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.
Have you ever tried explaining your book to a friend, colleague or stranger? It can be awkward can’t it… that botched introduction at the conference refreshment table, the short book pitch interrupted by the sudden jolt of the stopping bus. Ever thought to yourself, there has to be a better way? Well there is, whether […]
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 […]
If you think back to your time at school, I bet you’ll be able to recall a favorite teacher. For those who are lucky enough to have had the experience, special teachers can make all the difference in one’s growth and development. Sadly, many people stop learning with age. For most people this is merely […]
Most book marketing efforts focus on connecting and engaging with potential readers, which makes sense. They are the end-consumer of your writing. But if you just focus on your readers, you miss out on the most powerful connections that can support your author career: your fellow authors Putting your focus on building a robust and […]
But I Have a Facebook Page, Isn’t That Enough?! Michael Hyatt, in his book Platform, says that an effective social media strategy that will help build your platform includes: “a home base and embassies.” What’s your home base? It’s your website (and blog). Hyatt defines it as “a digital property that you own and control. […]