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Make A Killing On Kindle Without Blogging, Facebook Or Twitter: The Guerilla Marketer's Guide To Selling Ebooks On Amazon [Paperback]

Michael Alvear
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Book Description

26 Aug 2012

Increase Your Book Sales By 50% In Less Than Three Days

I’ve sold hundreds of thousands of my own ebooks with a proprietary methodology I call Attract•Engage•Convert.

I’m going to show you how to use it to become a Kindle Best Seller.

This Book Is Designed For Writers Who Don’t Understand Technology Or Marketing

There are only 12 steps to successful Kindle selling and I show you how to do each of them with step-by-step directions, including picture tutorials. You’ll learn how to:

Rank On Page 1 Of Amazon’s Search Engine Within 24 Hours

You can’t be bought if you can’t be found. As an SEO expert I’ve gotten every one of my client’s books on Page 1 of Amazon’s search results, and I’m going to show you how you can do it, too. The secret is using Amazon’s little-known “Leading Indicators,” a series of clues that tell you exactly what keyword phrases people use to find books like yours.

Sell More Books On Kindle By Using Photos And Font Styles Like Bold or Italics In Your Book Description

That means writing “Oceanfront” book descriptions and using font styles like italicize, bold, and utilizing color and pictures to make your page look like a million bucks. Notice how the formatting on this page sets it apart from the competition. It reads better, looks better and communicates value. You can create this kind of look in your own book page with my step-by-step guide to using Amazon’s HTML code. Just copy/paste and you’re done.

More On Kindle Publishing & Marketing

This guide to selling on Kindle will also show you how to:

  • Create magnificent book covers and develop must-click titles
  • Pick the right categories to list your book
  • Pick from five of the most effective launch prices
  • Test post-launch prices
  • Get reviews that make people want to buy your book
  • Use the Look Inside Feature to sell more books on Kindle

Read Vivid Case Studies Of How I Turned My Client’s Underperforming Books Into Bestsellers

I’m a book marketing consultant as well as a successful independent author. See how I used the principles of my “Attract • Engage • Convert” book marketing strategy to dramatically increase sales of basement-dwelling titles (the authors and publishers allowed me to use their real names).

Find Out How Many Books Your Competitors Are Selling! I commissioned a statistician to develop a formula showing daily sales for every book on Amazon. Just check your competitor’s sales rank then look at the chart in Chapter 15—it’ll tell you how many books they sold that day!

This Book Will Save You From The Time Sucking, No-Value Vortex Of Blogging, Facebook and Twitter

I will show you convincing industry research that social media is the least effective way to sell books on Kindle.

About The Author

When I published my first books on Kindle, I’d check my anemic sales and let out a string of cuss words that made my dog blush. Then I developed my Attract•Engage•Convert strategy and sales took off.

As word got out that I sold over 100,000 ebooks, authors and publishers flocked to me for advice, attracted to the methodical ways I turned guerilla marketing tactics into stellar revenue. These strategies work for me, they work for my clients, and they will work for you. Believe in your books. Nobody believed in mine and now I make a great living as a writer. You can too by following my formula.

Learn how to sell books on Amazon. Scroll up & click the buy button today. You’re only 24 hours away from doubling your sales!

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Product details

  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Woodpecker Media (26 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984916172
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984916177
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 304,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Of limited use 12 Mar 2013
By petere
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found that this book gave me some important principles re maximising amazon search results, title, book description, cover image, keywords, and reviews. However it is not well organized and wastes many pages at the start waffling on to show that you don't need a blog. The author obviously doesn't read his own book as there are numerous inconsistencies. For example his advice re the book description, where he goes to great lengths to emphasize that you should use the full 800 word count, but each of his 4 examples uses less than 200 words!

Some of the information was out of date. For example I wasted a lot of time researching about categories, but when actually uploading my book the list of categories avilable was very limited. It would have been much better if the author took the trouble to talk about categories that are actually available! The ebook version may be better, I don't know. Anyhow, I need a printed book so as to make notes and have a source of quick reference.

Although the author does give lots of useful advice regarding the cover design, he waffles on about the cover image size without giving any real guidance, but when you get to upload on KDP they are quite specific, which is of course too late! He should have given the requirements for a jpeg image, which is how people in the real world specify image size. I found that Height 2,100 x Width 1,400 pixels jpeg works well.

By now there are thousands of people applying the tricks described in this book which does limit the returns.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Amazingly brazen. The author attacks another author - quite rightly - for buying 5 star reviews on Amazon and then suggests something similar himself.

