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Sell on Amazon – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Sell on Amazon: A Guide to Amazon’s Marketplace, Seller Central, and Fulfillment by Amazon Programs by Steve Weber is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 40 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/wGbiTi into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Business / Advice & How-To

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

If you are in business to sell consumer goods — or you want to be — you should be on Amazon.com.

More than 90 million customers shop at Amazon. As its global business booms, Amazon is inviting all sorts of independent sellers — large and small businesses, individuals, and mom-and-pop shops — to sell their merchandise right on Amazon.

Whether you’re just starting or already in business, you can boost your sales and profits by showing your wares on Amazon, the world’s biggest store. Everything you need to start converting your items into cash is in this book by Steve Weber, one of the most successful and highly rated sellers in Amazon history:

— How to set up shop on Amazon and generate worldwide sales volume with no up-front cost, risk or advertising.

— Run your Amazon store from home, a warehouse or a walk-in store-or outsource everything to Amazon’s fulfillment center.

— Find bargain inventory; target niche markets for big profits.

— Get tax deductions and write-offs for business use of your home.

— Use Amazon as a stand-alone business or a lead generator for an existing business.

— Pay lower sales commissions on Amazon.

— Sell your inventions, crafts or intellectual property on Amazon.

— Guard against scammers and rip-off artists.

— Automate your business with easy-to-use tools

FROM THE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

GET STARTED ON AMAZON
SEE THE FOUR DEGREES OF AMAZON
LIST AN ITEM ON MARKETPLACE
DESCRIBE YOUR ITEM’S CONDITION
RATE YOUR ITEMS’ CONDITION
SET YOUR PRICE
SET SHIPPING LOCATIONS, OTHER OPTIONS
SET QUANTITY AND SKU
TAKE AMAZON PAYMENTS
PAY FEES AND COMMISSIONS
IDENTIFY YOUR PRODUCTS

MANAGE INVENTORY
SEARCH AND SORT YOUR LISTINGS
REPRICE YOUR LISTINGS
Q&A: HOW OFTEN SHOULD I REPRICE?
EDIT YOUR LISTINGS
RELIST YOUR ITEMS
MANAGE INVENTORY THE SMART WAY
RECONCILE YOUR INVENTORY
UPLOAD INVENTORY FILES TO AMAZON
USE SKUS
SECURE YOUR AMAZON ACCOUNT
BEST PRACTICES
VIEW AND SEARCH YOUR ORDERS
CREATE A PRODUCT DETAIL PAGE
AMAZON VELOCITY LIMITS
BEST PRACTICES
CONTACT AMAZON.COM
GET HELP FROM OTHER SELLERS

STAY ON THE LAW’S RIGHT SIDE
YOUR BUSINESS’S LEGAL STRUCTURE
LOCAL ORDINANCES

STAY ON AMAZON’S GOOD SIDE
PROHIBITED ITEMS
LISTING RULES
PRODUCT DETAIL PAGE OFFENSES
CONTENT PROHIBITED ON DETAIL PAGES
SOFTWARE SALES
AMAZON PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT
CONDITION GUIDELINES

KICK IT UP A NOTCH
AUTOMATION
GET EFFICIENT WITH FULFILLMENT SOFTWARE
DO-IT-YOURSELF BULK LISTING
WORKING WITH SPREADSHEETS
REFINE YOUR TEMPLATE
A WORD ABOUT SKUS
A WORD ABOUT ISBNS

SOURCE USED ITEMS FOR RESALE
LIVE AUCTIONS
GET MERCHANDISE ON CONSIGNMENT

EXPLORE SELLER CENTRAL
USE SELLER CENTRAL
CUSTOMER COMMUNICATION GUIDELINES
INDIRECT COMMUNICATION
SELLER DESKTOP
UPLOAD PRODUCTS TO AMAZON
AMAZON PRODUCT INFORMATION

HANDLE YOUR FULFILLMENT
OTHER SHIPPING RESOURCES
CHOOSE A SHIPPING COMPANY
SHIPPING MATERIALS
SHIPPING TIMEFRAMES
BEST PRACTICES
Q&A: IS DELIVERY CONFIRMATION WORTH IT?

