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Why You Always want to VOTE on Amazon

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Kait Neese Mason (kaitneesemason) | 84 comments Mod
-----------------You ALWAYS want to VOTE on Amazon------------------

The thing about Amazon is that they focus hugely on customer satisfaction. They pride themselves on “learning” about their customers and then providing them with information on products that meet their interests.

How do they learn about these interests? By YOUR VOTES and your actions. Writing reviews is one way for Amazon to learn about you as well as your purchasing history. Books that receive more votes obviously receive more attention from Amazon. This being said whenever an Amazon User creates a review for your book you want to click the YES button when it asks “Was this review helpful”.

Give Amazon feedback wherever you can. Below is a list of all the places you need to be voting. You do not have to run out and vote on a million things but make a mental note in the future whenever you see a Listmania or read a review to click the YES button for if this was helpful or not.


Here is where you need to focus your attention:

1.) Reviews for your book
2.) Reviews you have read and you like
3.) Listmanias
4.) So You’d Like To….Guides
5.) Rate This Item to Improve Your Recommendations
6.) Pictures
7.) Any/All Searches you conduct on Amazon- let them know if the book you are looking for is there or not.

Amazon feed’s off of your actions so be direct and tell them. Vote everywhere.

message 2: by Kait Neese (new)

Kait Neese Mason (kaitneesemason) | 84 comments Mod
Hey everyone! This is Kait the creator of this group discussion. I am so glad to see everyone's continued use of this forum as I truly wanted to help provide authors with a "go to" community where they can discuss their book(s) and all things Amazon freely. I have often found that the Amazon Discussion Boards can be a not so friendly place and unfortunately many authors fall victim to "cyber-bulling". None of that here!

For the last few weeks I was attending the Taipei International Book Fair in Taiwan and let me tell you the desire to distribute foreign books into the U.S (as well as bring American "English" books into their region) is HUGE! It is all very exciting. One thing I noted which I felt everyone should know is that Amazon is the go to site for Foreign Rights buyers! Yup you heard me. Basically foreign publishing companies are realizing the value of Amazon and how it can essentially be used as a search engine when looking for new titles for rights purchasing. Having an amazon presence is more crucial now than ever as the site will only grow in the proceeding month/years in popularity.

That being said I wanted to let you all know I have created a blog to which I will be making 2 new posts a week all relating to Amazon. This blog will cover marketing tips, facts, and general information about Amazon. My aim is to help educate authors on using Amazon as this site should be treated by an author just as you would Facebook or Twitter. Social Media baby! ITS HERE TO STAY! Below is the link to my new blog! Hope you enjoy it and please feel free to leave comments!

How to Use Amazon to Promote Your Published Book


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