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Amazon’s Kindle Market is one of the largest in the world. But if you’re only catering content to only Kindle users you are missing out. There are other markets on the rise, and if you haven’t tapped into them, you won’t see your audience grow. These are places such as the iBookstore, Kobo, E-sentral and Google Books. Click Here To Read The Article

Did you ever notice that some books, both fiction and non-fiction, use subtitles? As a writer, it can sometimes be hard to tell if subtitles are really useful, or if they’re extraneous and useless for marketing your book. Though subtitles aren’t nearly as powerful as a good book description or cover, they can still help improve your sales if you use them correctly. Not only that, but the good news is that most readers are very accepting of subtitles because they help to differentiate books. Here are a few ways to use them, and why they can help improve your sales. Differentiate Books Let’s say that you write a series of books. For example, you write mystery books and the main character is “Detective Graham.” Instead of titling the books in a boring fashion like, “Detective Graham 2” and “Detective Graham 3,” you decide to use better titles, like “The Man Who Stole the Sky”…

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How Friends Can Help Market Your Book

When you’re just starting out, there are probably just two “for sure” people that will be in your corner, rooting for your success: friends and family members. However, that doesn’t mean that your friends are going to rush out and buy your book. They may not be interested in your story (which is perfectly fine), or they might feel too close to the author to properly enjoy the story.   While they may not be willing to buy your book, they can still help you in other ways. In fact, your friends might be your best asset when you’re just starting out, especially if they have some good connections.   Write a Review Simply ask your friends to buy and read your book and  then ask them to leave a review. Even if you give them the book for free, they can still leave a review on Amazon (and it’s very easy to create an account if…

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Using Kindle Pseudonyms

Did you know that not only does Amazon allow you to use pen names and pseudonyms, but they’re actually very welcoming of writers who want to hide their identity. It seems like it would a shady practice to hide your name, but the truth is that many of the world’s best writers are known by their pseudonyms (look up George Orwell and Mark Twain as examples). Not only is this practical because it hides your identity, but it can help improve your sales if you are an eclectic writer. Here are a few reasons why you should consider using several pen names, and how you can go about doing it.   Hide Real Identity It might be a good idea hide your real identity. Even though you might be writing wonderful novels or how-to guides, you never know how these things might hurt you in the future. For example, you apply for a position as…

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Overcoming Rampant Returns

Return policies are there for a reason: because people might just dislike something after buying it. This usually applies to physical products, but it can also affect people who sell Kindle books as well. In fact, there are some people that will deliberately buy books with the thought of returning them. While you can’t please everyone, and you can only do so much to stop rampant returners, there are a few things that you tweak about your book description to ensure the lowest number of returns. Amazon’s Policies If you sell ebooks on your own (like many Internet marketers), then you have very little protection against rampant returners. However, Amazon doesn’t want to lose money, so there are some good policies in place to keep returns to a minimum. First of all, you should know that Kindle books can be returned. Many authors don’t think this, and the truth is that it’s fairly uncommon since…

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KD Promo Review – Book Promotion Automated

KD Promo Review Gone are the days when you could just put a book up on Amazon Kindle and then it will just start selling automatically.  It used to be that way and that is why many people began to self publish but the environment has changed so us marketers have to change with it! With over 40,000 kindle books published a day, the competition is fierce! Publishers now have to actively promote their books in several different ways for the book to get exposure and just even get noticed on Amazon.   One strategy that works really well to get more people to learn about your book goes like this: 1) Put your book on kdp Select – which is a way for you to make your book free over a period of 5 days in a 90 day period. The objective is to get many people to download your book during these free…

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Why Kindle Discounts are Good for Writers

  Oh no. You woke up today and found out that your Kindle book was discounted automatically by Amazon. You set a specific price with a specific profit in mind, but now that’s all ruined, right? Not necessarily. In fact, many writers who experience an automatic discount make significantly more money than they were before. It’s not just because people love sales. It’s also because of Amazon’s policies. If your book was automatically discounted, then it’s time to rejoice, not fret. The Power of Sales Go to any forum or blog for writers that sell on Kindle, and you will see them rave about getting a discount. Why? Because people love saving money. The prospect of being able to buy something for just a few dollars less will make them much more willing to buy a new book. Not only that, but discounts are easier to find. Amazon makes it very easy for people to…

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Description Detective – Kindle Software Review If your book is not selling then you might want to consider makingsome tweaks to your book description. The book description is a valuable piece of real estate that Amazongives us to describe what it is the buyer is getting when they hitthat one click to purchase button. How can we make people hit that button just a little bit faster andperhaps with a little more excitement to see the contents of YOURBOOK? We wanted to help people do that and that is why we builtDescription Detective See the demo here: Click Here To Buy This cutting edge software tool mines book descriptions on Amazonso you can model successful book descriptions. Want more booksales? Model what is already selling! Check it out here: ==>http://ezrd.me/r/?rd=082O6Mdb   In addition, Description Detective comes with a 35 page report, anda quick start cheat sheet detailing the best strategies andpractices for a creating a…

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Google Hangout with Colin Scott Interview: Speedy Publishing Report Check Out This Insane $7 Offer… What awesome content!!  Thank you so much Colin for joining us!! If you publish books on Kindle – then you must watch this google hangout above. Collin Scott is a wealth of information when it comes to book publishing – especially on multiple platforms.    

