Amazon A+ Content: What is it and How to Use it – Written by Jason Hamilton

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KDP doesn’t seem to be slowing down in their rollout of new features here and there. Lately we had the huge update about Kindle Vella, and more recently we’ve had another cool update.

Amazon now allows authors to create A+ content for display on their Amazon sales page for books.

If you’re like me when I first heard this news, you probably asked, “A+ content? What is that?”

Well don’t worry, dear reader. We’ve got you covered.

In this article, you will learn:

  1. What Amazon A+ content is
  2. How it’s incorporated into your pages
  3. The implications for authors
  4. How to create your own A+ content
  5. How not to get your A+ content rejected

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The HoneyMoon Effect: Does Amazon Give Preferential Treatment to New Books? – Written by Dave Chesson

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For years, authors have speculated as to whether or not Amazon gives preferential treatment to new books.

Some authors, after seeing their sales plummet weeks or months after launch, point to this as a sign that they hit an unseen Amazon cliff.

While others claim that this is merely a post book launch strategy effect where after you’re done employing your strongest book strategies, it’s only natural for sales to drop.

So, this leaves us with the question: Do new books get preferential treatment from Amazon, and if so, what does this look like and what can we do to counter it.

Luckily, I devised an experiment using data-collecting software to finally answer this question definitively and have a method to benefit from the results.

In this article, you will learn:

  1. How Amazon treats new books over older books
  2. Steps to counter this drop
  3. Ways to use this information for even stronger book launches

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Checklist: Preparing to Send Your Manuscript to an Editor – Written By Liam Carnahan

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So you’ve finished your manuscript? Your first instinct may be to celebrate, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s a big deal, and you should be proud of yourself.

But you’re not done yet.

After you finish the champagne, the next major step will be to hire a book editor. But you don’t want to jump to this step too early. Before you invest in a professional, there are a few things you need to do: take the time to revise, work with beta readers, and revise some more.

In this article, you will learn:

How to reread your manuscript and take notes about what is and isn’t working
How to revise your manuscript
How to find and send your manuscript to beta readers
Review and apply beta reader feedback
How to self-edit your manuscript
Find the right editor

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How To Sell Your Book On Amazon [70 Book Marketing Tips] – Written By Dave Chesson

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You wrote a book, and now you want to sell it on Amazon. I’ve got good news! Kindlepreneur is coming in clutch with 70+ book marketing ideas that will help you sell more books on Amazon’s eBook and print book marketplace.

Also read Kindlepreneur’s Marketing Mastery Guide.

Let’s dive right in.

In this article, you will learn:

  1. 71 book marketing tips
  2. How to sell your book on Amazon
  3. All sorts of practical resources

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EBOOK PIRACY [2020] – WHAT TO DO IF SOMEONE STEALS YOUR BOOK – Written By Dave Chesson

Dave Chesson on his ‘Kindlepreneur’ blog writes about ebook piracy 2020, an article, which I think needs to be spread for as many authors as possible to know. Thank you very much for sharing your experiences and researches, Dave, we all appreciate it.


 

Ebook piracy is a real issue. You’d be amazed at how many websites have pirated or claim to have pirated your book.

There it is…sitting there, being given away for free.

All those sales…lost.

Worse yet, most of these sites have no contact information and probably aren’t even located in your country.

So, how do you protect yourself against these pirates and protect your rights?

In this article, I want to show you the legal, safe, and extra awesome way that anyone can regain their book from these pirates with some cunning tactics that only the most advanced computer nerds know how to employ.  Even if you haven’t written that non-fiction book or are in the process of laying out your book, this is great to know for the future.

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How to Get Free Book Reviews with No Blog, No List, and No Begging – Written By Dave Chesson…

On ‘Kindlepreneur’ Dave Chesson informs us on how to get necessary reviews, even if we don’t have a huge reader’s list yet. Thank you, Dave!


 

You probably don’t have to be convinced of the importance of getting free book reviews as well as kindle reviews.

However, how does a new author get those crucial Kindle book reviews or editorial reviews that will help to drive up sales?

Most resources rely on tactics that require already existing fan base, elaborate platforms, and major connections.

That’s all fine and dandy…if you have those resources at your disposal or are willing to trade in your friendship for a favor.

But what about the rest of us?

The ones who don’t have raving fans ready to drop reviews on request. Or those of us without a giant email list, social media following, and oodles of friends that we ‘want’ to send our books to?

Despair not my friends, because in this guide on how to get book reviews, I’ll show you how you can legally, and legitimately get those reviews, even if you’re a brand new author.

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Hashtags for Writers – Written By Dave Chesson

Dave Chesson informs us about hashtags for authors on the ‘Kindlepreneur’ blog. Thank you for your support, Dave.


Hashtags seem to be #inescapable. Like them or loathe them, they are a feature of modern life and are here to stay. But are they useful for you as an author? Can hashtags for writers boost your writing efforts on social media?

I recently explored social media for authors in-depth. However, hashtags for writers is a subject deserving closer treatment because choosing the right hashtag can make your tweet, Facebook post, or Instagram go further.

You’ll know that I’m no believer in ‘magic bullet marketing’. If you’re expecting hashtags to do the legwork of marketing your book or writing alone, you’re bound to be disappointed. However, I do feel they can play a valuable, supplemental role in your book marketing.

So what do you need to know about hashtags for writers?

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Don’t Advertise With Amazon Until You’ve Read This

Nicholas C. Rossis has provided us with a fantastic blog post about advertising with Amazon. Read this article before you decide to do so. Thank you very much Nicholas!

Nicholas C. Rossis

Yes, this is the long-promised post where I share my experience advertising with Amazon and the things I’ve learned — things that could make or break your campaign.

What I’ve Learned Advertising With Amazon

You may remember my past experiences with Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) and the recent plan I’d set for myself. I started promoting in April with 3 kinds of ads:

Ad #1: Sponsored Products, Manual Keywords

This was the bulk of my promos. I chose up to 1,000 keywords for each book and used them to target potential readers.

How does one come up with so many keywords, you ask? Well, there are two easy ways:

Advertising with Amazon (AMS) | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books1. Choose The Best-Selling Books In Your Genre

The first strategy requires that you find the genres in which your books sells. Amazon does some automatic choosing for you, and you can sometimes see these listed under your book details…

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