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How To Sell Fiction On Kindle. Marketing Your Ebook In Amazon's Ecosystem: A Guide For Kindle Publishing Authors. [Kindle Edition]

Michael Alvear
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Keyword Phrases In This Book Will Rank You Higher In Amazon's Search Engine Than Best Selling Fiction Authors Like Barry Eisler.



I’m going to show you examples, rock solid proof, that unknown authors used the keyword phrases in this book to rank higher than superstar authors like J.A. Konrath or Barry Eisler. You can start getting visibility today because...

This Book Marketing Guide Answers The Most Critical Question You Face As A Fiction Writer:
What keyword phrases should I use for my novel? I’m not going to show you how to find them. I’m going to tell you what they are. This Kindle selling book is quite literally an encyclopedia of keyword phrases that buyers type into Amazon’s search engine when they try to find books in your genre. It’s your biggest challenge answered: Discoverability.

Writing a Young Adult novel? Click on the “Young Adult” link in this Kindle selling book and it’ll take you to a list of keyword phrases people use to find YA books.

Writing a thriller? A romance? Same thing. My team of researchers pulled the keyword phrases directly out of Amazon’s “Leading Indicators.” Special Bonus! They include Amazon’s “Relative Importance” ranking, which shows you which keyword phrases are more likely to lead to a sale. Get excited! This is your ticket to huge sales!


Inside This Kindle Publishing Guide You Will Find The Most Effective Keyword Phrases For Books In:


• Romance
- Christian
- Contemporary
- Fantasy & Futuristic
- Historical Romance
- Paranormal
- Romantic Suspense
- Time Travel
- Vampires
- Westerns

• Fantasy
- Alternative History
- Contemporary
- Dark Fantasy
- Epic
- Historical
- Paranormal
- Urban

• Mystery & Thrillers
- Crime
- Mystery
- Police Procedurals
- Thrillers

• Horror
- Dark Fantasies
- Occult
- Ghosts

• And...
- Science Fiction
- Action Adventure
- Contemporary Fiction
- Erotica
- Literary Fiction
- Historical Fiction
- Christian Fiction
- Gay & Lesbian
- Medical
- Men’s Adventure
- Sea Adventures
- Sports
- War

How To Sell More Books On Amazon, Part Two.


Every book buyer goes through nine decision points on their way to a purchase. Will they click on your cover? Read your book description? Click on “Look Inside? Wince at your price? Read your reviews? I’m going to show you how you can influence each of the nine decision points so they result in a sale. This includes how to:

• Come up with clever, must-click titles.
• Create mesmerizing covers.
• Write a book description that ignites click lust.
• Use HTML to format your book description.
• Use the “look inside!” Feature to clinch the sale.
• Set the right price for your book.
• Get reviews that jump-starts sales.


About Michael Alvear
When I published my first books on Kindle, I’d check my anemic sales and let out a string of cuss words that made my dog blush. Then I developed my Attract•Engage•Convert strategy and sales took off.

As word got out that I sold over 100,000 ebooks, authors and publishers flocked to me for advice, attracted to the methodical ways I turned guerilla marketing tactics into stellar revenue. These strategies work for me, they work for my clients, and they will work for you. Believe in your books. Nobody believed in mine and now I make a great living as a writer. You can too by following my formula.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 823 KB
  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Publisher: Woodpecker Media (April 10, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BR6G3ZW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,667 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fiction version of previous book delivers April 15, 2013
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Michael Alvear says that you have to anticipate objections that buyer has. He didn't anticipate one objection that I had when I bought this book. Why should I buy it when I already shelled out money for Make A Killing On Kindle (Without Blogging, Facebook Or Twitter). The Guerilla Marketer's Guide To Selling Ebooks On Amazon

Why did I still buy it?
1. I am a soon-to-be fiction writer. So I felt it would be relevant.
2. Price point. At less than a dollar, I couldn't go wrong.
And moreover this was from the author of Make a Killing on Kindle, one book that I really loved as it was chock-full of amazing info.

He says in the description that he will tell you what keyword phrases to use for the novel. He absolutely delivers on this. The website has a ton of keywords for each category. The ranking and keywords are worth getting this book.

Section Two and Three of this book is pretty much covered in his earlier book. Maybe it was because I had already read it, so I didnt find it as ground-breaking as his previous book. IF you haven't read Make a Killing then simply GRAB this book. You will find it a hands down winner.

Final thoughts: The strategies in either books are solid gold. Even if you have read Make a Killing, as a fiction writer you should go for this one as well. The keyword concept and the lists on his website are too good to pass.

