Author Alert: Check Your Book Description & Keywords on Amazon

Amazon has pulled down books that contain author names and book titles in their description and keywords. Most of this keyword use has occurred in the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) program; some authors were warned to change their keywords, while others found their books were simply pulled off the site. Check your book description and […]

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Oh No – I Got a Negative Review!

It’s inevitable – if your book is out there available to the public, you’re going to get a negative review.  As much as the review upsets you, it’s important to step back and consider a few factors such as: Did you target the right readers? Is your book blurb an accurate representation of your book? So, […]

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15 Ways to Ramp up Your Ebook Sales

At some point, it’s inevitable: your ebook sales will trend downward. It’s simply part of the cycle. That doesn’t mean you throw up your hands and give up. Your book, no matter when it was published, will have ups and downs. Best of all, you do have options when ebook sales fall off. Author J.A. Konrath […]

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Building A Website: Paralysis by Analysis

Does your site resemble Starbucks? A million buttons and links with endless choices for the user? Is it intricate and complicated? Ok, I confess. I’m one of those Starbucks patrons who orders a complicated drink. I don’t know how my “black coffee” turned into something that takes three minutes to order, but it does. Most […]

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Make Your Amazon Book Description Stand Out With HTML

Are you looking for ways to help your book sell better on Amazon? Well, appearance matters – and we’re not talking about book covers and book blurbs. Those are important, and hopefully you’ve taken care of those issues. But you can also use basic HTML to enhance your book’s description on the site. You don’t […]

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How Authors Can be Rock Stars on Twitter

Getting off on the right foot can determine whether or not you will succeed on social media. It’s important to choose the right name – unless you’re a giant corporation stick with your own name. If you have a long name, you’ll want to find a way to work around it because you need your Twitter […]

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A New Look at Goodreads Giveaways: Break the Rules

We’ve all heard about the value of giving books away. There are many authors who feel giveaways have helped their books gain valuable exposure and readership. The question is: what’s the best way to go about setting up giveaways? The conventional wisdom was take the long view – set up a giveaway for at least 30 […]

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