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Amazon Author Central – The Comprehensive Guide for Self-Publishers

Did you know an Amazon Author Central Profile is one of the easiest ways to promote all your books in one spot? As an independent author and self-publisher on Amazon, you should definitely leverage this free online asset. What is Amazon Author Central? In their own words, Amazon Author Central lets you create your author …

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24 Self Publishing Mistakes to Avoid Like the Plague and How to Fix Them

Are you struggling in your self-publishing business? The first thing I want to tell you is that you’re not alone. I’ve worked with dozens of indie authors since 2016, and ALL of them were struggling in multiple ways. Those struggles are usually the result of making one or more of the following self publishing mistakes. …

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Amazon KDP Categories – Nail Them the First Time Every Time

Last week, we covered keywords, now it’s time to tackle Amazon KDP categories. Amazon uses BISAC categories like every other publishing platform, bookstore, library, etc. out there. BISAC stands for Book Industry Standards and Communications. It is the internationally accepted system for categorizing books. The problem new self-publishers often run into is that these categories …

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Publishing on Kindle Vella – Your Questions Answered

I recently sat down with Virginia Milner, the head of Kindle Vella and Principal Project Manager of Kindle Direct Publishing. This interview was timely because so many of us have questions about publishing on Kindle Vella as authors and self-publishers. It was a privilege to get some of those questions answered from the source. I really …

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Barnes & Noble Nook Glowlight Plus 7.8 Review (2021)

The Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight Plus 7.8 is the company’s first large-screen reader. It’s a bold step, not only to stay relevant but to compete outright. Barnes and Noble didn’t introduce the first e-reader. E-Ink, the company whose technology provides text screens for pretty much every device you see, has that distinction. Barnes & …

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Is Kindle Vella Worth It in 2021

Kindle Vella is living proof the streaming wars aren’t the only battles online. While video entertainment takes up Wall Street’s attention, episodic fiction got a boost with Amazon’s new venture. Kindle Vella lets writers post stories in installments. As such, it’s a pretty direct answer to the Canadian-based site Wattpad. It’s not surprising the world’s largest retailer …

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