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Here are some behind the scenes facts about book sales

Amazon has more lists of book buyers than you can imagine. In fact, if you've ever bought one or more books from Amazon, you are probably on several of their lists.

For example, if you're a nurse, or have bought a book about nursing, and a new book on the topic of nursing comes out, Amazon is likely to send you an email telling you about the book in an effort to get you to buy the book.

Likewise, if you have an interest in antique cars, fishing, reading historical romance novels, or in any other topic that Amazon can compile into a list of like-minded people, you will be on that list.

More about Amazon's technique of selling books

When people start buying a book, Amazon looks at the groups these buyers fit into. And if they can find a pattern, Amazon will start marketing to this group.

The main way Amazon markets to groups who have similar interests is by sending them emails describing the book. They will usually recommend three or more similar books in an email. I'm sure you've received some of these emails.

Getting your friends to buy your new book could hurt your book sales

If you get your friends to buy your book and the only thing they have in common is YOU, Amazon won't make any effort to market your book because they don't have a group to market to.

It's better to have 10 people buy your book who are interested in the topic of your book than to have 50 people buy your book who have no common interest.

If you had 50 (or even 20) friends who were interested in fishing and they bought your book (even though your book had nothing to do with fishing), Amazon would decide that people interested in fishing also like your book, and they would have a group to market your book to.

If 10 fisherman bought your book and 50 of your friends (who have interest all over the place) bought your book, Amazon would likely decide that there was no pattern, so they would not try to market your book.

That's why getting your friends to buy your book could keep Amazon from promoting your book and therefore hurt your sales. That is unless your friends have the same interests you do.

That's where you come in. Amazon knows what you're interested in, and since you're interested in the topic of RVing, if you bought a copy of my latest book (shown below), it would help my sales a lot more than if one of my non-RVing friends bought the book.

The purpose of this article is not just to convince you to buy my new book (although, that would be nice), I also wanted to share with you some of the inside secrets of how Amazon goes about selling 80% of all of the books sold in the world.

Bottom line: If I've convinced you to buy the book (the eBook version is only $3.99), you can find it on Amazon at this link:

And by the way, if you buy the book, by all means, leave me a review. Reviews for new books are very much appreciated and extremely valuable when it comes to helping sales.

If you find any errors, please let me know. I've had the book proofed by six different people and I've gone over it at least a dozen times, but it wouldn't surprise me if there is not another error or two in the book. Please let me know if you find any.

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