News flash: Fourth chapter of dystopian thriller THE MOTHER SIEGE now on Wattpad. Click here for dropdown table of contents to read all four chapters or just the newest.
And now for new book marketing tidbits:
Amazon browse categories:
In my continuing efforts to choose the best categories for my Kindle ebooks, I came across a very interesting explanation from Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). The idea is that you should have the same keywords uploaded to your ebook’s KDP dashboard as are in the sub-categories you have for the book.
The two examples given are for romance and science fiction/fantasy. When I wrote KDP for the information for other categories, I was told that was not available.
In addition, I am in the midst of reading David Gaughran’s ebook LET’S GET VISIBLE: HOW TO GET NOTICED AND SELL MORE BOOKS, and he has some very important information to share on categories and rankings on Amazon.
Book marketing tips from author Bonnie Bartel Latino:
Bonnie recommends that authors NOT have KDP Select free days on holidays. For example, if you are a romance writer, do not do these on Valentine’s Day. Do the free promotion before or after, otherwise you are competing with the other 900,000+ romance writers! Another example is avoiding military holidays for military books.
(Bonnie is about to do a 99-cent special for her very popular novel YOUR GIFT TO ME, and she has chosen the dates based on when she could get ad space to support this promotion, which is a very smart book marketing strategy.)
New Goodreads giveaway:
I just started a new Goodreads giveaway — this time for the paperback of the cozy mystery CAST THE FIRST STONE (which includes 3 kosher recipes). If you are a Goodreads member, click here before July 30 to sign up to win a copy.
Debut author tips:
I wrote the guest post “Top 5 Mistakes That Debut Authors Make” for the site ReadWave. Click here to read this post now.
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Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of fiction and nonfiction books/ebooks, including TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO PUBLISH AND MARKET YOUR BOOK IN THE AGE OF AMAZON and the romantic suspense spy story CIA FALL GUY.
She also has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and is the co-founder of the online marketing company www.MillerMosaicLLC.com