Marcia Yudkin has written another good article about book promotion. Although she is talking about promoting Kindle books her advice can work for print books as well. You can read the entire article on the Warrior Forum.
Angela Hoy says that about 75% of Americans don’t own an e-reader and some of them never will! Publishing for Kindle and the Nook is hot, hot, hot but don’t forget that the majority of readers still want to pick up a book and hold it in their hands. To read Angela’s article click here and while you’re at it subscribe to her free e-zine.
Most authors create their book descriptions for Kindle with plain text because they don’t realize they can use some html tags to jazz up their format. Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) has created a list of support html codes here. Take this information, login to KDP and have a stab at making your description more exciting and eye catching!
Copyblogger decided to experiment with the KDP Select Program to give away an e-book for a 48 hour period. At the end of the giveaway, which requires that you stop selling your book elsewhere, Copyblogger discovered numerous benefits from the giveaway including increased sales! To read about the experiment and the results visit Copyblogger.
Is such a bold claim true? We at 42Rules don’t know for sure but it does seem like many of our colleagues and friends are toting around the Kindle’s they received for the holidays! What we do know for sure is that all of the 42Rules books come in a version for Kindle and all of the other e-readers as well. However, if you want an e-reader to read your 42Rules books and you love the Amazon.com catalog then you should consider a Kindle!