When Temper laid out his method for us, and told us he got books ranking as #1 for generic keywords on Amazon, we couldn’t hear anything in the Skype room for several minutes because of all the BS alarms that went off.
We didn’t believe him.
I got a review copy of his Kindle Bestseller Fastlane, and the method is so simple that it absolutely couldn’t work.
If you’ve heard from smart marketers, how they get a ton of reviews (mostly positive) then make sure that if you’re using their plans you’re not conflicting with Amazon’s guidelines about reviews.
I’m especially thinking of this one:
Reviews written for any form of compensation other than a free copy of the product.
In other words, if you write to your mailing list and ask them to do a review of your new ($0.99) Kindle book and ask them to send you a screenshot of the review and then give them a reward for it, you’re breaking Amazon’s rules, and you are at risk of having your account banned.
Everybody stresses that you have to have an author-blog, and yesterday I decided to build mine. I already had the domain. I just needed to get all the old content out and get some new in.
And get a good author theme.
I searched for seven hours and found a good on for $67 (with bad service, so no thanks), several almost as good for $80, and then right before I was ready to give up and do the hard work myself, I found a theme that looked promising.
A slider at the top, showing my books with links to Amazon.
A theme that’s easy to set up.
A theme I could use for blog posts, too.
A theme that could have an opt-in form to list building, too.
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