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Congratulations, Ma’am, It’s a Book Tour!

It’s official and starts on Monday, July 16th through July 23rd. Sponsored by the Historical Fiction Virtual Book Blog and Passages to the Past FB page, book blogger and book promoter, Amy Bruno. Visit the book blog tour for the links to each blog along the journey and to sign up for the contest to win one of two signed hardcover copies of the novel “Blood and Ink.” Thanks to everyone who is supporting me on this journey and to all the tweet, FB, and blog followers! See you on the blog road!! Link: http://hfvirtualbooktours.com/bloodandinkblogtour/

Fancy a Fantasy? #3 – a book buying event

Join the fun today with our 3rd fantasy/sci-fi at 15:00 EDT Authors of these genres post your links and buy https://web.facebook.com/jolsclub/ Other members pop over and support fellow authors https://web.facebook.com/jolsclub/

The Best Digital Sales Strategy For Publishers

When it comes to selling books on Amazon, publishers mostly think about opportunities. Recent surveys have suggested that more than 5 million titles are available exclusively on the Kindle platform. 5 million+! Best-seller lists are dominated by the Big 5 publishers, which is why getting a strong publishing deal usually results in automatic high rankings on Amazon. Small publishing houses and self-published authors simply can’t compete, especially when one bears in mind the substantial advertising budgets and VIP seats secured for best sellers in the books section. In order to be a successful publisher on Amazon, one has to utilize the full gamut of benefits and tools available, and not simply count on Amazon’s help. After all, when it comes down to it, Amazon is primarily focused on: Cust...

SEO: A Seller’s Mindset

Let’s imagine for a moment that you are a simple seller, working in a small bookstore. In this instance, we’d like to think that you’re not hiding behind your desk, playing Minesweeper, and waiting for your buyers to come to you! As any successful businessperson will tell you, the world of sales is a dynamic, proactive and consistent one, which requires your absolute attention, and the ability to constantly be one step ahead. In order to sell a book to your next visitor, you have to not only meet his or her needs, but you also have to give them a tantalising glimpse of the product experience they are hoping for. Entice them, tempt them, make them feel drawn to all you have to offer. In order to increase your chances of success, you have to turn all of your senses on, and carefully measure ...

An Old Book, a New Best-seller! 

It’s often said that it can’t be done… but anything is possible if you have a brutal seller’s mindset. Bear in mind that every book is a product. Whether it’s a new releases, an old book, a 50-page story, an 800-page epic, fiction, or nonfiction… they all have something in common when it comes to Amazon. As far as Amazon’s search engines are concerned, all of these books are just other products and their ID is – from their point of view – just a unique ASIN. Neither age, nor gender, nor history matters. All that matters is how well a certain ASIN is likely to sell. So many authors have published their works expecting their books on Amazon to somehow sell themselves, and even possibly appear on Amazon’s top chart – oh, to have such confidence must be a wonderful thing! With some books havin...