Sasscer Hill published her first book in 2010 with a small publisher and was nominated for both the Agatha and Macavity Awards, and while it was very well received, she was only getting six percent profit from her publisher using Print-on-Demand. But when she got the rights back and made some changes, she saw more money in the first month than the money she made in six months with her previous publisher.Read More
Some of the mistakes authors have made we should to not only learn from, but avoid if you’re just starting to think about self publishing.
Even for established authors, it’s useful to look at past mistakes, learn from them and push forward. That also applies to comparing your mistakes to others successes on social media, which presents a false representation of the struggle of authors.Read More
The process for adding your book to other Categories is simple, and if you listened to the last episode, Episode 17, of the Book Marketing Show, you’ll already be familiar with the process and the form you’re going to use. When you do your research to determine which Categories you book will do best…Read More
When you first publish your book, Amazon only offers about three fifths of the total categories. While you do have to choose from the ones offered, you also have to ask Amazon to add your book to other categories. Upon publishing your book, go to the special page Amazon has created specifically for sending…Read More
Dig deeper into how picking the right categories can help your book sales.
You’ll learn what Kindle Categories are, as well as how Category rankings are done within Amazon. You’ll also learn how to distinguish between a good category to list your book under and one that might not help as much as you might think.Read More
When author Michael Alvear reached out to me to tell me he had a heat map about how shoppers use Amazon when buying a book, I hadn’t originally considered covering this topic. But authors can learn a lot from this map and what areas of their book page visitors will spend the most time.…Read More
Listing your previous books in other books is a great way to turn someone reading one of your books into someone who downloads and reads more of your books. There are a few places in your book to put this list. In the front Throughout the book The end of the book Keep in mind…Read More
When it’s a good idea for an author to start thinking about starting a publishing company? One reason would be to start publishing other people’s works. Another would be to prevent your financial assets from could end up in someone else’s possession if you were sued.
My lawyer, Clint Coons of Anderson Advisory talks about the steps authors can take to start a publishing company, including authors from outside the United States.Read More
The idea behind the Symbiotic Book Package is that each aspect of your work has been tailored for a specific market, and it reaffirms to that market that this is the perfect book out there for them.Read More