have a credit card to participate, and you may cancel your subscription at any time.
    • After this, write the social messages that you want to go out about your book(s).
    • Your book(s) are now delivered to the other authors’ book queues, where they can view and share them with THEIR followers! You reach an entirely new audience! Watch the Demo here!
    • Browse your book queue and select other books to share with your own network. The more often you share other authors’ books, the more often your book appears in other queues to be shared! It’s all about karma – that’s Bookarma!
    • You always maintain complete control over your experience. You decide what books to share, what messages to send, and how often to participate.
    • If you have any problems, click on the Support link at the top of the page.
  9. What should I do if my book is not being shared?

    If your book is not being shared, there’s a reason. The first thing you want to look at is the feedback received from the other authors. Click on the Campaigns tab at the top of the page, then click on “View Details.” Not only will you see how many times your book has been shared, but in the middle of the page, you can view the feedback from other authors. It looks something like this:

    Book marketing, book discovery, market your book on Bookarma

    If your feedback scores are a 3 or below, try this:

    1. Adjust your messages according to the feedback you receive. If you see low scores on your messaging, change it up! We’re all here to give Karma, but if your messages stand in the way, adjust, adjust, adjust!
    2. Consider your cover. What do other authors think about your cover? If those scores are low, think about a cover redesign. Bookarma is all about quality.

    See more about writing strong social messages here.

  10. How can I tell if my book is being shared?

    Want to know how often your book is shared? That’s simple! Just log into Bookarma.net and click on the Campaigns tab at the top of the page, then click on View Details, and the next page will look something like this:ALIP stats

    So what do these numbers mean? Whenever your book is delivered to another authors’ queue, it creates an impression. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that the author actually viewed the book. It simply means that the book was sent to the queue. This number is the least significant.

    What is more significant is the number of views, which shows how many times another author actually clicked on the details of that book, in this case 155 times. The number of shares, which is 241, shows how many times those authors actually shared that book to their network. And of course the clickbacks – a whopping 2822 – tells you how many times viewers actually clicked on the Facebook post or tweet,  went to your book information page, and have the opportunity to purchase your book.

    See a video demonstration here.

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Promoting Books

  1. How to succeed at book promotion

    1. Focus on giving. You can’t overload the karma. Dare to share other books — even if they’re not in your genre!

    2. Share books more than one time. The advertising world knows how important multiple exposures are, and according to Thomas Smith’s book Successful Advertising it takes:

    • The first time people look at any given ad, they don’t even see it.
    • The second time, they don’t notice it.
    • The third time, they are aware that it is there.
    • The fourth time, they have a fleeting sense that they’ve seen it somewhere before.
    • The fifth time, they actually read the ad.
    • The sixth time they thumb their nose at it.
    • The seventh time, they start to get a little irritated with it.
    • The eighth time, they start to think, “Here’s that confounded ad again.”
    • The ninth time, they start to wonder if they’re missing out on something.
    • The tenth time, they ask their friends and neighbors if they’ve tried it.
    • The eleventh time, they wonder how the company is paying for all these ads.
    • The twelfth time, they start to think that it must be a good product.
    • The thirteenth time, they start to feel the product has value.
    • The fourteenth time, they start to remember wanting a product exactly like this for a long time.
    • The fifteenth time, they start to yearn for it because they can’t afford to buy it.
    • The sixteenth time, they accept the fact that they will buy it sometime in the future.
    • The seventeenth time, they make a note to buy the product.
    • The eighteenth time, they curse their poverty for not allowing them to buy this terrific product. The nineteenth time, they count their money very carefully.
    • The twentieth time prospects see the ad, they buy what is offering.

    3. Go to your book queue every day and share books with your networks.

    4. Invite other authors to join Bookarma! The more authors, the more there is to share, and the more places your book can be shared!

    5. Help the other authors and rate their book cover, description, and social messages. Be honest. “5” is high and “1” is low. If it’s love at first sight, give it your all, but if it’s a never-never-never, tell the author the truth.

    6. Follow Bookarma on Twitter. Our twitter handle is @bookarma, and our hashtag is #bookarma. Retweet what other authors posted – karma, karma, karma!

  2. What is my karma score?

    Every time you share a book, you earn Karma Points and at the end of each day, Bookarma calculates your Karma Score. You can find your Karma Score at the top of the page when you log into Bookarma.

    Your Karma Score measures your strength on Bookarma, and the higher your Karma Score, the earlier and more often your book appears in the book queue for other authors to share. So get in the game! Promote a few books each day and watch your Karma Score climb!

  3. How can I tell if my book is being shared?

    Want to know how often your book is shared? That’s simple! Just log into Bookarma.net and click on the Campaigns tab at the top of the page, then click on View Details, and the next page will look something like this:ALIP stats

    So what do these numbers mean? Whenever your book is delivered to another authors’ queue, it creates an impression. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that the author actually viewed the book. It simply means that the book was sent to the queue. This number is the least significant.

    What is more significant is the number of views, which shows how many times another author actually clicked on the details of that book, in this case 155 times. The number of shares, which is 241, shows how many times those authors actually shared that book to their network. And of course the clickbacks – a whopping 2822 – tells you how many times viewers actually clicked on the Facebook post or tweet,  went to your book information page, and have the opportunity to purchase your book.

