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4/7 WEBINAR: How to Sell Books by the Truckload by Optimizing your Metadata

by Miral Sattar •  March 30, 2015  •   Follow miralsattar

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We’re so excited to be launching our new virtual learning series called Startup Book for Bibliocrunch members. Startup Book will cover a variety of topics that will help authors publish and promote their books in today’s evolving publishing landscape.

For our inaugural virtual course (which is FREE) we will have book marketing maven Penny Sensavieri, @bookgal, joining us to talk about how to sell books by the truckload on Amazon. In lieu of our #indiechat on Twitter at 4pm EST, we will be hosting our first live event.

Overview of the course: How to sell books by the truckload on Amazon by Optimizing your Metadata

Amazon is a great place to sell books, but most authors don’t realize that Amazon has an internal sales machine that will actually help you market your book, for free, if you trigger it! It’s called their internal algorithm and, not that dissimilar from ranking on Google, once Amazon’s algorithm kicks in, you could see a boatload of free promotion come your way from Amazon.


This webinar will focus on:

– Optimizing your Amazon page: what you must do to start showing up in more searches.
– Understanding categories/themes and how to rank consistently #1 in your category.
– Kindle Unlimited: How some authors are making a fortune here and how you can, too.
– How to optimize your book title, subtitle and keywords on Amazon.
– How to double the reviews you get on Amazon.
– Amazon hacks: fun tricks you can to do spruce up your Amazon page.
– Amazon reviews: simple ways to find more reviewers for your book and get more reviews.

The webinar is free for all Bibliocrunch members.

 Register Now!

About Penny Sensavieri:

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Penny C. Sansevieri, Founder and CEO Author Marketing Experts, Inc., is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. She is an Adjunct Professor teaching Self-Publishing for NYU.

Her company is one of the leaders in the publishing industry and has developed some of the most innovative Social Media/Internet book marketing campaigns. She is the author of fourteen books, including How to Sell Your Books by the Truckload on Amazon and Red Hot Internet Publicity, which has been called the “leading guide to everything Internet.”

AME was the first book marketing and publicity firm to use Internet promotion to its full impact through The Virtual Author Tour™, which strategically harnesses social networking sites, Twitter, blogs, book videos, and relevant sites in order to push an author’s message into the online community. AME has had over eleven books top bestseller lists, including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal.

To learn more about Penny’s books or her promotional services, you can visit her web site at


About Miral Sattar

Lover of books. CEO & founder of Bibliocrunch. Love storytelling in all its forms. Formerly TIME. I'm a new media entrepreneur who has worked in the media industry for 11 years. My mission is simple – to innovate the publishing industry with technology. My company has been featured in BBC World News, Money Magazine, Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, Forbes, WSJ, MediaBistro, PBS, Columbia Journalism Review, The Next Web, Publishers Weekly, and a bunch of other places. Bibliocrunch was also selected as The Next Big Thing in media by the Paley Center. I also used to run a popular South Asian culture blog called Divanee. Before I ran my own company and became a mom, I used to be on the board for several literacy organizations, and wrote a LOT more. Hopefully, when things are calmer I can go back to that! :)