OUTSOURCE YOUR FULFILLMENT
GET A LEG UP ON COMPETITION
TYPICAL COSTS OF FULFILLMENT BY AMAZON
USE FBA ‘BASIC FULFILLMENT’
COMPETING WITH FBA
DRAWBACKS OF FULFILLMENT BY AMAZON
LOST OR DAMAGED FBA ITEMS
FULFILLMENT BY AMAZON FACTS
BEST PRACTICES
SMART FBA SHIPPING
AMAZON EASYSELL
USE AMAZON AS A DROP-SHIPPER
IMPORTS AND EXPORTS
EXPORT ITEMS
PREPARE ITEMS FOR SHIPMENT

COMPETE WITH FEEDBACK
FEEDBACK GROUND RULES
KEEP A HIGH FEEDBACK AVERAGE
SELLER PERFORMANCE TARGETS
FEEDBACK REMOVAL
RESPOND TO NEGATIVE FEEDBACK
Q&A: SHOULD I REFUND MY IRATE CUSTOMER?
SEE YOUR FEEDBACK SUMMARY
RETURNS AND RESTOCKING FEES
Q&A: DO CANCELED ORDERS HURT SELLERS?
CHARGEBACKS AND A-TO-Z CLAIMS
Q&A: SHOULD I ASK BUYERS FOR FEEDBACK?

EXPLORE THE SOCIAL JUNGLE
GET CRAZY WITH LISTS
SO YOU’D LIKE TO . . . GUIDES
WRITE PRODUCT REVIEWS
GET CREDIBLE WITH PEERS
AMAZON TAGS
TAG-BASED MARKETING
MAKE FRIENDS AT THE RIVER
ADVANCED AMAZON TOOLS
BUY X, GET Y

PAY-PER-CLICK ADVERTISING
GOOGLE ADWORDS
CLICKRIVER/AMAZON PRODUCT ADS
AMAZON PRODUCT ADS

YOUR OWN WEB SITE
WEBSTORE FEATURES
…MORE…

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The Resume is Dead – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

The Resume is Dead by Nelson Wang is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 2 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/ylwm7m into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Advice & How-To

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

What Does Matt Epstein Know That We Don’t?

One summer day, Matt Epstein applied to 20 different companies on LinkedIn to find work. He waited.

And waited.

He never heard back a single response. Fear began to creep in. He couldn’t find a job because of one simple reason: He was blending in with the masses. Panic began to race through his mind. “Seriously, what the hell am I doing here?” He took a deep breath, stepped back and assessed the situation.

And then a stroke of genius hit him.

He was going to be bold. Inspiring. Outrageous. Awkward. Funny. Unbelievable.

It was in this moment Matt Epstein created the most viral and successful job campaign of our lives. By the time his campaign was finished, he had amassed these results:

• Received 80 interview offers from companies like Google, Salesforce.com, Microsoft, Amazon, Etsy and SigFig (among many more)
• Received over 400,000 unique visits and 720,000 page views for his site
• Received over 450,000 YouTube views
• Received 20,000 Facebook Likes, 4,800 Tweets and 4,100 Google +’s
• Received print, online and TV coverage across the world from TechCrunch, Gizmodo, to the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal

How is it that Matt was able to get publicity from just about every big name media outlet, generate a massive fan base and garner 80 interview offers from top tier, innovative companies while so many of us have to beg for a single interview?

What does Matt Epstein know that we don’t?

In fact, what do all these people know that we don’t?

Hanna Phan sent the “Tweet heard ‘round the world” to the CEO of one of the hottest technology start ups in the world and had 1,290 people share her story on Facebook, 1,854 retweets, 204 LinkedIn shares and multiple job offers from different companies.

Nagesh Palepu overcame being nearly deaf at a young age and went through an incredibly journey as his career started as a cashier at McDonald’s and continues today as the CEO of a highly successful company today.

