Shelfari, a popular social network for book-lovers, is being swallowed up by Goodreads. Amazon is the owner of Shelfari, but the company also scooped up Goodreads in 2013, which is a service that offers nearly identical offerings as Shelfari. Amazon has done very little to infuse new life into Shelfari over the years so it [Read More…]
Digital publishing is an ever changing race both as far as you can shake a stick at your readers as well as Amazon new features and requirements. Marketing your Kindle book is not always easy, here you will find many resources and tips to help you along your publishing journey.
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4,000 books are self-published each day. That means that a potential reader needs to find a needle in a haystack if they want to find your book. Discoverability is one of the biggest challenges that self-published authors have to face. Even if your book is found, most books online rarely break 100 sales. If you [Read More…]
Tips for setting the right price for your book based on its genre and the goals of the author
Being a writer means spending lots of time working on a computer, which can result in some serious hand and wrist pain. How often do you need to stop typing to massage a cramp out of your hand or wrists? Some of the best ways to mitigate damage to your hands and wrists is to [Read More…]
There are more outlets than ever for advertising your book thanks to social media. However, understanding how to sell your book properly on a platform like Facebook isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Author David Penny learned this the hard way when he started advertising his historical fiction novel on Facebook. However, his trial [Read More…]
One of the best technologies to come out of the ebook revolution was e-ink screens. They were crisp, clear, and felt far more like reading actual paper than any of the other screens on the market. They were set to make ebooks the de facto medium for the future of reading. Yet now e-ink e-readers [Read More…]
Knowing how to market your book can leave you with lots of questions. If you’re going the social media route for book marketing then you should be aware of the fact that instagram is rapidly-becoming the top social network for advertising. The format is similar to a magazine and ads see a much-higher conversion rate [Read More…]
The popular television show ‘Shark Tank’ is all about unknown marketers and inventors pitching their idea to real business moguls and seeing whether or not their idea is worth an investment. Imagine that you were a contestant on ‘Shark Tank’ presenting your book to these famous businesspeople. Would it get the greenlight? Would anyone invest [Read More…]
Being a self-published author means completing all sorts of tasks that you might not be familiar with. You got into the business to be a writer, but now you have to be a publisher, a marketer, and everything else in-between! Chances are you’ve had some questions along the way that you wish someone would have [Read More…]
When writing your book for self-publishing your main goal should be to actually finish the book! That, of course, is the most important part. However, putting that much mental and creative energy into that one task can make it difficult for you to focus on all of the other tasks that need to be done [Read More…]