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Advanced eBook Resources

Thank you for attending Advanced eBook Publishing, here are all the suggested resources we covered in class so you can easily promote your next best seller.

 

Advanced eBook Publishing: Marketing & Promotion (PDF) Class slides August, 2015

http://navitascoach.com/ebookalum – Take my online, on-demand, eBook Publishing class for only $10! ACT NOW,  this link will NOT be here for long. You get access forever – even as more content is added and the price rises.

Event Tracking Spreadsheet (XLS) Use this to track daily sales and your promotional activities to discover which strategies pay off most and keep doing them.

Building Your Book for Kindle – Free ebook on formatting guidance direct from Amazon.Building For Kindle
Building Your Book for Kindle for Mac – Free ebook on formatting for Mac users.
From Word to Kindle: Self Publishing Your Kindle Book with Microsoft Word – Great .99 guide if you want to write and publish using Word.

Kindle Checklist (DOC) Simple checklist of the steps to follow to publish a Kindle book.
Sample Ebook Template (DOC) Word doc formatted for Kindle publishing. Make a copy of this file and start writing.

Some great tips on How to Hit #1 on Amazon Best Seller List

Details on Kindle Countdown Deals
Explained by Amazon
http://www.bookcovercafe.com/amazon-kindle-countdown-deals/

Behind the Scenes of a Book Launch
http://www.stevescottsite.com/book-launch – a great, detailed post about a very successful book launch.

Kindle Book Submission Tool
Author Marketing Club – consolidated submissions tool to promote your eBook’s free days.
If you subscribe to Author Marketing Club’s list you’ll get a daily email with free Kindle books allowing you see more covers, descriptions and reviews. Grab books in your niche, see what other authors are doing.

Massive List of Sites, Groups, & Social Media contacts to promote your Free Book at
http://www.tckpublishing.com/list-of-sites-to-promote-your-free-amazon-kindle-books/

UDEMY
Discover Udemy’s technology & entrepreneurship courses! Udemy is a cool platform full of all sorts of different classes, including classes I’ve created such as The Power of Gratitude and an Introduction to The Akashic Records.
Here is great starting point if/when you are interested in teaching, https://www.udemy.com/teach/

 

AMAZON RESOURCES

Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing)amazon
https://kdp.amazon.com

KDP Select FAQ
https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=A6KILDRNSCOBA

Free Book Promotion FAQ
https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=A34IQ0W14ZKXM9

KDP Tools:
Kindle Previewer – see what your eBook looks like on any Kindle device
Free Kindle Apps – free downloads to let you read Kindle books on PC, Mac, smart phones and tablets
Kindle Comic Creator – free tool for authors and publishers to turn their comics, graphic novels and manga into Kindle books
Kindle Kids Book Creator – free tool for authors and publishers to turn their illustrated children’s books into great-looking Kindle books. You can import artwork, add text to pages, and preview how your book will look on Kindle devices.
Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign– easily output InDesign books and documents to Kindle formats

Kindle Pre-Order
https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=AGSSZQVFKECO5 – You can even start selling your book up to 90 days before it’s official launch.

Kindle Community Forum
https://kdp.amazon.com/community

Kindle Unlimited
Kindle Unlimited Overview
Kindle Unlimited Update on Pages Read

Supported HTML in Book Descriptions
https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=A377RPHW6ZG4D8

Amazon Author Central
https://authorcentral.amazon.com

Amazon Associates
Amazon Affiliate Program – This is the link so you can sign up to be an Amazon Affiliate. Then anytime you blog, post to social media, or make a video about ANYTHING that is sold on Amazon – you can link to the product/ebook with your affiliate link and you’ll make a bit of extra money.

CreateSpace
CreateSpace.com – Go here when it is time for physical products; books, music, movies… You are a multimedia machine!

ACX
acx.com – Audio book creation and distribution.

