The Top 10 Things All Authors Should Know About Amazon

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The Top 10 Things All Authors Should Know About Amazon

Post by longknife » March 1st, 2015, 2:34 pm

The first one caught me by surprise – Your Amazon rating has nothing to do with sales. Really? Reading it was an inspiration.

Amazon reviews carry weight.

CreateSpace uses Ingram's services – I didn't even know anything about Ingram. And it IS a service you have to pay for!

Claim your book via Author Central – this I knew about!

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Post by polymath » March 2nd, 2015, 7:29 pm

Ingram is a print distribution company, the U.S. print distribution industry leader, as a matter of fact. Ingram deals in volume sales to brick-and-mortar bookstore middleman distributors, to library markets, and institutional outlets, like university bookstores. However, brick-and-mortar bookstore culture believes Amazon and online booksellers generally are the enemy of their businesses. So any product with a CreateSpace, for example, or similar ISBN identifier, will be summarily ignored by brick-and-mortar bookstores.

Worth note also that Ingram executives founded Amazon and CreateSpace and Xlibris.

Amazon reviews only carry weight with me if they realize a product's artistic and dramatic appeals, actually, negative reviews carry more weight with me than vanity reviews: astroturf, artificial sod laid by individuals interested in a product's successful marketing and oblivious to the product's appeals.

Amazon's rating algorithms I've known have little bearing on popular appeal metrics, rather on scaled number of appearances a product has placement for; how popular a product is based upon a seller's demonstrated commitment and expense expended that enhances Amazon's revenue stream, actually.
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Post by GregoryDiehl » March 11th, 2016, 8:56 am

How does this apply to audiobooks?

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