How libraries can help authors sell more books

We’ve been hypnotized by the power of social media to get the word out about our books.  It is, indeed, a powerful tool. But if your dream is to make a living with your books then local library branches are invaluable.

ReaderLinks is almost cooked!

ReaderLinks from The Author Helper on Vimeo. We're delighted to announce that our testers are hitting the launch version of ReaderLinks right now! This means we're on our last round of testing. It will be an intense time around The Author Helper's offices (i.e....

Update on the ReaderLinks Beta [July 9th, 2017]

The July 9th update to ReaderLinks beta is here and it includes some handy tweaks and features. The MyBooks page offers your customers a single public page to access all of your books in all stores AND review links for each of your books. A new method of gathering...

Twitter tip for authors and writers: A little friendly competition lifts all boats!

A vast majority of authors will enjoy any kind of friendly interaction on Twitter because it’s just so hard to come by! So here’s a Twitter tip for authors and writers.

Only use our Reader Teams tool if you want to bond with your fans and launch better books 😉

Since the early days of eBook marketing, John Logsdon and I have been watching for tools that consistently connect authors to their readers. We hate flash-in-the-pan tactics to get readers because even if they work in the short term they tend to become habit, making...

ReaderLinks Features #1: Links!

One of our favorite features in ReaderLinks is the original feature...links! We were tired of trying to sift through the mess that bit.ly made of our links. Why couldn't we organize the links by book? If only we could easily access the data for the promo link we put...

We’re proud to bring you… ReaderLinks!

Yeah, we've been quiet. But there's a good reason. Okay, a GREAT reason. There's a lot of advice in the book publishing world. From ads to social media to KDP vs. wide distribution; everyone has an opinion. Some of the information is accurate. Some of it is hogwash....

Twitter for authors: The fundamentals (UPDATED)

One of our guiding principles is to offer authors a solid ground to stand on. Social media can be confusing. But finding the right network can give authors a strong platform to work with.

How to use keywords to make your eBook as visible as possible

What are keywords? They’re the words you use to describe your book. Sometimes you’ll hear them called keyword phrases, but that just means keywords that are more than one word long. For example, “hero” is a keyword and “android hero” is a keyword phrase. Amazon asks...

Prep your book for its KDP Select free promo days

A step-by-step guide, with best practices! Once you sign up for KDP Select and figure out what you can do with your exclusive Amazon ebook, you may find a small bump in the road. Actually it may look more like a big, honking wall. The wall is spray painted with large...

Looking for the perfect author website? Here it is.

Nothing beats the Divi theme for making you and your books look good.

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Facebook sells books. Here's how.

Facebook can help you sell your books. Learn more about the system we use to sell.

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Learn to build a professional author website from scratch in our FREE 18-part video tutorial. Set up, lay out, newsletter integration and Launch Team pages!

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THE AUTHOR BUSINESS

Read up on launch-scheduling, book descriptions, keywords, giveaway management, getting reviews, managing a Launch Team, newsletter automation and more …

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CHECK OUT READERLINKS

We’ve built an all-in-one marketing tool that tracks Amazon sales, link clicks and promo sites. You can also queue up quality tweets for automation, schedule tasks in book-specific calendars and manage Reader Teams!

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