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Amazon the Retail Goliath

Amazon. Here’s how to make a retail Goliath work for you.

Hitting “visibility spots”

Amazon is the #1 search engine for books. One of your main marketing goals should be to get as much “visibility” as possible from Amazon. This means showing up high on search results for relevant keywords, in genre categories and sub-categories, and on temporary lists, like “Hot New Releases”.

To start, it’s important to understand how Amazon ranks its products. Though no one knows exactly how Amazon’s algorithm works, we know it is influenced by 3 main factors, listed here by order of importance:

  1. Daily sales: Number of times your book gets purchased or downloaded every day.
  2. Reviews: Number of reviews your book has, and the average number of stars.
  3. Time: Generally, newly-launched books get more visibility.

What can you do to work the algorithm in your favor? First, make sure you get as many sales and reviews as you can during the first week, in order to hit the “Hot New Releases” list.

Then, be clever about your metadata, and particularly the 2 genre categories you can set for your book. Look for sub-categories where the competition seems scarce (i.e. where the books on the first page have less than 100 reviews). Getting to #1 in a niche category won’t make you rich, but it will grant you a lot of visibility, which means more sales and more reviews.

The pros of “exclusivity”

Through its “KDP Select” program, Amazon incentivizes you to be “exclusive” to them. That means making your ebook available only on Amazon (no iBooks, B&N, Kobo, etc.) for a limited time.

In exchange for your 90 days of exclusivity, they’ll offer you added visibility and the possibility to run, for 5 days:

  • Either a “kindle countdown” discount: Discount your book and appear in Amazon’s “discounted ebooks” lists;
  • Or a free promotion: Make your book free and appear on the “free ebooks” lists.

These are very useful because they allow you to run a Bookbub promotion (or similar) in parallel.

Finally, if you opt-in for KDP Select, your book will also automatically be added to Kindle Unlimited (Amazon’s subscription service for readers). For some authors, Kindle Unlimited has become a non-negligeable source of revenue (and visibility!).

Whether you choose to be exclusive or not, please don’t try to “cheat” Amazon by enrolling in their Select program when your book is still available elsewhere. Amazon will find out and will penalize you.

That’s it for this course! I honestly had tons of fun writing this, and I hope you got something out of it as well. If you have any feedback or questions, you can send them to me at anelda@jazzykittypublications.com

Happy writing, and happy marketing!

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CHESTNUT THE PUP, WHAT I WOULD SAY IF I COULD TALK On Sale Now at ALL Online Retailers or call us at 877.782.5550

Chestnut the Pup, What I Would Say If I Could Talk

Available in Hardcopy and Paperback

Front_chestnutfinalfinal (1)-page-001Chestnut has a loving family. Anelda is his mommy, Kevin is his daddy, and he has a big sister named Moe. Chestnut’s family is passionate about animals and they are advocating against animal cruelty with this book.

They encourage pet rescue and adoption because they believe that every pet deserves a family to love and care for them responsibly.

Chestnut’s mommy Anelda wrote this book to share her wonderful pup with the world and to show that animals have their own way to communicate and express themselves. Chestnut and his family would love for you to share this book with a new pet owner or animal lover close to your heart! Most importantly, give it some thought about what your pet would say if they could talk.

Congratulations from Jazzy Kitty Publications to Author Lanae Taylor! She had the most sales for April 2018

Let Me Be Free On sale only 13.99

This book of poetry is a collection of life’s emotional roller coaster that one could have ridden on, or have mentally put themselves through the ups and downs. Sometimes you want revenge, sometimes you let karma take care of it, while other times you just want to scream in rage. Just take a peaceful moment to breathe in and exhale out; then tell them. . . just let me be FREE.FrontCover_1LetMeBeFree_LanaeTaylor

 

JKP Looking for New Authors

Did you write a book or need a publisher?  If so, contact us Jazzy Kitty Publications at 877.782.5550 x100 for details. Monday thru Friday 11:00 am to 7 pm. Please check us out on our website http://www.jazzykittypublications.com

We are more than publishing!

The Precious Jewels Monologue By Stacey Barlow

Precious JewelsCover Precious Jewels

Are You Ready to be Exposed?

In the beginning, the Earth was without form or void and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

On the sixth day, God made man and named him Adam, but did not breathe life into his nostrils until the seventh day. Adam needed a help meet so, God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and He took one of his ribs, closed up the flesh, made a woman and brought her to Adam. Because God had taken the rib, Adam states bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh, she shall be called WOMAN. Therefore, a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife, for they are to be one flesh. The couple was NAKED and not ashamed. It wasn’t until after the eating of the tree, the knowledge of the two being naked, the woman was given a name.

