Book Formatting: Can I really do it myself or should I hire a professional? Book formatting can be an afterthought when preparing to publish, but it shouldn’t be. Why is it so important? Because you want to cast the right impression when you publish a book. Do you want to look like an amateur or […]Read full article.
Amazon’s Latest Books Update (And Why You Should Care)
Earlier today, the Amazon Books Team issued a statement clarifying its “objectives,” i.e. reconfiguring its position on paying authors in light of the whole Hachette payment/book removal scandal. To start off, here’s the statement in its entirety: With this update, we’re providing specific information about Amazon’s objectives. A key objective is lower e-book prices. Many […]Read full article.
How to Improve your Amazon Sales Rank
Well there’s a bunch of obvious stuff. Hopefully you don’t even need to hear those things, but I will idiotproof this post a little and state the common sense stuff plainly: Build up a big, loyal audience first. Be a social networking dynamo. Be able to write really well. Have an awesome book cover. Price […]Read full article.
Choosing Keywords for Your Book on Amazon
Amazon lets you choose 7 different keyword phrases for each book. These keywords make it more likely that someone who is looking for your topic will discover that you have a book for sale. These keywords show up in Google as well as in Amazon’s search function. While your keyword selection isn’t of life and […]Read full article.
Choosing a Category for your Book on Amazon
While it’s not much more complicated than shoe-tying or crotch-scratching, there are a few tiny tricks that can help your book get more sales when it comes to choosing the right category. An extra book sale a day makes a huge difference when compounded over a time span of many years, so little things like […]Read full article.