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Getting Your Amazon Keywords Right - Anne Hagan Presents Killing It With Keywords

Getting Your Amazon Keywords Right - Anne Hagan Presents Killing It With Keywords

September 16, 2019

Anne Hagan Presents Killing It With Keywords

Pt 2 - Getting Your Amazon Keywords Right

In this two part series of Anne Hagan Presents Killing It With Keywords we talk about getting your keywords right when you are publishing your book to Amazon.

Sheena is joined by author Anne Hagan as she explains:

  1. Using keywords in a series: Should you use the same ones or different ones?
  2. What is Amazon Advertising, formerly known as Amazon Marketing Services?
  3. How keywords for Amazon Ads work and how it’s different
  4. How do keywords work on other retailer platforms?

 

Tools And Links Mentioned

 

KDP Rocket https://publisherrocket.com/

 

Kindle Samurai http://kindlesamurai.net/

 

Google Keyword Tool https://adwords.google.co.za/ko/KeywordPlanner/Home

 

Amazon Tutorial on Keywords https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201298500

 

Categories on Amazon to get into using keywords https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G200652170

 

Steel City Confidential by Anne Hagan

Publisher Jug Run Press LLC

Synopsis

 

Clients hide things from their lawyers all the time. Pam Wilson makes it an art form.

Pam’s been on the run from the law for years and she was getting away with it. The statute of limitations ran out on most of her crimes. For her spouse Charlotte? Not so much. Though they were aging, they looked forward to enjoying their golden years and, hopefully, forgetting about the past.

Life got complicated when Charlotte became gravely ill, their daughter got pregnant with the child of a married man…a married man someone took shots at from a rare motorcycle Pam happens to own. When the man was shot again and killed in his office at Pitt a couple of weeks later, the police found all signs pointing to Pam. 

Rochelle ‘Ro’ Rabinowitz, a second-generation Pittsburgh lawyer, and her little firm take on Pam’s case pro-bono. Ro thinks it’s a slam dunk for the defense and hands the case off to her new associate and – she hopes – her future partner in the firm, Dominique, to get her feet wet in a courtroom. Clients are never completely honest with their lawyers and Ro and Dominque soon learn this one is no exception.

Slam dunk? More like a pipe dream…

 

Get this book on Amazon https://amzn.to/2NOpb9e

(that link works for US, Canada and Germany)

 

Get this book on Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2Zw6pdW

 

 

Find Anne Hagan Online

 

Website: AnneHaganAuthor.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAnneHagan/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorAnneHagan

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AnneHagan

 

Love what we do? Consider becoming a Patron here https://www.patreon.com/TheLesbianTalkShow 

Amazon Keyword Basics For Authors - Anne Hagan Presents Killing It With Keywords

Amazon Keyword Basics For Authors - Anne Hagan Presents Killing It With Keywords

September 9, 2019

Amazon Keyword Basics For Authors

Anne Hagan Presents Killing It With Keywords pt 1

In this two part series of Anne Hagan Presents Killing It With Keywords we talk about getting your keywords right when you are publishing your book to Amazon.

 

Sheena is joined by author Anne Hagan as she explains:

  • What are Amazon keywords and why are they important?
  • How do you find the right keywords for your book?
  • How does Amazon differ from Google in terms of keywords?
  • 11 tips and tricks to get the most from your keywords?

 

Tools And Links Mentioned

 

KDP Rocket https://publisherrocket.com/

 

Kindle Samurai http://kindlesamurai.net/

 

Google Keyword Tool https://adwords.google.co.za/ko/KeywordPlanner/Home

 

Amazon Tutorial on Keywords https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201298500

 

Categories on Amazon to get into using keywords https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G200652170

 

Steel City Confidential by Anne Hagan

Publisher Jug Run Press LLC

Synopsis

Clients hide things from their lawyers all the time. Pam Wilson makes it an art form.

Pam’s been on the run from the law for years and she was getting away with it. The statute of limitations ran out on most of her crimes. For her spouse Charlotte? Not so much. Though they were aging, they looked forward to enjoying their golden years and, hopefully, forgetting about the past.