Sarah Rossdale started working in a tiny ice cream stand and fought her way to her dream job at Disney, all while competing against her own roommate.

Nelson Wang went from Labor Foreman to a Partner Manager managing a multi-million dollar territory of business and built a LinkedIn brand so powerful that he had recruiters from Google, Apple, Verizon, Paypal, and HP reaching out to him.

And finally, Jerry, at the tender age of 20, overcame a life and death experience to build an incredibly successful career. His comeback story reminds us of the importance of enjoying the moment and having balance in our lives.

So what do they know that we don’t?

It’s simple really. They all acknowledged one fundamental fact:

The resume is dead.

Your job opportunities, however, are alive and well. If you learn the secrets on how to be an artist and to create with emotion.

This book will teach you how.

This step by step guide also includes:

★ 500 of the top interview questions and answers created by Fortune 100 HR experts
★ How to create your own website and blog from scratch in under 10 minutes
★ The top 5 secrets on how to build a standout LInkedIn brand
★ Additional tips on how to leverage new media tools like YouTube, SlideRocket, Twitter, Prezi and Facebook
★ How to garner recommendations from CEOs, VPs, Managers and peers
★ How to impress a CEO in less than 30 seconds

You don’t need another paper resume. You need the secrets to standing out.

That’s exactly what “The Resume is Dead” delivers.

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Sharpening the Aging Mind – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Sharpening the Aging Mind – Methods, Tips, & Tricks to Keep Your Mind Super Sharp by Jane L. Bilett, Ph.D. and Othniel J. Seldon, M.D. is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 8 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/ytYe6B into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Health / Advice & How-To

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

We folks over 40 begin to noticing our memories are going to hell in a hurry. Scary!

We think we’re getting Alzheimer’s, senility, Dementia, etc. We all have heard that, “Old dogs can’t learn new tricks!” Sharpening the Aging Mind will dispel these fears and myths and give you real tools to keep your mind in tact, in shape and sharp as a tack!

The mind is much like a muscle in that disuse causes atrophy while with exercise the mind can grow and develop in people more than 100 years of age…

Written by a doctor and a psychologist, Sharpening the Aging Mind is a familiar prescription for their patients and now they are releasing it to the Boomer Generation, who number more than their individual practices can handle!
Enjoy the read – and relax and enjoy your life and the memories you already have and the ones you’re going to create!

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Kindle Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

My book Kindle Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/seDbUq into your computer’s web browser.  IF you like this book, I would appreciate a review of it on the Amazon website; if you don’t like it or have some specific areas where you can think it could be improved, please send me an email (to kindle at gagler dot com) as I can make changes to it and get them incorporated into a revised version pretty fast!

Category: Reference / Advice & How-To

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

From the author of the best-selling blog “Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips” and the #1 free Kindle book guide comes this handy, time-saving, collection of tips, tricks and shortcuts for your Kindle. Topics include:

• Archived Items
• Battery Replacement
• Calculator Functionality
• Checking Your Email
• Collections
• Contacting Amazon’s Kindle Customer Service
• Converting PDF Documents to Kindle Format
• Discussion Boards
• Displaying the Time
• Download Problems – What To Do
• Formatting Issues in a Kindle Book – What To Do
• Games on Your Kindle
• Gifting a Kindle Book / Gift Certificates
• Internet Access (it’s free) on Your Kindle
• Internet Bookmarks
• Kindle Reading to You (Text to Speech)
• Lending Books
• Losing Your Place While Reading
• Lost Kindle Tip
• Mobile Websites – Access Them on Your Kindle
• Password Protection
• Permanent Deletion of a Title
• Pictures on Your Kindle
• Playing Music on Your Kindle
• Popular Highlights Feature – Turning it Off
• Reset Your Kindle
• Samples of Books
• Screen Freeze Fix
• Screenshots – Printing Out What You See
• Social Networking with Facebook and Twitter
• Transferring Books to Your Kindle
• Transferring Existing Collections to Your New Kindle
• Checking the Weather
• Wireless Coverage for Your Kindle
• Random Tips
• Blogs Available on Your Kindle

Michael Gallagher is the author of several bestselling Kindle “how-to” guides, and his title “Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them” has been the #1 Kindle reference guide for over two years, garnering #53 and #72 on the Top 100 Kindle bestseller lists in 2010 and 2011, respectively. His “Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips” blog has been the #1 bestselling blog in the Amazon Kindle Store since 2010.

