In the August 19th, 2013 Kindle Direct Publishing newsletter, Amazon made a casual mention about Kindle Worlds. Since this was a new tool I had never heard of (and I was about to do an Amazon workshop), of course I had to find out more. To put it bluntly, Kindle Worlds is a place for writers to create Fanfiction that Amazon will then publish and promote to their Kindle machines. Here is a quote directly from their site: “Kindle Worlds is a publication submission platform where you choose a licensed World, read the Content Guidelines for that World, write your story, upload that story, create a cover using free images or your own image, and accept a publishing contract with Amazon Publishing. It’s simple and it’s fast. Every Kindle Worlds story will be featured on Amazon.com and Kindle devices and apps. Review the steps below to learn how to publish … Continue reading
4 Easy Ways to Sell More Books on Amazon Want to sell more books on Amazon? Try these 4 Quick and Easy Tips: 1. FOR BLOGGERS: If you have a hosted blog, use an Add-On or Plug-In to condense long ugly Amazon URLs into something pretty and memorable. For example, WordPress Plug-In “Pretty Link Lite” can turn an Amazon link like this… http://www.amazon.com/Years-Worth-Bookkeeping-Step-ebook/dp/B005GFAB3K/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1375591859&sr=8-1 into this… http://MyWebsite.com/BookTitle Obviously, the second link is more attractive for use on marketing materials as well as IN your book and in your Author Bio, and it’s easier for your readers to remember should you happen to mention it at a book signing or in an online forum. (ADDED BONUS: Use your Amazon Affiliate URL to your book instead in order to make as much as 15% more income through those links to your books.) 2. LINK WEBSITE TEXT TO YOUR BOOK PAGE: Whether you have … Continue reading
As a writer, it’s always so much fun to come up with random and bizarre questions and then get to do the research to find the answer. One such question I came up with recently was when I was researching for one of the books in my Wannabe Spy Club series. That question: “At what age are men most likely to get divorced in America?” Actually, the real question I had was: “What is the divorce rate in America?” However, as I was doing the research for this much less interesting question, I came across an article that actually detailed out divorce rates by age and sex. Looking at the statistics, I suddenly found an answer to the much more interesting question of who gets divorced when…and thus the topic of this blog post. So, for those of you who came to this site just because of the question in … Continue reading
Erica Barton self published her first romance novel “Wannabe Spy Club” under the Pen Name A.J. Clare on April 3rd, 2012. Four best friends use the skills they learn from their favorite spy shows and impromptu spy lessons to find love and bring down their enemies. Using duct tape, cell phones and a laptop (along with a few other well-chosen accessories), they will find a way to bring a violent gangster to justice. The Wannabe Spy Club is a Mainstream Novel with Romantic Comedy Elements and has a total of 105,000 words. The story is “Sex and the City” meets “Mission Impossible,” minus the designer labels and lethal weapons.