Life got complicated when Charlotte became gravely ill, their daughter got pregnant with the child of a married man…a married man someone took shots at from a rare motorcycle Pam happens to own. When the man was shot again and killed in his office at Pitt a couple of weeks later, the police found all signs pointing to Pam. 

Rochelle ‘Ro’ Rabinowitz, a second-generation Pittsburgh lawyer, and her little firm take on Pam’s case pro-bono. Ro thinks it’s a slam dunk for the defense and hands the case off to her new associate and – she hopes – her future partner in the firm, Dominique, to get her feet wet in a courtroom. Clients are never completely honest with their lawyers and Ro and Dominque soon learn this one is no exception.

 

Slam dunk? More like a pipe dream…

 

Get this book on Amazon https://amzn.to/2NOpb9e

(that link works for US, Canada and Germany)

 

Get this book on Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2Zw6pdW

 

Find Anne Hagan Online

Website: AnneHaganAuthor.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAnneHagan/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorAnneHagan

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AnneHagan

 

Love what we do? Consider becoming a Patron here https://www.patreon.com/TheLesbianTalkShow 

 

Finalising The Cover - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Finalising The Cover - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

August 6, 2019

The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Episode 3 Finalising The Cover

In this 3 part series of The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan talks to Sheena about getting great covers done for your books.

Ann McMan is best known for her prize winning novels but she also runs a design company called TreeHouse Studio and has been a professional designer for most of her career.

In this episode:

  • How much is enough? How much is too much?
  • The ransom note method of design and why it’s terrible
  • Cover design for digital vs printed books
  • The two biggest mistakes people make on covers
  • Using a pre-done cover design service
  • How to use your cover to maximum impact in your marketing
  • The Back cover and the spine
  • How much time should you allow for cover design?

 

Find Ann Online

 

Website http://annmcman.com/

 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ann.mcman

 

Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnMcMan

 

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Creating The Brand - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Creating The Brand - The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

July 29, 2019

The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan

Episode 2 Creating The Brand

 

In this 3 part series of The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan talks to Sheena about getting great covers done for your books.

Ann McMan is best known for her prize winning novels but she also runs a design company called TreeHouse Studio and has been a professional designer for most of her career.

 

In this episode:

  • The difference between romance and erotic covers
  • Signifiers for genres
  • Make the font do the heavy lifting
  • A series brand
  • Fonts and why you should use the originals

Find Ann McMan Online

Website http://annmcman.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ann.mcman

Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnMcMan

 

Love what we do? Consider becoming a Patron here https://www.patreon.com/TheLesbianTalkShow 

Book Cover Design Basics - The Great Cover-up with Ann McMan

Book Cover Design Basics - The Great Cover-up with Ann McMan

July 22, 2019

The Great Cover-up with Ann McMan

Episode 1 - Book Cover Design Basics

In this 3 part series of The Great Cover-Up with Ann McMan talks to Sheena about getting great covers done for your books.

Ann McMan is best known for her prize winning novels but she also runs a design company called TreeHouse Studio and has been a professional designer for most of her career.

 

In this episode:

  • What to ask when hiring a designer (why everyone should hire Ann)
  • What designers REALLY need from the authors
  • When it's good to get out of their way and let them work
  • How to be sure you're using images and typefaces LEGALLY.

 

Find Ann Online

Website http://annmcman.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ann.mcman

Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnMcMan

 

Querying An Agent: J.S. Fields

Querying An Agent: J.S. Fields

May 7, 2019
Everything you've ever wanted to know about agents and big publishers! J.S. Fields and I discuss how to write your query letter, and much more!
 
We discuss:
  • Writing the perfect query letter.
  • Distilling your themes.
  • What an agent can do for you.
  • The difference between small and large presses.

J.S. Fields Online 

 
Rae Online
 
Seasons of Love: Making & Marketing Queer Films

Seasons of Love: Making & Marketing Queer Films

April 9, 2019

A Very Special Episode Of For Love & Money With:

Christin Baker - Director

Danielle Jablonski - Producer

Ashley Arnold - Producer

Kat Trammel - Writer

In this episode, we discusses TelloFilms upcoming Holiday movie, Seasons of Love! Ever wondered how a screenplay turns into a film? Listen to find out.
 
