A Primer on ISBN Codes, Bar Codes, and UPC Codes

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(This article has been updated. Original publication date was March 17, 2008, under the title “The Difference Between an ISBN, Bar Code, and UPC Code”. Updated October 14, 2015.) An ISBN number stands for International Standard Book Number, and when you are assigned one for your book product, each number is totally unique. A modern […]

5 Ways To Market Your Kindle eBook Off Amazon

5 Ways to Market Your eBook Off Amazon

While there may be 100 ways to market your Kindle eBook off Amazon, here are my 5 faves. 1. Put a “buy now” link on your website or blog. Using Amazon’s Associates program, you can link to any item in the Amazon catalogue and make a commission when people buy. Using it on your own […]

Social Media For eBook Authors, The 5-Second Version

Social media for eBook Authors? BIG topic! Here’s one small way to think about it. We all know that social media for eBook Authors is super important, and is great for general “buzz” about your eBook. But the best part about social media is that it’s easily measurable, and sales types love things that are […]

4 Things Your eBook Cover Designer Should Also Create For You

Whether you’re creating your own eBook cover, or hiring someone else to design it for you, that’s a great time to create additional graphics that will help build your eBook business. It’s often cheaper to order these items at the same time as your cover design, and easier if you are designing it yourself, because all the source materials are already at hand. Graphic unity is very important in a virtual business, to build credibility and trust, and increase discoverability of your product.

Top Kindle Indie Authors Worth Following

As a followup to my blog post for VivMag.com, about why women over 30 write better eBooks, here’s a list of the top female indie Authors worth following on Twitter, and definitely worth reading. I was fascinated with how each of these women market themselves. Some have many books, others have very few. Some are […]