My eBook Sales for the Week Ending 2/22/15

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Hello everyone! I hope that you all had a great week with your ebook sales or the progress on your eBooks. I haven’t had any  more downloads of “Get Paid to Talk” yet, but I’m pleased to say that “Your Work from Home Journey” got another sale this week. This week I’ve mostly been working on doing some transcription for my Fiverr client. I also bought a Fiverr gig from a seller called around86 for tips, advice and guidance on how to get reviews and how to make my ebook more professional. Most of his suggestions were things I already knew, such as things to include in your eBook (title page, copyright, TOC, about the author, etc), but he did also provide some interesting ideas and advice on getting people to review  your books. Here’s some of the advice I got from him:

Another important thing is that Amazon has caught on that people are buying reviews and they are bringing their almighty hammer down swiftly. It has been said that Amazon has employees on lots of sites posing as gig provider waiting for you to order, so that they could ban your account. Also reviews that were previously purchased on the mentioned are disappearing from Amazon product pages daily. This means not only did you waste your hard-earned money on reviews that are being deleted; now you also run the risk of being banned forever from Amazon. So, its very important that you find trusted people to do review/s for your books

There is something to be said about getting an authority or critic reviewing your product. You can attempt to get your friends or family to write you reviews which is certainly cool, but it just doesn’t hold the same social weight as someone who is a known authoritative reviewer. A review from one of these types of reviewers will hold more weight and social proof than the average buyer.
You can find them by going to the amazon top reviewers ranking http://www.amazon.com/review/top-reviewers.

He also provided a template to use for contacting the top reviewers, as well as an example of how to get reviews from the first day you publish your book:

first review after 2 days, than again after 4, third after 8 days,…
first review after 5 days, than again after 2, third after 12 days,…
first review after 7 days, than again after 3, third after 1 days,…
first review after 9 days, than again after 5, third after 3 days,…
first review after 11 days, than again after 4, third after 7 days,…

This week I also did a little work on my profile on Indie Writer’s Support – I added information on my two books to it, and also plan to add some more details to it.

This coming week I plan to start putting some of the ideas into action that I got from around86, as well as continue working on my Indie Writer’s Support profile and hopefully do some more transcription on Fiverr.

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