Topic: amazon

Special Amazon Alert for All Authors and Publishers

Special Amazon Alert for All Authors and Publishers

DANGER, AUTHOR … DANGER, AUTHOR … DANGER, AUTHOR
Heads up authors … when you sell your book as the author/publisher, you may no longer be at the top of the list of buy choices!

 
Three of my clients have reported in writing that they have been “snagged” in the Amazon re-positioning of where to buy book from. What I’ve found is that it’s not on ALL book pages, but it’s growing. One went to buy three copies of a …

Read More

Have You Matched UP Yet with Amazon?

Have You Matched UP Yet with Amazon?

Have You Matched UP Yet? It’s a Happy Birthday month to Amazon for its creation of the Kindle / Book Matchbook program.

Two years ago, Amazon quietly launched the Matchbook program. Designed to push print books … the bonus is that a buyer can get the eBook at a deep discount. Are you and your books in it? All you need is a print edition (POD counts) and an eBook. And, of course, to let Amazon know …

Read More

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas on Amazon

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas on Amazon

 
Most authors want to claim that they are a best seller on Amazon. Guess what–you don’t need to sell a truckload of books to make it happen.  Your Amazon Tips, Tricks and Treats include:

Make sure your book is in the right category (Amazon Central can help).
Give 12 to 24 friends an Amazon gift card (go “help” buy your book on a certain day).
Remind them the day before that they’re supposed to buy your book the next day …

Read More

Get the Nitty-Gritty on Amazon’s Search Inside the Book

Get the Nitty-Gritty on Amazon’s Search Inside the Book

Amazon’s Look Inside the Book Guidelines
Your book is on Amazon. Excellent. Now, support your visitors. You need Look Inside the Book. Let them open your book up instantly for a quick peek and a random read. See the full front and back cover and a variety of pages of the interior. They need Look Inside the Book.
Below are Amazon’s Guidelines via Amazon Seller Central as of 5-20-2016.
PRINT BOOK FAQs
How do I sign …

Read More

Publishing Blunder, Blopper, Boo-Boo Cheat Sheet

Publishing Blunder, Blopper, Boo-Boo Cheat Sheet

Hot off the press … this is from my just released book How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos … and book that you DEFINITELY want to get pronto. Here’s the link to order yours: http://amzn.to/1W7uLld

 

Make a sign: Perfection is the enemy of the author. Post it where you can see it. Perfection is a form of procrastination—if you keep trying to make it “perfect” … time disappears into a vacuum, as …

Read More

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas March 19

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas March 19

 
 Amazon … You Can Love It – Hate It … But You Need to Use It!

When you have your book cover, create an Amazon.com/Advantage account along with your Author Centralaccount on Amazon. Set your Author Central account up at AuthorCentral.Amazon.com.
*Note – you need to have at least one book for sale through Amazon in order to set up an Author Central account.
Start loading info about your book, along with any endorsements received (and about you …

Read More

Is your book seasick? Lost? Can it be re-found?

Is your book seasick? Lost? Can it be re-found?

Amazon changed the publishing field—a great thing for so many newbie authors who didn’t think New York or an agent would ever give them a moment’s notice … and it’s also a not so good thing. The level of book pollution has gone beyond the stratosphere.
Anyone and almost everyone can vomit out words and dump them into Amazon’s CreateSpace or get in bed with the growing number of vanity-type presses and in days, literally days, …

Read More

Author Alert: Kindle Unlimited Is … Disappointedly Limited

Author Alert: Kindle Unlimited Is … Disappointedly Limited

Do you want to beat Amazon at its own game? You can … make sure you attend the Sunrise Workshop on Saturday, May 9th  at the Extravaganza on How to Beat Amazon at its Own Game. Only TWO days to go!
e Book News alert: Kindle Unlimited adoption continued to grow last month, but unfortunately it grew faster than Amazon’s willingness to fund it.

Earlier this month, Amazon released the latest statistics on KDP Select, the program …

Read More