How and why to set up an Amazon author page by Mark Gillespie

Chris, The Story Reading Ape has shared a post, written by Mark Gillespie, explaining why an Amazon Author Page is an excellent marketing platform for self publishing authors. Thank you!

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Extract from an article by Mark Gillespie on Self Publishing Advice Site:

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I’m sure no self-respecting author reading this post has neglected what is easily one of the most valuable free marketing platforms on the Internet – the Amazon Author Page.

After all, it’s as if Amazon has offered us our very own ID card.

Bear in mind too, that this card is accessible to millions of people who shop on Amazon everyday.

And did I mention that it’s free?

All things considered, that’s not a bad marketing tool to have in your authorpreneur toolbox, is it?

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The problem of book theft …

Thank you, Susan M. Toy for this fantastic article to warn authors about copyright infringing and the danger of scams in the writer’s world.

Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing

Close to two years ago, I discovered that my eBooks, both of them, were being listed for sale on a site about which I’d never heard before. They were not under contract to sell my eBooks nor was I receiving any payment for the nearly 1000 times the site reported my novel had already been downloaded. There was a link on the site authors could write to, if they felt their copyright had been infringed. So I wrote, asked them to take down my books, and … nothing happened. That’s when I contacted my friend Tim Baker, whose books were also listed on the site, and he wrote this blog post about our experience. Many of our friends also took up the cause, sharing this blog post and following up with more information as they heard of it – good friends like Chris Graham who blogs as The Story…

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#Authors – HOW TO: Make your Book Promo Posts More Effective…

Chris, the Story Reading Ape has published a blog post on how to make your blog book promos more effective. I thought this is an excellent advice for not only beginners, but as well published authors. Thank you, Chris.

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Whether you are posting on your own blog or through someone else’s

PLEASE REMEMBER TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

BOOK COVER

Always show the book cover…

TIMING

Always schedule your post to go live about one hour after Your Publisher has actually activated it

i.e., to give YOURSELF time to CHECK it has ACTUALLY been activated.

Most potential readers will NOT call back later to check if it is now active.

They will forget.

You WILL lose Sales…

HOW?

Establish the time to post by comparing YOUR timezone time AND DAY with your Publisher:

AMAZON

use SPT Standard Pacific Time (Seattle, Washington State)

SMASHWORDS

use SPT Standard Pacific Time (Los Gatos, California)

PST PACIFIC STANDARD TIME ZONE IN GREEN

NOTE:

PROVIDE MORE THAN YOUR COUNTRY AMAZON OUTLETS LINKS

EITHER:

Get and display a UNIVERSAL Amazon Outlet Link

OR

Give the links for Amazon in:

UK (.co.uk)  –  USA (.com)  –  Canada (.ca)  –  Australia (.com.au)

I’d recommend you…

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