5 Things to Do Once Your Book is on Amazon

you got your book on Amazon congratulations now here's five things needs to be right away to ensure that people actually see your book and buy it stick around hey there i'm julie broad would have more influence calm congratulations on getting the hard work done to get your book finished and load it up so it's now available on amazon that's fantastic but the reality is a little grim there's a lot of information out there saying that the average book sells less than two hundred and fifty copies what so that means just getting it on amazon is not enough you need to do some things so that it appears when other people are shopping on Amazon so that it gets seen so that it can be purchased so here's five things that you need to do once your book is available on Amazon number one and I know you know this one already but it is critical get reviews the verified purchase reviews are the absolute best but initially you are absolutely allowed still Amazon's been changing their rules around what is allowed and what isn't but books are still okay to be given free and you can ask for a honest review so read that book around to clients colleagues friends and ask them to read it and write a review now the key is that they can't be related to you they can't be close friends or family and of course the review needs to be honest here's the harsh reality of this you're going to have to ask probably 5 to 10 times more people then you're going to get reviews a lot of people will happily take that free book what about 20 to 30 percent will actually write the review even if you follow up and ask them politely to come through on their commitment so just know that going in that you're going to have to get commitments from a lot more people and what does not work is posting on Facebook to the masses saying hey listen please write a review of my book it doesn't work to write mass emails you have to contact people individually and get a commitment from them to get those initial reviews now that you know how important reviews are and how hard it is to get good reviews I hope you're taking the time to write reviews for the authors that you read and enjoy because it's something that we can all do to help each other out number two submit your book to the look inside program you know what I'm talking about right it's right here so this is where people can click on your book and go to certain pages and read them it gives them a chance to preview the contents of your book without giving them access to the entire thing that's a pretty cool marketing tool but if you haven't submitted a Kindle version of your book which automatically creates this look inside thing then you need to submit your book to the look inside program so here's what you do go to search inside publish your sign up and then the look inside will be activated on your books main detail page within seven to ten days after you do the content submission a couple of things you need to know is your ISBN number well first of all you have to have an ISBN number you don't know what that is I've got at least two videos to help you with that so you can check those out but you need to have an ISBN number and it needs to correspond exactly to the one that you've submitted for the Amazon catalog the other thing is the content that you submit for the search inside or the look inside program has to be identical to what is inside your book okay number three create your author page on Amazon central it allows you to opportunity to upload extra pictures biography other details on your book and as you write more books you can add that here too so it's a great way for customers to find you in a different spot on Amazon now what you do is if you don't already have an author central account you'll need to set that up it says it takes about a week for it to show up I think mine showed up a lot faster than that but just so you know once you do this it will appear and now you have an author central page where customers can find you number four you want to plan promotions for your book probably focus on selling on Amazon every three to five months just to ensure that your book climbs the rank on a regular basis so that it can be seen by new readers because a lot of times the books that they're seeing are only the ones that are ranking the highest in certain categories or the ones that are currently selling or currently being viewed by people who are looking at other books that they're interested in so you want a plan promotions that derive sales to Amazon every three to five months to ensure that your book stays refreshed and in front of new people finally number five is using the metadata basically you want to think about this kind of a couple different approaches one is to think about the keywords that you're going to associate with your book and to keep those updated there's a great and a couple resources out there called once called let's get visible again I'll link to it down below where you can learn about the metadata you can learn about the categories and pick one that's going to make the most sense for your book and there's a lot to this so simply do some research and look at the books that are already there and kind of see where they rank overall on Amazon if you find a category where a lot of the books are ranking over a million overall or something like that that means that you have a good shot of ranking highly in that particular category if you want at least one of those you also want to be inside of those core categories for whatever your book is and also have corresponding keywords that make sense one tip on finding keywords is inside of Amazon search bar you can type in start typing in your keywords and see what auto fills that tells you what Amazon is already searched for and gives you a sense of some of the keywords that are available and that are being used so that's one way to find some keywords that you might want to associate with your book so that when people search for those keywords your book is one of the results that they're seeing and if you have a fantastic tip for selling books on Amazon please go ahead post it down below and of course be sure to mention what's the title of your book is that you use these tips or so we can all go and check it out I like this video give it a thumbs up makes me happy lets me know that you want more like this if you haven't already subscribe to this channel so that you never miss an update thanks for stopping by see you again here next time and if we haven't already connected come on over to have more influence calm at the bottom of the page or on the right-hand side of each page you can sign up for the broad thoughts newsletter inside of that I give some updates that I don't share anywhere else plus you can always use the reply button to send me a comment or a question and I just might shoot a video to answer your question why

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  4. Thanks for your tips … I write in Spanish but I'm gonna give it a try when my book gets done… Greetings from colombia south America.

