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.
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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!
With more than 77% of the world’s search traffic handled by Google, high visibility on that search engine is critical. There’s more to visibilty than just a first-page listing on Google, however. One of the most effective ways to increase your visibility in Google is with a Knowledge Panel. Knowledge Panels are eye-catching features that […]
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 innovative programme for self-publishers. In partnership with The Alliance of Independent Authors(ALLi), the publlishing platform Ingram Spark (IS) is to enter up to 200 suitable self-published titles in Nielsen’s Enhanced Bibliographic Data Feed, a service previously only available to […]
It has been a sad literary week for the poets among us, with the death of Geoffrey Hill, whom many considered the greatest poet writing in the English Language. A man as famous for his difficulty and obstinacy as his brilliance, the one thing that cannot be disputed is that, like that other recent departure […]
Indie Author Fringe: Today, word-of-mouth involves computers. In this video, Kathy Meis from Bublish, talks about why metadata is more important than ever in defining how authors and books are discovered.
“It’s a marathon, not a sprint,” says ALLi’s US Advisor Jane Friedman, in this comprehensive article on how online search algorithms are changing the challenges of book marketing for self-published and trade-published authors alike. This piece is substantially longer than our usual blog posts, but is well worth reading for its detailed insight and advice. […]