I’m very excited to announce that my First book – The Way of Things – is now on the Apple iBooks store. Here is a Link to it. If you haven’t read it yet or you were just waiting for the iBooks version like me, then nows the time to go get it for Free. This is a big deal for me as I’m just getting started with my writing. So do me a favor go read my book and leave a review. Let me know what you think of it. Ok I gotta get back to work on - The Little Things - Due in September 2014.
My first book The Way of Things has just gone live on the Google Play Books Store. So now if you or someone you know only reads books from there they can grab a Free copy of it. No catch its Free you can click this link or search for my name Tony Milano in the Play Store. (That’s what I did, Fun Fun.) Leave a review and let me know what you think of it!
I originally published my first book The Way of Things in 2012 on Amazon’s Kindle Platform and I had to wait until my Amazon Kindle exclusivity ran out before I could publish with other distributors. Well finally, it has and now I can give my readers the best service I can. For example using Smashwords for distribution allows me to publish on the Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords among others. I still plan to publish on Amazon, but it is so nice to have as many options as possible for me the Author and for my Loyal Fans. (That’s You.) Here I am on Smashwords: http://tonymilano.com/smashwords
I want to celebrate my new found freedom by giving you that same book The Way of Things for Free. Just click this link and go download it for Free on Smashwords. I know you’ll love the story as much as I do. Make sure you leave a review for it and tell a friend while you’re at it.
Recently, my daughter Ashley’s book hit number one on Amazon.
Well kind of. It actually topped the chart of a small subcategory on Amazon for Biographies & Memoirs.
Here is a screenshot.
I’m very excited for her, as you would expect. However, it got me questioning “What is a best seller?”
Amazon’s own words state that bestseller rank is based on sales. And yes the sales of this particular book have more than tripled this month, placing it at number one in this category. But as an author it is up to us to decide when we would call a book a bestseller.
For me, the top 100 of a list makes it a bestseller or at least popular with someone somewhere. I have seen many Indie authors call themselves Bestselling authors after hitting the top of a list like this and I have seen many other authors flame them for doing so. I feel that the list is there to give the author some way to measure their success other than just sales and royalties. But also to give the customers, the readers of books, a better idea of what is a good read.
So is this a Bestseller? Amazon would say “yes it is.” Kind of.
What is your take on bestsellers? Let me know what you think.
And here is a direct link to the book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A2Z9MZ2
So I finally got around to creating an Author Central profile. Those of you that have followed me for a few years know that I’m not very big on self promotion and in fact when it comes to self promotion I need a big kick in the rear to get something going. So on that note I did it, I created my profile. If you haven’t created a profile for yourself, now is the time! Go claim your name at least. So here are some screenshots of what it looks like inside and out.
There is some very helpful menus on the inside. You can see a list of your books, update your profile, see your sales info from print books from Createspace, your sales rank on Amazon and even the reviews that customers have left on your books. All good things to know if you like to micro-manage your book business.
Honestly, I find the information on the inside to be more useful than the profile on the outside. Just another profile to add to the internet, but at least this one will help customers on Amazon find out about my books and get to know me a bit better. Go get your profile! You can check out my profile at http://tonymilano.com/amazon (Once the link goes live.)