Category Archives: Amazon.com

How To Publish Your Blog to Amazon’s Kindle – Step-By-Step Instructions

Publishing to Kindle has always been a great way to build royalty income and a fan base.   But one very smart play is to publish content to Kindle that already exists or is being published elsewhere. Alas, Amazon has a solution for this too.   Fact is, now bloggers of all genres can publish their blogs to…

Why Amazon Optimization Matters

It is now easier than ever for authors to self-publish and manage their Amazon book sales. This is true for both physical books and e-books. This is also a double-edged sword for new authors as the competition to get noticed by readers on Amazon gets more difficult with thousands of new books added each day….

Kindle Countdown Deals – Put Your Kindle Book on Sale to Sell More

Amazon has announced the Kindle Countdown Deals program for Kindle in the US and UK that allows authors and publishers to offer limited-time promotional discounts on Kindle-exclusive books, including those in the KDP Select program. Customers can see the regular price and the promotional price on the book’s detail page. A countdown clock, telling them…

How I Became A Kindle Bestselling Author

I recently launched two business books in a series on Kindle as an experiment. I wanted to see if all the Kindle hype was for real. To my delightful surprise, within just hours they reached #1 and #2 on the Amazon Kindle Bestseller list for the Business>Marketing section. I was thrilled! I want to take…

Creating Links to Your Author Central Page on Amazon

The easiest way to help customers find all of your books and ebooks on Amazon.com is to send them to your Author Central page. Author Central is, as the name implies, a hub where customers can learn all about you and find all of your published works, including print books, audio and Kindle ebooks. As…

Advantages Of Doing A Kindle Format Conversion For Your Book

In recent years, the sale of books which can be read on devices (mobiles, tablets, browsers etc.), has literally touched the sky. Even online stores like Amazon have admitted that the sales of eBooks are almost four times then that of the paper books. One of the biggest reasons for this increase in the sale…

Dealing with Negative Reviews on Amazon

“This book is the worst book in the world. I read half way through the book and gave up because it made no sence” [sic] —Actual One-Star Review from Amazon.com Every author has it happen sooner or later: the dreaded one-star review. Any review less than glowing is likely to sting a bit, so a…

How to Send Kindle Ebook Review Copies

Reviews can help sell more copies of your books, including Kindle ebooks. However, many authors are unsure about how to send review copies of Kindle ebooks to potential reviewers. It turns out that Amazon provides a simple way to send copies of your ebook to anyone. The above video explains it in more detail. To…

From Published to #1 Amazon Bestseller in 3 Months

My husband and I recently launched our book, “Forgiveness Formula: Finding Lasting Freedom in Christ” on December 6th, 2011. In preparation for our book launch we designed a four month book marketing plan. This plan included a website as our main hub, including a blog, as well as several key social media outlets: Twitter, Facebook…

KDP Select – Get Your Share of $6 Million

Amazon.com has announced the KDP Select program for independent and self-publishers who offer their books for the Kindle. Let’s take a look at the terms of this new program and see if you might benefit from it. In a nutshell: Ebooks offered through KDP Select with U.S. rights will automatically be included in the Kindle…