How to Self-Publish on Amazon


New to KDP… Here’s some help 🙂

Nicholas C. Rossis

A writer friend contacted me the other day to ask if I had any how-to posts on self-publishing. Specifically, she was asking for detailed information on how to self-publish her book on Amazon.

I didn’t have anything like that, as this blog assumes you will have already published your book and are looking for ways to promote it. But after a quick search, I realized that Amazon has dedicated an entire microsite to just that. They call it KDP Jumpstart and is a mini-course that walks you through all steps. So, here it is, for any writers who are still looking to self-publish their first book.

KDP Jumpstart

New to Kindle Direct Publishing? Want a simple, step-by-step guide to publishing on Amazon? KDP Jumpstart is a streamlined, sequential approach to the steps required to go from finished manuscript to published book. To publish on KDP, you’ll complete four major…

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13 Free Press Release Sites for Authors


NY Times newsroom, 1942 Updated 11/29/19 Your book is about to be released, but how do you get the news out to the media? The first thing you need to do is to write an engaging press release. A press release is a news story. It is written in third person, has a catchy title … Continue reading 13 Free Press Release Sites for Authors

How to add categories to your book on Amazon


Such a lot of work. Obviously, it works…

deborahjay

Have you ever noticed that some books seem to be in lots of Amazon categories, and not just the two KDP allows you to choose when you publish your book?

Did you know you can add your book to more categories simply by contacting KDP support? You can have it in up to 10 categories, making it much more likely people will come across it when they search their Amazon site.

But why would I want my book in more categories?

Put simply, the more categories your book shows up in, the more people will see your book on Amazon.

Your book will show up in every step of the category pathway, for example, if one category path for your book is:

Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks>Science Fiction and Fantasy>Fantasy>Action & Adventure

your book will show up in each of the categories mentioned. Ideally, you want your book to…

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2020 Publishing Vision Forward – by Judith Briles…


Author-preneur…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on The Book Designer:

Welcome to the new world of publishing where the “self-published” author isn’t scorned … unless the book looks crappy—it’s the first essential bridge to cross. Where the book looks professionally created, and not botched on the layout, cover design, and editing. Where it has had an editor work with grammar, spelling, punctuation and overall structure of the storyline if fiction.

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And … drumroll … more books are being bought from the indies, small presses, hybrids, and “self” worlds than via the traditional publishing offerings. This is hot newsfor authors. A new breed of entrepreneurs has arrived … the author-preneur—authors who get that this is a business and needs to be treated as one whose products are BOOKS and any “off” products that are seeded. That they are the CMO—the chief marketing officer of any “products” that are produced. Books.

Continue reading HERE

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How To Remove Duplicate Photos Using The Remo Duplicate Photos Remover App


Wonder if they do one for a computer too…Or if this is just for phones.

Hugh's Views & News  

Like many people with a smartphone, I have hundreds and hundreds of photos taking up lots of valuable space.

Strangely, for whatever reasons, some of those photos are duplicated.

With so many photos to go through, it can be time-consuming going through them all and deleting all the duplicates.

That’s where the Remo Duplicate Photos Remover app comes in handy. With just a few clicks, I was able to delete 129 duplicated photos and free up to 14MB of space on my iPhone.

Here’s how I did it.

  • In the search bar of the app store (the app is also available on Android) type in Remo Duplicate Photos Remover.

  • Download the app. At the time of writing this, it’s free to download.

Let’s get started.

  • Press theScanbutton.

  • The app will start scanning your photo library.

When the scan finishes, you’ll be informed how many duplicated photos have…

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10 Easy Tips to Becoming a Unique Blogger


Some brilliant suggestions here for Bloggers.

The Art of Blogging

Every second, someone decides to start a new blog. Every second, your chances of standing out from the crowd diminish.

So, what can you do to remain relevant? What can you do to be different in a way that constantly attracts new readers?

Read on for some tips on how to differentiate your blog from the millions of others out there.

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10 Easy Tips to Becoming a Unique Blogger


Some brilliant suggestions here for Bloggers.

The Art of Blogging

Every second, someone decides to start a new blog. Every second, your chances of standing out from the crowd diminish.

So, what can you do to remain relevant? What can you do to be different in a way that constantly attracts new readers?

Read on for some tips on how to differentiate your blog from the millions of others out there.

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