  5. Hi Julie,
    I hope I heard your name right. I am Warren Edwin Davidson The author of Drug Free Natural Health Care. I need a lot of help to become successful at marketing or promoting my book. I first published it in 2011 with the title, Say no to Counterfeit Health Care, Yes to the Alternative. I know! it was a terrible title. But I feel my new title says what my book is. It is a book on instructions for how to opt out of current health care in the US and become one of the enlightened few that know how to live and eat right and thus avoid most disease. I love your suggestion about getting reviews. I will work on that. I will also work on doing your other suggestions. I just recently got my book onto Kindle. Thank you for your suggestions. Warren

  6. 250 copies? My books have sold by the thousands. I always said it was luck. My books are no longer as popular as they were, up until about a year ago. But, it lasted long enough I have more than what I need in the bank to last the rest of my life. All I ever wanted was to retire very young. I did that. I do not need millions, just enough. And I have had enough for decades. I think I should be proud of the fact most like my books. Hundreds of good reviews on Amazon.

  7. This might be off tangent but are there reasonable illustrators for childrens books; the ones on Fiverr are pricey?

  8. I’m curious would it be a problem using all self publishing platforms for my book such as lulu and create space? Or would it cause conflict…. I’m asking regarding to the fact you are the only person I’ve encountered that replies to comments, so thank you for your time….

  9. This has been the most valuable advice from the many courses I've taken. A pleasure to watch, easy to understand, excellent pace and fun presentation. Now to do the hard work and try to get my sales increased. 12 books published on Amazon since 2012, all with very low sales volume so far.

  10. On a recent radio interviewI was asked why I wrote my autobiography; "The Crazy Life of a Kid From Brooklyn", along with it's revised version, "The Crazy Life of Bill". I always liked to tell stories of my adventures to friends, associates and family. Some of these stories were to illustrate a point or recount some humorous event. They were, as best that I could remember all true. During one of our dinners with some close friends and neighbors after recounting one of my adventures both of my friends simultaneously asked; why don't I write a book? My response was "OK, sure I can do that". I had accumulated various files, letters, address book and photos going back many years. Reviewing these records it was easy to reconstruct the various phases, instances, stories and people that had populated my life from early on. For the people that had an impact on my life it was easy to reconstruct incidences, lessons and events. Each stage from grammar school, high school, the University of Alabama, meeting my wife of 65+ years, the army, jobs, realizing my dream to become a corporate president by 35 years of age, going into business and developing a $55 million import-export business, losing it, a short retirement and and adapting to a new field were all easy to write about. I would look at an old address book, see a name and remember some hysterical anecdote about the person. All in all in took just a few months to self publish my memoirs on Createspace (Now Amazon) in both KDP and Print Editions. The results were good and the book has received mostly 5 star reviews, helped of course by heavy promotions including social media, u-tube, radio and magazine interviews.

    The surprise came later. I had given a few books away to friends, relatives and some business associates in the hopes that they would buy additional copies as gifts. Apparently some did, but the surprise was that businesses were buying it for their staff (and in some cases as gifts to their customers) as as a sales and ethics training tool. Since this was not the original purpose of my writing the book it did come as a complete surprise.

  11. Thank you you gave me great new insight on how to promote my book "All Roads Will Lead To God" – Kenny Simmons

  12. Check out my newly released e-book, which quickly became a huge success in free promotion.
    "The ART of Automation" – a pilot in an upcoming series of 5 books

    1# in Information Technology
    3# in Computer Science.

    After free promotion ended, it's balancing between 40-150 in IT, and 200-400 in Computer Science.
    I will appreciate honest reviews. Thanks for all the help and support.

  13. 1.0 Get honest reviews from peers.
    2.0 Sumit your book to the look inside creation. Need ISBN number.
    3.0 Create your Author page central.
    4.0 Drive Sales
    5.0 Meta data keywords that make the most sense.

