Kindle Publishing: A Step-by-Step Guide for Selling Your Book Through Amazon

April 14, 2014

Note from Alexis: I don't typically publish guest posts, but this is an exception. This post is from one of my team members, Heather van der Hoop, who helped me self-publish my first Kindle book. Because Heather was the mastermind behind making sure we set ourselves up to succeed with this venture, I asked her […]

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Selling Books on Amazon with Kindle Publishing: Results of Our Launch

February 24, 2014

Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word about the launch of my first Kindle book on, You Deserve to Love Your Job! And a special thanks to those of you who left Amazon reviews — that’s what will help this book continue to succeed. Because I shared behind-the-scenes details about the creation process and […]

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We’ve Got to Change How We Think About Jobs — That’s Why I Wrote This Book

February 18, 2014

When it comes to making a living, most people believe… A job is a job, and earning a paycheck will never be fun and fulfilling The only way to earn that paycheck is by waiting for someone else to see your potential and give you a job Once you do land a job, the best […]

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What Happened When I Asked You to Vote on a Kindle Cover (And Why I Love Google Forms)

February 9, 2014

Last week I sent a poll to my newsletter subscribers asking this community to choose which cover you liked best for my first Kindle book. (If you don’t get the newsletter and want to be part of these types of experiments, you can sign up here.) While I’d hoped this poll would help me choose […]

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Where Informational EBooks Fit Into Self-Publishing

September 15, 2011

I have a confession to make. After my recent post about how I’m considering releasing my next project — a how-to- guide on taking a career break to travel — on my own rather than aiming for traditional publishing, a few of you wrote me notes about bookstores where the book might fit, how I’ll […]

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Your opinion counts: Kindle or Nook?

April 5, 2011

After lugging around a 700-page hard cover book for the last month, I’m starting to come around to the idea of buying an e-reader. Plus, if this is the future of publishing, and I’m working to become an author, I should understand how readers will experience my books, right? Which means I’m facing the same […]

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