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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,150
Posted By cashcow
Re: How to create with my first Kindle ebook

I don't think he meant not to "care" about it but that it wasn't as complex as some people make it seem.

Another option is to use Calibre - its free and will create the clickable TOC for you and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,986
Posted By cashcow
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

If you already lost your account, how do you plan to publish on there again?

They have very sophisticated techniques to detect people that have been banned. I don't know if they go after the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,986
Posted By cashcow
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

Please pay attention to this ^^^. It is true gold.

If you already have reviewers lined up then I think the gifting option that you are planning is the best way to go. Gift it to them, then wait...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,150
Posted By cashcow
Re: How to create with my first Kindle ebook

Amazon promotes popular books to people that are shopping for kindle books. They have several lists that your book can get on and they will also show your book in the "also bought" lists of other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,986
Posted By cashcow
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

Just be aware that once you put it on smashwords it's nearly impossible to get them to pull the titles so you will never be able to put that book in the KDP select program. IMHO KDP Select has lost...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,150
Posted By cashcow
Re: How to create with my first Kindle ebook

I hear what you are saying. I think with a book that short, you might consider testing the waters with a lower price. You can always raise and lower the price any time you want so just fiddle with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,150
Posted By cashcow
Re: How to create with my first Kindle ebook

I don't believe this is correct, in fact people that have studied this have proven that longer books actually sell better. Just go take a look at some of the reviews of shorter works … most low...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,033
Posted By cashcow
Re: What can I do to sell more children's books?

Yes, you are exactly correct.

New books are only on those also-boughts and the various lists for so long which is why all books will eventually get less sales unless you are doing some sort of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,551
Posted By cashcow
Re: I'm Getting Sick and Tired of Internet Marketing

^^^ this. Build a business that fills a need or solves a problem and has a customer base that you can sell to over and over again.

So instead of thinking 'How can I make a lot of money" think...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,986
Posted By cashcow
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

I always did good with the freebooksy feature plus ad on this page : Freebooksy Feature Pricing — Freebooksy | Free eBooks, Free Kindle Books, Free Nook Books...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th July 2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,986
Posted By cashcow
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

^^^^ This should be posted into every kindle thread on this forum.

Tink has just given you the real truth and the blueprint for kindle fiction success. What she said there is more valuable than...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd July 2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,513
Posted By cashcow
Re: My Goal To Make 6k Per Month On Kindle :)

I don't get the whole big splash thing but I have heard other people say it and recently read that same advice in a book by a group of indie authors that are very successful (almost all of them NYT...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th July 2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,033
Posted By cashcow
Re: What can I do to sell more children's books?

Seems like you should write a series then?

I mean if you still want to do children's books. Or just keep putting out books and implementing the suggestions for building your author brand in this...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,006
Posted By cashcow
Re: How do people rewrite articles?

I don't know how everyone else does it, but here's what I do:

1. I take a pen and paper and copy the article down. I usually use white lined paper to make it easier.

2. Then I take some...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th July 2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 785
Posted By cashcow
Re: "I'd rather grow my Facebook Page." Wait... what?

You're using it the smart way … to get leads. I think what the OP meant was growing your Facebook page to the exclusion of all else.

If your Facebook page wasn't a source of leads, would you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th July 2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 785
Posted By cashcow
Re: "I'd rather grow my Facebook Page." Wait... what?

As many people who put a lot of effort into Squidoo are now finding out.

I think you need to use Facebook to drive the people to something you do own, so building your website is critical but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th July 2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,513
Posted By cashcow
Re: My Goal To Make 6k Per Month On Kindle :)

Actually,no. Because if you are doing them in a series (and I hope you are if you want to leverage your efforts and maximize your profits) then your earnings per book will increase the more you put...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th July 2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,033
Posted By cashcow
Re: What can I do to sell more children's books?

This ^^^

You're thinking about it the wrong way. Instead of scarcity, think abundance. The market for these books is huge - gigantic - more than most people here can even comprehend.

