Amazon optimization

Amazon Optimization: My Self-publishing Experience, Part 4

This is the fourth entry in a 10-part series in which I detail the entire experience of self publishing my book. The goal is to offer tips and strategies so you can learn from my successes and mistakes. This week: Amazon optimization.

Book Production And The Self-Published Author [Video]

When it comes to professional book production, the interior formatting is absolutely critical. Whether the pages have two columns or one column, the type and size of font that's used, the spacing... all of that is very important.
non-fictiion book components

Between the covers of your nonfiction book

There is more to a nonfiction book than a catchy cover and table of contents... much more. Wherever you are in the process of writing your book, if the chapters adequately convey your message, everything else you write must attract, inform, clarify, or sell.
book pre-sales

Making The Most Of Print On Demand, Part 2: All You Need To Know...

The longer your book is available for pre-order, the more time you have to send readers to Amazon and the other stores to accumulate orders. All these orders count as sales on your release date, giving you a good chance at cracking some top-100 best seller sub genre lists in sites like Barnes & Noble and Powell’s. Note: this is not the case with Amazon’s best selling list. They count pre-sales orders on the day it’s actually ordered, not all combined on the eventual release date.
print on demand

Print On Demand: The biggest advance in publishing since Gutenberg

Print On Demand offers advantages that make selling printed books a reality – and a potentially lucrative endeavor – for today's self-published author.
picture book

How to get the best royalties for your picture book

Children’s book authors, graphic artists, and anyone looking to self publish a picture book now have the ability to do something amazing: make money.
Books From Countries

Books From Countries Around The World [Infographic]

This infographic lists books from 150 countries, inviting you to travel the world without leaving your living room. Of course, your favorite escape may not appear here, but that's the point. Throw a dart and pick a country, then open a book and explore.

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