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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th September 2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By tpw
Re: kindle pricing

I find it odd that you are thinking to move from $0.99 to $9.99, with only those two prices in your thinking.

Have you looked at the prices your competitors are selling their books? Have you done...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd September 2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By KenJ
Re: kindle UK tax question

This question is on the IRS W8-BEN form. This form is required by Kindle/Amazon/Createspace. By successfully completing it you will stop the tax witholding that those sites do. Currently 30%. (So if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Re: target audience

Jumshi,

If one is making you money and another is not, I would guess go with the one that makes you money. If they both make you money, go with the one that makes you more. If they both make...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st July 2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By LilBlackDress
Re: kindle series titles

In fiction it can be hard to convey from the title what the book is about. But you can use keywords to help if you do it carefully. For example if you wrote Mystery books you could...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Marketing Fool
Re: kindle series titles

Yes, a series is defined by filling in that 'is this book part of a series' field when uploading your book...

But you should also link your books INSIDE the book itself. At the end of book 1, put...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By LilBlackDress
Re: kindle series titles

A series should be a group of books that are connected in some way.

The title of each book should appear on the cover.

Keywords in a title can help people find your book especially with non...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
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, 06:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
Posted By TinkBD
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

Yes. Sorry I thought that question had been answered here already. My bad.

Keep in mind if you set something permafree, it can't be in Select.

If you put it in Select, you can only go free 5...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
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, 03:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
Posted By LilBlackDress
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

You can put it on promotion as soon as it is published. Make it free and then tell people to download their free copy. And no you can't buy a "free" download as a gift. The button to buy does not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
Posted By TinkBD
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

Yet another of the hundreds of stories from authors who were traditionally published. It's the midlist who paid the heavy price... and most everyone IS midlist.

Now, thanks to inde pubbing,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
Posted By TinkBD
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

When you gift it... if it is priced at $.99, you will pay Amazon $.99 and you get your royalty.

In order to price it at $.00 you have one of two choices...

Put it in KDP Select for 90 days and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
Posted By TinkBD
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

Not sure what your point is?

They are Romance and Romantic Erotica writers... pubbing a book about pubbing?

And this DOES have valuable info for ANY Fiction genre

Unlike most here... they...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
Posted By TinkBD
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

Yes.

https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/help?topicId=A2SPN65RHEW2G
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th July 2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
Posted By TinkBD
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

I strongly suggest you invest in a copy of The Naked Truth about Self-Publishing... Chapter 8, by Liliana Hart, has a comprehensive explanation of the Amazon algos... I'd give the Chapter name, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
Posted By TinkBD
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

No, not a voucher... Go to your book and gift IT...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
Posted By TinkBD
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

Remember, this is a marathon.

For kids books, try reaching out to the HomeSchoolers and Mommy bloggers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
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: 1,976
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 25th July 2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
Posted By TinkBD
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

Some plain talk... take it or leave it... apologies if it's blunt, I am eating breakfast before my AM walk... I have a date for 5-10k words on my next novel today, so every word here is one less on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
Posted By Don Schenk
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

Absolutely.

My wife was at the Romance Writers of America convention in Atlanta this past week. She said many of the programs were about self publishing.

There were two ladies, who together...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
Posted By mrdomains
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

Bleary eyed, wrong time-zone, wrong day.. I was like WTF?...get yourself BIC..?

BIC.. BIC?.. grr.. bring it closer?... better internet connection?..
barf into can?... beyond introspective...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th July 2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,976
Posted By TinkBD
Re: kindle analysis paralysis and real publishers

Frankly, these day, friends don't let friends sign with trad publishers... Really.

Contracts are getting worse and worse.

Do minimal promo for a first/single fiction title.

More important...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th July 2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By TinkBD
Re: kindle free versus kindle KDP free

Okay, some clarification here...

KDP means Kindle Direct Publishing and covers the entire Kindle Publishing arm of Amazon

KDP Select is the program where books are enrolled 90 days at a time...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th July 2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By LilBlackDress
Re: kindle book publish date

Do not concern yourself over the best day to publish a Kindle book. Once you hit the publish button at KDP it will go thru the review and publishing process and you have no real control over how long...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th July 2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By LilBlackDress
Re: best ways to announce kindle book

At approx.$2.00 profit for many books, lots of beginning authors do not have $150+ to sink into marketing and it is not needed.

To announce your book simply share it on Facebook groups and other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By marketingoasis
Re: kindle KDP

I still use KDP Select because of the extra revenue from borrows. But if you plan on selling your ebook on other platforms such as Barnes and Noble or Apple (which can be very lucrative), there is no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th June 2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By seobro
Re: kindle KDP

Well, you want to get a lot of sales right away. That way you are in the top ten for your niche and people will see you. Also, you need a lot of good reviews. Hope that you are placed in the "Hot New...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By KenJ
There have been some good changes at createspace and kindle

I haven't seen anyone mention this so I thought I would.

