In today's post we'll give you an overview of the Amazon category changes that impact all indie authors, then run through a reminder of the metadata you need to prepare and keep on top of, including your keywords and that all important book description.
As the old year comes to a close and we peek cautiously around the corner at the new year, the world tends to slow down a bit for a sip of rum or holiday eggnog. For me, this is the perfect time to take stock of my projects and prospects.It's become a yearly ritual for me, and I enthusiastically recommend it.
SEO has an air of difficulty around it. It's fiddly and detailed and confusing. But it doesn't have to be. Rachel McCollin, ALLi author member, discusses SEO for authors bringing you all the tips and tricks you need to master SEO.
An essential part of the indie author's self-publishing process is to complete the metadata on the distribution platforms of your choice. You might hire other professionals for some of the tasks involved in the process, but uploading the metadata is likely to rest with you, the publisher. In today's encore post, Jo Van Every explains how to upload book metadata like a professional.
One of the highlights of my day is learning something useful from the indie author community, and passing that along to other authors. With that in mind, here are seven of my favorite tips that permanently changed the way I publish on Amazon's KDP.
Ever had problems making the book blurb on your Amazon sales pages look right? Frustrated by the apparent need to use different methods for KDP Print and KDP ebooks? Problem solved: read Rob Johnson's easy how-to guide here.
Does uploading book metadata to book distribution platforms drive you nuts? Let Jo Van Every help you through it with her downloadable template for you to use free of charge when self-publishing your own books.
A self-publisher's attempt to trademark a word in the title of her bestselling series has indies up in arms. The ebook market in India continues to expand, and Dropbox launches an ePub reader.
Here's a handy checklist of pointers to help you optimise your book's visibility on Amazon - make sure you're not missing out on any of these valuable tips to help you make your book more discoverable and to sell more books!
Google's Knowledge Panels are eye-catching features that summarize the information people are most likely searching for. They are available for corporate brands, local businesses, celebrities, authors, books, movies, and more. Here's how to get one.
The end of the year is a great time to take stock of the many places that hold data about you and yours books - here's a handy checklist
We are delighted to share the exciting news that IngramSpark and the Alliance of Independent Authors is to pilot an…