Author Alert: Check Your Book Description & Keywords on Amazon

Amazon has pulled down books that contain author names and book titles in their description and keywords. Most of this keyword use has occurred in the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) program; some authors were warned to change their keywords, while others found their books were simply pulled off the site. Check your book description and […]

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Building Your Website: Domain Name 

“Your domain name is not only your address on the Internet, but also your best asset,” says Susan Gilbert, CEO of Online Promotion Success. As with the website itself, it’s important to understand how your domain name can bolster the success of your branding and marketing strategies. Susan Gilbert has successfully developed hundreds of websites for […]

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14 Ways Writers Can Benefit From Using Wattpad

If you haven’t checked out Wattpad, you should. More than 30 million people use the site, and approximately 10% are writers. This means yo can introduce yourself to a large audience of readers who want to discover new authors and books. Learn what you can do to maximize your exposure on Wattpad. Read more: Learn why authors […]

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80 Sites to Advertise Your Ebook

If you’ve got an ebook, you need to promote it – and we’ve got a great time-saving resource for you. Author James Calbraith pulled together a list of ebook promotion sites.  Now you’ve got a handy guide to help you develop your own list. Most of the sites advertise ebooks when they’re free, as part of […]

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Building Your Website: How Much Will All of This Cost Me?

The fees for building a website can be all over the map, with hourly rates ranging from $50 to $150. Says Jeniffer Thompson: “There are varying levels of designer fees out there, and while you could pay upwards of $10,000 to build a site, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you will get the very best. […]

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What Makes Readers Decide to Purchase Self-Published Books?

One author decided to ask readers and writers representing different fiction genres, including crime, fantasy, and general fiction, what made them buy self-published books. They, and others who talk about reading and writing online, were asked what factors influenced them most when buying books – particularly self-published books and any other books which aren’t pushed by the major houses. The results are […]

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Building Your Website: What Exactly Does “Building a Site” Mean?

Building a website, like a foundation to a house, has many stages. “First,” says Jeniffer Thompson of Monkey C Media, “you need branding and a working concept. The only way to build a firm foundation is to know your audience. This will help you build something that will engage your customers and draw them in.Once […]

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