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How to Use Quora to Increase Book Sales

One thing many authors with a website struggle with is getting traffic or fans to go to it.

They write excellent content…

They post it on social media …

And nothing…

The same could be said about authors without platforms.  If you aren't proactively trying to drive traffic to your book sales page, then you need to get going.  Today's Amazon platform is very crowded, and no longer can you just depend on Amazon to send all of the traffic to your book. There are just too many mouths to feed.  But where do you begin?

Well in this article, I am going to introduce to you a platform that has generated over 1,000+ visits to my website, and gotten over 76.7K views of my material in as little as three months.  I'll also show you how it directly increased a fiction author's book sales as well.

It’s super easy to use, and the best part is that it’s totally free.

It’s called Quora .

In this article, I will show you:

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Back in the day, there were websites like, or Yahoo Answers, where people could post questions, and other users could answer them. Using a voting system, the best answers would rise to the top and stay there for others to read who have the same question.

However, over time, many of these sites closed down, stopped accepting new questions, or got punished by Google. With Google punishments, these other sites no longer show up on Google searches, or if they do, it’s rare.

However, one question/answer website that has remained and is currently thriving in Google’s world is Quora.

Now, I know what you might be thinking: “Oh yay, another social networking site to spend more of my time on.”

But unlike social media where your posts quickly disappear in less than 24 hours only requiring you to re-post something else over and over and over again, Quora answers are public for a significant period of time.

When you post an answer to someone’s question, your answer stays on that page indefinitely. Furthermore, Quora is indexed in Google. So, people typing in that question into Google search have a good chance of stumbling on that question and your answer.

How Can Authors Use Quora

Whether or not you are in fiction or non-fiction, your fans and readers are asking questions. You, as the author, need to be able to recognize what kind of questions your fans might ask…or better yet, what kind of questions lead to more sales.

This should probably be a little easier than fiction because most non-fiction is about a question.

How do I lose weight? How do I stop smoking? What happened in 1824? How do I learn…?

I think you get my drift.

Find questions that pertain to your market , and give the best answer. You’ll not only help out your target market, but you'll also be seen as an authority.  Furthermore, you can drop a link to your book, or website and increase your engagements and ultimately your conversions.

For Fiction, it is a little trickier, but still well worth your time.

In most cases, people don’t just jump on and search for random book titles . Instead, they will talk about famous books. The strategy with Quora for fiction is that you find popular books that are in your genre and look for those questions.

Toby Downtown of did an excellent job of recognizing that those who loved the book “ Ready Player One ” would love his book “ Solarversia .” If you don’t know, “Ready Player One” is one of my favorites as well as Pat Flynn’s and will become a movie soon at the helm of Steven Spielberg.  So, you might not have heard of it yet, but soon, it will be a big deal…and early adopters like Toby will reap the benefits.

Quickly going to Quora and typing in the search phrase “Ready Player One” there are hundreds of questions dealing with this one book. Here are some JUICY questions for Toby to answer so as to get his book, name, and authority in front of his target market:

With each of them averaging around 200-400 views over the past couple of months, you can quickly see that answering these questions is probably worth the 10 minutes it would take to write a well thought out answer.

Besides, those are some excellent questions for an author to answer…and drop a link to their own book as well.

So, giving Toby an advanced copy of this article, and giving him a nudge, he created this reply and got some excellent results from just a couple of minutes of answering that one question.

Furthermore, he got the following tweet from someone he never knew.I've got a Starbucks coffee card that says that if someone would take the time to tweet their appreciation, they are also the kind that would drop a great review.

And THAT is a double score and is, therefore, my kind of marketing effort.

Was it successful? You bet.

While linking back to your book in Quora can be a direct way to make sales, sometimes the best strategy is the long one.  In this case you can link back to your website, and hopefully through your excellent content, you keep them there and get them on your email list.

That's what Scott did over at Best Survival at .  Answering questions, it becomes very easy to see why he's an authority in outdoors survival tactics, and equipment.

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First, you’ll need to create your account . You can use your Facebook, Google+ or email to do it.

However, once you have signed up, you need to take your time and put together a great profile that will convert. The information you place on this profile should be geared towards the type of questions you intend to answer.

