Have you thought about
making an audio book?
Follow the process of publishing
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Getting the best from Amazon
It is up to you as the publisher, author or self-publisher to make your
titles stand out. Think about the following:
|Have a good cover for your book. People do judge a book by its cover.
Our survey shows that the cover is what makes people Ďpick upí a title.
|The blurb is also important to let people know what your book is about. This
needs to be written like a good press release and listen to what your friends
tell you. Many descriptions do very little to sell the book. |
|Sell yourself as the writer. People are planning to part with their money and
they want to know who they are dealing with.|
|A list of chapters or table of contents might be worth including on
any flyers or web page. If your
chapter titles do not reveal anything meaningful then perhaps you should think
about some less cryptic chapter titles for the next book. |
|An excerpt can help and now it is possible to let people browse the content
(with restrictions on printing and reading too much). The jury is out on whether
this helps writers of fiction, but for non-fiction works checking the content
can show the reader if the book has the information or treatment they are after.|
|Reviews can help but there are systems to stop you providing your own. Readers
donít trust rave reviews and are looking for information rather than opinion.
The university of Maryland (Dellarocas) detected a strong reporting bias in
reputations on eBay. Those who remain silent are more likely to have had a
negative experience. Their motive for not making a negative comment might be
social but could be for fear of rating retribution.
If you see Amazon as your major market place:
You can send your book to your editorial department for review to:
Amazon.co.uk, Patriot Court, 1-9 The Grove, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1QP UK (Is
this just for UK?)
Submitting cover images
Cover image settings:
- TIFF or JPEG format
- 648 pixels tall (width to fit aspect
- 24-bit RGB colour.
The image file must be named by the 10-digit ISBN followed by the format in
which it was scanned and saved eg: 1234567890.jpg or tiff (It is now accepting
the 13 digit ISBN.)
(If the copyright of the cover design or artwork belongs to somebody else you
might need to incorporate their notice into the image itself.)
Submitting images via FTP:
Amazon UK say: If you want to send us images via FTP, please send us an email at
firstname.lastname@example.org requesting our FTP password and submittal
Submitting images via hard copy:
You may simply send us the hard copy of the book jacket(s) to our postal address
as listed above, and we will be happy to scan and post your images.
Send an email to
email@example.com including the title, the ISBN plus the error and correct information
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