So, you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By cashcow
Re: Kindle ebooks as a fundraiser: Would it work?

That's a good idea.

You have to be having a price reduction on your book though (has to be discounted by at least 50%), but if you price the book at $2.99 and then offer a deal for .99 it would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By cashcow
Re: Kindle ebooks as a fundraiser: Would it work?

You should definitely try this … especially if you can get a lot of buyers through her list of supporters. As you know, those sales will help get it ranked in categories and on the also bought lists...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,033
Posted By cashcow
Re: What can I do to sell more children's books?

You are correct you don't get paid for free downloads. I think this thread is getting confused with free downloads (the 5 days per 90 day period you get with KDP Select) and BORROWS where the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th July 2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,033
Posted By cashcow
Re: What can I do to sell more children's books?

Those WSO's are mostly wrong. They say its easy and fast to get you to buy the WSO.

There was a time a couple of years ago when you could just publish a book and get sales but, for the most part,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,033
Posted By cashcow
Re: What can I do to sell more children's books?

Well I don't know if it would work the same in the children's book market as it did for me in the fiction (mystery) market but I got my followers from people who read the books. People read the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,033
Posted By cashcow
Re: What can I do to sell more children's books?

You need a fan page and a blog.

Link to them in the back of the books.

The blog doesn't have to be anything fancy and you don't have to worry about making tons of posts. You just want the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 866
Posted By cashcow
Re: How to protect kindle book ideas from illustrator?

Yes, and having this will also give you solid proof that you can send to Amazon and allows you to sue.

3. Copyright Myths | Plagiarism Today...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By cashcow
Re: Is it a not good way to promote clickbank products as an amazon seller?

How would you promote click bank products on Amazon?

You mean signup as a seller and then somehow list the product on the Amazon marketplace with your click bank affiliate link?

Somehow I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By cashcow
Re: ebook Advice (Kindle, iTunes etc)

If "white label" is anything like PLR you won't be allowed to publish it on Kindle and probably not on iTunes either.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,491
Posted By cashcow
Re: Barnes & Noble Affiliate Program sucks?

It depends on your traffic source and what you are doing to convert them. Maybe the traffic is looking for a free tutorial and if you provide that on the page they don't need the book?

I would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th June 2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 819
Posted By cashcow
Re: Worst book launch ever. Need an IM Jedi.

Unfortunately Amazon changed the algorithms and free downloads do not result in a boost in paid rank anymore. They count as 0 paid. And you don't get paid 15-20 cents for them (not sure where you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,559
Posted By cashcow
Re: Seriously Considering Kindle... but.

I think you are making a smart decision for you. Because publishing books is a long term endeavor. You're not going to make a ton of money with just one book.

As stated above, You need to have a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,491
Posted By cashcow
Re: Barnes & Noble Affiliate Program sucks?

Why would you blame their affiliate program? They just give you the links, it's up to YOU to get the conversions, right?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By cashcow
Re: Successful Kindle Publishers: What's More Important: Finding Niches or High Quality Content?

I would say high quality content. Otherwise you will not benefit from repeat buyers or word of mouth, people will give you bad reviews and no one will buy your books.

But really, it should be high...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 700
Posted By cashcow
Re: Request to critique my writing

I think just giving your article a little personality - write it as if you were talking to a friend. For example, in the section on fiber you might say:


High fiber foods like grains, beans and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th May 2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 700
Posted By cashcow
Re: Request to critique my writing

I think the information in the articles is very good. Informative and thoroughly researched. I can tell you put a lot of time into it.

I agree with Alexa, the English is fine. I've actually seen...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st May 2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By cashcow
Re: To spin articles, do I have to outsource them or create on my own

Spinning is so 2010.

But if you must do it, either use your own original content or buy PLR and spin it. Don't steal someones article and spin it. Either way it will likely be a total waste of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By cashcow
Re: Maximizing your Kindle profits..

Exactly, thats exactly what I do too. I'm really not trying to do SEO or get traffic to it that way, its more a place for people to go after they've read one of my books so they can find the others....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By cashcow
Re: Maximizing your Kindle profits..

