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Learn to Self-Publish Paperbacks and eBooks in 60 Minutes ★ One on One w/ Expert

My name is M. Eigh and I’m a well established author with numerous publication credits, via established commercial outlets and self-publishing. Just Google my name or search my name in Amazon Kindle store and you will get a sense how well-established I am.

I’ve done so many self-publishing for myself and other poeple that I can do it with my eyes closed.

After this one-hour class with me, you will be able to do self-publishing on your own.

For this class to work, you need the following BASIC qualifications:

  • Common office worker level proficiency with Microsoft Word
  • Have used an eReader device before (Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc.)
  • Have an account
  • Able to stay with scheduled program and follow instructions

Please note the following before you bid on this auction:

  • The course will happen at a mutually agreed-upon time
  • Course will be conducted on Skype or GoToMeetings
  • I will email a checklist of simple tasks to the winning bidder. These are very simple tasks such as opening a free Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing account, downloading eBook conversion software etc. In order for the class to be effective, you should complete these simple tasks beforehand.
  • Have a manuscript in Microsoft Word format ready. If you do not have one ready for publishing, you may choose to use a document of yours for testing. The focus of this class is a walk-through on the publishing process, not to get a specific book published. (It is not possible to see a book published in 60 minutes. Most systems takes 12 hours or more.)

And last but not least this is a one-on-one class and only the winning bidder will be accommodated.

Submit your bid at Good luck bidding!

One of the Best Kept Secret …

As God Is My Witness, I Will Never Pay a Penny for Traffic Again!

FREE Download for All!

I want to drop you a quick note that my latest release, “How to Get Unlimited Free Traffic Everyday,” will be FREE for you to download on Amazon starting 12:00 AM PST Monday.

This book will be free for about 24 hours or a little short of that. I’ve also only sent out notice to my loyal followers. If you happen to be interested in the subject, please do not miss it. Regular price for the book is $2.99.

The book can be downloaded free at And feel free let your
firends and fellow Indie authors know about this free download. I’ve published it so that people who are still paying for traffic do not have to waste their money any more.

What’s the book about:

What’s your website’s daily pageview count like? Not completely satisfied, or not satisfied at all?

You’re not alone. Millions of quality websites out there are like spinsters sitting in the corners of singles’ party, pining for some attention. On the web, attention can only come in one form – traffic. That’s why a site is rated by search engines by its daily pageview count, among many other things.

This book teaches you how to roll up your sleeves and generate unlimited FREE traffic, with the help of a great bot you can download free, while many others are still dishing out their hard-earned money to pay for traffic.

You will be excited about the prospect of an improved search engine ranking after you read my book. But what’s revealed in this little book is just the tip of the iceberg. In the battlefield of web marking with web bots, what you learn in this book is a beginner’s game. If you are serious about web marketing and you mean it when you say you want to sell your books or other products on the web, you owe it to yourself to get a copy of my other book,
Whispers, Contagion & Espionage: Web Marketing with Bots.

P.S.: If you altready own Whispers, Contagion & Espionage: Web Marketing with Bots, it is not necessary to download this book.

Thank you for your attention!

M. Eigh

Good Reasons to Join KDP Select

Have you read your KDP royalty spreadsheet carefully? If you have, you may have noticed a transaction type called “KOLL,” — “Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.”

The wonderful thing about KOLL is the distorted reward to effort ratio. Say your ebook is priced at $0.99. You get a lousy $0.33 when you sell a copy. But when an Amazon Prime Member borrows a copy from you, Amazon rewards you through the KDP Select program a whopping $2.42! (Based on Sept. rate.) $2.42 translates into a sale of more than 7 copies of your $0.99.

And statistically, for most authors, your KOLL counts beat the combined sales of your book through B&N, Smashwords and all other minor channels.

So why not? Particularly when your book is priced at $0.99 or below $3.45 (that’s when a sale can break even with a borrow based on a 70% royalty rate.)

Personally, I wish there are more KOLL’s on my lower priced books than sales. If you ever come across with a book page on Amazon that screams “This book is free for Prime Members,” you now know why the author is doing that. KOLL is pronounced “Ka Ching!”