Everyone, fictional or real life, has a story to tell. It would be up to them whether they want to tell you the whole truth and nothing but the truth or tell half of the truth. When they tell it, would you believe their story?

It has been said that a person has over 200 personalities {not schizophrenia} but, a way to hide your certain selves when you don’t want anyone to know the “true you.” At the end of the day, no matter what your decision will be, you are still a Precious Jewel and have Precious Jewels that need to be honored and respected. Respect yourself!

Jazzy Kitty Publishing presents its new childrens book titled, What I Would Say If I Could Talk. Featuring Chestnut Attaway

What I Would Say If I Could Talk Credits:

Written and edited by Author Anelda L. Attaway and book cover art by Isaac Brown

Original Poetry by Anelda L. Attaway

Co-editor: Stacey Barlow

ISBN: 978-0-9988433-9-1
Library of Congress Control Number: 2017916281

This is a hardcover, 34 page full color book. The size is 8.5 x 8.5.

This story demonstrates that animals need love and they can communicate with their actions because they cannot speak human language.

However, this book will give you an idea what they would say if they could actually talk.
Although, this book is tailored to our dog Chestnut. However, all pet owners can relate in some fashion.

In this book, you will clearly see that Chestnut (a puppy) is loved. This book is to encourage you and your children to love your pets too because they are family.

Unfortunately, there are people in the world that are cruel to animals.  However, If you love your pet, keep up the good work. And If you do not own a pet, consider adopting or rescuing one or two. Then everyone can enjoy thinking and writing about what your pet would say if they could speak (TALK).

This book was written to encourage children at a early age to love all animals. Encourage them and all that read it to never exercise any type of animal cruelty. Plain and simple, no abuse.

Thus far, all testimonials have been encouraging. They love the pictures/illustations. They feel the pictures themselves tell the story. The colors are bright, warm, and inviting.  They especially loves what Chestnut says inside the speech bubbles thoughout the book if he could really talk.

Here are just a few testimonials:

Kevin Attaway, Newark, DE (Devoted Husband)

“Honey, I’m so proud of you! I watched all of your hard work putting this book together. I am amazed at the outcome. I can’t put the book down. All of the pictures in this book tells the story and its sounds exactly what our dog Chestnut would say if he could talk. I know other readers will relate. Please keep being obedient to God’s voice! Your gift is amazing. I fall more in love with you each day.”

Cleveland Scott Jr, Newark, DE (My Loving Father)

“Sweetheart, I was one of the first that you share your vision with that God gave you. Hearing your vision immediate I thought it was an great idea. So, I told you to go for it and immediately you started writing. Within 45 minutes,  you were handing me something to read. Now, that the project is completed and I  see the finished project, I know God that has given you a special gift.

When you put this book in my hands and I saw the book cover and I was amazed at the presentation, the layout, and the beauitul colors. Then when I opened it, the words and pictures really touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I love the colors!

Words can’t really express how proud I am of you Kitten. I have been your support system and biggest fan on this entire iourney. I know what you been through to get here to this place, keep listening to God’s voice and do exactly what He tells you to do. Keep up the excellent work, this book must get in everybody’s hands.”

Cleveland Scott III, Newark, DE (Loving and Supportive Brother)

“Wow Kitten, I know I’m your brother, but I love this book! The pictures are phenomenal!!! I’m so proud of you. I can’t wait to read it to Jaden. All pet owners and children will love this book. Great job!”

Anthony Gaddy, Philadephia, PA (Loving Big Brother)

“Sis, the book is so relatable and it’s not just for children. I’m viewing it on your smartphone and I immediated  got a smile on my face. The colors pop out at you, the pictures are real and tell the story. In fact, the first one I saw I said that my dog does that to me every morning. LOL Sis, you know I want a copy for myself. I will have more to say when I get the real thing. For now, Sis I’m proud of you. Keep up the great work. This book is phenomenal!”

These are only a few of our  testimonies and we will continue to share them.

For more information about  this title What I Would Say If I Could Talk call us for direct order @ 877.782.5550 x100 or email us anelda@jazzykitty.net. It’s only $19.99 and it is less expensive by direct order. It’s  available on our website under “Featured Title” and available December 1st on all online bookstores, even if you see it online please do not purchase it until December 1, 2017.

As we all know ‘word of mouth’ is still the best advertisement. Therefore, please share this with an animal lover/pet owner,  family, friends, and children.

We welcome any feedback, book promition or marketing ideas.

Thank you in advance for your support and interest in What I Would I Say If I Could Talk featuring Chestnut Attaway.

Stay tuned is much more coming regarding this title.

Thank you for reading and sharing this post.

Jazzy Kitty Publishing

 

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