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Once you’ve written and successfully published your own eBook, the  onus of ensuring it is reaching more hands and that people are accepting  it well is upon you. Writers often lament that this is the hardest part  of the journey to success, wishing that they could go back into their  caves and cocoons and focus on writing more rather than going out there  to sell their published book. We get several queries on how to  effectively market books and even though reams of text have been written  and posted all around the internet on the topic, there are only these  many simple steps that could help you.

 

Our 10-Point Strategy is simple and straightforward and we also have  several customizable packages to help you take your book marketing  efforts up a notch.

 

  1. Talk about your book, invite reviews, try offering free sample  portions of your eBook or free downloads for a specified timeframe.
  2. Go beyond your inner circles and request family and friends to link  to your book on social media sites, and talk about it with their  connections.
  3. Use social media sites, viz, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google Plus, extensively to market your book*
  4. Set up a Good Reads account*
  5. Set up a blog if you don’t already own one, and connect with your readers*
  6. Use your creativity – make a Youtube promo with your book cover  image/s and text excerpts and keep a tab on the number of hits it  garners.
  7. Design business cards with your book title, a link to your website or an online retail site that sells your book
  8. Visit your local library and ask if you can meet with their book  club members, or other literary groups, to talk about your book.
  9. Go to local events, book fairs, network with fellow-authors, and talk about your book.
  10. Last, but certainly not the least, persist. Keep posting updates,  links to reviews (both good and bad – this will give your audience a  chance to see and appreciate how well you take in the brickbats too),  and special offers from time to time.

 

-keerthi

https://www.ebooks2go.net/

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http://www.Facebook.com/vcreativeart16 check my Affiliate company toward the business development and my Author profile, I don't know why reviews should be my primary focus, I see that the public do look at them but I know that having worked really hard on promoting, advertising, building my legacy future and my Author blogs will develop, I appear has a little author because my reviews are so low and even on Amazon. I don't truly put much taught toward my competitors, I see friends not rivals trying to suck up your blood, why should we be rivals there enough place for all of us. Getting my Audible thru acx is great already, !!! I have enough things to do to run around discussions trying to get reviews that no one wants to gave.

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Hi everyone, I know many of you are here to compete with each others on who will sell books 1st, I'm enjoying learning about other writers and impress by some readers and how much they can actually read!! I m a small reader but a bigger writer!!! Everyone wants the prize!!!??? But who gets it? The most ferocious telemarketers? Sales agent? Probably they know everything about marketing that's for sure, me I just want a tiny piece of cake a small reward nomination, anything so I could earn a little. So I decided that if I wanted to keep writing what I wanted and be and do what I love I will try making a book that could sale for once. So I did ( Stop setting, Start leaving ) on e-book Amazonkindle were you can find all my listings. If any of you can review I will send you a free copy to your inbox💙

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Hello All,

 

I hope this message finds you well. This is my first time publishing and I have a few questions I wonder if you all may help me answer?

 

1. When publishing with Create Space does a Copyright page automatically generate with data I plug in? Or is this something I need to draft or complete on my own?

 

2. I will send my manuscript to individuals that I will ask to make a comment for the back of the book. Am I able to add those comments after publishing?

 

 

I thought I had more but that'll do for now. Thanks all!

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Pages in Your Book

Posted by jpb3 Jan 16, 2018

Hey everyone,

 

I just wanted to post something quick about how you publish you pages. I just published my book "Goal Setting: Your Weekly Workbook" and I had to make sure certain pages were on the left side of the open book while others were on the right side. The pages I'm talking about are for people to actually fill out themselves.

 

I wrote the book on a Word Document. Word does not have the same "view" as Createspace when it comes to where your pages are on the physical book. Be sure to use Createspace's view as your final revision rather than Word (if you're using Word). Createspace shows you exactly how the book will look while Word simply moves their pages shown on the "Side to Side" portion from the right page to the left.

 

I made the mistake in thinking the pages were being flipped in the "Side to Side" mode rather than just transitioned from right to left. This was a beginner mistake, but thank goodness I got to see it when I ordered my proof!

 

Good luck to you all! Especially the beginners like me learning a lot as we go.

 

JPB3

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I put a lot of creativity and passion into this. Check it out and let me know what you think. “My World in Words” by Joseph Albrecht is available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and the CreateSpace E Store! I enjoyed this project and hope you do also. Thanks.

 

Joseph Albrecht, NDTR

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I wanted to share my experience with Createspace and the timeline for working with the site. Overall, it's been an amazing thing to watch my MS Word File come to life as a real-life book in my hands. So mind-blowing!

 

 

Dec 2016       Manuscript complete

 

1/20/17          Created Createspace Account

 

1/20/17          Received call from Createspace for help on their publishing packages. Considered them over the weekend, but decided to do this on                     my own, since I had a strict timeline. I was invited to speak at a Christian Women's Conference on Feb 18... they said that a 4 week                     turnaround would be really tight.

 

1/22/17          Worked on my own Cover using Canva (free and absolutely amazing!)

                     Uploaded Cover to Cover maker (couldn't figure out how to make the back cover, so uploaded just the front & used CS Cover Maker                     for back).

                    Worked 20+ hours over the weekend to format interior of book - uploaded interior

                    Submitted book for approval in the late afternoon

                    Applied for LCCN # through Library of Congress - free

 

1/23/17         Technical Specs approval received at 10:00 am

                   Ordered First Proof via regular shipping (US) - expected 1/31/17

 

1/27/17         Jumped for JOY!!! Received Proof and held it in my hand while I jumped around in my kitchen!

 

2/1/17          Took forever to figure out why the gremlins had attacked the interior formatting of my book - when you fix one little thing, have to fix                    everything + re-do the Table of Contents!!! Re-submitted changes for approval at 7:00 pm

 

2/2/17          Obsessively checked e-mail until approval received at 12:31 pm - Drove my husband nuts.

