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Promoting Your Book 101: Google vs Amazon vs Facebook vs Twitter

Promoting your book 101

Often we are faced with a daunting task of promoting our books. But how? What is the difference between promoting on Google and Amazon? Why does it matter what sort of promotion you do as an author? Lately I have been surprised by the amount of clients missing the basics. Here’s a quick guide to fill in some gaps in ... Read More »

New SPR Book Promotion Deals For Amazon Success

SPR Promotions 2016

Self-Publishing Review’s new Amazon book promotion services give authors a great way of increasing customer sales and reviews in a safe and proven way, tweaked to be in line with Amazon’s new review and selling policies for June 2016 to ensure book success continues with our clients’ books. What changes did we make? We have changed our Best Seller Book ... Read More »

How To Build A Perfect Amazon Book Page

author central

Once you have taken the plunge with Amazon KDP and opened your account, the front end (what the customer sees) is going to be incredibly important to sales. In this article, we go into the look and feel of your Book Page and what some of the sections are and how to maximize their potential selling power. Book Description The ... Read More »

Amazon KDP Pre-Orders – Worth It Or Not?

series pre-order

Often authors ask, “Is it worth it for me to stick my book on pre-order?” Here’s why it’s worth it, and not worth it, depending on where you are with your book, your series, and your goals for ranking and sales on Launch Day. What’s KDP Pre-Order? Amazon gives authors the opportunity to put their book on pre-order when they ... Read More »

All About Reviews and Amazon – A Quick Guide and Rules


There’s been some panic in the self-publishing streets about reviews being removed from Amazon and who is going to get sued for their reviews – and a lot of outrage blogging about Evil Amazon. Here’s a quick guide to why you should stop worrying too much and start understanding the different types of book reviews a little better. Firstly, there ... Read More »

How Indie Authors Can Make Two Categories Count On Amazon

categories on Amazon

Amazon made a decision sometime in the last two months or so to cut off new indie books to the five plus two categories allowed to all indie/self-published authors who had both paperback and Kindle formats on Amazon. Why could this decision have been made, and how can authors make the most of the measly two categories now allowed when publishing ... Read More »

Amazon’s Age Restrictions, Look Inside, And All These Pesky X-Rated Titles

Age Restrictions Books

I made a pretty shocking discovery on Amazon the other day. Anyone, including your kid, can use the Look Inside feature, without logging in, to access books containing violent rape, incest, animal torture, pornographic scenes, erotica, terrorism, and murder. Your kid doesn’t even need an account to read the first 10% of any book on Amazon. Here’s my (fictional) 9-year-old ... Read More »

Amazon Adds New Review Options Via Drop Down Menus

Amazon Review Drop Down Menu

If you’ve tried to review a book on Amazon recently, Amazon has added a few options for users when reviewing a book via drop-down menus. Here are the choices:   At the bottom of the page it says: “Write your reviews using the traditional review authoring page” so this is a beta system. Time will tell if this will be ... Read More »