UPDATE: 5/13/2013: I uploaded my book, used all 4k words in my Description as he suggested(still tweaking & testing). Added his magic tip about the fiction keywords in title. Used his strategies for Category selection & voila, my book hit #1 in both categories during the KDP free days.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Most books about Kindle marketing are for nonfiction writers--all the examples are for business books or how-tos. This is the first book I've seen that is strictly for fiction writers. The centerpiece is a kind of encyclopedia of keyword phrases to use in your novel. This is no small undertaking because there are so many categories--from Christian romance to action adventure to historical fiction. the author links the ebook to a website warehousing lists of keyword phrases. What is astounding is that these lists come from Amazon itself. The author and his researchers basically pulled them out of the website by hand (he shows you how to do it yourself if you want, but why bother when he's done it for you?). I have to say, there is an amazing wealth of information in these lists. Without question, this is the most valuable book a fiction writer could buy to market their book on Kindle. One caution: The book does not really go into marketing your novel in print or in other etailers like Barnes & Noble or Smashwords. Still, you're not going to do better than this.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously cool & helpful guidance April 29, 2013
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Ok the real skinny - first I thought I should rate this *one star* so nobody else would buy it. LOL selfish me, it is that good. I have a couple of fiction titles I've applied this to and sales are turning up. Michael has once again (see Make A Killing On Kindle (Without Blogging, Facebook Or Twitter). The Guerilla Marketer's Guide To Selling Ebooks On Amazon) applied himself to a core issue around publishing, and come through with the goods. The central problem for fiction especially, no matter how good it is, it's the PR and visibility that most matters to accelerate sales. Fiction authors, don't wait another day before you start to apply Michael's findings. And keep the friggin' password secret!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful May 10, 2013
By Rickey
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This book helped my understand any important part of marketing an Ebook that I didn't even know existed. Keywords are an important component of the online, SEO driven world, and this book gives you a much needed edge. Very helpful!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By KLM
There's a lot to recommend in this book, but far and away the most prominent is the database of keyword phrases fiction writers can use to land on the first few pages of Amazon's search engine. It's truly the motherload; there are lists of keyword phrases for almost every conceivable fiction category. As a mystery writer myself, I've often wondered what the heck I'm supposed to use for the almighty keywords. Turns out A LOT. I felt like I hit the jackpot with this book. I found some truly useful phrases and within days of changing my book description to "embed" the keywords, as the author puts it, I jumped to page three of the search engine results (I wasn't even on page 30 before I started). This book is twice as expensive as the competitors but ten times the value. I highly recommend it to everyone EXCEPT mystery authors. Stay away, do you hear me? Like I need more competition.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Out of date August 9, 2013
By Julie W
Quite a lot of out of date info

A lot of this book is concerned with the description and using KDP instead of author central. This information is out of date, you cant use images in kdp anymore but you can in AC, you can also get 4000 chrs in AC (even though it doesn't say so) so there is no advantage to using KDP to edit anymore at all. To suggest that amazon do not use AC for keyword analysis is ludicrous.

The keyword info is just a copy from something like KD suite or AK elite.

The rest of the book is identical content from the book 'make a killing on kindle' which to be fair was better than this one. I would guess that 50% of the content is just re-hashed.

He also assumes that fiction readers use the amazon search as the primary method of finding the books. Non fiction readers search but Fiction readers do not search as their main method for finding books, they browse for interesting titles.

Having the right search terms will help of course for those that do search.

I gave the book 3 stars, out of date and some poor advice
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars simple and helpful
This is a no nonsense guide to improving your book's discoverability and getting people through the sales funnel to click buy. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Diane Vanaskie
5.0 out of 5 stars informative and interesting
I like the way Michael approaches key subjects, he gets straight to the point. He also throws in a few funnies to make his advise memorable. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Jemma
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS BOOK!
Michael Alvear navigates you beautifully through the jungles of Amazon. His wit and humor drive points home, while putting a smile on your face. Read more
Published 1 month ago by rachel
4.0 out of 5 stars Mysterious Amazon Key Words Revealed
I dislike social media so Alvear's book appealed to me. I applied his key word magic and watched my books rise through the ranks in my categories. $ales have increased. Read more
Published 1 month ago by G G
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and well-explained
Practical and well-explained
His ideas differ from the typical norm of bromides and copycat ideas of platforms and social media. He stands out.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Lot's of Great Information I loved it.
I thought that How To Sell Fiction on Kindle well written and chocked full of great information and tips. There were loads of links to check out. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ron Kivett
4.0 out of 5 stars Good tips inside
Many good tips included, specifically geared toward fiction. I've been in the business for years, but this book taught me some new, valuable tips.
Published 2 months ago by Donnie Light
5.0 out of 5 stars Great suggestions for marketing fiction
This is the first ebook I've seen related specifically to marketing fiction, certainly a neglected area. Read more
Published 2 months ago by cescookie
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful Ideas
This book has some useful ideas about how to market fiction on Amazon Kindle without quite achieving plausibility as expert advice.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed to know!
I highly recommend Michael Alvear's book with pleasure! He's been there, really been through every aspect of Kindle publishing, and shares what we need to know in a brilliantly... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Wendy Davis
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