The other day, while digging into Haagen-Dazs’ Chocolate Chocolate Chip ice cream, I realized that I could write a third TOP TOPS ebook to provide important information about publishing in the age of Kindle.
The problem with publishing or self-publishing today is that there are so many options that it can be very, very confusing to decide what to do. And with all these options come pitfalls — some of which I have personally encountered.
I sat down at my computer and wrote what I consider the top tips of publishing an ebook, including the pros and cons of putting a book on Amazon’s KDP Select program. (This program requires a 90-day exclusive for an ebook only on Kindle, although physical formats of the ebook may be sold anywhere during the same exclusive period.)
As I wrote about earlier on this blog, I believe that authors need to try out KDP Select for themselves, giving the program a fair trial.
I read yet another overview of an author’s first KDP Select experience. This author did not wait until he had a good number of reviews for his book before having free days on KDP Select.
As I often point out, having free days without a base of good reviews is not a very effective marketing strategy. And this is precisely why I will not have free days for TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO PUBLISH YOUR BOOK IN THE AGE OF KINDLE: Action Steps You Can Do Immediately Whether You Are Unpublished or Already Published until I have several good reviews.
WARNING: Do NOT write your own reviews under fake names (and false Amazon accounts). I actually bought an ebook on Kindle that recommended this strategy.
First, you do not want to be dishonest. Second, you do NOT want you and your books to be thrown off Amazon.
And the technothriller LT. COMMANDER MOLLIE SANDERS is FREE on Sept. 3 (U.S. Labor Day) and Sept. 4 at http://amzn.to/NUpy9o
(If you do not have a Kindle, you can can get a FREE Kindle app for your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC or Mac at http://amzn.to/NBoSGU)
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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