Heads up authors … when you sell your book as the author/publisher, you may no longer be at the top of the list of buy choices!
AuthorU.org is one of the Affiliates of the Independent Book Publishers Association. Below is an announcement that popped this week that is directed from it … all authors that have books on Amazon for sale should take note.
If you are with IngramSpark, Create Space or any other POD service, this WILL …
This is the last day to grab the Early Bird rate for your “Writing and Speaking Changing” Comedy Intensive Workshop next month. Be there!
REGISTER Now: http://authoru.org/events.html
This week’s best of Twitter Tweets is dedicated to the some of the best podcasts recently. If you have missed them … the very brief description will give a mini-tip of what the 50 minutes will unfold. Always meaty. Always insightful. Always with actions to do. Always fun.
Author U – Your …
Here are 4 essential tips for authors and Amazon:
1. You need more than 84 book reviews (this is down from 101 … so good needs—still a book load to gather) before Amazon will recommend your book to other visitors in the section that says, “People who bought this also bought…” GO get them … ask and re-ask … it’s what you have to do
2. Book buyers will immediately start the judging of your book by the cover. …
Make sure you are registered for our social media blitz for this Saturday, the 7th. You want to know this Forbes magazine recognized expert’s awesome insights on how to really make LinkedIn work for you in positioning as an expert and marketing. AND, knowing how to use the right type of “shout outs” … aka bragging … for yourself is essential in your author success this year. Get ready to learn from the person who …
YES! It’s time to learn the Step-by-Step Amazon Success Toolkit Formula … and it’s all yours in a free webinar!
Calling all Authors and Authors-to-be: Have you written a book, but feel clueless on how to upload it to CreateSpace or IngramSpark or anything to do within the Amazon realm? Clueless no more is your new motto with this eye-opening FREE webinar slated for Thursday, July 7th.
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Don’t miss webinars on June 28th and June 30th and July 7th
1. On June 28th … 30 Hot Publishing Ahas and Tips from six amazing publishing pros: Joan Stewart, Daniel Hall, Judith Briles, Kelly Johnson, Nick Zelinger and Lynda Bouchard.
Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6013204178548579331
2. On June 30th … Get ready to have Bublish enter your book’s marketing mainstream. It’s a way to communicate, accent what you do, continue the buzz momentum. Kathy Meis, creator of the Bublish …
Have you registered for Saturday’s, June 4th’s not to miss program on Intellecutal Property, Copyrights and Trademarks? In person or get video for later viewing. Details on the AuthorU.org website under Events. Rates will pop up next week for registration fee.
Away from Colorado? You can always participate as a “remote” attendee –Just register and let us know via email (Office@AuthorU.org) that you want the video and won’t be attending in person—it will be sent the …
Oh-Oh … Avoid the Amazon Warning and Possible Slap Down for a Crappy Book
Amazon has been the self and indie publisher’s best friend. If you’ve got a book, Amazon will be a primary portal to sell it. Amazon also sells 70 percent of eBooks. Because of the ease of getting on Amazon, there are plenty of crappy books available. In January of 2016, Amazon announced that it will slap Warning labels on poorly edited books …
Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd digs into a variety of writing and publishing insights each show. During December, she will focus on strategies to kickstart your publishing success … or reboot it. Today her guest is Beth Hayden and the topic is book marketing using your Blog and Pinterest—did you know that both are “hot” for moving your books? Beth is an online marketing …
There are always grumbles about Amazon … it takes too much … it controls everything … I don’t like Amazon. My response: get over it. When it comes to eBooks, Amazon is the eBook God for sales in North America. Stats always flow about eBook sales. Don’t forget to do the MatchBook combo for both print and “e” sales. Here’s what’s popping for you to noodle on this week:
Amazon makes up a higher percentage of the …