Promote Your Book for Only $5?

The truth is that many book publishers struggle with the promotion side of book publishing. Here, they have a book that they’ve spent so long putting together (or they outsourced the book) – but they still spent a long time reviewing and editing, they publish it on Kindle and other platforms and it sits and collects virtual dust. It could be the best book in the world, but if it doesn’t get enough traffic, then unfortunately, it doesn’t matter if the book was ever created or not! The answer is to have a system of promoting your book that doesn’t take up a lot of your time AND doesn’t break the bank!! This is very possible to achieve, especially with the help of Amy and Debbie with $5 book promotion. If you are a publisher and if you haven’t been buried under a rock, you’ve heard the term fiverr.com thrown around a heck of a…

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Kindle Traffic Sniper – Review and Bonus

Click Here To Purchase through My Link Kindle Traffic Sniper shows you how to track your kindle conversions – i have been waiting for this tool for a long time.  To make it EVEN EASIER for you, if you buy through my link, I am going to hook you up with a video that i made that walks you through this SIMPLE process.   I went through the process (and succeeded) and I am now tracking how many people view my book per day so i can better TRACK my conversions. I am giving you the video so that you can follow along and implement this in less than 5 minutes!! Why do you need this?? Well, for a few reasons: 1) if you are getting several visitors a day and no book sales – then you know you need to change something – you need to change your title, description or even book cover!…

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Kindle Day Job Killer Review

Kindle Day Job Killer  We had a chance to review: Kindle Day Job Killer  While this has a hypey title, it’s packed full of ranking tips and really fantastic! First of all the writer, Martin is funny and engaging, he has a definite personality that really comes through. He’s also packed his full of his own experience and wisdom when it comes to ranking your books on Kindle, including fiction, which is his own focus.  KDJK is an over 60 page pdf plus additional content bonuses included. This is specific, actionable (and entertaining) training, with plenty of screenshots and examples. He reveals: – effective research and writing techniques – hot topics and genres – some fantastic training on keyword research – how to optimize your description (plus a really cool additions you can make to your descriptions – love this part…) – detailed backlinking strategies – how and where to advertise your book – a “done for you” book promotion free day service (really…

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Kindle Renegade Volume 2

Can you believe that the simplest books, even the ones with silly topics might be the best approach for your kindle books? For Ryan Leonard, these kinds of books generate sales week after week with no promotion for Ryan Leonard…… In Kindle Renegade Volume 2, Ryan goes over how he puts together easy to create, best-selling books. He shows a case study about how he put together one of these books easily (in 7 easy steps) and inexpensively and he shares his proof that these books are selling. I especially liked the 2nd report he included, which is about creating a certain type of non-fiction book. These are great types of books to create that can be easily done or outsourced for very little money. The non-fiction method also includes a video, a mindmap, and a short PDF about outsourcing.  If your stuck on coming up with profitable Kindle book ideas, Ryan’s Kindle Publishing System will get your juices flowing and help you create…

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Generate Ideas for Your Book Characters

If you are struggling to find characteristics for your fiction characters – then perhaps I have found something that will give you some great ideas so that you can create the most interesting that your readers will love! Maybe you have some ideas but you are stuck on some details.  That’s perfectly ok and normal – because there are just so many directions that you can take characters in and it could get overwhelming. I stumbled across this tool called Random Young Adult Character Generator.  Now, right off the bat, it is a bit limited because it is only for “young adult characters” but you can get some great ideas just playing around with this free tool.    All you need to do is choose what you want the tool to give you and whallah – your character is generated. I would suggest that you run this a few times to get some ideas and come…

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7 Tips for Proofreading Your Own Kindle Book

Proofreading and editing your own Kindle book is an extremely tedious, un-enjoyable task. Of this much we can all be certain. However, just because you don’t like to do it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strive to do it to the best of your ability. Especially considering the fact that a well-edited, finely proofread Kindle book can do wonders for your reputation as an author to be taken seriously. Today, we’ll be discussing seven different things that you can do to help ensure you’re a much better proofreader and editor of your own material. Not to mention all of the benefits and perks that come along with that. Without further ado!   #1: Put your writing aside for a while and/or get away from your writing “area”. One of the biggest things you can do to help give yourself a “fresh” view or perspective on your work is to get away from it for a while….

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