In preparation for the two free days on Kindle for MRS. LIEUTENANT (August 20 and 21), Yael and I have been working on implementing an option for people who have finished the novel MRS. LIEUTENANT to email their friends to recommend the book.
I got the idea for this from Mark Harmon of http://epubandebookhelp.com/
Although we loved the idea, Yael thought there might be a better way to implement it for our goals other than what Mark suggested.
Yael worked on the tech end — getting the technical aspect in place for us. Together we worked on the wording of the recommendation form. Then I inserted a link to the recommendation form into the html doc of MRS. LIEUTENANT, re-converted the ebook via Calibre, and re-uploaded the ebook to KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing).
I liked the result so much that I also added the “tell a friend” form to the MRS. LIEUTENANT book page on this site.
Click here now to see the form for telling a friend about MRS. LIEUTENANT. When the email is sent to a friend, the friend gets a shortened link to the book’s page on Amazon.
And to read about a good idea I got from book publisher and ebook converter Chris O’Byrne regarding asking people to review a book, read my post “Making It Easy for People to Say Yes to You.”
I incorporated Chris’ idea into the html revision of MRS. LIEUTENANT at the same time I added the “tell a friend” function, providing two strong calls to action at the end of the ebook.
And put a note on your calendar to download MRS. LIEUTENANT for free on August 20 and 21 at http://amzn.toOXrBhh
Plus please act on the two calls to action at the end of the novel — write a review on Amazon and “tell a friend” about the novel.
P.S. You might enjoy reading the blog post about how MRS. LIEUTENANT, a 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semifinalist, is getting a second chance thanks to Amazon’s KDP Select.
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Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of fiction and nonfiction books/ebooks. A new nonfiction ebook of hers is TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO MARKET YOUR BOOK ON AMAZON AND FACEBOOK and her newest fiction ebook is the thriller 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