Why the Amazon KDP Select DOES NOT Affect BookBuzzr Authors

UPDATE – FEB 5, 2012 We’ve received an email from an author who received an email directly from Amazon mentioning that it is okay to put up an excerpt of your book. Specifically, the email says, “You may offer a sample, excerpt or teaser of your KDP Select-enrolled book on…

When Will the eBook Expressway  Explode Sales for Nonfiction  – as It Has for Fiction?

When Will the eBook Expressway Explode Sales for Nonfiction – as It Has for Fiction?

Guest Expert: Laurel Marshfield eBook Writer In the mid-1960s, the Beatles recorded “Paperback Writer,” a song that could be said to mirror the controlled frenzy currently surrounding eBooks. Why so? With its good-natured satire, the song lends a soundtrack to the hopes that many authors have for this new publishing…

Do the Number of Facebook Fans on Your Fan Page Matter?

An author recently asked the following question on the BookBuzzr Pro Authors Forum: What kind of impact does the number of Facebook fans have on your book sales? To answer this question let’s do a thought experiment: Consider two authors of the same genre, both of whom are equally unknown…

Conducting a Virtual Book Tour for Your eBook: The Secret for Getting your eBook Seen by Thousands of New Readers!

Conducting a Virtual Book Tour for Your eBook: The Secret for Getting your eBook Seen by Thousands of New Readers!

Guest Expert: D’vorah Lansky, M.Ed. and Author of Book Marketing Made Easy: Simple Strategies for Selling Your Nonfiction Book Online. You may be familiar with the concept of a traditional book tour. This is where the author travels from city to city, or state to state, signing books and doing…

Kindle Direct Publishing: The KDP Select Program from Amazon

Kindle Direct Publishing: The KDP Select Program from Amazon

Guest Expert: Michelle Hughes As an exclusive Amazon user I was very interested in the debut kdp Select program that was unveiled this month. This program boasted of allowing authors the opportunity to distribute books through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, earn royalties from a new source, promote their books…

Amazon Still Deleting Books and Reviews Inexplicably. Or is There an Explanation?

Amazon Still Deleting Books and Reviews Inexplicably. Or is There an Explanation?

Guest Expert: Aggie Villanueva Are We Unintentionally in Violation? Are Amazon book and review deletions actually inexplicable? I’ve been following the controversy about Amazon deleting thousands of book reviews, even authors’ entire books, with no explanation to them other than that they are in violation of Amazon rules. See Reviews…

Resolutions: Tis the Season for Supporting the Industry

Expert: Carolyn Howard-Johnson Aha! It is resolution time! I’d love to give authors advice on setting goals for the New Year. Here’s the thing: I’ve done that and—in the doing of it—realize that no one author can help another set goals because each author and each title is so different.…