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www.authormarketingclub.comIf you candominate onamazon, you canbecome the nextbig authorBut how? It’s not as easy as just uploading a book andwalking away. How can you optimize your Amazon listingso you have the chance at book selling success?
www.authormarketingclub.comlet’s go to war!Like it or not, your book is competing potentially againstthousands and thousands of other books. The first thingyou need to do is examine your competition.What are the top-sellers in your category?How are they priced?What keywords do they use?Is there a theme in the cover designs?How many books are they selling?How do they promote and marketing their books?
www.authormarketingclub.com#1: win the titlebattleTitles matter. Besides the cover, the title is the main thingthat potential readers see. Make sure they “get it”quickly.It’s different for fiction and non-fiction?Should I put keywords in my title?How do readers know what genre my book is?Tip: The shorter the better. Smashwords study revealed thattitles under six words sold more books.
www.authormarketingclub.com#2: covers that popThe human eye is drawn to images. Your cover must notonly get noticed, but also give the “story” of your book.How do I make sure my book cover is the right one?How much should I pay for a cover design?Tip: Pre-made covers can keep your costs down and stillmaintain a professional look.
www.authormarketingclub.com#3: boost your book description
www.authormarketingclub.com#3: boost your book descriptionUse Amazon approved html tags like <h2> and<ul> and <li> and <b> and <u>, etc…Add life to your book description. Draw the eye.Amazon approved – No black hat tricksDon’t know html? Use the AMC Amazon Enhanced Description Generator tool.
www.authormarketingclub.com#3: boost your book descriptionBook writing is not the same as sales writing.Hook the reader & tell your story.Show social proof (awards, best seller status, etc…)Ask for the sale. Use “actionable” words.Grab our free eBook “How To Write Awesome Amazon Descriptions”
www.authormarketingclub.com#4: more reviews =more salesWhen was the last time you bought anything onlinewithout checking a review first? Amazon is in the businessof making money.Items (books) with more “good” reviews sell more.Which books do you think they’ll feature more? Bookswith less reviews, or books with more great reviews?Tip: Don’t ever review your own books or pay for reviews..It’s against Amazon policy.
www.authormarketingclub.com#4: more reviews = more salesMost ‘regular’ readers don’t leave reviews… (1/200 maybe)You only want high-quality reviews.Why don’t people leave reviews?It’s too hard to figure it out.It takes too much time.Most people aren’t writers; don’t know what to write.
www.authormarketingclub.com#4: more reviews = more salesThe Secret Formula for Getting More Five Star Reviews?Ask people who have already reviewed books similar to yours!How to find them?1.Find a book(s) similar to your book2.Browse reviews, click on reviewer name3.Grab email (if available) off of profile page4.Email and ask for review
www.authormarketingclub.com#4: more reviews = more salesThe Proof Is In The Pudding…Technique is used by major publishing houses & best selling self-publishing authors.Can increase quality and amount of reviews by 25-150% or more.Emailing people directly is not spamming.
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