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Let's face it—Amazon is the 800-pound gorilla in the publishing industry, whether you are talking about traditional publishers or the growing self/independent publishing world. So understanding how to use this powerful tool to help you to promote and sell your book is an essential key for success. And you can get the answers at the BAIPA meeting and special afternoon workshop on July 9th!
Led by indie publishing veterans and BAIPA board members David Kudler and Ruth Schwartz (with assists from other BAIPA members), this day will give you a map to the many ways in which you can and should interact with Amazon.
How Can Your Indie Book Flourish in Earth’s Largest Commercial Ecosystem?
The morning session will survey all Amazon programs affecting the independent author/publisher. We will explore the various Amazon programs and subsidiaries that we as independent publishers need to take advantage of. We will start with an overview, and then plunge into 10 key programs.
Amazon—Opportunity and Controversy: What’s all the fuss about?
CreateSpace—Your Amazon Print-on-Demand Book:Tips on submission and marketing.
KDP—Your Amazon Ebook: A quick map of the great KDP Select divide (exclusive or non-exclusive?), and the consequences, including KindleUnlimited and the new subscription payment system.
AuthorCentral—Your Amazon Author Page:Why you need one, and how to improve what you’ve got.
Amazon Affiliates—Your Amazon Associates Relationship: Earn a little for every customer you send to Amazon. Is your own A-store helpful?
Amazon Reviews: Best practices for getting them
Amazon’s Goodreads: How to engage reviewers for your book.
Amazon Advantage: How to sell your offset-printed books on Amazon.
Amazon Seller Central: How can you sell autographed copies of your books and other merchandise on the world’s largest marketplace?
Audible Creative Exchange (ACX): The Audible world of Amazon and how to navigate your options with the development and distribution of audiobooks.