Welcome to the October Links Roundup! This month, we’ll give you the scoop on how to boost your discoverability on Amazon, how audiobooks are evolving, and more! Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, the experts at Web Design Relief want to give you the best possible tools to build an effective online author platform and get your writing out there for the world to read.
How Amazon Treats Book Discoverability – via Kindlepreneur – When your book’s sales go up, Amazon boosts its appearance in searches. Dave Chesson discusses the “Amazon Popularity Effect” and how to make it work for your book.
22 Effective Headline Formulas To Consider – via Copyblogger – Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with the right headline for your content. This article offers headline examples you can customize to grab the attention of your audience.
Interactive Storytelling Opportunities Could Transform Audiobooks – via The Alliance of Independent Authors – Now an audiobook can be transformed into a two-way conversation between a listener and their Amazon Alexa or Google Voice Assistant. Amy Stapleton describes how this market presents exciting possibilities for authors.
Marketing Your Book Without Social Media – via Jane Friedman – In this October Links Roundup entry, self-published author Carol J. Michel details how she promotes her book without relying on social media. Instead, she’s turned her attention to methods with a longer shelf life: speaking engagements, working with local bookstores, and other online and offline methods to grow her audience!