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Why Your Book Isn’t Selling on Amazon and Elsewhere

Why Your Book Isn’t Selling on Amazon and Elsewhere Your book isn’t selling on Amazon is because of the belief that a fancy title and a snazzy book cover—in which you spent several hundred dollars on—will sell the book. Or the false belief that you just need to send more and more people to your book and they will buy. No. The reason your book isn’t selling is because you’re not selling your book. And to sell your book, you need a sales pitch. I know it’s like sleazy or something [...]
By | 2017-07-12T08:10:50+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Self-Help Author Marketing|Tags: |

Things to Watch Out For When Outsourcing Your Project Online

One popular way getting your website designed and developed at an inexpensive price would be to outsource your project overseas or to some other part of the country (where it may cheaper, such as rural areas).  You can try: Guru.com, Base Camp, Huddle and Elance.   Elance(now Upwork) Elance is probably one of the first and most popular places to outsource your website project to offshore developers.   There are certainly many pitfalls to this process as well. Some Quick Tips about s [...]
By | 2017-07-09T14:14:20+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Categories: Marketing 101, Self-Help Author Marketing|Tags: |

Why Great Customer Service Can Mean Money in the Bank

I recently was looking into Squarespace to develop a new website for myself. You’ve probably seen the Super Bowl ad with John Malkovich. I had new product to launch, so I was looking for alternatives to WordPress. Since I had used an online development tool before (Unbounce for landing pages), I seriously considered Squarespace. I also know of one person who has used Squarespace, and she said it was easy to set up. She had no web experience so it was perfect for her. Since I had lots of exper [...]
By | 2017-03-30T16:44:44+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Sales Copy Strategies, Self-Help Author Marketing|

How to Create a Powerful Amazon Book Description In 10 Easy Steps

How to Create a Powerful Amazon Book Description In 10 Easy Steps 1. A Strong Headline Will Stop Readers in Their Tracks We are bombarded with headlines everywhere we go. Whether it’s a blog, a newspaper article or junk mail, we see and respond to headlines… All. The. Time. Your Amazon book description shouldn’t be any different. You have a product and that product is your book. Don’t forget that. So, you need to sell your product with a very strong headline. Here’s a great example [...]
By | 2017-01-20T11:03:23+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Categories: Sales Copy Strategies, Self-Help Author Marketing|Tags: |

Bad Advice on Keeping Your Amazon Book Description Short

I’ve read some bad advice on writing an Amazon book description by an author of eight books, and that advice was to keep your book description on Amazon to less than 150 words. Why was this advice given? Who knows? But it’s bad advice. The person reading your book description on Amazon is about to BUY a book that they will READ, so sparing them more reading is NOT the strategy you should be using here. People who buy books aren’t afraid to read, but they are afraid of buying the WRONG b [...]
By | 2016-11-18T10:39:37+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Categories: Sales Copy Strategies, Self-Help Author Marketing|Tags: |