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Handbook publishing support

handbook publishing support

Recently we completed editing and typesetting of a Prenatal Yoga Handbook, mainly for yoga teachers. It contained over 81 hand-drawn illustrations that needed to be re-saved as smaller, grayscale format and inserted -- as per the requirements of print on demand. Handbook publishing support is just part of what we do. Regarding the final result, it was superbly finished and the tables came out nicely. The cover designed by Heather of Art & Design Studios was colourful and the whole thing stood out. What Type of Books/Handbooks Can You Make? Handbooks for teachers are just one of many types of books you can get made with Print on Demand. Print on Demand books can be paperback (perfect bound usually) or...

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Create an Author Website… without a Migraine

author website design and creation

When you’ve already expended two to four grand to edit, produce and promote your book, the realisation that you need an author website to promote it online might bring up these two questions: 1.  Do I create a book website or an author website? 2.  How do I get a good result without busting my bank account? There are a few more things to consider as well, so let’s open this can of worms now.  You need to know how to upload new books, social share, and post articles and media mentions. Naturally the best option to do this is with WordPress, but there is another option below. You’ll need to realise that free isn’t without cost, and the choice...

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Book Promotion with PromoCave

Earlier on, we talked about how authors need to get book listings, like on BookLife (post here). Today's discovery is Promocave, which not only lets you list and promote your book for free, it also helps us authors with a webinar about Amazon SEO (1 hr 36 m), among other training topics. Author Jorge Olsen gives a new insight into keywords, categories, and how Amazon advertises on behalf of authors. You can also advertise inside Amazon, but here we focus on free avenues. Jorge doesn't mention this, but don't forget the Amazon rule: you cannot use a particular 'keyword' when you have that word in your title or subtitle. (More about Amazon Keywords and Categories on our blog). Promocave, with its 150,000 authors, also has a discussion forum...

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Rank on Amazon – Keywords, Categories

amazon rankings

Over the holiday season, I was researching how to rank on Amazon for clients' books and my own books. I have discovered things you can do with keywords, categories, and even the annual program Amazon Advantage to improve rankings. That said, Amazon isn't everything and every avenue. In fact, it's just a start. I found this very useful but long excerpt, How to Use Categories to Drive Book Sales. Basically, we can elect to choose the two most specific, in demand yet less competitive categories -- books with similar content to ours. Here is a little more about why you want the Kindle Best-Seller ranking and how to get it. Choosing Keywords Self-Publishers can also select 7 Keywords that relate to their book's...

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