AMS adverts – an analysis

I’ve been experimenting with AMS (Amazon Marketing Services) ads. There are two types of ads available: Sponsored Product and Product Display. I selected Sponsored Product ads. These allow for Automatic or Manual targeting (by means of keywords). Using Manual targeting, I entered as many keywords as I could think of that I could link with my book […]

HOW GOOD ARE KINDLE UNLIMITED RETURNS?

I have completed a quick analysis of the US KENP rates over the past 15 months. I wanted to investigate the returns from Kindle Unlimited in the USA, and compare these with the royalty from eBook sales. For the analysis, I chose my best selling book, The Black Orchestra, which carries a selling price of […]

Rogue Android book cover - JJ Toner

A New Cover Designer

  swalkerdesign.com So far, Stephen has designed three wonderful covers for me. His work is equal to anything available from the very best cover designers. If you’re looking for a meticulous, responsive, patient, and talented cover designer to design a WOW! cover for your book, get in touch with Stephen. This guy is amazing. Contact […]

How to Select Keywords for Your eBook

On 28 February 2013 I read an article on Joanna Penn’s blog about choosing Categories and Keywords for eBooks. I followed the process and my sales began to take off. I blogged about that here. Yesterday, I read a new article by Jordan Smith about the use of keywords. Following Jordan’s process I went into […]

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What Next?

I wrote my first novel Monkey Puzzle in 1995, after I was made redundant, and set about looking for an agent to represent it. I got about 30 rejections. Eventually, I spoke on the phone to a literary agent in Ireland. He had not read any of my work, but when I told him my […]