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Are you making these mistakes with your Amazon book description?

What’s the first thing you do when you search for a book on Amazon and find one that could be just what you want or need? If you’re like most, you read the Amazon book description at the top of the page.

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How to Self-Publish Your eBook with Amazon KDP

Continuing our series on “How to Publish” with a look at Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). The platform is a fast, easy and free way for authors and publishers to keep control and publish their books worldwide on the Kindle and in the Kindle app.

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50 Things to Know to Self-Publish a Book on Amazon: Helpful Tips on Self-Publishing and Self-Promotion

50 Things to Know to Self-Publish a Book on Amazon: Helpful Tips on Self-Publishing and Self-Promotion

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Amazon is Secretly Developing a Used e-Book Marketplace

Amazon is in the process of developing a secret project that will allow users to sell their e-books. When digital books are resold a portion of the revenue will be paid to the rights holder.
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Dianne E. Butts About Writing: How to Make Your Manuscript a Kindle E-Book on Amazon (for Free) – Part 1: Formatting Your Kindle Document

While I’m creating #e-books I’m posting how-to notes so you can create your own e-books for Amazon’s #Kindle: https://t.co/dD5xNoRGSc

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Amazon says only 40 successful self-published authors? I don’t think so.

One of the oddest pieces of misreading to come my way arrived earlier with the headline “Only 40 Self-Published Authors are a Success, says Amazon.” This was based on a New York Times profile piece about self-publisher – and more…

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Call to end Amazon Publishing boycott bares Big Publishing’s big issue

A well-intentioned Huffington Post article by Andrew Zack, President and Literary Agent with The Zack Company, and himself a publisher with Endpapers Press, makes a well-timed plea for bookstores everywhere to end their boycott/s of Amazon…

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Are You Making the Most of the Amazon Affiliates Program?

This is a guest contribution from Joy Allford. Amazon is the largest online market place; with I dare not count how many products.  Put simply, there is a product related to every blog post you write.

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Amazon and the earnings issue: Must we all be career authors with ‘pro’-sized rewards? 

TeleRead has, like many sites, been covering the author earnings issue extensively. As new reports come out about a slow-down in the e-book gold rush, people are asking the usual questions. Is Amazon good for authors? For readers? What do all these numbers mean? How to divide the pie? I think the flaw in interpretation here lies in looking at these numbers solely from the perspective of authors who seek to have a career. Let’s face it, there are a lot of hobbyists out there. These are people who blogged just for the fun of it back in the days where there was no pay model to choose. They are
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How to Use Amazon Kindle Keywords for Maximum Visibility

“ Confused about how to use Amazon Kindle keywords? This video shows how 1 author used Kindle search keywords to help push his book to bestseller status.”
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4 Easy Writing Tips To Turn Short Stories Into Kindle Cash

4 Easy Writing Tips To Turn Short Stories Into Kindle Cash — Want to make money writing short stories? You can. Kindle Unlimited has made short stories not only popular, but profitable too.

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The Importance of Keywords to Ranking Your Book on Amazon – The Book Designer

Self-publishers don’t realize that Amazon, like Google, uses a search engine to find, and list its books.

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How Amazon came to dominate fiction in translation

AmazonCrossing has been by far the biggest publisher of English versions of international titles this year. Alison Flood inspects its basket

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Douglas Preston Hosts Panel to Discuss How Evil Amazon.com Is

Authors United, founded by novelist Douglas Preston, is no fan of Amazon.com. The group has been vocal in its criticism of the online retailer, which it accuses of being a monopoly which is a threat to authors and the very fabric of American life.

How evil is Amazon?