3 Tips to a Successful Amazon Campaign – Q & A Wednesdays

Welcome to Q & A Wednesdays by Book Mentor, Ezra Barany. This week Ezra addresses 3 qualities of a good title.

Good news! This week’s winner of a 30-minute complimentary consultation of your book with Ezra is: Author, Emma Calin. Congrats! We’ll be contacting you for your Book Mentoring session with Ezra.

Want to be a bestselling author? Want to have success as a Kindle author? Many people think all you need is an Amazon campaign to become one. But actually, even if you have hundreds of sales in one day, you might not make bestseller status. And if you only follow these three tips in setting up your campaign, bestseller status is practically guaranteed!

In this video Ezra Barany, Book Mentor, goes over three tips for making your Amazon campaign a successful one.

What tips do you have, or what questions do you have about creating Kindle author success for yourself?


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Who Ezra helps are writers who are having the challenge of completing their novel, the one that’s been sitting in the attic of their mind collecting cobwebs. Ezra helps them get clarity, design their strategy, tune their schedule, and reshape their novel into a compelling, page-turning, thumping good read.

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  • Isis Rushdan says:

    Very interesting. I honestly had no idea what goes into making a successful Amazon campaign. Learned lots of useful tips.

    I would like to know Ezra’s sales results.

  • Ezra Barany says:

    Isis! Thanks for the comment!

    When it comes to the results of my Amazon campaign, I have good news and bad news, and good news and good news and good news and good news and good news:

    Good news – In the US, I sold about 6 Nook and 69 Kindle e-books yesterday! In the UK, I sold 2 Kindle e-books!
    Bad news – I didn’t make the top hundred in any of the US categories. 🙁
    Good news – In the Amazon UK, I made #9 in the Jewish fiction category and #3 in the Torah category! My overall sales ranking went from #147,546 to #11,307! (With just 2 sales!)
    Good news – In the Amazon US, my overall sales ranking went from #100,851 to #2,135!
    Good news – Someone gave me a five-star review yesterday!
    Good news – I sold 4 Nook e-books today!
    Good news – If the buyers like my book, I have 75 more readers to spread the word about how great my book is! 🙂
    Good news – More than ever, people across the nation have heard about my book and will now recognize the title if they hear about it again!

    So it wasn’t the specific success I wanted, but it was a TREMENDOUS success!

    If I want to be a bestseller in the US, I now know to recruit 200 to 300 people to buy my book at a specific day and at a specific time of day.

  • Ezra, congrats on your campaign and its successes ! I thought it was a super idea and, geeze, who can resist a 99-cent sale ? When it comes time for me to follow suit, you’d better believe I’ll be doing a markdown ! In fact, I’ll probably schedule markdowns to coincide with … hmm … let’s see: Sadie Hawkins Day, Groundhog Day, Future Farmers of America’s Anniversary Day, among others 😉 Marketing should include some fun, not just drudge work, and you just proved it !

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