Free Tool: Crack Your Sales Rank Code

Get insight into the real numbers behind Amazon's Sales Rank

The Kindle Direct Publishing program is one of the best self-publishing platforms available for authors. Authors who sell their books through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing have the potential to maximize the sales potential of their books by tapping into the vast market of Kindle users and Amazon patrons. Amazon assigns a sales rank to each title in the Amazon Kindle marketplace based on the number of sales a book has made and other criteria. The more sales a book makes, the lower the sales rank for that title.

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Dear Author, Don’t Quit!

A Letter to Authors Who’ve Considered Giving Up

All authors eventually go through what I call “White Flag Syndrome.” It looks something like this. You painstakingly write everyday, but you’ve been struggling with it for too long. You wake up one morning completely discouraged. You’ve already discarded an earlier draft, and now once again the book’s direction seems completely lost. You decide to […]

5 Ways Your Brand is More Important than Your Book

By Mike Loomis

You’re working on a book. But are you focused on the right elements? I’m not asking about grammar, voice, and flow. I’m referring to the most overlooked aspect of the business of writing: your personal brand. Believe it or not, your brand is more important than your book. Here are five reasons why—and guidelines for improving […]

Book translation – where to start

book translation

Publishing your book in your native language (we’ll assume for the sake of this article that it’s English) is a huge undertaking. However, once it’s complete, the sense of accomplishment is well worth the effort. But while the English-reading audience is enormous, there is also a potential market for your book outside English-speaking countries. Especially […]