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Mommy and Daddy are Getting Divorced – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Mommy and Daddy are Getting Divorced – Helping Children Cope with Divorce by Kristine Turner is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 18 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/yLgHx5 into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Advice & How-To

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

You’ve decided to get a divorce – and you have to tell your children…

How do you explain all the changes that are coming and what it will mean to them?

In this read-along-with-your-children book, all the aspects of divorce are explained in an easy-to-understand way. Children will understand better what impact the divorce will have on their lives and that even though they will be going through many changes, that they will still be loved and cared for – only within the new family structure.

Dr. Kristine Turner is a clinical psychologist, licensed in the state of Colorado. She received her doctorate from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, an APA accredited school, in 1994.

One of the original founders of New Beginnings, Dr. Turner has acted as the director of the New Beginnings Parenting After Divorce programs since 1995.

Over the years, Dr. Turner has worked with thousands of parents and families going through divorce.

Dr. Turner currently resides in Denver, Colorado and is the mother of four children.

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Angel on Board – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Angel on Board by E.J. Thornton is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 24 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/AmF73J into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Advice & How-To

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A novel about the afterlife, guardian angels in training and how someone who has passed on interacts with his/her family to bring them piece. It is a fun fiction romp through Heaven and a great way to look at life!

Do you want to know if…
angels leave presents for us?
angels play with babies, when no one is looking?
angels dance alongside of us, when we’re happy?
angels hold us up, when our strength is gone?
angels paint sunrises for us?

Once you read Angel On Board you’ll be convinced the answer is ‘YES!’ and this book will change your perspective forever… and then you’ll know why they say… Angel On Board
is the most positive and powerful angel book ever written!

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Correcting Last Week’s Mistake

I made a mistake when I ran the updated version of my book, Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them, for free last week so I am running it again today.  I updated this book for what I call “version #9” earlier this month: key changes were the addition of a lot of links to the free books by genre in the Amazon Kindle store. If you like the book, I would appreciate your taking a moment and writing a review for it and, if you don’t care for it, how about sending me an email (kindle at gagler dot com) and let me know how you think it could be improved?

You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/lVq4tV into your computer’s web browser. It will be free for today only, so grab it now while you can!

What was the mistake?  Well, many of you couldn’t get a copy of it because the Amazon server said you had previously purchased it and wouldn’t let you get it again.  There is a workaround and if you previously purchased one of the “old” versions, and you want to get this new version, you will first need to remove the old version from your Kindle account – I’m not talking about just deleting it from your Kindle, you will need to delete it permanently from Amazon’s records.  I talked about how to permanently delete a Kindle title late last week, but here is how you can do it so you can obtain this title:

  • First, remove the title from your Kindle.
  • Second, go to the “Manage Your Kindle” section of the Amazon web page at http://www.amazon.com/myk
  • In this section, locate the book in the search bar just below the “Your Kindle Library” header. If you have lots of books, for example, in your library it will take some time for all of them to load.  You should search for this book by my name (Michael Gallagher) or by title (Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them)
  • Once you have located the title, click the “Actions” icon located to the right of the title..
  • Choose the “Delete from library” option.
  • A confirmation pop-up will appear next, asking if you are sure you want to delete this title. Assuming you really want to delete it, select the “Yes” option.

Now that you have permanently deleted the title, you can click here or type in http://amzn.to/lVq4tV to go to the book’s page and “buy” it (for free) again and Amazon will deliver it to your Kindle.  Here’s to hoping 50,000+ copies are given away today!

Hope that helps!

Michael

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