Training #392 – Hot Seats and Look Inside

In this session, we covered:

  • Amazon's issue with enabling the Look Inside feature on new released.
  • Carrie Harp's hot seat for an island adventure short read and how to set appropriate reader expectations.
  • Edwin Washington's question about whether selling a collection of short stories makes sense.
  • Krsnendu Knight's hot seat for her non-fiction relationship cover and how to match bestsellers in your genre and cleaning up her book description.
  • Joanna Trelawny's hot seat for her latest Parrot Adventures children's book and branding a cover with the rest of the series.
  • Connie McClendon's questions about illustrations and pen names for children's books.
  • Birgitte Wilms' question about whether Kindle ebooks need a back cover.
  • Chiwah Slater's question about whether you can mention promotional items in your books such as t-shirts or coffee mugs.
  • Eric Klassen's question about how Amazon knows whether to use a 2-page spread in the Look Inside feature.
  • Birgitte Wilms' question about how to make a book available for free and whether there are still delivery fees.
  • Chiwah Slater's question about why an author and illustrator doesn't appear on a book listing from a book sold through Ingram Spark.
  • Edwin Washington's question about whether Amazon ranks book series the same way as they rank books and authors.