Our Amazon Priority, Book Metadata Optimization, Query Letter and Synopsis Editing, and Book Marketing and Consultation programs are all part of the growing list of BookBaby author services.
Amazon Priority lets you sell your eBook on KDP Select AND get BookBaby’s worldwide eBook distribution
With Amazon Priority, when you choose BookBaby for your eBook self-publishing, we enroll you in the popular KDP Select program, giving you access to a variety of Amazon’s marketing tools and promotions. Then, after the 90-day exclusive program on Amazon, BookBaby distributes your book to its extensive worldwide network including iBooks, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, and dozens more. You maximize your reach (and profits) with Kindle Unlimited’s promotional tools while also plugging into BookBaby’s worldwide digital distribution. Best of all, this one-two eBook promo punch comes at no extra charge.
BookBaby is the only self-publishing company offering this guided service through KDP, reinforcing our commitment to independent writers who are seeking eBook distribution and sales. We’ve also expanded our menu of services, offering quick-turn ePub and .mobi conversions, proofs to authors, book formatting, and cover design. Plus, expanded sales reporting now comes standard, as do enhanced BookShop eCommerce pages that return the highest royalty rates in publishing.
So why self-publish your eBook with BookBaby’s Amazon Priority Service instead of going to Amazon directly?
- You reach millions of readers with the Amazon KDP Select and Kindle Unlimited to launch your book.
- You get to market quickly.
- You keep control of your rights.
- You get hassle-free eBook file conversion by our conversion professionals.
- Your book is introduced to readers worldwide through the most extensive eBook retail network in self-publishing.
- You can sell directly to your readers with BookShop™ and earn 85% royalties on all eBook sales.
- You can lean on our expert customer service.
- You can track your eBook’s sales progress with trending reports.<.li>
- You get all of these benefits through one convenient BookBaby account.
Book metadata optimization
Metadata is the essential embedded information that introduces your book to the world. From basic info including title and subtitle, author and contributor names, publisher, genre and subgenre, ISBN, and price, metadata allows readers and retailers to categorize and find your book. But that’s not all: metadata also includes your author bio, an image of your book cover, short and long book descriptions, quotes, and reviews. The more optimized your metadata is, the easier readers can find your book.
Think about it: most readers find their next book online, so how will your book get discovered? It’s your book’s metadata that allows your title to be searched and discovered across many platforms, including Amazon, library catalogs, bookstores, and search engines. If your metadata isn’t complete and optimized, your book won’t be found. Best-selling authors rely on professional metadata optimization experts to promote their books – and now you can too. BookBaby’s Book Metadata Optimization service offers core optimization, keyword maximization, and spelling/grammar check.
Core optimization. Wondering how to categorize your book or what subgenre works best? We research and optimize every data field of your book’s metadata — including the tricky ones like BISAC codes and book descriptions — to make sure every field is custom-crafted for your book, giving you the best chance of being discovered.
Keyword maximization. We will choose the specific words and phrases readers are most likely to search for, giving you stronger search engine results. Think of it as an SEO (search engine optimization) tune-up.
Spell check and grammar. Misspellings and punctuation errors can prevent readers from finding your book during their searches. We’ll sweep up any potential mistakes.
Give your book its best chance to be discovered with BookBaby’s Metadata Optimization service – just $59.
Our query letter and book synopsis editing services help you shop your book to agents with confidence
If you want to get your book in front of literary agents, editors, and publishers, you need a query letter and book synopsis to introduce your work. A query letter is a one-page pitch detailing your book’s main themes and including information about you as an author – all designed to get an agent’s attention. A synopsis is a three- to five-page overview of your book that highlights your story’s structure, character details, and significant plot points. In other words, it’s everything you need to help agents understand what your book is about.
While you might be a world-class author, writing a query letter is very different than writing your book – and it isn’t easy. The short letter has to captivate its recipient, and your synopsis had better make your book stand out from all of the others. Why not take advantage of a professional editor and make your first impression a memorable one? BookBaby’s professional query letter and book synopsis review has our editors (the same world-class pros who do our book editing) review and strengthen your existing query letter and book synopsis to ensure they are compelling and convey what your book is about.
And you don’t even have to place a book order with BookBaby to take advantage of this service. So why edit your query letter and synopsis with BookBaby?
- Speed. We’ll have your query letter or synopsis reviewed and edited in 8-10 business days.
- Quality. Our editors are world-class professionals who have worked with best-selling authors in every genre. They’ll raise your query letter and synopsis to the standards that agents expect. No word goes overlooked.
- Guarantee. We stand behind every product and service we offer with the strongest guarantee in the self-publishing industry. Your query letter and synopsis will be edited to your complete satisfaction and delivered on time. You’ll walk away with the tools you need to shop your book like a professional author.
Book marketing and social media consultation services
It’s never too soon to start marketing your book, and you can increase your book’s discoverability and sales with professional marketing guidance from our partners at Smith Publicity. Learn from book industry experts, one-on-one, on your schedule, and tailored to your genre and level of expertise. You’ll get specific and actionable advice on how to build awareness and drive traffic to your book and author platform. Marketing your book can be overwhelming: this service is designed to take away the fear and put in the fun.
Our packages are completely customized to your skill level and needs. For example, if you’re a social media beginner, one of our experts will work with you to create your platform from scratch and teach you the basic rules of engagement. If you are already well-versed on a social media platform, but would like to execute better, our advanced experts will custom-craft a plan to work with you to optimize your existing site, incorporate your book into your postings, decipher analytics, and understand potential advertising options.
The process starts when you complete an author questionnaire, giving your consultant time to research and tailor ideas specific to your book, genre, and goals. You will also receive educational handouts and homework before the call to help ensure your sessions are as jam-packed as possible. At the end of the service, you receive handouts to help you continue developing ideas and techniques.
Learn more at www.bookbaby.com/book-marketing-services.
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