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Sell Your Own Book Through Amazon

In today’s publishing world, the highest-selling book often becomes the shining gem of book distributors and wholesalers everywhere. With all the attention focused on the latest favorite, self-published authors can find their books at the bottom of wholesaler’s priority list, making it even harder for them to get sales. Remember, however, that those best-selling stories had to get their start somewhere and, in many cases, Amazon.com has been at the forefront of helping you sell your own book.

Unlike other wholesalers, Amazon.com pays equal attention to all their authors: best-sellers and those still getting their start in the sales world. They make sure all titles appear frequently and prominently throughout their Web site. Plus, their renowned personalization technology fits Amazon.com customers with the products they’re going to be interested in buying, even if they didn’t know the product existed. In this way, they can help you sell your own book by making sure your book find its way into the hands of the people with the highest probability of enjoying it. Those people are then more likely to pass it on to their friends and family members with similar tastes.

Additionally, Amazon.com’s Advantage program allows you complete control of your book’s detail page. Set up sample passages, a “Read about the Author” section, customer reviews, and images of your book cover, among other things. They send you automatic email notifications when the supply of your book is low so you can send more to their distribution center. This ensures your customers receive your book in the shortest time possible. Plus, their system will continually adjust the number of copies requested from you based on the sales performance your book maintains at any given time.

All that’s needed to enroll is the North American distribution rights for your books, barcodes with an ISBN or EAN on the back cover, and online access so you can manage your account. With this and the affordable flat fee of $29.95 per year your book can be available to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can sell your own book by partnering with a wholesaler who has a reputation for service, reliability, and security, thus making it a self-publisher’s dream.

For more information about book printing or for hints to help you sell your own book, contact the expert book printers online at Cmykgraphix.com, call them at 1-800-698-2071, or email them today.

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Marketing Your Self-Published Book? Try Amazon Advantage!

For a self-published author, marketing your self-published book can seem like a daunting task. Writing is what you know best and the stream of media contacts and advertising tools needed to get your book out into the world often appears to be an endless trail leading into the fearsome unknown.

The good news is that one of the largest wholesale Web sites in the world is doing everything they can to make marketing your self-published book easier for you. Through Amazon.com’s Advantage program any book can easily be advertised without having to reach the high levels of sales most other sites require.

The process is simple. Signing up for the Advantage program ensures that all titles appear frequently and prominently throughout the Web site. There is no favoritism between self-published works and the books sold by major publishing houses. Amazon.com’s distribution center keeps a minimum of five of your books on hand at all times so your work remains in stock for all customers. Since Amazon.com is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week your book has plenty of opportunities to get into the hands of the public.

Some other basic details and benefits of the Amazon.com Advantage include:

  • Automatic emails notify you when your book supply is getting low so you can send more books into the distribution center. This ensures your customers have your book in hand as quickly as possible.
  • Online access to sales and inventory reports, as well as the ability to control the details your customers see and to contact the vendor services team with any questions or concerns.
  • Selling power. Tens of millions of consumers use Amazon.com on a frequent basis and the wholesaler has earned a reputation for service, reliability, and security.
  • Unlimited titles. No many how many books you wish to promote and sell, you’ll pay the same flat fee of $29.95 per year and Amazon.com will only collect the standard 55% commission on the sale of your items.
  • You even have the option to include “Not Yet Published” titles that will allow your customers to pre-order your books.

With such a user-friendly and powerful marketing tool at your fingertips there should be no reason to hesitate about marketing your self-published book.

For more information about book printing or marketing your self-published book, contact the expert book printers online at Cmykgraphix.com, call them at 1-800-698-2071, or email them today.

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