Thanks to mother and entrepreneur Jill Exler, now authors can easily sell their self-published books online at jexbo(tm), http://www.jexbo.com/. For only 99¢ per month (plus jexbo receives 5% of whatever the author sells), authors can list their self-published books, get marketing bookmarks and customize a Web page to sell books directly to customers. And as a special bonus, anyone posting new books on the site receives an exclusive, free eReport "The Top 5 Ways to Get Free Publicity for Your Self-Published Book Now!"
"A combination of my name and the word 'books,' jexbo is the first company to offer self-published authors the opportunity to market and sell books online cost-effectively directly to buyers," says Exler. "Not only do users receive their own website page and bookmarks for marketing purposes, but readers can buy books in numerous categories and communicate directly with the self-published authors."
Quoted in The Detroit Free Press, Pink Magazine Online, StartupNation, and others, jexbo offers unique gifts for readers and many benefits for authors trying to sell self-published books:
Be your own boss.
Rather than dealing with various publishers and management styles, self-published authors can market and sell books directly to customers and keep about 95% of the profits.
There are no long-term contracts. Authors can list their books for just 99¢ each per month, reach a worldwide audience of potential customers and opt-in or out at their convenience.
Get no-cost marketing.
At no extra cost, authors can customize a Website page on jexbo with photos and appropriate copy to help market and sell books. Plus, they can access customized bookmarks and an online forum to share marketing tips and information with other authors.
Authors can set pricing a
nd market books when and how they see fit. They can also change marketing messages at any time and talk directly to customers.
Readers can find more than 60 titles in numerous categories for all ages, buy books they won't see anywhere else and communicate directly with the authors.
"Thank you for creating this much-needed site," says Todd Clements, author of Haunts of Mackinac Ghost Stories, Legends, and Tragic Tales of Mackinac Island. "I'll be one of the first to take advantage of all the cost-effective marketing benefits you provide for self-published authors."