If I want to drive the right kind of traffic to my website on Science Fiction, then I need to have a profile that reflects this.

For example, let’s say there is a Quora question about Science Fiction Military books and I respond with an epic answer.

If my profile says “Dave Chesson – Hair Dresser” it won’t hold as much weight as in “Dave Chesson – bestselling author in the Science Fiction genre and master of the universe” – these are both made up…in case you were wondering, only He-Man and Chuck Norris are the masters.

Your profile has to reflect the type of questions you intend to answer. This includes:

So take the time and think about what your target market would like to see if they checked your profile out.

While in your dashboard, if you navigate to the top left, you'll see a search box. Here you can type in your genre, questions or particular keywords. Once you hit enter, Quora will find a slew of questions that meet your requirement.

Once you have answered a couple of questions in a particular category, you will start to notice that Quora users will request for you to answer their questions as well…which is nice.  This is a good sign that you are being seen as an authority on the subject.

You won’t believe how many questions exist in your particular genre and how easy it is to answer them.

This is where most people on Quora make the biggest mistake.

Usually people who respond, just type something in really quick and move on.

But, to get people to take your answer seriously, and click on your links, you need to write out a well thought out response that provide real value.

So, take your time and think out your response.

Another thing is to treat it like a blog post.

Many people who stumble on Quora searching for an answer will quickly scroll through the answer options and choose one or maybe two to read.

It is for this reason that you need to structure your response so that it is appealing to their eyes. Thus, you need to make your response stick out.

You can do this by performing the following:

Here is are a couple of examples of my Quora responses, employing exactly these things:

What do you think? Did I nail it?  If so, then an upvote is always appreciated 😉

So make sure you spend some time on your answer. It will be a big part of whether or not you will succeed with this tactic.

So what’s the point of writing a Quora answer if it sits at the bottom and no one reads it?

Well, it turns out that there are a couple of ways to get your Quora to the top, and the best way is through upvotes.

The Upvote buttons are the little boxes at the bottom of answers.

When people like your answer, they will click this box, and you will receive a +1 – sort of like Reddit. The Answer with the most upvotes will usually rise to the top.

To get more upvotes, make sure you provide an excellent response. Follow what we discussed above and ensure your response is ordered and structured for those that skim.  Also, be sure to select a proper picture so as to catch their eyes and make your answer stand out.

Another way to get more upvotes is to share it with your friends and family or post it on your social media. Doing this, you can easily get 5-10 upvotes, which in most cases will get you the #1 ranking.

Like I said above, Quora has been a GREAT boost of traffic for me. Just check out those numbers.

The above picture is of my Quora Analytics showing how many people have seen my Quora answers in as little as three months. Not bad right.

But does that translate into visitors of your site or book sales page? You bet!  Check out the picture below of my Analytics account for

That's the number of people who read my Quora answer and then clicked on a link that sent them to my site – which I strategically place in my responses. Looking at the Bounce Rate and the Average Time on Site, I would say this is a good kind of traffic.

Plus, I'm not the only one to see that.  Nick Loper, the master behind Side Hustle Nation podcast and a good friend of mine saw similar results as well as improved engagement from that form of traffic.

Now, I will admit, to build that amount of traffic I spent a lot of time on Quora.  To reach that level, I had reserved a couple of hours a week so as to be able to answer questions and keep a constant presence.  But, looking at the results above, I'm pretty sure it was a wise investment of my time.

I wrote the above information five months ago.  I never like to just “jump into anything” and then immediately post initial success because, in marketing and self publishing books , we all take our lumps and learn from mistakes.  Sometimes our initial efforts seem too good to be true…and they end up not being that great.

So, let me take a moment and tarnish Quora for a little.

It is true that the information above is correct, but here is the long term look at what that effort did for me, my sites, and my books.

I learned that Quora gives new questions a lot of love, but will quickly let your answer sink to the bottom over time.  This is good and bad.

The good news is that it allows new and fresh answers to see some popularity – so don't get distraught if someone has already answered the question.  The bad news is that it will cause your work not to have as much of an ROI over time 🙁

After two months of working on Quora, I stopped.  When I stopped, I saw the number plummet.   So, it isn't truly a passive source or asset – although still more passive than social media.  At least my Quora posts provided traffic for months while my post on Facebook lasts for 24 hours.

