A Webinar on “How to Put an OPTIN Form on Kindle Book Pages”

A Few Updates from M. Eigh

There is a Webinar on Oct. 19, at 11 AM Eastern.

This will be a one-hour Webinar with 40 minutes dedicated to a walk-through on embedding an opt-in form and an jQuery picture slideshow, and 20 minutes to open mike Q&A.

Some of you have indicated interest in attending. For those of you who have not indicated, please drop me a note if you intend to attend, so I can send you an invite about a week prior to the event.

Those who have never contacted me, please use the form here to sign up

jQuery reference when expanding Kindle book description panel

 

Our “Readers of Secret” community is slowly getting bigger and members are trying out advanced stuff. This very valuable discovery is courtesy of Tali Carmi who succeeded in expanding her book description panel. She also embedded video’s in descriptive fields other than the default description field. We discovered, via Tali’s trial and error, that the latest jQuery framework, version 1.10 as cited as an example in my book, actually causes some unpredictable behavior of the description panel, when the page is busy (such as a video in From the Author or About the Author fields.)
Without getting into too much details, I could tell you that jQuery underwent major changes around version 1.9 and Amazon’s JavaScript SDK framework obviously has not caught. So if you ever — I hope not — encounter some strange behavior when expanding the description panel, downgrade the jQuery version. I recommend using the following much older version, to stay safe:

<script src=”//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.2.6/jquery.min.js”></script>

One member asked me a question I do not have a good answer for

 

The question was: How do I print the book out? You know, when you are trying things out, you really would like the comfort of holding the manual in your hands and flipping back and forth as needed. Unfortunately, this is one area Amazon deliberately made it tough. There is no graceful way I know of to print from a device or from CloudReader.

As an alternative for people who really need the good old paper comfort, I am publishing out a paperback version that comes to about 120 pages on a small trim (about 5″ x 8″). I will also put the Kindle on Matchbook program so people who buy the paperback would also get the Kindle version free. I imagine only a small minority of people would actually want the paperback.

Please post a book review if you haven’t yet

 

I will do my best to provide support, education and other assistance to our community. I am trying my best to do my part. I am currently experimenting a special editor for you guys and if it comes to fruition, it will make HTML composition and double-encoding super easy and less labor-intensive.

But I need some incentives. I need more people to be aware of the book and be readers of the book. And you can help me achieve that; hence helping yourself to get continued and better support from me.

Please, if you have used the book, or simply read it, I ask you to please post a book review. As we all know, the number of reviews matters when it comes to a Kindle book. I have many plans for future free supplements to the community. Please help make that a reality by posting a review today.

And for those of you who have posted a review, please note that you are eligible for a 3-month trial of my next big product — Kindle book page analytics which track your book page views, and critical clicks such as sample downloads, buy button, gift copy and customer reviews. I know, I am truly excited about it.

And this 3-month free service is not a bribery or solicitation because you have already provided the reviews.

Let’s work together and make our KDP publishing a rewarding hobby or, potentially, a career!

Cheers,

M. Eigh

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