Category Archives: eBook Publishing

“You can follow books up the charts on a piece of elastic.” Part 2 of interview with Amazon.co.uk best-seller Mark Edwards.

In part 2 of this interview (find part 1 here), I asked best-selling author Mark Edwards: “Before the book deal with Harper Collins, how did you get your books onto no 1 & no 2 spot on Amazon.co.uk?” Besides guest blogging and interacting on forums, there was another strategy that Mark had mentioned on Joanna Penn’s site The Creative Penn: tweaking his Amazon meta-date
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What is the ONE thing that has brought you more readers? Part 5 with Catherine Ryan Howard & Robert B. Lowe

Part 5 in this fab series where I ask indie authors 2 simple questions: 1. What do you wish you had known when you first started self-publishing? 2. What is ONE thing that you have done that brought you more readers? Today the wonderful Catherine Ryan Howard (aka Catherine, Caffeinated) & mystery-thriller author Robert B. Lowe are giving their thoughts… Catherine Ryan Howard, Author of Self-Printed
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My new book is out TODAY! Lessons learned from a pre-launch

I’ve been helping other authors produce and release their books for so long, that I’ve forgotten how fun it is releasing my own books! It’s been a year since I put one of my own titles out there. And it feels good :) A lot has changed in a year. In both the industry and for me in terms of what I know now
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What is ONE thing you have done that brought you more readers? Advice from Dina Silver, Jeff Bennington & Samantha March

To help celebrate the release of my new eBook 77 Ways to find new readers for your self-published book, (releasing Monday 17th… apparently I love 7s!), I asked several successful indie authors two simple questions:   1. What do you wish you had known when you first started self-publishing? 2. What is ONE thing you have done that brought you more readers?   It’s been really fun
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Indie Authors Doing it Right! Interview with Tarryn Fisher, The Opportunist. [Video]

“I like this rebellion that is happening with the indie authors”. This is the second video interview in our series, ‘Indie Authors Doing it Right!’. Today we are talking with Tarryn Fisher, author of ‘The Opportunist’. Over the next few months we’ll be talking to self-published authors who are successfully marketing and promoting their books and asking for their tips and advice. You can
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Reader Q&A: How do I send an ebook to a reviewer, and is it safe?

UH asks: “I’m looking for info on how to send an ebook to a reviewer. do you happen to know if one just sends the mobi or epub file as an attachment, or…? And is it secure? I know pdfs are not secure (they can be copied), so i’m wondering how this works with the ebook files. Thanks for any info!” The A to
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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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