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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 …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

 

DO NOT register for Extended Distribution on Amazon’s CreateSpace for Your Book
CreateSpace has an option in their distribution page that offers to make your book available to bookstores and libraries. REPEAT: DO NOT check the box to have your books sold into those markets.
WHY? The discount offered through Extended Distribution to bookstores is so low and non-returnable that stores won’t take it. Few know that CreateSpace uses IngramSpark to offer the books in this program to …

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Day 7 … at Sea … #Author and #Publishing Workshops Today and Author #Book Signing

Day 7 … at Sea … #Author and #Publishing Workshops Today and Author #Book Signing

Today, I kicked off the morning with Author Success Tools and Tips.
I went through the essential differences between traditional publishing and self-publishing. For me, it’s about Quality, Control, Timing and Money. Meaning how do you want your book to look and feel; is having input into cover design, copy and layout important; what about when your book will be available; and really understand the money side.

One of my Publishing Contract HOT TIPS was: If you …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas

 

 
 
 
 
There are always grumbles about Amazon … it takes too much … it controls everything … I don’t like Amazon. My response: get over it. When it comes to eBooks, Amazon is the eBook God for sales in North America. Stats always flow about eBook sales. Don’t forget to do the MatchBook combo for both print and “e” sales. Here’s what’s popping for you to noodle on this week:

Amazon makes up a higher percentage of the …

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Authors: Learn Step-by-Step Amazon Success Toolkit Formula

Authors: Learn Step-by-Step Amazon Success Toolkit Formula

YES!  It’s time to learn the Step-by-Step Amazon Success Toolkit Formula … and it’s all yours in a free webinar!

Calling all Authors and Authors-to-be: Have you written a book, but feel clueless on how to upload it to CreateSpace or IngramSpark or anything to do within the Amazon realm?  Clueless no more is your new motto with this eye-opening FREE webinar slated for Thursday, July 7th.
Claim My Spot Now! https://bookdesigntemplates.leadpages.co/uploading-your-book-to-createspace/
Join Joel Friedlander, Tracy Atkins and Judith …

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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 …

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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 …

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Move Over Netflix … Here Comes Bookflix

Move Over Netflix … Here Comes Bookflix

Move Over Netflix … Here Comes Bookflix
The Buzz Arrives … Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited Lands!
Amazon has a new offering … the dust hasn’t settled but the buzz is flowing. You have heard of Netflix. This is Bookflix.
If you at think about using this program, here’s a HUGE caution: 
Indies would do well to avoid Kindle Unlimited for one simple reason:  it requires KDP Select exclusivity. For me, doing an exclusive means that there has to be a tremendous …

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