RECOMMENDED SOFTWARE

Jutoh Software – great low-cost software to create all eBook formats; ePub, Mobi and more. This is what I use.
Demo Video of Jutoh – I like this video because it is my a regular user of the software.

eBook Niche Explorer – a very cool piece of software for doing research and seeing how much competition there is in a particular genre/niche/subject on Amazon. Gives you great ideas about markets to enter and to avoid.

VideoMakerFX – if you liked the moving text video promos I made for the course, check out this super easy software to make your own. You can promote your business, events, books… I made this video in under 15 minutes.

EasySketchPro – lets you make those “magic hand” drawing videos that are very popular. Includes lots of ready-made images.

BUSINESS RESOURCES

Autoresponders/Email

MailChimp – this is free and many people I know start with this. But its free for a reason. I’ve never used it personally.

AWeber – a workhourse of industry. I’ve used them for years. Great support, training and tutorials. Why I like this compared to other service such as Constant Contact is that is can support any number of websites and email lists.

OntraPort – I’ve recently moved to this tool. It costs more and does more. Easy to migrate lists to them when it is right for your business.

IMAGES

Best Seller Icons (zip) A collection of #1 and Bestselling book icons to add to your covers when you have a hit. Amazon won’t notify you when you make a best seller list or even if you hit #1. Keep an eye on your book page especially at launch and big promotion times. Take a screen grab of your standings for your “proof.” If you aren’t sure how just Google – screen grab, or print screen. PCs and Macs do it differently. Amazon_com_Bestseller_00

Canva.com – cool, free online design too. You can use free images, upload your own or buy their stock images.

BigStockPhoto.com – stock photos and vector art with free trial.

Death to the Stock Photo – site offering a few free stock photos each month.

8 Types of Images and Psychological Impact – Interesting blog post with lots of helpful links for various types of images.

MORE FREE ONLINE TOOLS

Evernote – I LOVE Evernote. It is an online writing app that syncs all your computers and other devices so you can update notes, articles, books where ever you are. You can create notebooks within notebooks, create tags, search and much more. Fantastic and FREE for basic level.

Dropbox – Another I app I live by. Storage in the cloud gives you access to all your files no matter where you are and lets you share content with others if you choose.

Copy.com – Similar to Dropbox, but a newer service. So they give you even more free space! I use both of them.

Canva.com – Amazingly simple and free (unless you use their for sale images) graphic design for blogs, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers and so much more.

Smore.com – Another cool online design tool for making promotional flyers.

Authorgraph.com – fun, free way to offer autographs for ebooks.

OUTSOURCE HELP

24 hour covers
24hrcovers.com/sales.html – Quality covers for eBooks, audiobooks and physical books all for just $29.99. And if they don’t get it to you in 24 hours, it’s free!

Fiverr
http://www.fiverr.com/ – outsource options such as writers, editors, illustrators, format conversion… Offerings start at $5 but rise based on job, speed, etc.

oDesk
https://www.odesk.com/ – a bit higher quality than you might find on Fiverr.

EXAMPLES

Andy’s Amazon Author Page – If you ever do me the honor of purchasing one of my books, please post a review.
http://amazon.com/author/andygrant

Andy’s Good Reads Page
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6216137.Andy_Grant

HELPFUL BOOKS

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft – Great memoir and lessons on writing from Stephen King. A masters lesson in writing.

The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition – Another small, powerful classic for any writer.

Enlightened Bestseller: 7 Keys to Creating a Successful Self-Help Book – a great example a short but very helpful, high quality eBook.

APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book – I own this but have yet to read it. Has over 600 excellent reviews.

EBOOKS BY ALUMNI OF THIS WORKSHOP

Shamanic Depossession: And Other True Healing Miracles – Brad Hudson published this, his first eBook, a mere twelve days after he took this course!

Break These Chains of Love: A New Paradigm for Relationship – By Corinne Casazza, graduate of my Intro and Advanced eBook Publishing Workshops.

 

Note: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links; meaning if you buy something from a specific company they may share a percentage with me. I am only an affiliate for products and services I have used and think highly of. Affiliate links to not increase the cost to you and they do not affect my comments/reviews.

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