Sometimes you want your Kindle book to appear in specific categories that don’t appear in your own pick method. If this is the case, just send an email to KDP support (at firstname.lastname@example.org) specifically telling them where to put your book. For example:
Hello awesome Kindle person!
Could you please add my book “15 secrets successful people know about time management” (ASIN: B016FPTIZ6) into the following 2 categories? Thank you in advance.
You should definitely turn your books into audio books. Not hard to do, and good extra income potential. And if you’re crazy enough to want to “Record And Create Your Own Audio Book For ACX Audible” you can click that link and get my LONG explanation. For a quick reminder to myself, I created this short checklist below:
Configuring Audacity for ACX Audio Book Recording
Left side drop down menu, set to “MME”
Edit, Preferences, Interface, Meter/waveform, -96 db
Menu is for recording device, make sure your correct microphone (probably “Microphone (USB Audio Device)”) is selected. (turn off all other microphones!)
My friend Brad is getting ready to publish his next book and he asked me what he should say when he invites people onto his book “launch team”. Below is the exact copy I used in my most recent book launch, along with some other examples I’ve swiped from other well known authors.
Email Invitation From Kevin Kruse For Non-Fiction Book
Subject: Re: [FirstName], quick heads up….
[FirstName], I’m only a few weeks away from launching my next book, …
Ever wonder how some authors get their Amazon book descriptions to look so good, with bold and big text? Well, Amazon has a funky version of html they use which can be tough to figure out. Now you don’t have to.
Dave Chesson built an incredible WYSIWIG tool you can use to make a beautiful description and …
I’m no big institute or Tim Ferris, I don’t have a load of resources or time to play with. My business is in the constant motion. So, this analysis is far from the scientific level of accuracy. A lot of other things happened before and during my first 36 days on Quora, thus estimating what had the actual impact on my book sales is all but impossible. Plus of …
I’ve got 60+ great reviews on a book but one bad review that sticks high on the “most helpful list”. That really irks me. Can you relate?
I have 66 reviews averaging 4.5 stars(!) on my book, Employee Engagement 2.0, but some professor is comparing my book–which is intended as a quick, accessible read for front-line managers–to a bigger more sophisticated book for higher executives. He says I don’t use research when I …
You probably already know that it’s important to have a complete, well-crafted author page on Amazon. If someone finds one of your books, they might want to know just a little bit more about the author, or even better, they might want to see all of your other books to buy those too.
You probably also know to go to https://authorcentral.amazon.com to setup and edit your page.
But did you know you can go to Amazon’s other international sites and setup your page …
This is pretty cool. If you didn’t already know, when you publish on Createspace or Kindle you can make your book available in a lot of different countries, but Amazon has a separate website/webstore for each country (obviously, because of different languages and currencies and things).
So I use to have to give separate links to my book based on the different sites. When I would send an email announcing my book I would say something like…
Below is a guest post by Mike Fishbein.I consider a book’s title to be the #1 most important variable in its eventual success. And so many authors struggle and debate over the title of their book, trying to be creative and clever, without realizing it needs to be discoverable. Mike has generously shared his step-by-step system for doing keyword research and giving your book a title that will increase its odds of becoming a bestseller.
Author Bio: Mike Fishbein has self-published over a dozen nonfiction books…
“I just read an article where you send people a pdf of the book to get a review. Are you concerned that this might be put online as a free book? I have written several books and if you look for the name of the books, you will find people who claim to have a copy.”
My thoughts on this:
If you’re talking about someone selling a copycat book on Amazon (it’s rare but has been known …
Total income to me, the author, is actually higher because royalty rate can be higher above .99. But the chart above shows the price sensitivity of Kindle readers. If you are trying to increase your brand awareness and/or scoop up email addresses, price it at .99. If you want to maximize earnings, price higher.
Fiction and non-fiction authors alike RAVE about the power of BookBub and how hard it is to get your book accepted. To learn what it is and get advice on how to land the deal, listen to this Authority Self Publishing Podcast episode.