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3 Crazy Easy Ways to Become a Raving Amazon Reader

Filed under: I'll Do It Myself: The Book — by Glenda at 1:02 pm on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I'll Do It Myself on the KindleHave you ever read a book on your Kindle (or Kindle equivalent) and then wondered how best to share it with like-minded readers?

Right after you finish reading the last page, err, screen, take a few moments to share your latest reading pleasure with others.

In her ebook Amazon Author Tips, Optimize Amazon, Move up Ranking and Sell more Books (Author Marketing Guides- Sell More Books) (a must read for all Amazon authors!), Michelle Vandepas shares tips on how to move up Amazon’s ranking system and, in turn, sell more books.

As a raving reader, you play the lead role in implementing three of these tips. Here’s how:

1. Click Like

Just like on FaceBook, click the Like button located on the Amazon book page, right below the book title:

Like button located under my book title I'll Do It Myself

Yes, the first way is really that crazy easy.

2. Tag the Book

Similar to keywords, tags help people search for other books to read and help Amazon to index or categorize books. The Tags section is located toward the bottom of the book page.

Tags Customer Associate with This Product

Currently, my book I’ll Do It Myself has the following tags:

  • cerebral palsy
  • developmental disability
  • inspirational true story
  • inspirational women
  • special education

Feel free to use these tags or other ones you deem suitable. I still need to research which tags are most desirable for this particular book. I welcome any suggestions you may have.

3. Write a Review

The last step, while the book is still fresh in your mind, is to write a honest review (without trashing the book). This does not need to be a lengthy review, although Amazon does require a minimum of 20 words.

Customer Reviews

If you can mention a tag or two in your review, while still sounding authentic, sweet!

Even though writing a review requires more effort than liking a book, Amazon loves reviews and this is key to being a raving reader. Twenty reviews or more is the goal for any author.

Like, Tag and Review…yep, it really is that easy. And, the authors will love you for it!

Thank you.

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Comment by Michelle Vandepas

October 26, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

Glenda…thanks for the book mention….I hope you keep getting those likes!

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