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How to Unlock Amazon’s Secret Kindle Categories

by Auburn Seal  •  October 20, 2016

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Do you feel like your book is getting lost in the billions of self-published titles currently for sale on Amazon? There’s a lot of competition for readers’ attention and that will only get more difficult as more authors embrace the freedom of self-publishing. Being an indie author comes with a lot of challenges, but it

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Amazon, the US e-commerce and cloud computing giant is said to hire 1,000 people in Poland. The company already hires almost 5,000 people in Poland and has service centers in Gdansk, Wroclaw and Poznan ON 14 April 2016. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

How Authors Can Move Forward in the Face of Amazon’s Latest Review Policy

by Auburn Seal  •  October 6, 2016

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Indie authors everywhere give away books in exchange for an honest review. Whether it’s book bloggers, beta readers, ARC readers, or just friends and family. The ask usually goes something like this. Will you write an honest review for my book in exchange for a free copy? That is one of the main ways authors

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Goodreads Opens Giveaways to Ebooks

by Auburn Seal  •  September 8, 2016

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Attention Authors and Goodreads Lovers! Did you know that authors will soon be able to give away ebooks on Goodreads? They used to only allow giveaway promotions for paperbacks which precluded authors who only publish ebooks from participating. Let’s face it. Sometimes we get the ebook out well before the paperback goes live. Or maybe we

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4-Step Marketing Plan for a Book Series

by Auburn Seal  •  September 6, 2016

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Book marketing should be something that you plan out, an intentional strategy. Of course, you’ll want to consider the “usual” things like sending out advanced review copies (ARC’s), requesting reviews, creating launch day events both online and in person, promoting your title with various media outlets, using your email newsletter to your best advantage, etc.

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How to Promote Your Book on Twitter and Maximize Sales Without Embarrassing Yourself!

by Auburn Seal  •  August 23, 2016

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If you are a self-published author, you have likely discovered that you need to become your own marketing expert as well. And if you are marketing in 2016, you understand the importance of tapping into the amazing resource that is social media. There are some basic tips every author should know about Twitter before they

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Three Ways to Chill Out About Your Summer Sales Slump

by Auburn Seal  •  July 26, 2016

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If you’ve published any books, you have probably experienced the summer slump. Indie authors everywhere seem to notice a steep decline in sales around the second week of June and an increase in their blood pressure as they try to pull out all the stops and sell more books. What can the average indie author

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Learn How to Double and Triple Your Book Reviews

by Auburn Seal  •  March 29, 2016

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Every published author wants to know how to generate more reviews for their books. Bibliocrunch understands how important book reviews are and has created a FREE course to help you achieve that goal. How to Double and Triple Your Book Reviews is a FREE email course with actionable tips that every author can implement immediately to

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#IndieChat – How to Get Reviews for Your Book

by Miral Sattar  •  February 22, 2016

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On this week’s #indiechat, Tuesday, February 23rd at 4 PM EST, I’ll be discussing how to get press and reviews for your book.


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Webinar 3/1 – How to Boost Your Visibility on Amazon to Sell More Books

by Auburn Seal  •  February 8, 2016

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I’m so excited to be introducing our next FREE webinar for Bibliocrunch members titled, “How to Boost Your Visibility on Amazon to Sell More Books.”


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How to Leverage Keywords on Pinterest as an Author

by Guest Contributor  •  November 11, 2015

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Pinterest has always been a very tricky social media tool for both traditional and and self-published authors.