We discuss:
  • Fundraising
  • Pitching
  • Online marketing
  • The importance of queer storytelling

Seasons of Love Online 

 
 
Rae Online
 
Data in the Details: A.E. Radley’s Sapphic Marketing Survey (Pt. 2)

Data in the Details: A.E. Radley’s Sapphic Marketing Survey (Pt. 2)

March 26, 2019
 For Love & Money with A.E. Radley
 
In this continuation of our last episode, A.E. Radley and I continue discussing her WLW Marketing Survey, as well as several other trends in the wlw publishing industry.
 
We discuss:
  • The overlap between fanfiction, books, and movies.
  • Her newest release, Second Chances (available on her website)
  • How much we love our editors, and how important they are to sales!

A.E Radley Online 

 
Rae Online
 
Data in the Details: A.E. Radley’s Sapphic Marketing Survey (Pt. 1)

Data in the Details: A.E. Radley’s Sapphic Marketing Survey (Pt. 1)

March 12, 2019
 
For Love & Money with A.E. Radley
 
In this episode, A.E. Radley and I have a grand time discussing her amazing WLW Marketing Survey, currently three years running.
 
We discuss:
  • What's more important? Author or publisher?
  • How much does editing really matter?
  • What about blurbs, covers, and categories?

Plus a small rant about how fanfic and lesfic are basically the same thing, and we should all be friends.

A.E Radley Online 

 
Rae Online
 
Arizona Tape: Titles And Publishing Wide

Arizona Tape: Titles And Publishing Wide

February 26, 2019
For Love & Money with Arizona Tape
 
In this episode, Arizona Tape discusses her upcoming promotions, how she titles her works, and the benefits of publishing wide.
 
We discuss:
  • Coming up with creative titles
  • Publishing wide
  • Bookbub, Facebook, Amazon, and more

Arizona Tape Online 

 
Rae Online
 
Getting The Most Out Of Amazon: Barbara Winkes

Getting The Most Out Of Amazon: Barbara Winkes

February 12, 2019
For Love & Money with Barbara Winkes
 
In this episode, Barbara Winkes discusses her new release, Impressions, as well as explaining the ins and outs of Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.
 
We discuss:
  • Keywords
  • Reaching a wide audience
  • Targeted marketing

Barbara Winkes Online

 
 
Rae Online
 
Hildred Billings: Tropes! The Fire That Fuels Your Fiction

Hildred Billings: Tropes! The Fire That Fuels Your Fiction

January 29, 2019
For Love & Money with Hildred Billings
 
In this episode, Hildred Billings joins me to talk about tropes, and how they can help you market your books to your ideal audience.
 
We discuss:
  • Using tropes to sell your work.
  • Combining tropes into unique narratives.
  • Ending the stigma around tropes

Hildred Billings Online

The Lesfic Bard Awards: New Recognition for Queer Literature

The Lesfic Bard Awards: New Recognition for Queer Literature

January 15, 2019

The Lesfic Bard Awards - New Recognition for Queer Literature

For Love & Money

 
This week, K'Anne Meinel joins me to talk about The Lesfic Bard Awards, an exciting new opportunity to get recognition for lesbian-themed literature.
 
We discuss:
  • K'Anne's personal marketing strategy
  • How the Lesfic Bard Awards got started
  • The judging and awards process
  • How the Bard Awards can help you raise the profile of your book
Links Mentioned
 
Links to K'Anne Online
 
 
Links to Rae Online
Twitter @RaeDMagdon
Brianna Dym: Tumblr’s Death and Fandom’s Future

Brianna Dym: Tumblr’s Death and Fandom’s Future

January 1, 2019
For Love & Money with Brianna Dym
 
In this episode, Brianna Dym joins me to talk about the blogging platform tumblr, and its recent decision to ban NSFW content (including queer content).
 