Also, I had many of my posts removed by Quora – OUCH! Quora is very sensitive about the pictures you post and while the pictures I posted were well within their compliance requirements, someone had reported them and the appeals process takes almost a year (competitor? probably).

For example, below is a screen capture of them telling me that they removed my answer because I need to “disclose my affiliation” to


So, much of my hard work has just ‘disappeared.'

This doesn't mean I don't love Quora as a strategy.  It's perfect for those without a platform looking to build authority and gain new traffic.  It's also a good source for those who do have a platform and want to find a quick and easy way to start developing sustainable traffic.

But here are the things you should keep in mind as you put forth effort:

Like with any type of marketing strategy, all platforms and strategies have their pro's and con's.  But the thing that separates the successful from those who fail is that success comes to those that keep trying until it works.

If you decide you want to work on Quora, then put forth a full effort.  Don't just answer a question and then complain it didn't work.  Don't just answer a couple of questions in one day and stop.  Set aside some time, work with it, experiment and find out what works.

As you can see, Quora can be a powerful way to get a source of passive traffic to your website or book's sales page.

Just sit down for a couple of hours, set up a targeted profile, and answer some questions.

Just start writing.

It’s that simple.

And while you’re at it, check out my profile and follow me so as to see exactly how I got those high click rates and learn by example as I go through navigating Quora and its many opportunities.

Also, if you post a Quora answer, let me know in the comments!  I'll make sure to hop on over, check it out, and drop you an upvote.  Again, a little extra something for you crazy peeps who read all the way through to the bottom of this ginormously long, Moby Dick sized post.

Dave Chesson

When I’m not sipping tea with princesses or lightsaber dueling with little Jedi, I’m a book marketing nut. Having consulted multiple publishing companies and NYT best-selling authors, I created Kindlepreneur to help authors sell more books. I’ve even been called “The Kindlepreneur” by Amazon publicly, and I’m here to help you with your author journey.

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I’ve been answering questions people ask me on Quora for some time now and did not know you could include a link. I’ll be giving that a try. Thanks again for yet another informative post, Dave! Keep up the good work!

Quora keeps deleting my answers. I will answer a question about Twitter marketing (because I wrote this book: ) and if I include a link, It is gone.I guess I could get organic views if someone is intrigued enough to google the book I mention in my credentials.I usually enjoy your advice, and am currently using your AMS advertising course (just waiting for Amazon to save those 998 keywords!), but this is one blog post I disagree with. I have Quora in my “Time Suck” bookmark folder.Maybe you were there for the golden days of Quora when they made it easier on promoters.Thanks,Melanie

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But first, let's talk about what it is and it's not.

Quick Look At Second Person Point Of View

Second person uses “you” as the viewpoint character:

You rushed into the room, afraid you’d make a poor first impression by being late.

In contrast, first person uses “I” and third person uses pronouns such as “she” or “he” or character names.

The best example of second person I've found in a novel is  Bright Lights Big City by Jay MacInerny.

The author uses not only second person but present tense, which creates a greater urgency. Here are the first few lines:

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The pluses of writing in second person include all those I talked about last week for first person :

So why not simply use first person?

Second person creates a greater intimacy and immediacy as the Bright Lights Big City example shows. The reader is plunged right into the scene.

The reader is not simply in the narrator's head, the reader is the narrator. 

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Second person also tends to make a writer less inclined to ramble on about backstory or engage in unnecessary flashbacks. Something about writing as if you’re talking about the reader inhibits that, because if you were actually writing about the reader, the reader would already know the backstory.

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As with the pros, the cons of second person include those of first person:

(For more, see the Pros And Cons Of Writing In First Person .)

An added disadvantage of second person over first person is that it is uncommon enough that it may initially be distracting to the reader.

All the same, if it's a type of writing that seems compelling to you, give it a try. Most readers forget about the “you” after a few lines.

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Author Summary: "The one where Steve and Bucky pose as a happily married couple while on a mission for SHIELD, to catch an international arms dealer hiding in a suburban neighbourhood."

