Blog

5 Ways to Avoid Getting Your Book Suspended on Amazon

  |   Author Blog   |   No comment

In an effort to ensure better quality eBooks for their customers, Amazon will be alerting authors by email to errors in their ebooks and in some cases placing error messages on content with reported issues.  These error messages will remain until a new version of the eBook is updated with all mistakes corrected. That isn't to say you won't be informed and given time to make adjustments, but these messages are the first penalty in Amazon's quality control efforts if you do not make corrections to your manuscript after you have been notified by Amazon. If you do not react to their messages they may...

Read More

Writer’s Resolutions: How to Start 2016 on the Right Page

  |   Author Blog, Business, Tips and Tricks   |   No comment

It's that time of year again. Time to look back on the departing year and set goals for the year ahead. Here are our tips on how to reflect and resolve as an author: Thank your Readers Now is the perfect time to thank the readers who have supported you all year. Send an end of year email to your fan base thanking them for being a subscriber and reader. Share some of your successes from the past year and give your readers a glimpse into what to expect from you in 2016. Grade Yourself Take a few hours to analyze your performance in...

Read More

A Thank You to Our Authors and Publishers

  |   Author Blog   |   No comment

As the year comes to a close, all of us at Written Word Media would like to thank you, the dedicated authors, publishers, and creators that give the gift of books to the world. We hope you enjoy this video as an expression of our gratitude. We wish you all a happy holiday season! View it on Youtube...

Read More

Holiday Book Marketing: An Author’s Guide to Black Friday and Beyond

  |   Author Blog, Holiday Marketing   |   3 Comments

The holidays are a magical time, and not just because of gumdrops and snowdrops and red cups at Starbucks. We, as marketers, love the holidays because people are in buying moods. Authors can take advantage of the mass shopping mentality to acquire new readers, maximize revenue, and sell more books. The downside of holiday marketing? Everybody's doing it. On your average Friday, you're competing with a few brands and businesses for the attention of readers. On Black Friday, you're competing with everyone from Apple to Zappos. Ads are more expensive and your readers' inboxes are jammed with sale announcements. The downside sounds pretty...

Read More

Author Education Survey

  |   Author Blog   |   No comment

We received lots of positive feedback from you on the recent Facebook Ads webinar that we held. We'd like to continue offering education sessions like these to our author community. Tell us which topics you'd like us to cover by taking the very brief survey below. ...

Read More

Webinar: Facebook Ads for Authors

  |   Author Blog   |   1 Comment

Our mission at Written Word Media is to empower authors to reach their audience. The way we do this is to continually build the reader audience for each of our sites. The primary way we reach our readers is by sending them a daily or weekly email filled with fantastic books that they will love. We know using services like ours are an effective tool for authors to reach an audience and sell more books. We also know that Written Word Media is not the only tool you have as an author in your marketing arsenal. Other effective tools that are working...

Read More

4 Ways to Hack Your Book Cover Design (With Science)

  |   Author Blog, Cover Design   |   2 Comments

Editor's note: this summer, we were fortunate enough to have Sarah as an intern at Written Word Media. Sarah studies behavioral psychology and blended her love of books, experience working with Written Word Media, and knowledge of psychology to put together the below recommendation - all backed by research. As a psychology major at Tufts University, my true passion lies in applying psychological research and principles to everyday conundrums in order to make life better. Here I’ve pulled together some relevant research on aesthetics and color in marketing and how that research applies to book cover design. Your book cover is arguably...

Read More

A Letter from the Founder

  |   Author Blog   |   No comment

Hello! I am the founder of Freebooksy and Bargain Booksy. I try to communicate with most of our customers so hopefully this is not the first time you are hearing from me. But if it is, thank you for being a supporter. I started Freebooksy back in 2011 as a side project to help my mom market her books. Over the past 3 years growing and running Freebooksy has turned into a full-time, very rewarding job. And I could not have done it without the support, insights and feedback from people like you. I am writing today to let you know that...

Read More