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Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 6:40pm On Sep 02, 2019
Countdown deal is a KDP marketing tool that allows authors to reduce the price of their books for a seven days promo and still get 70% riyalties of each unit sales of the book. To do tgis, Click on the "Promote and Advertise" button to the right of the book on your bookshelf. Select the option button on "Countdown Deal Promotion" and click the orange button at there to start the Countdown Deal Promotion by following through the processes to setup the Countdown Deal promotion.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 8:47am On Sep 11, 2019
No matter who your reader is, chances are you can find them on Amazon. Read up how you can do this through the link below:
https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201723090?fbclid=IwAR2QxwoWTG7Y4w45kDqiN8o3-IfQ9H9_ipkTvVhrhmxYZQPiqLmzoiWxC1g
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 9:01am On Sep 17, 2019
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 6:31pm On Sep 19, 2019
Be careful about the devices or computers you logged in your KDP account into. This is because you can't access more than one KDP (Amazon) publishing account from one computer or any other device as Amazon will conclude that one author is operating more than one account at a time which is against its terms and conditions and hence terminate the two.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 9:33am On Sep 21, 2019
An online presence offers another way to keep in touch with your readers. And the following are ways you can use social media to market your books:

1. Joining Facebook groups dedicated to books and posting on them.
2. Creating Facebook Page and brand it for your author profile and you can then promote some of its posts.
3. Creating a Twitter profile and brand it for your publishing pan name and you can then promote some of its posts.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 2:41pm On Sep 23, 2019
Keyword strategy is very important in book publishing. So, you have to research for appropriate and high traffic keywords that match your book's status before hitting the publish button.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:11am On Sep 30, 2019
It will interest you to know that you can now set a pre-order up to one year before your title’s release date through your Kindle Direct Publishing dashboard.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 5:47am On Oct 01, 2019
One thing you need to know is that the more books you publish, the greater your sales potentials. This is because if one title don't sell, another will.

Also make sure your books contents are professionally formatted to avoid refunds.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 5:58am On Oct 03, 2019
It is important that the eBook and Print book cover of your book be professional, and clear. This is because it is the first part of the book (product) that potential readers have contact with.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 3:32pm On Oct 06, 2019
CLARIFICATION ON ISBN:

If you are publishing your book as an eBook or paperback through Amazon, you don't need an ISBN. It is only if you want an extended distribution through Amazon or you want to publish it as a paperback book in Nigeria that you will need one and in that case you can ask a traditional publisher or Liberian where you can get one for your new book.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 2:28pm On Oct 08, 2019
Nicholas S. Smith was able to leave his job and pursue his love of writing as a result of his success self-publishing through KDP. Today, he’s a New York Times Bestselling Author and has published more than twenty books!
https://whotv.com/2019/08/01/self-publishing-helps-local-author-leave-government-job-to-write-full-time/?fbclid=IwAR3huHPI1mKqmErR3unTuwrsdQmDa4sNXewKRpS7RQkTXpxLFnJC_Vq82hs
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 9:35am On Oct 12, 2019
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 9:52am On Oct 20, 2019
With Amazon KDP and Draft2Digital, you can launch your independent publishing venture.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 6:04am On Oct 23, 2019
For those who have been asking, these are the procedures for entering your Payoneer bank account details into your KDP account.
1. Login to your KDP account. Scroll down to just after the tax interview and click on the "Add Bank'' link.
2. Select the country from the list which is US since Payoneer bank account is a US account.
3. Enter the bank name, account number, routing number, your name as the holder in the fields provided for them and select checking as the type of account. This will automatically be added to all the national market places.
4. Click on the + sign in front of each market place to confirm that EFT payment option is selected and also set the currency of your choice.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 7:57pm On Oct 24, 2019
Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Print is getting better and meeting the needs of authors and readers alike after replacing "CreateSpace".
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 6:47am On Oct 27, 2019
With respect to inquiries about ISBN, you don't need to buy ISBN as Amazon KDP will give it to you for free when publishing paperback books and as for the eBook, they have their own catalog numbers ASIN which they also assign to eBook during publishing for free.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 1:39pm On Nov 09, 2019
On Marketing/Sales:

You can get sales without marketing when people search for your type of books on the Amazon site. This is what is called organic sales. But your chances of making sales is higher if your market it either through social media or by placing adds on Amazon.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 5:55pm On Nov 15, 2019
You can now use Amazon "Sponsored Products" ads to reach readers in the U.K. and Germany.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 11:55am On Nov 16, 2019
The procedures for entering your Payoneer bank account details into your KDP account are described below and note that this procedure is similar to adding your Payoneer bank account to other online platforms that accepts it:
1. Login to your KDP account. Scroll down to just after the tax interview and click on the "Add Bank'' link.
2. Select the country from the list which is US since Payoneer bank account is a US account.
3. Enter the bank name, account number, routing number, your name as the holder in the fields provided for them and select checking as the type of account. This will automatically be added to all the national market places.
4. Click on the + sign in front of each market place to confirm that EFT payment option is selected and also set the currency of your choice.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 9:04pm On Nov 22, 2019
On what it will cost me to publish my Book on Amazon!

On the aspect of Amazon, it will cost you nothing to publish your book through them. As they earn a percentage of each sales of your book just like you will earn royalties which is also a percentage of each sales of your book.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 9:12am On Nov 23, 2019
Self-Publishing Basics – The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Self-Publishing

What is self-publishing? The traditional way to book publishing begins with the author writing a book and commissioning a literary agent to secure a deal with a publishing house. But the path to landing a deal is strewn with rejection, and the wait can wear out an author’s hopes and resources. Fortunately, now there are publishing service companies. By using the services of such a company, authors can bypass literary agents and publishing houses and bring their books to their audiences directly. While authors may resort to self-publishing when their attempts to find a traditional publisher seem to fail, they are increasingly making self-publishing their first choice. What is a publishing service company? A publishing service company provides a platform for authors to prepare their books and reach their target audiences. At the minimum, these companies provide services or templates that convert manuscripts into publishing-ready formats and give access to one or more retail platforms. At the other end of the spectrum, they offer a range of services that include professional book editing and cover design, enhanced distribution to make the book available to readers through as many channels as possible, and marketing and promotional assistance to drive up visibility and sales. Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), CreateSpace, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Google Books, and IngramSpark are some of the well-known publishing service companies . How long does self-publishing take? Self-publishing can take a few hours to a few days. All you need to do is create an account with a publishing service company and prepare your book in the format they require. Some, like Draft2Digital, will even format your ebook for free. What are the costs associated with self- publishing? Most companies do not charge any fees for the basic services of format conversion (or providing templates) and publishing. Instead, they charge a commission on the sales of books—this can range from 10% to 65% of the sale amount. As they provide the retail platform, they deduct their fees before paying you the rest. With royalties ranging from 35% to 90%, self-publishing appears more financially rewarding than traditional publishing, where royalties are limited to 7% to 15%. Self-publishing companies also provide dashboards and trackers in an author’s account, which help authors keep track of their sales and royalty figures. Are there advantages to self-publishing apart from higher royalties, independence from the traditional publisher, and quicker publishing? Yes. Self-publishing received a shot in the arm with the success of online businesses such as Amazon. Ebooks are the preferred format of independent authors, and by boosting ebook sales, these e-tailers have delivered a truly borderless market to authors—many are pleasantly surprised to find that they have customers in little-known countries and faraway islands! This would have been impossible with a traditional publisher, unless the book became a huge international success. The growth in digital media has also made it easier for readers to discover books they are interested in. Readers can stumble upon digital books through their search queries many months and years after they are published; this gives self-published books an infinite shelf-life as compared to traditionally published books, whose discovery largely depends on getting display space at bookstores. Irrespective of whether you publish on your own or through a traditional publisher, you will own the copyright to your book. However, self- publishing authors can use their own ISBN, which is advantageous for authors because it identifies them as the publisher of record in book databases . What are the disadvantages of self- publishing? Self-publishing authors have to invest more time and money. Here is how. Authors have to pay out of their pocket for professional services such as book editing and cover design, which are otherwise provided by experts at the publishing house. The responsibility to market and promote the book also rests with the author, and they have to pick up the skills required to be able to do so. Being comfortable with blogging and using social media definitely help. Authors should be prepared to spend less time writing than they would love to! Another disadvantage with self-publishing is restricted distribution. With traditional publishing, authors get access to the publishing house’s physical distribution network, which gives their books a reach that they cannot achieve by themselves. It is difficult for self-publishing authors to convince bookstores to stock their books. There are two main reasons for this. Bookstores are hesitant to stock books that have the imprint of a publishing services company like Amazon, largely because they compete with Amazon for customers. The other reason is that that self-publishing authors cannot accept book returns, and the seller will be responsible for any book returns. Still confused? Read more about traditional publishing vs self-publishing and the pros and cons of each. Learn about Editage’s book editing and design services! Related Articles The Five “S” of Blurb Writing - 5 Awesome Tips Self-Publishing Basics: The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Self-Publishing Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing— Pros and Cons Top 10 Self-Publishing Companies: A 2018 Guide for First-Time Authors 11 Powerful Book Promotion Ideas for Self- Published Authors 7 Little-Known Ways to Finding the Right Book Editor 13 Crucial Tips for Working with a Book Cover Designer 10 FAQs on ISBN Every Self-Publishing Author Must Know A decade ago, most storytellers would have found their audiences limited to friends and family. The big publishing houses controlled what was published, and the balance was tilted in favor of stories and authors with established audiences. For an untested author, getting past the traditional gatekeepers was a formidable hurdle. But the growth in self-publishing in recent years has made authors independent of publishing houses. Budding authors can now publish a book without validation from a publisher. Such has been the growth in self- publishing that these titles now account for 30% to 40% of ebook sales .