Yes, it is. That's why it's ideal to create all your books in 1 niche. Instead of blasting out 10 books a month, create 1 really good book. Then just add that book to your already existing blog. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th May 2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By cashcow
Re: Kindle Publishers: do you diversify to other publishing opportunities? other formats?

Yep. B&N (Nook) brings me the most sales (I mean other than Amazon), then iTunes, the Kobo. Those are the only platforms I have so far.




I haven't tried audio… too much to learn and finding...
Forum: Social Media 14th May 2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,627
Posted By cashcow
Re: facebook vs. blog

One thing to keep in mind about Facebook is that you do not own it. If you get your account shutdown, or Facebook changes the rules, all the great stuff you have posted will be lost.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By cashcow
Re: Page Rank is not fake!!!

They love messing with us.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By cashcow
Re: Page Rank is not fake!!!

I think it would be very easy for them to get their own algorithm to fake page rank. It's their algorithm and they can make it do whatever they want.

So can you even trust the page rank that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,737
Posted By cashcow
Re: How To Improve Amazon Kindle Sales

Some might, but for most books the days of that happening are over.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,737
Posted By cashcow
Re: How To Improve Amazon Kindle Sales

^^^ Yes exactly. You MUST build your author brand whether you are selling fiction or non-fiction. Either that or you have to put out a crap ton of books. But building your author brand will be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By cashcow
Re: Kindle Questions

Please don't feel like you have to reveal your genre, I know it's rude to ask, but I'm wondering if these short stories are erotica? Do you sell them individually or in a compilation?

I know...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th May 2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By cashcow
Re: Kindle Questions

Fiction beats the pants off of non-fiction. Sure, there are some people doing very well with nonfiction, but here's the thing -- fiction readers are ravenous.

If you can write a good fiction...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,790
Posted By cashcow
Re: If Sex Sells, How About We Try in On the Kindle...

As GobBluthJD says it is acceptable, however keep in mind that you would not be able to enter that book into KDP select.

Also, I know quite a few people who had their books removed because the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,497
Posted By cashcow
Re: My First Kindle Book Giveaway Experience...

Yes I would. And send them a message thanking them for the follow. One of the coolest things about being an author today is the ability to connect directly with your fans.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2013, 05:13 AM
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Views: 687
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2013, 12:45 PM
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Views: 1,790
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2013, 12:03 PM
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Views: 490
Posted By cashcow
Re: How do you sell a BUNDLE on Kindle?

Yep, you just put them all in one file.

I don't think you can sell an ebook, audiobook, print book bundle because those are all distributed from separate places - there's no way to tie them...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,497
Posted By cashcow
Re: My First Kindle Book Giveaway Experience...

Yes, I agree. Only look at reviews as to how you can improve. Not everyone will like your books, some will love it, some will hate it. You're writing for the ones that love it… the others are not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,497
Posted By cashcow
Re: My First Kindle Book Giveaway Experience...

Yeah, exactly. That actually changed sometime last summer I believe. And I hear rumblings that they have decreased that value even more since last month.

BUT, the OP has a crapload of downloads...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,497
Posted By cashcow
Re: My First Kindle Book Giveaway Experience...

You can make money. Lots of money. Even if you aren't one of the chosen few. I think you are going to be very surprised ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By cashcow
Re: Am Into Authority Niche Blogging Soon, What Would You Offer Me As Advice?

Pick something that you are really, really, really interested in.

Becoming an "authority" is going to require a lot of time spent blogging and being social about your niche.

It can get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,497
Posted By cashcow
Re: My First Kindle Book Giveaway Experience...

I'm guessing your sales all came just from Amazon. People scour those free lists and your book must have attracted them.

Did you promote the free day at any of the sites that announce freebies?
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th May 2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,790
Posted By cashcow
Re: If Sex Sells, How About We Try in On the Kindle...

Sex? On the Kindle? Seems like that would be uncomfortable.
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