April 23, 2013 in Nook Press
Nook Press is a new platform I’m using to sell my self-published books. It is much like publishing for Amazon’s Kindle. Both are electronic formats and both have dedicated document readers including apps for customers to read these electronic books even if they don’t own the devices from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. So in my quest to expand my readership, I recently uploaded my first book to Nook Press.
As far as I know, Barnes & Noble doesn’t offer free giveaways like Amazon does. I usually do free book giveaways on Amazon to generate more buzz. But without that feature, I had to Read the rest of this entry →
April 19, 2013 in Nook Press, Self Publishing
This is just a quick post to let you know that my new Nook Press vendor account has been approved! This means that I can now publish my first book on the Barnes & Noble Nook. In my previous post, I mentioned that I should’ve applied for my vendor account first before I started editing my manuscript. That’s because I can start building my book on Nook Press even before I get approved. So I could’ve let B&N work on my approval while I worked on getting my book ready… which actually took a few days. Read the rest of this entry →
April 4, 2013 in Createspace Publishing, Kindle Publishing, Self Publishing
I’m still new to the world of self-publishing and I don’t sell that many books. However, I’m learning more and more as time goes on. Today, I wanted to share with you a major discovery I made last month. I was able to double the sales of my self-published books on Amazon.com. The best part of this story is that I didn’t have to write new books to do this! I’m using a strategy you might already be doing or this might be the first time you’re hearing about it. But the main thing I want you to take away from this post is the power of reusing or repurposing content you already have. So what did I do to double my March book sales? I simply converted my Kindle ebooks into physical print versions on Createspace.
Createspace is a company that produces print-on-demand books and is owned by Amazon.com. Because they are owned by Amazon, integration between Kindle ebooks and their print versions from Createspace is seamless. Making a print book isn’t too difficult, but as a first-timer, it did take me awhile to get used to all the proofing and formating required to get a professional looking book. There were many things I learned while editing the digital proofs. And when it came down to ordering the physical proofs, it took me more time to read through my books again with a pencil in-hand to mark-up the mistakes. Read the rest of this entry →