We discuss:
  • The details of tumblr's NSFW ban.
  • How tumblr's ban affects queer artists and spaces.
  • Where queer audiences will potentially gather next.
Links Mentioned
 
Links to Rae Online
Twitter @RaeDMagdon
Anne Hagan: Mystery, Mayhem, and Money

Anne Hagan: Mystery, Mayhem, and Money

December 18, 2018
For Love & Money with Anne Hagan
 
In this episode, Anne Hagan joins me to talk about marketing works in a series, making the most out of your advertising dollars.
 
We discuss:
  • How Advanced Review Teams help sell your book to others.
  • How to make the most of Amazon advertising.
  • How to network with other authors.
  • How free work can help sell your full-priced books.
Links Mentioned
 
Anne Hagan
 
Links to Rae Online
Twitter @RaeDMagdon
Your Work Is a Gift: Getting Comfortable With Self-Promotion

Your Work Is a Gift: Getting Comfortable With Self-Promotion

December 4, 2018
For Love & Money with Rae D. Magdon
 
In this episode, we discuss the (unnecessary!) guilt and shame that can consume authors when they promote their own work. Your work is a gift to your readers, and you should be excited to share it with them!
 
We discuss:
  • How the act of purchasing a creative work makes an impact on the purchaser
  • How practice makes perfect when it comes to overcoming self-promotional fears
  • How imagining yourself as a reader can help you put things into perspective
Links Mentioned
 
Barbara Ann Wright: Speculative Fiction Has Something For Everybody - For Love & Money

Barbara Ann Wright: Speculative Fiction Has Something For Everybody - For Love & Money

November 20, 2018
For Love & Money with Rae D. Magdon and guest Barbara Ann Wright
 
In this episode, we discuss marketing speculative fiction with author extraordinaire Barbara Ann Wright.
 
We discuss:
  • How to market Fantasy/Sci-fi to lesfic romance readers
  • How to market lgbtq+ characters to straight Sci-fi fans
  • How personality sells books as much as back cover blurbs
  • How other worlds offer a freeing, therapeutic escape for queer characters and readers alike
Links Barbara Ann Wright Online
 
Links to Rae Online
Twitter @RaeDMagdon
Colleagues Not Competitors: Interview with Sallyanne Monti - For Love And Money

Colleagues Not Competitors: Interview with Sallyanne Monti - For Love And Money

November 6, 2018

Colleagues Not Competitors

For Love & Money with Rae D. Magdon and guest Sallyanne Monti
 
In this episode, we are honored to have Sallyanne Monti as our guest: anthology editor, nonfiction author, and expert collaborator.
 
We discuss:
  • The value of trade and collaborations
  • What goes into an anthology
  • How to network with others in your field
  • The myth that authors are competitors, and how acting as colleagues helps everyone "win"
Links to Sallyanne Monti Online
Contact here
 
I Heart Lesfic: A One-Stop Shop For Sapphic Fiction - For Love & Money

I Heart Lesfic: A One-Stop Shop For Sapphic Fiction - For Love & Money

October 23, 2018
For Love & Money with Rae D. Magdon and guest T.B. Markinson 
 
In this episode, we share the love by delving into the origins of I Heart Lesfic.
 
We discuss:
  • How I Heart Lesfic started
  • How it helps authors promote their work
  • How to network with the best of them
 
Links T.B. Markinson Online
Twitter @IHeartLesfic
Links to Rae Online
Twitter @RaeDMagdon
5 Reasons Smashwords Rules (and Amazon Drools)

5 Reasons Smashwords Rules (and Amazon Drools)

August 21, 2018
In the sixth episode of For Love & Money, Rae shares the savvy secrets of Smashwords, a fantastic independent ebook retailer that frankly puts Amazon to shame.
  • Higher royalties? Check.
  • More formats? Check.
  • Worldwide distribution? Check.
  • Sticking it to The Man? Double check.
Please check out the following website mentioned in the show:
 
 
Connect with Rae D. Magdon on TwitterTumblr, & Facebook, or consider supporting her on Patreon.
 
Her books are available on Smashwords, (and Amazon, too, I guess).