Author Update

Author Update

Author Update

Posted on 04/18/2014 Evan Swensen

First Something Fun

Steve Levi sent us a list of words with the question, what do each of the words have in common with each other? If you think you know the answer kindly send us what you think. Along with your answer, tell us which of our eBooks you’d like as a free gift. If you have the correct answer we’ll send you a free eBook of your choice.

Here are the words: 1. Banana 2. Dresser 3. Grammar 4. Potato 5. Revive 6. Uneven 7. Assess

Internet Presence/Social Media Marketing Management (SMMM) Bundle

We have attached a PDF file to this update titled: Internet Presence/Social Media Marketing Management (SMMM) Bundle. This bundle is primarily for authors who have the will, wisdom, and resources to advance their writing career and promote their works. It’s for authors with vision for themselves and their works and who are willing to invest in their future. Obviously there is a cost associated with the Internet Presence/SMMM Bundle.

If you’re serious about writing and about promoting you and your works, don’t just read the Bundle information one time. Read it as many times as it takes until you have a grasp of how important the Bundle can be to establish you as an author. Once you have the revolution vision, kindly contact us and let’s talk.

Independent Book Stores

There are eight independent book stores in Alaska with websites and storefronts who are members of American Booksellers Association.

Gulliver’s Books in Fairbanks:
The Homer Book Store in Homer:
Fireside Books in Palmer:
UAA Bookstore in Anchorage:
River City Books in Soldotna:
UAF Bookstore in Fairbanks:
Parnassus Books in Ketchikan:
Old Harbor Books in Sitka:
Hearthside Books & Toys in Juneau:
University of Alaska SE Bookstore:

Plus, there are hundreds of other ABA booksellers with websites and storefronts. These stores want to know about you and about your books. They welcome authors for book signings and will promote the author event if your book is listed on the ABA’s website. Here’s how to make sure your book is listed and is for sale at ABA member bookstores.

Adding titles or cover images to the ABA database:

First, log in to using your personal account. If you don’t have an account on, please create one at

Once you are logged in, kindly search for your title first, by ISBN, using the search form in the upper right of the site (13 digits only, no dashes or spaces). If your title is already listed, it does not need to be added. If you see that information is missing or incorrect, please email the necessary changes to <> (be sure to include ISBN and Title).

If your title (or cover image) cannot be found in the database, use the links below to add it:

1) To add a complete book listing, including a cover image, go to:
2) To add a missing cover image to an existing book, go to to:

Just enter your data, upload an image, and submit!

Please allow time for approval by someone at ABA. You will receive an email when your book is approved. Once approved, it can take up to 24 hours for your book to appear in search results and on, but it will be available on individual store websites, in book lists, etc. immediately.

Keep in mind that adding a book to the ABA shared database does not necessarily make the title available for purchase. If a customer clicks to purchase your title, they will be taken to one of the ABM member bookstores. It is then up to each bookstore to obtain the book for their customer. However, if a store cannot find your title available from the publisher or a distributor, they may inform their customer that the book is not readily available. The easier it is for the bookseller to find and obtain your title, the likelier that a store will fill an order for your book.

ABA also has an affiliate program where you can actually earn money for referring people to member’s stores.

Amazon Author Central

We encourage you to utilize Amazon’s Author Central.

Author Central is a free resource designed to help authors become more active participants in the promotion of their books. In Author Central you can manage an Author Page, update information about your books on, and view Customer Reviews and sales information for your bibliography.

If you don’t already have an Author Page on, Amazon will create one for you when you sign up for Author Central.

You can find out more at: or the help site

Lastly, Something Else Fun: Ten Things I Know About You

1) You are reading this.

2) You are human.

3) You can’t say the letter ”P” without separating your lips.

4) You just attempted to do it.

6) You are laughing at yourself.

7) You have a smile on your face and you skipped No. 5.

8) You just checked to see if there is a No. 5.

9) You laugh at this because you are a fun loving person & everyone does it too.
10) You are probably going to send this to someone else.

Keep in touch,

Evan Swensen

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