Category Archives: Amazon

How a Free Promotion via KDP Select Can Produce BIG Results. (With Numbers!)

Thanks to Kindle Direct Publishing’s ‘Select’ program, authors can promote their book more affordably through a program that allows them to give away their book for free for five days out of every 90.   This bodes well for authors because it can potentially broaden their reach, help them garner reviews, and improve their Amazon ranking too.   ~ Learn more about why KDP
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Tips on Maximizing Your Kindle Sales Potential Through Categories.

We’re at the third part of our 3-part series on how authors can increase the profitability of their books on Kindle via smart uses of keywords, tags and categories. Categories Currently, when an author uploads his/her book onto Amazon it can be listed in two categories. Choosing the right categories is RIDICULOUSLY important as you are essentially choosing a what path a reader is
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Kindle Tags: What are they and how do they differ to keywords?

  As we discussed on Monday, getting the most of your book via searchable keywords, tags and categories can make a huge difference in the visibility of your book on Amazon. Today, we’ll give you the low-down on tags:   Tags Tags are the words you see further down each book’s Amazon page. These are tags that customers can submit (up to 15) in
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Keywords, Tags and Categories: Three Simple Ways to Increase the Profitability of Your Book on Kindle.

Getting the most of your book via searchable keywords, tags and categories can make a huge difference in the profitability of your book. Think of it this way – even if you write the best book in the world, if no one can find it, no one will get to experience your talent. Today, we’ll begin the first of a three-part series on how
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My KDP Select Free Experiment: 3 days free, & the aftermath

I’m talking about my KDP Select Free experiment over on the Bookbuzzr blog today. What happened when I went free for 3 days, and more importantly, what happened afterwards? Find out here! Thanks for installing the Bottom of every post plugin by Corey Salzano. Contact me if you need custom WordPress plugins or website design.

Should You Enroll Your Book in KDP Select? The Basics

*Update: As of May 10th-ish 2012, it seems that Amazon have changed their algorithm and the KDP Select free days are not having nearly as much impact on ranking and sales afterwards as they once were. For more info on these topics, see here and here.* Several people have asked me whether I think enrolling their books into the KDP Select Program is a
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Negative Book Reviews: Tips for dealing with them

So you got a Bad Review huh? Crying Girl by LINCOLN EATHER, via If you haven’t, it might be worth knowing how to prepare yourself for it if and when it happens.   Because the first one you get is pretty upsetting. You might feel like giving up, or at least slip into a funk for a day or two, even if you are usually
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6 Ways to get more Amazon (& other online bookstore) Reviews

These days reviews of anything, be it hotels, restaurants, or the entertainment industry matter. We have all skipped going to see a movie because it got terrible reviews. We’re less likely to choose a restaurant on or Google Reviews if it has less than 3 stars. We crave social validity that we are making the right choice, and purchase, and in online bookstores such
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Authors/ Publishers, What you should know about the Kindle’s ‘Before You Go’ Feature

The latest generation Kindle now brings up a Before You Go… screen on the last page of all books, which can be a great way of spreading the word about your book through social media, as well as garnering reviews on That’s two fantastic promotional opportunities! Unsure what ‘latest generation’ means? See this page for images of the different Kindle generations to see
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How the Right Amazon Tags Can Help With Your Book’s Visibility on Amazon

Have you added tags to your book on Amazon or the Amazon Kindle yet? Here is an example of the tags for my wedding guide on Amazon: What a lot of authors don’t realize is that tags not only describe your book, they also influence recommendations and this results in more visibility, showing up in pairings more often and thus being seen by potential
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