How do you get more reviews for your books? You plan ahead. Do what the traditional publishers do and create Advance Reader Copies (ARC's) or Uncorrected Proofs of your books ...
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There’s been a lot of buzz this week regarding the news that Amazon has bought Good Reads. Book lovers are threatening to burn their bookish bridges, so what’s next for the book loving community?
There are a number of fantastic reading communities out there (meaning on the web) who are hungry for new books, and, mostly willing to take the time to write a short and honest review in return for a free book. Great for seeding pre-pub awareness of your book. Find out how!
You’ve written a book, self-published your eBook, now what? Should you trial a free eBook promotion or not? Why might this help or harm your sales. Find out here . . .
How do you get more reviews for your books? You plan ahead. Do what the traditional publishers do and create Advance Reader Copies (ARC’s) or Uncorrected Proofs of your books to giveaway to reviewers, librarians, retailer buyers and the like well before your publication date.
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There are so many eBook distributor options available that author’s are always asking us, which one should we use? This week we are taking a look at Lightning Source.
Ready to sell your eBook on Amazon? Well, as we all know, Amazon is a locked shop. Meaning, they don’t use ePUB files like the rest of the industry, but rather their own formats, which include .mobi and the new KF8 for fixed layout eBooks. That means you are better of using an eBook conversion service who knows what they are doing. Here you will find an Amazon approved list of such suppliers. Enjoy!
Ready to convert your work into eBook format and sell your eBook to the world? Then it’s time you started to explore the options for eBook and digital distribution, of which there are many. In addition to direct distribution through Amazon, B&N, Sony and the iBookstore, there are a host of great eBook distributors out there who can support and guide you through this process, and provide you with a more efficient way to sell your eBooks. This week we are taking a look at Book Baby.
In the past, book reviews were only available to the exclusive world of traditional publishers, and, in order to secure them you had to follow the A-typical trajectory of book production, creating galleys or ARC’s seven months prior to the publishing date, in order to mail these out to prospective reviewers, then wine and dine them and generally do whatever necessary to secure your WSJ, NYT or LA Times book review. Well, not anymore.The best part of the tech-transition is that the window of opportunity to get books reviewed is no longer a tiny crack of 6 months, it has become endless.
Traditional publishing houses excel in securing pre-publication book reviews in the media. They have the contacts, reputation and the clout to ensure that journalists and reviewers take note of their titles. However, small presses and even self-published authors can secure pre-pub book reviews too.