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14. The Student Prince by FayJay

Word Count: 145,222

Author Summary: "A Modern day Merlin AU set at the University of St Andrews, featuring teetotal kickboxers, secret wizards, magnificent bodyguards of various genders, irate fairies, imprisoned dragons, crumbling gothic architecture, arrogant princes, adorable engineering students, stolen gold, magical doorways, attempted assassination, drunken students, shaving foam fights, embarrassing mornings after, The Hammer Dance, duty, responsibility, friendship and true love..."

"Arthur is still a prince, Merlin has still more magic than anyone should have, and Morgana is still awesome. It's very, very, very funny."

15. The Til Then My Windows Ache series by StarlingTheFool

Word Count: 46,145

Completed: The first part is completed; the second is ongoing.

Author Summary: "In which an argument about Dickens leads to a Twitter scandal, broken bones, midnight conversations, and transatlantic longing."

"An AU in which both Merlin and Arthur are novelists. To me, this story is more a declaration of love towards writing itself than it is a love story. Got me interested in poetry, after claiming for 20 years that I hate poetry."

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16. What We Deserve by ToryTigress92

Word Count: 103,497

Completed: Yes. Ish. It ends with a "to be continued..."

Author Summary: "The Doctor refused to kill the Mistress and now all three are stuck in an uneasy truce as they travel between universes in the search for Gallifrey. As Clara mourns, the Doctor and Missy begin a new game. Can Clara avoid being sucked into this millennia-old battle, and what surprises lie in wait if she fails?"

"A great Doctor Who fan fiction with a little fluff, but overall it has the best storyline and progresses really well – the author definitely knows her stuff!"

Submitted by Ivy MacNicol, Facebook

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17. This Heart, Fossilised and Silent by Chrmdpoet

Word Count: 171,154

Author Summary: "Clarke is only three days into being a runaway when she realizes that she did not fully think this through. When she walked away from Camp Jaha, she took only herself, a handgun with limited ammunition, and the gnawing guilt inside her. Three days without food, water, fresh clothing, or bedding of any kind, however, and she is painfully aware of how foolish that decision had been."

"It picks up right where The 100 Season 2 left off and it is amazing. It's better than Season 3!"

Submitted by Isa Voesenek, Facebook

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18. Erudite High School by GerdyGertha

Word Count: 269,402

Author Summary: "Today is my first day of junior year. It seems like yesterday I was a freshman at West Ridge back in sunny California. Now with dad's new job I've been forced to come here to Chicago. I don't like it here. Wish me luck today. Ugh, Erudite High School, what kind of name is that?"

"So well-written."

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19. Jaded by YABookLover

Word Count: 129,903

Author Summary: "After a strain of negative life experiences, 18 yr old Tris has been suffering with anxiety, and the only person she talks to is her eccentric best friend Lynn. Things will start to shake up when Tris' mother decides she needs more social interaction, introducing her to the mysterious, and older man 'Four'. However, life always seems to get worse before it gets better."

"It gives me the feels. And isn't that what all fangirls love? The feels? When their OTP gets together?"

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20. Poets by AshesAndHoney

Word Count: 24,005

Author Summary: "The words on your skin are the first thing your soulmate will ever say to you and the first thing that you say to them is written on their bodies. It's a perfect system and Jem Carstairs – perfect student, perfect son, perfectly and carefully controlled Jem – doesn't fit into it the way he always thought he would."

"Great HeronGrayStairs fic."

Submitted by pastelaesthetic

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21. Life Sentence, No Cellmate , and Ceasefire by HollyComb

Word Count: 130,549

Author Summary: "Barricaded in the darkness of Snoke's citadel as part of his final training, Kylo Ren senses a disturbance in the Force: General Hux in great pain, captured and tortured by a faction of radical traitors within the First Order. Ren seeks Snoke's counsel and finds him gone. He knows this is a test, and that he must resist the urge to assist the General. And yet."

"It's Kylo Ren/General Hux and utterly brilliant, brilliant plot, backstory, characterisation, snark, just BRILLIANT. Every time I get a notification that she's updated – and they're long updates, the latest one was like 26,000 words – I have to drop everything and read the entire thing."

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