2/2/17          [15min later] ordered SECOND Proof since I changed margins, gutter, format. Asked for RUSH Shipping!


2/6/17         Proof came on a Monday - made changes (minor & annoying ones) & submitted for approval review at 9:00pm

 

2/7/17         Thought I was compulsive before... checked website, e-mail & refreshed every 20 min.  Approval received 2:45pm

                  3:15pm - double & triple checked PDF proof (too late to order a copy now)

                  4:30pm - published to Kindle (without realizing I needed to format it differently! Whoops!)

                  9:00 pm - Received e-mail that it was approved from Kindle

 

2/8/17        Book was on Amazon... no kidding!!! Giddy with disbelief! Told everyone I knew!


2/8/17        Ordered my first set of 50 copies for the Women's Conference with RUSH delivery


2/13/17      Still waiting for my books to show up - expected date is Feb 14, but checked delivery status & shows they should be delivered today!

 

Thoughts: Steep learning curve & countless hours at the computer, making my eyes go beary. Now I know why CS does this for you. Advice: Pay them the $400 to do your interior! Wow!!! What a pain in the rear! Never realized what went into that. The headers were enough to make anyone scream. Glad I did all though because:

1. I am cheap & have a minimum budget

2. You learn how to do this on your own so you can do it again for the next book (of course there's another one... too addictive)

3. You can share ups/downs with others.

 

Hope you found this helpful, especially on how quickly CS turns things around. 24 hour approval is quite amazing, since my friend who published traditionally said it can take weeks.


Mona

 

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From Isa to Christ - A Muslim Woman's Search for the Hand of God

https://www.amazon.com/Isa-Christ-Muslim-Womans-Search/dp/0998637807/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486563040&sr=8-1&keywords=from+isa+to+christ

 


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In questo libro sono state raccolte alcune nozioni fondamentali sulla sicurezza elettrica ed in particolare sulle protezioni contro i contatti indiretti nei sistemi elettrici industriali.

Lo scopo principale di tale realizzazione è di esporre, discutere e comprendere, nonché di risolvere i problemi concernenti la pericolosità dei contatti indiretti ed anche, in minima parte, dei contatti diretti. Il seguente libro cerca di ricoprire un campo piuttosto vasto riguardante i pericoli derivanti dalle differenti applicazioni dell'elettricità, per cui si trattano argomenti che vanno dalla moderna classificazione dei sistemi in bassa tensione (TT, TN, IT) e dal problema del coordinamento dei sistemi di protezioni con gli impianti di messa a terra dei sistemi suddetti, ai problemi sulle protezioni contro i contatti indiretti in media ed alta tensione, ma anche alle protezioni contro i rischi elettrici che possono essere insiti in ambienti come locali da bagno, piscine ed ospedali.

 

Ing. Antimo Audino


https://tsw.createspace.com/title/5107578

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It is not easy writing and publishing off an IPad 4!  But it keeps me honest so to speak.  Every word is suspect, and could be distorted by

the iPad's self correct function.  But I have had to buy help from Createspace in formatting, image making, and now transferring the paper back to Kindle Direct Publishing.  Any experiences you have had might help me navigate these labyrinths! 

Dialogue seems to be a problem for formatting software.  If a character speaks more than one sentence, the software makes a paragraph out of the second or third sentence!  But it does not add a quotation mark, so the poor reader thinks another person has interrupted!

  This has been criticized by my readers and reviewers. 

   Incidentally, the above effect is called "widows and orphans" by the editors in formatting.  Any sentence that is interrupted and created into a new paprgraph is  a widow or orphan.   Apparently, these effects happen when transferring your manuscript from, say, Apple to Windows. It is the toughest part of self publishing, at least for me.  Thanks for any input for my future indie pubs.  Zandy Clark, Missing Danny, stories of a Runaway.  Young adult, middle grade. 

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This is about the book I wrote, love to hear comments.

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Players With & Without Swag

Posted by Babygv Sep 2, 2016

This is about the book I wrote, love to hear comments.

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Author T. L. Ellis

Posted by specialangel May 25, 2016

Hi everyone, A little about my self, I am a single mom of two grown boys, I have four beautiful grand children, They are my angels!!!I love to write children stories and am in the process of making five books into a series called Mystical Forest.They are learning exsperienced. They teach to listen ,trust, make friengds. I truly hope that you enjoy these stories and if you have any questions you can always contact me here or at terriellis2114@mail.com. please check out my book called( Mystical Forest Michael learns a lesson)  It is available on amazon, createspace. I want to thank you for taking the time to read this. T L Ellis

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How to publish a coloring book?

Posted by Dreyden Feb 19, 2016

I am relatively new to this. Could someone help me take to the right channels so I can publish my coloring book?

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POETRY OF RAVJI

Posted by Raviji Feb 4, 2016

                                                                                                   LIFE

                    The way we live in life

                    His some what dull in life     

                 We think unknown thing which   

                Harm other or disappiontment their

                                            Way of life

                           Wake up in Brightness of nature

                                    Don't feel with tragic

                                  Think it make it or do it

                                 In some way or the other

                             Which makes your life Happy   


    

  

 

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POETRY OF RAVJI

Posted by Raviji Jan 11, 2016

"CHALLENGE"


challenge,challenge in life

Take point of success

Challenge your way of will,

Have your challenge

Till you have your last breath

Someone discourage you,

Make it  with  challenge

Don't take with disspointment

Which bring sad end

CHALLENGE,CHALLENGE

In your life

Till you it with success.

                                              

       -Written by,

          Bangalore.Venkatappa.Ravi






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


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