Should I use Draft2Digitl or Smashwords to Promote my Book?
The following study was carried out over four weeks with the same book listed on two separate platforms. Both Amazon and ebook selling platforms were assessed.
There are newly emerging platforms that offer distribution to various websites, such as, iTunes, Barnes and Nobles, Kobo, and countless others. They also suggest that you are likely to gain a more significant profit margin. But is that really true?
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The Trust of the Editing World
I have been editing multiple manuscripts since this business began. Our sister website (mynarrationstation.com) is already in place, as we get our main website calibrated (marketingindieauthors.com). Lorri Heneveld (my primary audiobook narrator) and I have recently discovered something frightening!
Editing of manuscripts is pitiful! I am not talking about just little grammatical errors like even I occasionally make; we are finding that almost all of the manuscripts we have worked on have had massive amounts of grammatical errors. This is understandable because these books are freshly-written, and it’s the first time they’ve been reviewed by an editor— right?— wrong!
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Amazon is the Best?
Yes, most of the blogs focus on Amazon, but almost all of the information has a general relation to other platforms. However, one reason I am hesitant to release data regarding other ebook and audiobook services is that because many of them are just beginning to evolve and the direction they are heading is not a certainty.
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What You Should Know About Illegal Amazon Marketing
I received a disturbing email from an author that claimed my analysis of the Kboards article was inaccurate because Amazon does not allow advertisement on third-party platforms. I am here to tell you she is 100% wrong and kboards is 100% acceptable to use for advertising. I will give you a link at the bottom to add assurance.
Amazon recently released information that particular third-party websites were considered illegal by their terms. Why is this? Well, a few websites required that you write a set amount of reviews before enabling the reviewer access to all of the tools on the website. Amazon is not against ads on other websites, nor are they against the promotion of your book. But they do have a problem that they insist be addressed. They fear that customers will be swayed to write a positive review based solely on website’s forcefully nature to do so or websites inept nature of encouraging and guaranteeing some form of positive reviews. The evidence overwhelmingly suggests that these type of platforms give much higher ratings to books than the average consumer would give.
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READERS Average Age and Male or Female Targeting in Relation to Ebooks
We have an extremely large database of information that looks into websites, their potential, statistics, and we even go so far as to see what others have written. Yes, we look at customer reviews on their website, but we also look into information on other web platforms dictating other advertiser’s experience. Before we dive into age and the trends they have, I would like to make something clear:
Although you may pay 20 dollars for advertising and only make 10 dollars back, there is a more important detail to consider: If you are receiving reviews then it is worth it! Reviews on Amazon and other platforms increase the rank and offer you a higher potential for further sells. A lot of people make their book free with hopes that they will get reviews. One tactic I use with my clients is put what is called a “Call to Action.” This “Call to Action” says, “Please Review the book.” As simple as that seems, it can often get results.
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- They charge e-books based on megabytes. This means that it is not worthwhile to publish books on Kindle that contain a lot of pictures or graphs. Their fees for file size can get costly and eliminate your income. Meanwhile, websites like Apple iBooks allow up to 2 Gigabytes of data without penalty. AND YES! What we are talking about applies to digital sales! It can go up to .30 cents a megabyte. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing
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Kboards is a moderately large website that boasts advertising success to marketers for Kindle readers. We, of course, have advertised books with them but before we get to that— let me give you some statistics about this website.
The following information is an analysis of January 2018 to March 2018, but the information is representative of long-term data.
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When you are non-exclusive with Amazon, this does not mean that your book is no longer viewed by the listed territories they offer. Let me dive into the logistics of the matter…
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- They charge e-books based on megabytes. This means that it is not worthwhile to publish books on Kindle that contain a lot of pictures or graphs. Their fees for file size can get costly and eliminate your income. Meanwhile, websites like Apple’s iBooks allow up to 2 Gigabytes of data without penalty. AND YES! What we are talking about applies to digital sales! It can go up to .30 cents a megabyte. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing
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This is a field that needs monumental attention. In the past year, audiobooks have grown big time! It is estimated that 26% of the American public has listened to an audiobook in the last 12 months. In fact, it has turned into a 2.5 billion dollar industry. In the last several years this industry has increased production of audiobooks by 29%. However, this is not just in America. New Zealand’s market has increased by 40%. Sweden’s market has gone from a growth of 30% to 40% as companies meet the demand of audiobook purchases. This field is going to keep increasing and companies are beginning to acknowledge this. This is a booming market! You need to pay attention to it!
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