Sell Your Book on Amazon

One of the most important elements to selling your book on Amazon is having a fantastic book sales page on Amazon. The book sales page is the production information page, or detail page. It is the page on Amazon devoted to providing information about your book and motivating a customer to buy it. As closely as possible, your Amazon sales page should resemble any other webpage you may have that is devoted to selling your book. After all, if you have worked hard to develop strong sales copy, you should use it in multiple places.

Amazon’s description field has a character limitation of 4,000 characters, so you should draft your online description (otherwise referred to an a distributor’s annotation) so that it is as close to 4,000 words as possible. People like HAVING access to detailed information, even if they never read it. Then, use that same information on your author webpage or somewhere within the body of your Enhanced Author Website.

Directly below is an example of the content Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson has on his author’s webpage for one of his books, Sell Your Book on Amazon. Then, compare it with the content on the Amazon version. They both feature an extensive description of the book that focuses on the BENEFITS for the reader. They both include a book video. (For more details about having a book video created for your book, click here and for details about adding your book video to Amazon, click here.)So You’d Like to… Become An Amazon Bestseller!

Don’t wait. Publishing insider and CEO Brent Sampson reveals revolutionary advice guaranteed to increase your book sales on Amazon. Learn the powerful secrets used by successful Amazon authors every day. This informative and practical “how-to” guide shares new techniques that are proven to work.

Solutions Revealed!
Discover step-by-step methods for improving your exposure onAmazon and increasing your authority.

Secrets Exposed!
Increase your profitability by learning the secrets to short-discounting Amazon with just twenty percent.

Success Discovered!
Learn top-secret tactics that earn authors tens-of-thousands of dollars in royalties every month.

Amazon Approved!
Find, understand, and control every Amazon possibility for maximum book sales.

Are you holding a manuscript in your hand that you wish Amazon was selling? Or do you already have a book on Amazon that you wish was selling better? In either case, Sell Your Book on Amazon will help you.

You will experience what I have seen first-hand as the president of Outskirts Press – that marketing success on Amazon can be the difference between hundreds and tens-of-thousands of dollars a month.

You will learn why self-publishing guru Dan Poynter says, “Bookstores are a lousy place to sell books.” In his foreword, he says publishing as if it is still the 20th century is for historians. Publishing in this new millennium is for writers. Are you a writer or historian? Sell Your Book on Amazon shows you how to publish and market your book in the 21st Century.

Amazon provides a phenomenal and gigantic (global) platform from which to sell your book. In fact, the opportunities may seem almost too colossal! But now, Sell Your Book on Amazon unveils it all for the first time. This book provides an easy-to-understand approach to increase your book sales on Amazon by exploring the steps you can take immediately.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Dan Poynter
  • Introduction: Amazon – A Brief History
  • Chapter 1: Get Your Book Listed
  • Chapter 2: AuthorConnect & Author Profile Pages
  • Chapter 3: The Book Sales Page
  • Chapter 4: Listmania!
  • Chapter 5: So You’d Like to… Guides
  • Chapter 6: Additional Amazon Possibilities
  • Chapter 7: Pricing & Profitability
  • Conclusion
  • Resources
  • Index

As Penny C. Sansevieri of Author Marketing Experts says, “Finally! A book that helps you demystify Amazon. If you have a book to sell, you simply must own Sell Your Book on Amazon.”

Why is increasing a book’s exposure important? Because readers have to learn about your book before they can buy it. Authors who know how to use Amazon’s own system and algorithms to their advantage sell more books simply because more people learn about their books (and therefore buy them!). Once a book finds success on Amazon, it appears higher in the search results, leading to MORE exposure and more sales, and so on. It’s the Amazon “virtuous circle” and the key to unlocking that brass ring is in your hands.

Introducing the exclusive

Marketing tactics are only as valuable as the profits they generate. Sell Your Book on Amazon ranks every technique so you can quickly and efficiently locate the marketing secrets that will lead to superior results:

***** Highly recommended. Receive the greatest exposure compared to time spent.

**** Very recommended. An acceptable investment is required for a profitable return.

*** Somewhat recommended. Check your profit margin. The expenditure may exceed the benefit.

Do you know how to beat Amazon at their own game? Do you know how Amazon Marketplace listings can offer “55 used copies” of your book when you haven’t even sold that many? Do you know how to remove a 1-star review from your listing and how to get more 5-star reviews?

This book tells you how to do it all, plus so much more. It’s a tremendous value with a wealth of information at your fingertips. Start increasing your book sales instantly by ordering Sell Your Book on Amazon today.

Awards and Accolades:

  • Finalist – 2007 USA Book News Best Book Awards
  • Book of the Year – 2007 Royal Palm Literary Awards
  • First Place, How To – 2008 Readers Views Awards
  • First Place, Informational – 2007 Royal Palms
  • Finalist, How To – 2008 Indie Book Awards
  • Winner, Sales – 2008 Indie Book Awards

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About Brent Sampson

Brent Sampson is the award-winning author of Self-Publishing Simplified and Publishing Gems: Insider Information for the Self-Publishing Writer. As the president and CEO of Outskirts Press, Brent is actively involved with the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Small Publishers Association of North America, the Florida Writers Association, the Southwestern Writers Association, and the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.