    See a video demonstration here.

  4. Is Bookarma REALLY Global?

    Yes, yes, YES! We have authors on Bookarma that span from Africa to America, from Israel to Romania, from the UK to Iran, from Canada to Thailand. And more authors from more countries join daily. Join us!

  5. If I promote other books, will readers buy mine?

    Bookarma is entirely based on the principle of karma. You know, what you give out is what is returned to you, the good you give will be the good you receive. Authors are not in competition with each other! It’s not like a reader will only bu one book, and they have to choose between yours and mine. No! Readers will always buy books, so have no fear when sharing other authors’ books.

    The more books you share, the higher your karma score, and the higher your karma score, the earlier and more often YOUR book is delivered to the queue. Don’t be afraid. Share and share and share. That’s GOOD KARMA!

    Read more here.

  6. What books should I share?

    1. Share to your network, not to your tastes. Let’s say that you write nonfiction, but are presented with Romance, Historical Fiction, and Sci-Fi selections. Should you share those books, even if they aren’t your cup of tea? YES! GIVE THE KARMA!! Your followers have a variety of tastes, and you don’t want to limit their exposure to other genres, nor do you want your own opportunities to be limited. Tailor the message: “For all you Sci Fi readers, here’s what I found on Bookarma.”
    2. Share a book more than once. Advertisers know it takes multiple exposures to create an impression, and impressions drive sales, so if a book appears in your queue more than once, give it Karma again!
    3. Exposure is key. The more books you share, the more Karma Points you earn, and that gives your book more opportunity to be shared.
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Social Media Best Practices

  1. How to succeed at book promotion

    1. Focus on giving. You can’t overload the karma. Dare to share other books — even if they’re not in your genre!

    2. Share books more than one time. The advertising world knows how important multiple exposures are, and according to Thomas Smith’s book Successful Advertising it takes:

    • The first time people look at any given ad, they don’t even see it.
    • The second time, they don’t notice it.
    • The third time, they are aware that it is there.
    • The fourth time, they have a fleeting sense that they’ve seen it somewhere before.
    • The fifth time, they actually read the ad.
    • The sixth time they thumb their nose at it.
    • The seventh time, they start to get a little irritated with it.
    • The eighth time, they start to think, “Here’s that confounded ad again.”
    • The ninth time, they start to wonder if they’re missing out on something.
    • The tenth time, they ask their friends and neighbors if they’ve tried it.
    • The eleventh time, they wonder how the company is paying for all these ads.
    • The twelfth time, they start to think that it must be a good product.
    • The thirteenth time, they start to feel the product has value.
    • The fourteenth time, they start to remember wanting a product exactly like this for a long time.
    • The fifteenth time, they start to yearn for it because they can’t afford to buy it.
    • The sixteenth time, they accept the fact that they will buy it sometime in the future.
    • The seventeenth time, they make a note to buy the product.
    • The eighteenth time, they curse their poverty for not allowing them to buy this terrific product. The nineteenth time, they count their money very carefully.
    • The twentieth time prospects see the ad, they buy what is offering.

    3. Go to your book queue every day and share books with your networks.

    4. Invite other authors to join Bookarma! The more authors, the more there is to share, and the more places your book can be shared!

    5. Help the other authors and rate their book cover, description, and social messages. Be honest. “5” is high and “1” is low. If it’s love at first sight, give it your all, but if it’s a never-never-never, tell the author the truth.

    6. Follow Bookarma on Twitter. Our twitter handle is @bookarma, and our hashtag is #bookarma. Retweet what other authors posted – karma, karma, karma!

  2. How to write social media messages other authors will share

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing a Share-Friendly Post

    So what makes a great post? Here are some strong tips to help you write social media messages other authors will share:

    how to get published and market your book globally how to start a book … how to start writing a book … how to write a book … how to write an autobiography … how to become an authorDON’T keep the default post that says “Take a look at this book I found on #Bookarma!” Give your book a little life! You’re a writer, and if you can’t write something interesting about your book, why would anyone want to share it?

    how to get published and market your book globally how to start a book … how to start writing a book … how to write a book … how to write an autobiography … how to become an authorDO identify your audience in the post. Say something like “For historical fiction lovers, look at what I saw on #Bookarma.” If I read historical fiction, you’ve caught my interest, and I’ll be primed to click on the post or tweet to learn more about your book.

    how to get published and market your book globally how to start a book … how to start writing a book … how to write a book … how to write an autobiography … how to become an authorDON’T compliment yourself and say how well-written your book is. Another author won’t share that because they don’t know you, and they haven’t read your writing. Instead, say something like, “Mystery lovers, take a look at what I found on #Bookarma.”

    how to get published and market your book globally how to start a book … how to start writing a book … how to write a book … how to write an autobiography … how to become an authorDO keep it short and sweet. Remember, your post is not a book description. It’s a call-to-action to encourage viewers to click on the link. And when viewers click on your posts and tweets, they’ll go straight to your book information and sales page on Bookarma and see all the details there. (By the way, that’s called a “clickback!”)

