How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle July 2014 Edition

30000 books 2014 July How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle 2014 Edition
by Martin Crosbie
4.7 average rating from 61 reviews
Available from Amazon US and Amazon UK.

In February 2012 Martin Crosbie’s self-published eBook My Temporary Life hit Amazon’s top ten overall bestseller list. Amazon referred to him as one of their 2012 success stories in their year-end press release.

This easy-to-follow guidebook details the specific steps he took to find and connect with his readers. Plus, it describes how to adjust and tweak your strategy as Amazon changes their systems. There are a lot of self-publishing books out there. This is the one you’ve been waiting for.

Newly updated version includes:

  • How to maximize the return from your Kindle Countdown promotion
  • Lists of the current and most effective promotion sites (paid and free)
  • The secret to gain maximum borrows from Kindle Lending Library
  • Earn the most paid sales after running a free promotion.

#AmazonCart for Ebooks?

Amazon.comOur always-helpful friends at Amazon have dreamed up a new thing for Twitterers (or is it Tweeple?): a way to add stuff to your Amazon shopping cart without ever leaving Twitter.

It uses the #AmazonCart hashtag (for folks in the UK, the hashtag is #AmazonBasket).

Here’s how it works: Continue reading “#AmazonCart for Ebooks?”

Black Magic – Making your book perma-free on Kindle

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by Simon Goodson

There’s something strange going on with free Kindle books. You can use KDP Select to make your book free, but only for 5 days every quarter. Yet some books are free day after day, week after week – what is known as perma-free.

Here, in theory, is how to make your book perma-free on Amazon…

a) Publish your book on kindle.
b) Publish the same e-book through another online retailer with the price set to free.
c) Tell Amazon that you’ve found the book at a lower price. Go to the books Amazon page, then to Product Details (third section down). The last line ends with a link titled “tell us about a lower price.
d) Amazon checks the information you provided, then lowers the book’s price to zero.

Easy isn’t it? Well, not quite that easy. There are a few gotchas… Continue reading “Black Magic – Making your book perma-free on Kindle”

Smashwords Pre-order AND Amazon KDP Select at the Same Time

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by Thorsten Nesch

Contrary to all other information currently available, publishing your eBook for Kindle on Amazon in the KDP Select program and offering it for pre-order over Smashwords parallel IS possible!

A short while ago Smashwords started its pre-order system. Since I’ve published my novels recently at Amazon choosing the 90 day select program, Smashwords caught my attention at a time I was looking for the next platform anyway.

How great is that? I could upload my novels already in Smashwords – since I had the time to do it now – and when Amazon’s 90 days are over, it would be automatically published and widely available. In addition, people could pre-order it before. Perfect. Continue reading “Smashwords Pre-order AND Amazon KDP Select at the Same Time”