Sunday, July 14, 2013
Most Promising Service of the Year for Amazon Book Sales
My poetry partner Magdalena Ball and I are testing a new free service that helps authors sell books in countries other than their own . I am so jazzed about it, I am speechless! (Well, OK, not quite!)
BookShow assigns a new link that takes readers to a book page on the most appropriate Amazon bookstore depending on where they live. I.e. If you're a German reader it would take you to your book's buy page on Amazon.de.
In fact, this is so miraculous, I don't quite trust it. So Magdalena and I set up a trial link for our chapbook for mothers: http://bookShow.me/1438263791
We're wondering if those of you who live in countries other than the US would check to see if this link works for you and where it takes you. Maybe tell us where it takes you if you say, live in Denmark. To the French Amazon? The Spanish Amazon?
Love to hear if you're excited about the possibilities, too. Either as a comment on this blog or by e-mailing me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You should also know that the "Most Promising" award in the headline of this blog is my own. But some smart contest should duplicate my efforts.
-----Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including 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. 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 .