https://www.editage.com/book-editing-services/articles/self-publishing-basics-beginners-guide.html
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 11:48am On Nov 26, 2019
On Free eBook Promotion:

To use Amazon's free book promotion to, Click on the "Promote and Advertise" button to the right of the book on your bookshelf. Select the option button on "Free book Promotion" and click the orange button at there to create the free promotion ad by following through the processes to setup the free promotion.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 8:56am On Nov 28, 2019
Your writing should be unique and audience specific. With that, your books easily get to the right audience and hence guarantees sales and publishing.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 12:55pm On Dec 04, 2019
To resolve the issue of TIN when taking Amazon Tax interview: Any thing that has to do with the Tax Treaty under which you have the TIN, Use the Second option of "You have applied but yet to get it" and you will be fine.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 5:53pm On Dec 11, 2019
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Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 8:44pm On Dec 15, 2019
After publishing your book, join facebook groups and then you can post your book links into them to promote it. You can use this link to join such groups: https://ebookstrati.blogspot.co.ke/p/book-promotion-groups-on-facebook.html?m=1
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 10:15pm On Dec 19, 2019
To be able to make Amazon KDP a consistent and reliable source of income, these are what you have to do:

1. The more books you write and publish the greater your chances of making daily sales. So, be a prolific writer and ensure your books appeals to universal audience.
2. Don't see Amazon KDP as a rich quick scheme but rather as an additional stream of income and hence be resilient in working at it by writing and publishing more books. Also use social media platforms like Facebook to occasionally promote your books through its book groups.
Re: Guide On Strategic Book Promotion And Marketing Using Facebook Groups by Stevenbright(m): 1:35pm On Dec 22, 2019
On Formatting:

You need to know that if you want to publish your book in both eBook and paperback (Print) editions through Amazon, then you need to format the book into both eBook and Paperback KDP publishing standards.

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