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Identifying Your Book Categories for Amazon

Identifying Your Book Categories for Amazon

It’s always a challenge to know what categories to put your book in with Amazon. Initially, you get two slots. Within them, are sub-categories which enable you to drill down from the main category.

If you start showing sales, contact Amazon via either the “contact us” tab on your Amazon.com/Advantage page or Author Central and ask if you can add additional categories. Once something is submitted, the respond quickly.
Note: If you are planning an Amazon campaign, …

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Authors … What’s in Your Vision Wallet?

Authors … What’s in Your Vision Wallet?

When someone asks you—anyone—what’s the Vision for your Book, and for you the Author, what do you say? Do you stammer and stutter? Do you feel like you project the “deer in the highlight” gaze? Or are you direct and succinct?

For the visionary founder of Virgin, Richard Branson, he’s been an entrepreneur from the get-go. Virgin was seeded when he was 20 years old—since then; he’s created an empire that includes eight separate billion-dollar companies …

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Confused by eBooks? Welcome to the Crowd …

Confused by eBooks? Welcome to the Crowd …

Is Amazon for eBooks the only game in town?
At the Extravaganza, we had two excellent sessions delivered by Mark Coker, CEO of Smashwords–get the DVD so you can get all the visual nitty gritty, slides are integrated throughout it. In addition, he was featured on an edition on Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing … you can find that on our On the Air section of the website. 
Click on the live links …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 01

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of May 01

TOCK … The                     is here!      
 

Today
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on crowdfunding for authors. Judith Briles will have Tammy Bleck as her guest today—Tammy is speaking at the Extravaganza on getting paid for your blogging—don’t miss it. Today, he’s revealing amazing ways to monetize what you have and can create. Tune in at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and …

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Getting Inside Amazon’s “Head” with Your eBook Category

Getting Inside Amazon’s “Head” with Your eBook Category

Let’s face it, most authors scratch their heads when it comes to figuring out where they should be in the Amazon machine. Oh, they have a general idea … but how in the heck does one drill down into some of the odd-ball categories so frankly, they can own it. With the millions (yes millions) of books in the “e” world popping annual, claiming the top spot(s) in categories can push book sales.
Doing a …

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Is Your 30 Second Book Elevator Pitch … Perfect?

Is Your 30 Second Book Elevator Pitch … Perfect?

One of the critical marketing elements that every author needs is a 30 SECOND ELEVATOR PITCH … yet few do. Stumbling and bumbling along, authors ignore that the creation of who/what the book is about in a quick few sentences can make, and certainly break, a book sale.
At the Author U Extravaganza May 1-3 in Denver, CO, multi-award winning author Mary Jo Fay will walk authors step-by-step through the process of creation. In just …

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Is There a Book Award in You? Deadlines this Month …

Is There a Book Award in You? Deadlines this Month …

Book Awards … add to your professional credibility and are an excellent marketing tool.
They can be used as part of your branding, on your business cards, on your website, on your individual book pages on the website, within your email signatures. Think book. Think visual. Think marketing. Think how this one item can nudge you a bit and beyond many other authors in the mix.
Here’s what’s open right now and merit you and your book’s attention–what’s …

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Top 10 Twitter Tweets February 27,2014

Top 10 Twitter Tweets February 27,2014

Prices increased for Extravaganza registration on March 1st.  You have until February 28th to get the Thursday Deep Dive Workshop FREE with Friday and Saturday registration. All info is up—check out the website under Events for the Extravaganza at a Glance.  
You have 8 days to take advantage of this and it’s GONE as a freebie.

Today, Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on crowdfunding for authors.. Judith Briles will focus on …

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Steps to Create the Monument Author Platform

Steps to Create the Monument Author Platform

Authors get confused. Just what is this thing called a Platform? And why do they need one? Both good questions that deserve answers.
Let’s start with the first … What’s a Platform? … with the beginning of the Oscar® nominated movie, Monument Men with the main stars being George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, and Hugh Bonneville. The movie is based on The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi …

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