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December 5 2011 Editor Assistance Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations!

Thank you to the editors who alerted me to the auto-expanding ads we had on the site over the weekend. We should NEVER have auto-expanding ads on the site. I took down that agency's ad code completely until I have confirmation from them that the code is no longer in the feed.


It's fantastic how many editors are taking the plunge and getting their books and ebooks onto Amazon! I've been helping several editors directly, and remember to post in our ebook forum too so that everyone can help out with ratings and reviews.

One thing which is a great help in Amazon for everyone who has a book or ebook in there is the Author Central page. This is how you set up your biography in Amazon, to tell your readers more about you and encourage them to buy your books. I have details on how to set it up here -


It only takes a few minutes to customize, and it can help boost your sales.

Many of you have been asking about what the timing is like for things to go live. I loaded my Seeking the Truth ebook and physical book live into Amazon at the exact same time on Wednesday Nov 30th, mid-afternoon. The Kindle version was live by the next morning. The paperback version just went live *this* morning -


So keep that delay in mind. They both won't pop live instantly. You need to plan a few days ahead for the paperback to go live. Still, both of these are MUCH faster than the Apple / Barnes & Noble ebook process. It looks like the book won't be live in those systems for another few weeks! I'll keep you informed so you can plan out your own projects.


We're catching up step by step! Our Oct 2010 first winner is our 12 Step Recovery editor, Kathy L! Kathy has been with us since March 2007 and offers amazing support for people in recovery. This is such a critical part of our site, especially as we head into the stressful (and often alcohol-filled) holiday season.

Our second winner is Dr. Joy Madden, our Self Development editor. Joy has been with us since January 2010. She is an absolute powerhouse in the forums - she's helped many editors through a wide variety of issues! I definitely recommend swinging by her self development forum and posting a question - she'll offer sage, helpful advice that will get you on your way to success.

Congrats to Kathy and Joy! Please email me the email address you'd like your gift certificate to go to, so I can get it to you properly!

Have a great week!

Lisa Shea, owner


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