If you’re looking for a Smashwords review, you’re probably keen to know what Smashwords can do for you as an author. Previously here at Kindlepreneur, I’ve explored how Smashwords stacks up against Draft2Digital in a quick comparison. Today, I’m going to look at Smashwords in isolation. What exactly is it, and how can it help…Read More
Book reviews are one piece of the book marketing puzzle. An important piece that some authors find impossible. This article is designed to help you get those initial reviews to bring in and sales and, you guessed it, more reviews. In this article, you will learn: Why book reviews matter How to get your book…Read More
We’ve talked in past episodes about Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) ads and how they can help increase sales of a book, as well as how they compare to Facebook ads. Today’s episode features Michael Knight who went from doing OK with sales of his book to seeing some major changes after taking my free AMS course and using KDP Rocket.
One of the things I talk about in the course is that you may find keywords to use for your book you may not have immediately thought of before. Michael is still learning what keywords work best with his book for AMS ads, which he talks about in the episode and gets ideas for even more keywords that may attract his ideal reader to his book.Read More
We’ve talked about the importance of the URL used for your book on Amazon in past episodes. It’s important to understand which links Amazon prefers you use for your book and how trying to game the system with a different URL won’t work. There are two Kindlepreneur articles about the anatomy of your Amazon link and how certain URLs may be damaging to your reviews.
Jesse Lakes, co-founder of Geniuslink, is today’s guest. His service helps authors create links for users to click, which then opens the Amazon store for their country. He talks about the URL Amazon prefers to market your book and why it’s important not to try tweak the link.Read More
If you’re worried about marketing your book and are looking into getting a book marketing service, I advise you to proceed with caution. There are some that will work fine with your book, however many will take any book and put it through a conveyor-belt like process for marketing your book. This is something…Read More
Using social media to sell your books seems like a given. And we’re not talking about Facebook ads in this episode. We’re talking about real strategies to get your books in front of your target audience using your Facebook page or group. These tips can also be applied to other social media platforms, such as Instagram or Twitter, in some cases.
Our guest this week is Allison Garcia, who found that by changing the content she was posting and her thought process for marketing, her book sales began to increase to more people outside of her circle of friends and family.Read More
Press releases can be a great way to shine a light on you, as an author, and your books. They can have a lot of value, but, as our guest Dan Janal points out, you have to manage your expectations. You may not sell a lot of books by merely writing and sending a…Read More
Many fiction writers may use a short story as a content upgrade for those signing up for their mailing lists, but using a method I call the Kobayashi Maru tactic makes that reader magnet even more appealing.
W.H. Lock and Jim Heskett both used reader magnets and found that they not only turned their readers into email list subscribers, but also turned them into true fans. W.H. Lock used the Kobayashi Maru Tactic for his email list, while Jim Heskett actually gave his readers exclusive access to another book in the series.Read More
Facebook ads and Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) ads are great ways to promote your book and increase your sales. But before you throw your time, energy and money at these, take a look at some of the pros and cons of each to help you decide which one may be right for you. Amazon…Read More