Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Quick Tip on Amazon Connect



I rarely do shorty tips on my blog. It sorta feels like a cheat when my newsletter is full of them for free. But I've been seeing so many authors these days who aren't taking advantage of Amazon Connect.

Amazon Connect is like a profile page on Amazon and is a must for online sales. Full instructions on how to do it are in your copy of The Frugal Book Promoter (Amazon chapter).

Be aware that since I wrote TFBP, Amazon allows you to do a blog for that Connect page and then that blog appears automatically on all your books’ sales pages, even if you've written many books. That means your books' sales pages will look more complete and be more helpful to your readers, too.

And, get this! That blog can be fed from your regular blog (say one on Blogspot or Wordpress) to that page so you don’t have to duplicate efforts. Here’s mine for you to look at: http://budurl.com/CarolynsAmazProfile Scroll down to see the blog entries.

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and two how to books for writers, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't and The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. Her FRUGAL book for retailers is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal". Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor blog.

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