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How to Get Book Reviews on Amazon with Special Promotions

Reading Time: 5 minutesI talk to a lot of authors who want to know how to get book reviews on Amazon, and for what it’s worth I get this question from authors with 50+ reviews, and authors with zero reviews – and for good reason – there’s a lot more to reviews than simply making your book look good. We all know book reviews on Amazon sway other shoppers to buy or not. That’s a given, and that’s why we all want 5-star reviews, even though that’s not always realistic. But what a lot of authors forget about is their...

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Infographic: 6 Reasons Self-Publishing Your eBook Can Guarantee More Sales

Reading Time: 2 minutesSelf-publishing your eBook is a surefire way to boost your sales and drive up your exposure. Really! I can’t tell you how may authors I’ve worked with on their new titles who don’t realize there are some really strategic benefits to doing this. And there are two situations where this is really applicable: Situation one is if you’re using a small publisher or publishing service and simply assume you need to use them for every edition of your book. Part of the allure is the convenience factor. Totally fair! Situation number two is that you’re thinking you...

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Better Book Promotion on Amazon: 5 Simple Reasons Your Ads Aren’t Working

Reading Time: 5 minutesEver since Amazon has opened up their Amazon ads to everyone, we’ve seen a flood of authors start up ads and, sadly, almost equally as many fail. Book promotion on Amazon is important, but it’s just as important to do ads right, otherwise you’re just losing money and getting discouraged. There are a lot of reasons Amazon ads don’t do well – not the least of which is that Amazon ads aren’t easy. They take a lot of effort to both set up and manage, and aside from that, there’s also the ever-changing Amazon landscape. And with...

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South Carolina Senator Demands Book Removal; Threatens Public Library Jobs and Funding

“I’m not trying to ban any books. I’m trying to stop an indoctrination campaign against kids. Any person in this county that has children knows full well what I’m talking about,” said South Carolina Senator Josh Kimball in a press conference held yesterday across the street from Spartanburg County Public Library’s main branch. The senator is demanding libraries remove books he deems inappropriate from their collection or face a loss of funding. At the conference, Kimball displayed books including You Be You, My Own Way: Celebrating Gender Freedom for Kids, The Pronoun Book, Who Are You, and Pride 1,2,3. According...

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Best Piano Books

If you are new to the piano, you may be wondering where even to begin. Or maybe you have been playing the instrument for many years and want to take your playing to the next level. Whatever your experience level, learning is a never-ending part of being a pianist. What are the best piano books to help you improve your chops? Although many great resources exist to help you learn the piano, many prefer to learn through books. There is certainly no shortage of great piano books, both old and new. We cover some of the best books for learning...

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A Template for Talking with School and Library Boards About Book Bans: Book Censorship News, August 5, 2022

I’ve been going through the incredible responses to a survey on what tools and information would be helpful for fighting back against book bans. One thing that popped up was having quick templates and guides to action for folks who want to do something but don’t know where to begin. Today, let’s look at how to talk at school board and library board meetings. There is a downloadable template included, as well as a shareable graphic for social media. Why Talk at a School or Library Board Meeting Every public school and library board meeting provides time for citizens to...

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Podcast for Authors: Hiring a Book Marketing Company With Less Risk

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hiring a book marketing company is a terrific idea and can be money well spent – that’s why we dedicated this podcast for authors to helping you sort through your options. But first you have to know what you want, and how to get it. We take a deep dive into the many available options and show you that by following some simple strategies, you can turn a potential unplanned nightmare into a truly substantial collaboration. A lot of authors hire firms, and for various reasons, their expectations just flat-out weren’t met. Either their firm didn’t...

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