If the review system cannot be trusted, and, having read this book, maybe it should not be, then the least Amazon could do is refuse to stock any books by authors who practice these sleazy tactics.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Mike has managed to create a compelling "how to" book that does give solid on advice on how to publish and market an ebook. It's written in a way that is both intelligent and engaging, with invaluable things like a table that displays the kind of numbers that are shifting in the sales rankings, also there's pricing strategies, advice on titles, covers and so forth.

The book leans a little more towards a non-fiction marketing background, understandable as non-fiction is more technical to market. The only thing negative is that he mentions that kindles are only owned by 10% of population of the US, but what he didn't include was that kindle books are available on not only the pad/tablet, but also the much larger smartphone market; and market is growing with the ever increasing average screen size of mobile phones.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Follow the can not fail 30 April 2013
By jimbob
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Michael Alvear delivers exactly as he says.... wel I have not made a killing or at least not yet, but his system worked I have shown up on the first page of both my chosen category within one week of publishing, in the one category at number 4. I was amazed, so thank you. If you are planning on publishing on Kindle and you buy only one book make sure this is the one .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A different take on promotion 6 Dec 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I liked this book because it dealt with the issue of promotion in a different way to most books that deal with this subject. First of all the author throws doubt on the benefits of Facebook and Twitter as a means of promotion, considering it leads to very few sales. He concentrates instead on how to make your book stand out from the crowd, considers Amazon's algorithms, and gives advice on how to spice up your descriptions using HTML and Amazon Central. I have already recommended this book to many people in the groups I belong to, and have no hesitation in recommending it now as a very good buy.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars KIndle Secrets Revealed! 17 Jun 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I cannot praise this book highly enough! It ranks alongside "The Complete Guide to Formatting Books for the Amazon Kindle" by Joshua Tallent as one of the most useful investments I have ever made. I feel sure that once I've tried out some of the techniques described in the book, I'll be proved right in my immediate assessment of the author as a genius! If you're wondering what exactly is in this book then its title and subtitle say it all. I'd already hit the "Buy now" button before I'd even finished reading the description.

I'd gladly have paid much more for the chapters on Search Engine Optimization and html alone. This is no ordinary html guide. This is genuine gold for those of us frustrated by Amazon's instructions not to add any text formatting or tags to book descriptions. Perhaps I've said too much. I refer you to this book's description on here. Is that a photograph in the middle of it?

I read this book in one sitting, only pausing briefly to go back on the internet to try one of his techniques that had me intrigued, and had an exhilarating "Eureka!" moment when I did.

If I was forced to pick faults, it would be for one or two minor formatting glitches and a couple of typos but such trivialities will not prevent me from giving this five stars.

I wanted to show my gratitude to the author by buying some more of his books as soon as I'd finished this one (I am not actually finished with it as it will be a source of reference for some time yet) but I was dumbfounded when I saw some of his other rather specialised titles. My wife would never look at me the same way again if she saw them on my Kindle so I'll just say thank you Michael; I'll remember you when I get my solid gold hat!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Would not recommend.
Skeptical about the author and how true the systems are.
Published 1 month ago by Shaun
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read, lots of value gained from this book
After reading Ape I was not sure about reading a whole new book about helping create a book for the Kindle. In truth my sales were pretty low and I was frustrated. Read more
Published 2 months ago by dave
1.0 out of 5 stars WHAT A CON!
I bought the book only to find in the keyword section that you need to buy another book, by the SAME author, to find out suggested keywords. WHAT A CON!
Published 3 months ago by A Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful guidelines
I found 'Making a Killing on Kindle' to be well written and a very helpful helpful guide to understanding the Amazon market place. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Convincing?
Alvear is persuasive but I was left with a feeling of doubt regarding his suggestions but alos another feeling that I ought to try his suggestions out which is perhaps what he... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Cicely Gill
5.0 out of 5 stars Generous advice on e-publishing your book
Michael Alvear has been generous with his advice and in revealing his research for dealing with the phenomenon of ebook publishing (in the world of Amazon Kindle). Read more
Published 5 months ago by Christopher Richards
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty useful
Some useful information about self publishing, although some of it is a little questionable in places. Worth a read for all aspiring authors.
Published 6 months ago by Kevin Chapman
4.0 out of 5 stars good clear and informative, worth a read
As an author myself 'It's only sand' and 'Blinded by the bling??' I had doubts about this title, but having read it I can see that Mike has made clear a complex and messy problem. Read more
Published 6 months ago by David Milne
5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable!
Really helpful tips all the way through. Invaluable advice to any author whether established or aspiring. Give it a go.
Published 6 months ago by Breton
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly great book
This is the best book out there, on how to get the best out of publishing your work on Kindle.
Published 7 months ago by G C Green
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