Tag: amazon

  • FOLLOW Darcy Pattison on Amazon

    Did you know that Amazon.com now has FOLLOW buttons for authors? Indie authors have been lobbying for a SUBSCRIBE button on Amazon, which would allow a customer to essentially authorize a purchase of any new book from a particular author. That’s probably going too far for Amazon! It works well for services like Patreon.com, which […]

  • How I got 57 Reviews on Amazon

    Guest post by Hope Marston, an Amazon Top Reviewer My thirty-second children’s book was released a few days before the War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebrations began. Thirty of my titles had been published by traditional companies. When I finished revising Sackets Harbor Powder Monkey – The War of 1812, it was too late to find […]

  • Your Amazon Author Rank: Boon or Bane?

    Today, I got the following letter from Amazon’s AuthorCentral service. It’s a great service that allows you to view data on all your books in a central location, including sales (as reported by BookScan, an important caveat). You can check for updated reviews, see if your visit to Kansas City last week resulted in a […]

  • Amazon, Innovation, and the Rewards of the Free Market: Author’s Guild Update

    The Author’s Guild has updated their recent post about the state of the publishing industry. This article is reprinted here with permission. To see this post on their site and make comments, click here. Amazon, Innovation, and the Rewards of the Free Market Our article from two weeks ago, Publishing’s Ecosystem on the Brink: The […]

  • How To Post an Amazon Review: Random Acts of Publicity

    For more information on the Random Acts of Publicity Week, see this post or the Facebook Event page. Today’s task for Random Acts of Publicity: Post a review of a book somewhere. Your blog, GoodReads, Amazon, a school newsletter, a bulletin board. Anywhere. Amazon Reviews Are you like many authors, always intending to post a […]