Category Archives: Self Publishing Your Book

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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Best Links for Book Marketing/ Promotions around the Web. May 11th 2012

Hi folks, Did you hear that on June 16th all seven of the Harry Potter books will be available on the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library? That’s huge news! I’m sure this move will spark more and more traditional publishers to enroll in KDP Select in order to be a part of it. I love the fact I can borrow books on my Kindle, just
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7 reasons Why eBook authors should have a paperback (hint – it’s not for the $$$!)

There is little doubt that eBooks are going to stick around for a long while yet, but there is a LOT to be said for authors still willing to print in paperback. Love this. Want one? Publishing Print On Demand (POD) paperback books is inexpensive with companies like CreateSpace and Lightning Source. If you already have an ebook, all you’ll need is the back
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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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Combining self publishing with traditional: A New Publishing Hybrid

There has been much debate over the future of publishing and a divide in opinions over which is better for authors – the traditional or self-publishing route. I propose that combining the best of both worlds might, in some cases, be a good answer to solving the issues of: 1. Authors with a great book that NEARLY gets signed by a big publishing house,
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A Little Publishing Fairytale. Today’s a good day!

I’m interrupting the usual marketing tips & advice today to tell a little publishing fairytale. Image courtesy of Kathy Lynn Harris had what many authors have been waiting a long time for – a manuscript that she was happy with, a great literary agent, and several requests for her full manuscript. In fact, over the 8 years that her agent pitched Blue Straggler
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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.