If you have not recently checked your book’s Amazon product page, now would be a good time to do this.
You might be surprised at what you find.
For one thing, Amazon is rolling out the removal of the tag feature on all book product pages. Even if your book page still has tags, these will soon disappear.
On the other hand, Amazon is rolling out featuring the Shelfari information more prominently on book product pages. While this feature will not help in the Amazon search results, it will help with offering additional information on your book page.
Do you regularly check the reviews that your book gets on Amazon?
Once again one of my books has gotten a lambasting review because of the html code showing up on the Kindle ebook. When I see such a review, I immediately leave a comment on the review offering my email address and telling the person to email me for a well-formatted Kindle ebook. (I also ask on which device the person attempted to read the ebook.)
Then I add in the note the explanation of why this suddenly started happening to previously well-formatted ebooks:
Sometime in 2012 Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) stopped supporting third-party conversion software. Now KDP only supports KindleGen.
Apparently if you do not upload a new version of your ebook, there may not be problems with the ebook.
But if you frequently re-upload your books, as I do (to add info on the newest ebook), the previously well-formatted ebooks now look lousy UNLESS you re-convert the ebooks using KindleGen.
My business partner Yael K. Miller spent a great deal of time researching the steps for converting my ebooks using KindleGen so the ebooks would again be well-formatted.
Now that I have re-converted 11 ebooks using Yael’s research, my company Miller Mosaic is offering a Kindle ebook conversion service. (Click here to see www.millermosaicllc.com/kindle-conversion)
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Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of fiction and nonfiction books/ebooks, including TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO MARKET YOUR BOOK ON AMAZON AND FACEBOOK and the cozy mystery CAST THE FIRST STONE.
She also has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and is the co-founder of the online marketing company www.MillerMosaicLLC.com