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Friday, October 03, 2014

Two New Amazon-ish Aids for Your Publishing Career

In an effort to keep you updated on what happening in Amazon territory, here are a couple of notes from the last issue of my SharinwithWriters newsletter. To subscribe send me an e-mail with SUBSCRIBE + FREE Wordtrippers Booklet in your subject line to HoJoNews@aol.com.
 Easier Kindle Publishing for Children’s Authors
The people at Amazon say,
“Starting today, you can use Kindle Kids' Book Creator to create illustrated children's books for Kindle, taking advantage of features like text pop-ups. Here's how to get started:
  1. Download the tool, and you can convert individual illustrations into interactive books for both Kindle devices and free reading apps.
  2. Once your book is ready, export the file and upload it to KDP.
  3. Set the book category, age range, and grade range to help customers find the right books for their kids.
Want to learn how to prepare, publish, and promote illustrated and chapter books for children? Check out the new KDP Kids for more information.

  Amazon List Network Now Free with Bonus for Your Book
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Spread the word for AmazonList.net ,  the brainchild of Gene Cartwright. 
  •  ALN Elite Author Group now includes a (1) free 3 dimensional image for a more exciting visual presentation of one of your books. (Others may be purchased at a nominal charge.) 
If you are already an ALN member, send Gene a (1) large 2D image of one of your books, and he'll create a 3D image for you. (send to 3d@amazonlist.net)
 Join Gene and ALN on Twitter, too
He tries to follow back asap, and not more than 24 hours.

 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 .

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