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Posts Tagged ‘Donna Fasano’

Kindle Direct Publishing Keyword & Category Tools

If you feel like your book is lost in a sea of content at Amazon, Kindle Direct Publishing authors can use a free set of tools to find the best Kindle keywords and categories for their book.

Amazon has a gigantic list of “keyword requirements” for individual genres, helping independent authors discover the best online labels and categories for a particular book. Follow the links below to explore. Romance novelist Donna Fasano (pictured, via) shared some advice for independent writers:

Choosing appropriate categories allows your book to show up on various bestselling lists such as Contemporary Romance or Self-Help or Science Fiction. However, did you know that the keywords you choose can also cause your book to be listed in categories that are not available on the KDP dashboard? That’s right. Keywords are not just for customer browsing purposes.

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Mediabistro Course

Novel Writing: Editing Your Draft

Novel Writing: Editing Your DraftStarting July 16, workshop your novel in-progress with a published author! Erika Mailman's course will function as a workshop, with the emphasis on sharing your work for review and providing critiques for your peers. By the end of this class you'll have up to 75 pages of you novel workshopped and developed patterns to improve your writing. Register now! 

Mara Jacobs Rises on Self Published Bestsellers List

Novelist Mara Jacobs took two top spots on our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week with the 99-cent “Worth Series Boxed Set.”

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in four major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, B&N, Apple iBookstore and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

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