I uploaded my latest book to createspace today. I used their cover creator tool as I always do.
On submission of the book I was asked if I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Shoot
Re: not easy to jv unless you are in make money niche , right?

Your product should never offer the exact same thing..
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st February 2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Shoot
Re: not easy to jv unless you are in make money niche , right?

I think JVing in IM niche is more prevalent because people tend to care less about a list of people looking to get rich quick and get payed on autopilot. Most of the IM lists I see are full of the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By jeskola
Re: split testing

I use

A/B Testing Tool | Split Testing and Multivariate Testing Software - Visual Website Optimizer (http://www.visualwebsiteoptimizer.com)

An incredible tool - you can set up multiple...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By cmorrow
Re: split testing

I agree it's point less to worry about split testing you won't have enough data to analyze. Focus on more ways to increase traffic
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By WillR
Re: split testing

Well, if you want to do split testing properly then you would do a different test with each different traffic source.

Let's say you started running some banner ads to your site and conducted a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By JohnMcCabe
Re: not easy to jv unless you are in make money niche , right?

What many people in the IM/MMO market call a "joint venture" is often just a glorified affiliate deal. Maybe two affiliate deals in opposite directions if you play the 'you promote me and I'll...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By redfield
Re: not easy to jv unless you are in make money niche , right?

Not entirely true. Look for respective partners who are in the same niche as you.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Tim Franklin
Re: not easy to jv unless you are in make money niche , right?

There would appear to be a certain bias present and as well you could say that it is accurate that if you only look at a JV in one layer, the truth though is very different.

In the Real world,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By Ant Marshall
Re: split testing

If you don't have any traffic, what were you planning on split testing anyway?

You need to be focusing on your traffic for now, worry about split testing it later. :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th January 2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By WillR
Re: split testing

Split testing is something you should be doing ALL the time. Unless you have a sales page converting at 100% then there is always room for improvement.

The easiest way to setup a simple A/B split...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Re: having blog as part of salesfunnel

Focus your efforts.. Go for #2. Blogs aee too disperse, not goal orientated. Go for a dedicated squeeze page instead.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By travlinguy
Re: having blog as part of salesfunnel

I wrote the post below yesterday to someone who was asking about hiring writers to do Amazon reviews. It answers your question about Blogs perfectly so I've copied it to this thread. Just remember,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By JohnMcCabe
Re: having blog as part of salesfunnel

Both. Which one depends on the traffic source. If the visitor is expecting an opt-in page to take advantage of a free offer, I give them what they expect. If they are expecting 'more information' on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By Aniket
Re: having blog as part of salesfunnel

Blog Build Credibility. You will get more optin if you go through 1st method.
You will get more buyer if you go through 2nd method.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By asepkomara
Re: having blog as part of salesfunnel

I prefer the #2 option. Since it will straight to the point what im selling/offer.
Blog is essential for communicate personally with your precostumers/costumers.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd January 2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Nathan2525
Re: optins

If your goal is a sale. I would not put an optin on the
page at all. It will confuse the customer and lower your
conversions.

Here is a high converting sales page to get ideas from....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Shaun OReilly
Re: who has subscribed

I like to have e-mails sent to me whenever someone joins
one of my lists.

I then use rules in my Outlook box to automatically filter
these messages into a specific folder.

I like to receive...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Suthan M
Re: imnica

YEs, you can do both double or single optin.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Joseph G Spiteri
Re: imnica

You want get banned by imnica mail.
I personally would go with double optins
much safer but that's your choice.

All The Best
Joe
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Coby
Re: imnica

No - Imnica allows single optin.

If you have a free account you are required to use double optin but other than that you are free to choose whichever option you like :cool:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Adam Sussman
Re: imnica

Hello,

You will more than likely get a definitive answer here.

Imnica Support (http://support.imnicamail.com/)

Adam
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Halcyon
Re: imnica

Double Opt-in is there for your protection just in case someone forgets that they signed up for your list and files a spam complaint. Spam complaints are what cause your account trouble not a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: using two autoresponders

It seems not. Mailchimp expressly precludes affiliate marketing in their terms of service, and if they find out that you've done any affiliate marketing, even if you don't use their service to do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By GSMarketing
Re: using two autoresponders

Hi Jum, firstly I would ask, why do you have 2 seperate accounts in the first place? Do you see any benefit in having 2? I don't think there are any benefits in having 2 autoresponders so I wouldn't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By P.Sharma
Re: using two autoresponders

As Shaun said, it makes it harder but on the other hand if you have a huge lists its better to not to put all your eggs in 1 basket.

So it you are starting use just 1 but if you have huge lists...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Shaun OReilly
Re: using two autoresponders

It is not a good idea to have your lists for given niche
spread across multiple autoresponder services.

Why?

It makes effective list management much harder and
less automatic.

For example,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd January 2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By StevenJones
Re: using two autoresponders

Just from the top of my head, I don't think you are allowed to practice IM with mailchimp.

Edit:

Read this thread:...
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