  14. I used the match off of vampires and wolves to base Halloween in my book, Central the Celtic priesthood of samhain

  15. Thank you for the tips! I published my poetry collection, it’s called “silhouette of a sun-kissed soul” ♥️

  16. Thank you so much your videos are very helpful for us novices just getting started… You're the best
    Dr. David W. Patterson Author of Live One Life recovery

  17. Thanks for the tips…
    Please check out my books.


  18. Number 6, advertise the shit out of your book(s) with Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Craigslist, and any other website that let's you advertise whatever product your selling.

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  20. Thsnks so much. Just getting started here – re-re-re-editing before I hit "publish" for the paperback, Kabbo: Volume I.The eBook is lready live. Should be really, really, really ready in two or three more days. Then I get to learn all about marketing! FUN! 😉 Thanks again – I'll be back.

  21. Hey everyone, I just released my book on meditation! I'm a writer who believes in helping people live their best lives, & my book is called 'Meditation: Forming The Habit Of Meditation That Brings More Joy, Peace, And Balance Than Ever Before!' It is available on Amazon at this link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PVD9G38 If you benefit from it please leave an honest review, & it'll be appreciated : ). Good luck to everyone!

  22. Thank you for these AMAZING tips!! Heres the link to my book: https://www.amazon.com/Mommys-Daily-Dosage-Affirmations-Generation/dp/1797562363/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1866VORUBE8W2&keywords=victoria+mallory&qid=1553286075&s=gateway&sprefix=victoria+mallor%2Caps%2C295&sr=8-1

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    Will like to read a book written.
    Currently working as a format processor and do editing. My charges are $45 an hour and read 20 pages an hour. This means a 200 page book will be read in 10 hours and cost you $450. I'm not concerned about the money though am brand new to this. Inside here is code that if works with the browser used in formating you can collect name and the best book they like automatically. If the code works use the code. If the code does not work see if another codec will help. Well here goes the way to get in touch with me [plus more] to send me a manuscript.

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    <Meta name="keywords" content="History, Technology, Research, Solutions">
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    Use your Favorite Browser and remember my Publisher and Me. Using technology
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  24. It seems now that you can't post Amazon book reviews unless you spend so much with them

  25. Thank you for all you advice. I had no idea there was an Author Central page. And the Metadata and Keywords is something I never thought of.

  26. Mindful Makeover, a workbook and guide for women, by Stephanie Catalano. Is a recently published book on Amazon, and we will be following these tips. Thank you !!

  27. 1.0 Get reviews from many people to get good…
    2.0 Go to look inside after you do male sure this says the same. Plan promotions every three to five months. ISBN
    Key in autofill that is searched.

  28. Thank you for the information. My book "As the Matzo Ball Turns" has been out for a few years. To cross promote the book, I turned it into a musical. Unless you are a little screwy in the head, I do not recommend this approach. If you think sitting at a keyboard is hard, try writing and recording multiple original songs (all of which are on YouTube) and getting 18 adults to be in one place at one time to sing and dance (and I thought getting people to write a review was hard) all while working on a very modest budget. I am back to writing books.

  29. I have 11 books on Amazon. I have given away so many copies and have gotten very few reviews. Thank you for the info you gave in this video

  30. Thank you for the great video. I'll be contacting you soon about getting my book ready for release. My book is:
    Everything you need to know about Everything in Place ~ Philosophy and Logic for the Game of Life, the Ultimate Reality.

    Its an autobiographical, philosophy of life, activity journal that I have written, designed and am illustrasting myself.
    It details my path to creating theory on creation, the purpose of life and reality. The book is intended to give the reader all the information needed to recapture their narrative and to live the Game of Life as the Ultimate Reality. It contains over 40 deep thought activities that help you see what your reality looks like and to accept that reality as your own. This leads you to the final chapter where you discover your identity to begin drawing and writing your own book.

    I still need an editor that is able to spot gaps in the books because it is a complex write and needs an editor with a keen eye for detail. The last two let me down and set me back several months.

  31. just published my first book on amazon.com, the title is "I am connected to heaven: An often African occurrence". Please check it out and review it for me. Thank you

  32. Thank you for the information. I am definitely going to use it with my book, Kenny Blue Serves Too.
    Available at the Link below.

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