Starting this week, KDP also starts the “Countdown” promotion program which allows an author to lower a book’s price to a specified period of time for up to six days. This is offered as an alternative to the regular, know-to-everyone free promotion.

Say you have a book priced at $2.99 and you want to promote it by discounting it to a price of $0.99, Amazon will sell that book at $0.99 but still keep the 70% royalty rate you have elected for the price of $2.99. As we all know, if you price a book outright at $0.99, you are only eligible for a 30% royalty.

It looks like Amazon is putting money where its mouth it.

How to Run a Book Ad: A Three-Part Theory

This three-part theory is my response to a GoodReads discussion on whether it is effective to buy and run book ads. You can see the original discussion thread here:

1)Never put out a book ad without embedding your Amazon Affiliate ID in the URL. I’m surprised many authors on this forum do not pay attention to it. Advertised or not, I never give out my books’ URLs without my affiliate ID in them. And the result is satisfactory. I took a screenshot of my account statement from 9/1 to date:….

You can see that I’ve earned a whopping $19. Humble, laughable. But hey, it offsets something if I have to pay for ads. But for this month, I have not paid any ads. The income is just from my spreading my books’ URLs everywhere.

2)I have to disagree with you on where to direct the click-through. I strongly believe it should be your Amazon book page. Nobody does it better than Amazon. The top portion of the book page is designed with a killer instinct. On the left you have the “Look inside,” and on the right you have the Buy button and a Download sample button right there. Anyone who arrives at your book page is instantly fed with those three visual gauntlet.

I would not kid myself that my own blog has that kind of “squeezing” power as Amazon’s tested book page.

3)And this one is a MUST. Learn from the grandmaster — Amazon is the inventor of the “chao algorithm.” That is the equivalent of window shopping of the physical world. If a buyer browsed your book and then moved on to Joyland, there is a chance when someone else is looking at Joyland, he is presented with an icon of your book cover, along with a few others under the “Customers who viewed Joyland also viewed these items.” Same principle with free giveaway; just more potent as free download counts as an “Amazon verified purchase.”

To maximize this effect, you yourself should create random affiliations that favor yourself. My book “Secret” talks about this and gives a specific procedure through which you can drop an Affiliate widget right there in a prominent spot of your book description, to entice the visitor to click on other titles of the book. That way, when you are running a free promo, and you have some caption on the other tiles saying things like “Click to check if it is free,” you are going to get clicks. The rest is up to your books. They have to sell themselves when the prospective buyers are looking at them.

Here’s what Philip Henley did this morning to his book page… — he dropped the Affiliate widget in his book. He also dropped his Tweet box in the description, which in my humble opinion should be below the Affiliate widget. With Twitter you get follows. With the Affiliate widget you get book sales or advertising commission, as I did.

Honestly, a big portion of the Affiliate commissions may be generated from the Amazon widget as I have such widget in every book page of mine. You can see one example here:

The end result is when a stranger comes to one of my books, there is a chance he’s gonna click on that Amazon widget to view another title of mine. Once he does that, he becomes my captive audience. No matter what he buys that session, be it my book or something else, I get paid.


Free on Amazon: How to Embed Social Share Buttons in Your Kindle Book Pages

An exciting new book from M. Eigh, FREE for you.

Hi guys,

M. Eigh has just released a new book, titled How to Embed Social Share Buttons in Your Kindle Book Pages. To show my heartfelt appreciation for your purchase of my book KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed: How to Embed Videos and Widgets in Your Book Description, I’m offering this book free to you.

The book is here: It will be free for two days, starting midnight Pacific Sunday till midnight Pacific Monday.

I know we live in a viral society and Amazon does not offer a mechanism for me to control who can enjoy the free download, so some people who have not purchased “Secret” will enjoy the free download too. So you might as well do your friends a favor and let them know.

But rest assured that this book is by no means going to devalue the “Secret” book you have bought. That is still and will always be the bible of Kindle book description, forever the holy grail.

So, don’t miss the free download. And if you have enjoyed my books and benefited form the know-how’s in it, please post a review on the book’s Amazon pages. One good turn deserves another, from an Indie to another Indie.


M. Eigh

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