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Tag-Archive for ◊ Amazon ◊

Subtitle: “An Author’s Relationship with Amazon, Google and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)”

I admit, when the book first came out, I was so antsy to see it on Google. In the beginning I was secretly disappointed to keep finding it behind pages and pages of cell phone battery horrors … “Girl burned when cell phone catches fire” … “cell phone sparks fire that leaves California man severely burned.”

But after the the book came out and gained publicity, my attitude (and my mental status) buoyed happily seeing it at or near the top of search results. Then at international Amazon sites, and in lists in industry journals and college libraries. And the reviews - I printed out page after page to save for posterity!

But … my amusing and somewhat sarcastic writing style didn’t win me this international publicity. Nope.

It’s all about Google and Amazon. And SEO - search engine optimization.

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This new book manages the unthinkable - it conveys crucial technical information to engineers without boring them to tears! …

Unique format casts the reader as a technical detective by presenting a new mystery in every chapter. Not another dry technical book! It’s conversational tone and intriguing quandaries draw the reader into the action, while teaching crucial debugging skills.

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Phone on Fire Newsletter, Issue 6
Friday, January 26th, 2007 | Author: lisaksimone

Hi Folks,

Welcome to Issue #6: Closure to the Cover Art Saga and a Completely Unscientific Reader Poll

Wow - only 56 days left until availability! I can’t believe this is actually happening! I’m done with the proofs and we’re in final layout. Put your orders in now before Amazon drops the price any further on me!

I have attached the almost-final-version of the cover art, which has also just shown up on Amazon.com (old amazon link). (Very small text changes will be made only.)

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Phone on Fire Newsletter, Issue 4
Saturday, December 09th, 2006 | Author: lisaksimone

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Welcome to Issue 4 of the Lisa’s Book Saga: Author Anguish

My last newsletters were full of hope and excitement, although I believe I mentioned I was riding the newbie excitement wave while knowing full well that the jaded edge was waiting somewhere. No jagged edge yet, but just the continued anxiety and “out-of-the-loop-ness” of preproduction.

But in this issue, checkout the chapter layouts, the first advertising shots from Amazon, and maybe my name in Kanji!

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Phone on Fire Newsletter, Issue 3
Friday, November 17th, 2006 | Author: lisaksimone

Folks,

Welcome to Issue 3 in the short-term saga of book publishing!

Last time I hinted at a fight between Amazon.com’s head buyer and my publisher, Elsevier / Newnes. Before I get right to that, let me tell you a little bit about the production process, and how far along we are.

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Phone on Fire Newsletter, Issue 2
Thursday, November 09th, 2006 | Author: lisaksimone

Folks,

Welcome to the second installment of my book odyssey! We’re still a good 5 and a half months away from availability, and already we have some publicity! (I say “we” like there are more authors, but truly, this effort would not have been possible without several of you out there, so I’ll keep the “we.” Feels like the most appropriate pronoun.)

We’ve got news…..Drum roll…..

We’re on Amazon.com!

Check it out! It is SO early in the production process that we don’t even have the cover art done, so this is an incomplete entry. But you can sign up for email alerts when it becomes available!

[Ed: Saved version of Original book page from Amazon in 2006- pre book release!]

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