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It grabs you from the first sentence, and forces you to read the rest, which is short and to the point. Since it is his first book it gives the credentials of McKernan, then explains what the book is about, where it came from, states the huge question it addresses, and it does so in a way that creates an emotional reaction. While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one.
A lifelong rap fanatic, he amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs, telling it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in. This description is bad because—based on this description—the book seems somewhat bland and boring.
And who cares that he likes rap?
What does that matter to me, the reader? As a side note: this book is very good. The book description just reads like a bad self-publishing novel and they re-did it since then. Noted media pundit and author of Playing the Future Douglas Rushkoff gives a devastating critique of the influence techniques behind our culture of rampant consumerism. Short descriptions are great, but this is too short to even tell me what the book says. This is an example of overselling, without doing it right.
In no place does this description connects the reader to the issues in the book in a way that is engaging or compelling. So many authors want to put everything about their book in this section. Resist that urge you can do that with book blurbs , which are a different thing. An elevator pitch. Think of it like a verbal book trailer for your book. You want them to feel a call to action to buy it.
Even better, use words that evoke an emotional on the part of the reader. Amazon especially rewards compelling keywords. On average, Amazon Bestsellers have descriptions that are about words long. Most descriptions are broken up into two or three paragraphs. The easier to read, the better. Then it went back to zero! Funny thing is the folks who have read it tell me they were splitting their sides laughing….
Great stuff here! Just wanted to add a word of warning that I learned the hard way today : If you edit your book after your free period or anytime, I suppose , you will lose your rankings in all categories! I had close to 2, free downloads and I was 1 in one category and 3 in another. But, after the free download period, I added in a bonus chapter that some customers were asking about. After my book was re-uploaded, ALL of my rankings went away.
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Interesting note there about changing content and influence on sales. I noticed that if you change catagory mid promotion then you can suddenly lose ranking position big time! Just an extra note, I saw an article earlier about setting up a Facebook fan page. It is a work in progress but any comments and suggestions welcome. Hey Michael, Great to know.
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That happened to me too!! I went ahead and ran my KDP promo and announced it beforehand, as Jay suggested. I think I was a little too tentative. Many thanks Tristan, It is a bit strange having the real thing here. I figured if I was going to have a stab at it then I may as well put the effort in. Even if it all fails, I have a physical copy.
I have read these comments here with interest and have now tried to follow your advice, but I am not sure it worked out so well, so therefore I ask about an honest feedback. I have just published a Kindle with essays made from interviews with muslim women on equality. I had five days promotion and I had only downloads. There were 6, free downloads , Nov , with most of them in the first three days.
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It does work. Now I want to do two days free on my sequel, but I changed internet providers in December and lost all my files on advertising. I think they really help. I have a promo period coming up in june so I would be very interested in learning more.
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This is a great article. Hello everyone. I have read all of the comments here and found it to be very insightful. I joined KDP on August 12, and immediately used the 5 day free promotion.
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I let everyone on my contact lists on my cellphone and FB know it would be Free. I had about downloads during that Free Trial. After the trial ended I had about 20 sales, but I was excited to have any at all being an unknown author. Suddenly my book was ranked at 6, I had about downloads and more international sales and downloads.
I eventually re-edited my book and re-released 2 editions, a short-version which is 64 pages and a longer version which is 95 pages.
I now have 11 reviews and many people who have emailed me, texted,tweeted and LinkedIn me stating they will be posting more reviews. I also changed the cover. I am currently in a Free trial with a steady download of about per day from every country except Italy and whatever BR is. Now it is in the proper category of Romance, adult, thriller and inspite the increased number of downloads the books have never been rated higher than in the Kindle store during the Free trial.
I would love some constructive advice as to what I can do to increase my sales and I appreciate your input in this forum. I love this article, very insightful. I have written 3 full novels over the last 2 years and am planning on publishing them on amazon soon, once I get over the nervous knots..
I write under different pen names. Would I have to open a new account for each name? You could try pinging Amazon an email. I have just one KDP account in my real name and that works fine in terms of admin, royalties etc.
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