How To Get Amazon To Create A “Books In This Series” Section For You

How To Get Amazon To Create A “Books In This Series” Section For You

Ever notice that some book pages have a section that shows all the books in the series and some don’t?  It comes before “customers who bought this item also bought.” Here’s an example:   Is this something you have to set up, or does it happen automatically? It’s supposed to be automated but often it…

Examples Of Books That Took Off When The Publisher Changed The Titles

Examples Of Books That Took Off When The Publisher Changed The Titles

Publisher Emmanuel Haldeman-Julius sold somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 million staple-bound books between 1919-1978.  They were part of a series he called Little Blue Books.  If a book didn’t sell well Haldeman-Julius would get rid of it.  But then one day he thought, “Maybe the titles suck?” So, he’d change them.   BOOM!  …

Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

You have a real shot at making Kindle cash. When I first published my ebooks they died on the vine. As of this writing, I’m selling about 1,200 books a month. Those sales are strictly a manifestation of the strategies in this blog. I don’t Facebook, Tweet, send out eblasts, clog editor inboxes with press…

Create An Effective Authors Page On Amazon’s Author Central

Create An Effective Authors Page On Amazon’s Author Central

It’s common to get “pre-buyer’s remorse,” that awful feeling you’re close to making the wrong decision. It often stems from a suspicion of feeling like the seller has overly influenced you. After all, if the author’s so good, why doesn’t he or she have a publisher backing them up? Mostly, it’s caused by a credibility…

The Power of Good Reviews

The Power of Good Reviews

A few years ago, Yale professors Judith A. Chevalier and Dina Mayzlin did a study on the effect of user-generated Amazon reviews on sales . The authors made some fascinating observations:   Good reviews significantly increase book sales 1-star reviews have a greater power to depress sales than 5-star reviews have to increase them Reviews are…