Adding a Video to Your Book’s Amazon Sales Page

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by Ellen L. Buikema

While perusing Facebook, I noticed a post in the Indies Unlimited Fans Group that piqued my interest — the new “add your video” option for your book’s Amazon sales page. I state upfront that technology and I do not always have an easy relationship, but this looked so promising that I thought I would give it a try. Please note that not everyone is seeing this option on their books’ pages yet. If you have the capability, this is what it will look like: Continue reading “Adding a Video to Your Book’s Amazon Sales Page”

The Indie Quest: Visibility through eBook Distributors

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by Bruce Fottler

There’s a proverbial sea of books for sale that usually leaves the average indie author drowning in obscurity. Gaining meaningful visibility has always been a daunting challenge, and it’s getting harder with each passing year.

Many indie authors have several published titles under their belts, having spent a lot of effort refining blurbs, covers, and developing marketing and distribution strategies. But despite these efforts, I often hear a familiar lament: Achieving visibility is difficult, maintaining it is even harder. And scaling it up? Ouch. Let’s not go there.

While there’s a multitude of marketing strategies and advertising options that various blogs have explored over the years, I’d like to focus on retail channel performance. Are retailers offering promotional opportunities, and have they helped to increase visibility for the average indie author?

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How to Write for Medium.com Part Two

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by Dale E. Lehman

In my last post, I introduced you to Medium, an ad-free platform for readers and writers. You’re no doubt champing at the bit to earn money for Medium stories, so let’s get started. Follow me as I guide you through the authoring tools.

After logging in, your profile image appears in the upper right corner. Click this to drop down your profile menu. You’ll see a number of useful tools are here. Let’s start with “New Story.” Click that to access the editor.

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How to Write for Medium.com Part One

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by Dale E. Lehman

Readers and writers are flocking to Medium.com. Join the flock! With an Alexa rank of 272 as of this writing, Medium is free of advertising, sponsored content, and other annoyances. It’s all about quality writing, great stories, and keen insights. As a writer, you’ll reap many rewards from a Medium membership: read a variety of voices on a range of topics, put your writing in front of the world, and even earn money. Continue reading “How to Write for Medium.com Part One”