    how to get published and market your book globally how to start a book … how to start writing a book … how to write a book … how to write an autobiography … how to become an authorDON’T put outside links in your posts. Bookarma automatically populates a link to your book information and sales page on Bookarma so we can measure how many clickbacks you receive. When viewers get to your book page, they can click on the “Buy this book” button and make a purchase. If you put an outside link in your posts, your data won’t be accurate.

    how to get published and market your book globally how to start a book … how to start writing a book … how to write a book … how to write an autobiography … how to become an authorDO keep the hashtag #Bookarma in your post. People all over the world search for this hashtag and you want to be part of it!

    how to get published and market your book globally how to start a book … how to start writing a book … how to write a book … how to write an autobiography … how to become an authorDON’T clutter up a post by throwing in a bunch of additional hashtags. They’re distracting and other authors don’t like them —  and neither do viewers. Keep it simple!

    how to get published and market your book globally how to start a book … how to start writing a book … how to write a book … how to write an autobiography … how to become an authorDO be clever! You’re a writer, so let the creative juices flow! I particularly like this post: “Like a bit of good-natured blasphemy in your literary fiction? Check out The Sum of Our Gods! Hilarious and heart-wrenching.” This message is great for both Facebook and Twitter and IT WORKS! It names the audience (literary fiction readers) and promises a fun read that includes good-natured blasphemy (and THAT got me curious), some laughs, and some depth (anything heart-wrenching has got some layers to it!). All around, it’s a click invitation!

    how to get published and market your book globally how to start a book … how to start writing a book … how to write a book … how to write an autobiography … how to become an authorDON’T include book reviews. Remember that it’s a post, not an advertisement! Let your book cover and your social messages do their work and drive viewers to click on the post. Less is better!

    how to get published and market your book globally how to start a book … how to start writing a book … how to write a book … how to write an autobiography … how to become an authorDO write in upper and lower case, not all caps. WHEN YOU WRITE IN CAPS YOU ARE SHOUTING AND AUTHORS WON’T SHARE YOUR BOOK!

    how to get published and market your book globally how to start a book … how to start writing a book … how to write a book … how to write an autobiography … how to become an authorDON’T write posts or tweets that sounds like a recommendation. If you say “I couldn’t put it down” or “one of the best books I’ve ever read,” then your book will sit in the queue, lost and lonely. Bookarma authors don’t recommend books they haven’t read, and they won’t share such a message.

    how to get published and market your book globally how to start a book … how to start writing a book … how to write a book … how to write an autobiography … how to become an authorDO mix it up from time to time! Change your messages once a month to refine them. Check your metrics to see if your altered messages cause your book to be shared more often.

     

     

  3. How to change your social media messages

    It’s a good idea to keep your social media messages fresh, and you can change them at any time. Follow these steps:

    • Log into your Bookarma account
    • Click on “Campaigns” at the top of the page
    • Select the book associated with the messages you want to change
    • Click on “More Details”
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see your messages in the input boxes.
    • Change your messages and hit “SAVE.”
  4. What should I do if my book is not being shared?

    If your book is not being shared, there’s a reason. The first thing you want to look at is the feedback received from the other authors. Click on the Campaigns tab at the top of the page, then click on “View Details.” Not only will you see how many times your book has been shared, but in the middle of the page, you can view the feedback from other authors. It looks something like this:

    Book marketing, book discovery, market your book on Bookarma

    If your feedback scores are a 3 or below, try this:

    1. Adjust your messages according to the feedback you receive. If you see low scores on your messaging, change it up! We’re all here to give Karma, but if your messages stand in the way, adjust, adjust, adjust!
    2. Consider your cover. What do other authors think about your cover? If those scores are low, think about a cover redesign. Bookarma is all about quality.

    See more about writing strong social messages here.

  5. If I promote other books, will readers buy mine?

    Bookarma is entirely based on the principle of karma. You know, what you give out is what is returned to you, the good you give will be the good you receive. Authors are not in competition with each other! It’s not like a reader will only bu one book, and they have to choose between yours and mine. No! Readers will always buy books, so have no fear when sharing other authors’ books.

    The more books you share, the higher your karma score, and the higher your karma score, the earlier and more often YOUR book is delivered to the queue. Don’t be afraid. Share and share and share. That’s GOOD KARMA!

    Read more here.

  6. What books should I share?

    1. Share to your network, not to your tastes. Let’s say that you write nonfiction, but are presented with Romance, Historical Fiction, and Sci-Fi selections. Should you share those books, even if they aren’t your cup of tea? YES! GIVE THE KARMA!! Your followers have a variety of tastes, and you don’t want to limit their exposure to other genres, nor do you want your own opportunities to be limited. Tailor the message: “For all you Sci Fi readers, here’s what I found on Bookarma.”
    2. Share a book more than once. Advertisers know it takes multiple exposures to create an impression, and impressions drive sales, so if a book appears in your queue more than once, give it Karma again!
    3. Exposure is key. The more books you share, the more Karma Points you earn, and that gives your book more opportunity to be shared.
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