Tips To Promote Your Self-Published Book on Amazon

The time to market “THE TIME OF FIRE” is near….

Bookstand Publishing

Amazon.comOnce your self-published book is published and available on Amazon, here are some simple, yet very effective, things you can do to promote your book on Amazon.

1.       Get customer reviews

You need to have customer reviews for your book on Amazon.  Reviews establish that your self-published book is credible and enjoyed by someone besides the author.  If you don’t have any reviews on Amazon, it is unlikely that anyone will purchase your book from Amazon.

Get family members and friends to write reviews for you on Amazon.  When you give away a free copy of your book to one of your friends, do it on the condition that, if they like the book, they will write a review for you on Amazon.  If you have to, pay to have a review written and posted on Amazon.  Your goal is to have at least three reviews on Amazon for your…

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How to Format Your Book for Self Publication

Bookstand Publishing

Here are the basics steps on formatting your manuscript in Microsoft Word for self publication.   These steps include including setting up the correct trim size, setting up the correct margins, formatting the text, and numbering the pages.

  • Be sure your book is in ONE electronic file.
  • Set up your page size. The Directions below are for MS Word 7 and 10
  • The most common and most economical trim sizes is 5.25 inches wide x 8.25 inches tall. To format to our other sizes, please change the “PAPER SIZE” per the following instructions. All other adjustments stay the same.
  • In MICROSOFT WORD, open a NEW Document and click on PAGE SETUP under PAGE LAYOUT.

Page Setup

  • Set your PAPER SIZE to Custom 5.25” x 8.25”.

Page Size

  • Set your MARGINS to Mirror Margins with the Inside Margins being .75″ and the outside margins being .5″. This creates space for the binding of the book. We…

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