August 8, 2009 at 1:00 am (Uncategorized)
Tags: Amazon, blogs, visibility
In my May 30th post, below, I mentioned some of the ways you can use Amazon to create visibility for your books. You can comment on forums, post lists, and of course, review books, mentioning your book or website along the way.
Amazon has also announced it is Beta testing AuthorCentral at www.AuthorCentral.Amazon.com. AuthorCentral takes the place of Amazon Connect which allowed any author with a book on Amazon to add a blog.
"Release Your Writing" on Helen's Amazon free author page
AuthorCentral allows you to do a number of things from one page – add photos, add a blog, add new books, apply for Search Inside the Book add your book to Kindle and become an Amazon Associate – all in an effort to help authors sell more of their books on Amazon.
If you have a book on Amazon and haven’t already done so, add your own blog to Amazon at AuthorCentral by clicking on “Add a blog you already write using an RSS feed”. It will automatically be updated each time you add a blog post.
This is a very cool way to increase your visibility online. Why not do it today?
June 30, 2009 at 7:44 am (Uncategorized)
I know I promised you a marketing tip each Saturday, but this one can’t wait.
I’ve told people here (see 6-13), and in “Release Your Writing” about Booktour.com where authors can post events, and I’ve talked about the free blogs on Amazon for authors.
Now the two have combined to show author events from Booktour on the author’s Amazon page.
Read more here:
June 27, 2009 at 7:30 am (Uncategorized)
Tags: book marketing, platform, visibility
Help me by adding other elements of visibility you use in your book marketing platform:
1. Begin to build your platform before your book is published
2. Register unique domain name for your work, and use it everywhere
3. Use the domain as your email – no more unprofessional hotmail accounts.
4. Subscribe to relevant blogs to stay informed and contribute value.
5. Join online communities and forums.
6. You are in a writing group aren’t you? You must – to add strength and support to your voice and to your colleagues.
What else should I add to this list? What works for you? Let me know…