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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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Ultimate Leadership – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Ultimate Leadership: Winning Execution Strategies for Your Situation by Russell E. Palmer is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 25 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/n4keF4 into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Business

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

Go Beyond Generic Leadership: Become an Outstanding Leader in Your Unique Environment

To succeed, leaders must understand and apply the core principles of leadership–but that’s not enough. You need to shape your approach for any unique situation. Too many leaders don’t know how to do that–and that’s why they fail. Ultimate Leadership shows how to adapt the principles of leadership to different challenges, contexts, and organizations.

Russell E. Palmer–who has had three very different, highly successful careers as head of one of the world’s largest accounting firms, Dean of the Wharton School, and an entrepreneur–helps you identify the leadership model most appropriate for your environment, and how to lead accordingly. You’ll learn better ways to lead your equals, help an organization weather crises, transform its culture, lead entrepreneurial organizations, lead global organizations…even lead non-profit and academic institutions.

Then, drawing on interviews with an extraordinary spectrum of outstanding leaders, Palmer helps you master the attribute every leader must have: the ability to inspire your unique organization, even in the face

of the most daunting challenges.

• Achieving empowerment, even in classic “top-down” organizations

Exercising strong authority without falling victim to ego or closed-mindedness

• Transforming an organization of peers

Driving changes in a strategic direction when key power centers disagree

• Turning danger into opportunity

Mastering the art of rapid, focused, hands-on execution for organizations in crisis

• Leading cultural change that sticks

Reconnecting structures, processes, and strategies with the new realities you face

• Learning from the Wharton experience

Succeeding in an environment with widely diverse, highly influential stakeholders

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Coupon Millionaire – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Coupon Millionaire: How to Save Money and Make Money with the Art of Couponing by Nadine Brown is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 21 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/wQGMqx  into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Business & Investing

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

• Have you ever bought $100 worth of groceries for only 6 bucks?

• Did you ever leave a store with more money in your pocket than when you went in?

• Have you ever had so much food after a shopping trip that you gave it away to friends, neighbors and charity?

If you answered “no” to any of these questions, then you’ll definitely want to read Coupon Millionaire: How to Save Money and Make Money with the Art of Couponing

Tough economic times has had many people scrambling to make ends meet. Eating out, going on vacation or even going to a movie are out of the question. Instead, people have been duped into buying the lowest quality junk foods thinking that they are saving money simply because it’s cheap.

Coupon Millionaire is a wake up call that you have been spending way too much money at the supermarket. In it you’ll learn how to:

• get organized so you don’t feel like your life is being taken over by coupons

• take advantage of bonus days and weekly or daily specials on foods, medicines and toiletries

• save on ORGANIC foods and earth friendly household products

• get more coupons than you’ll know what to do with

• make money with your excess coupons you don’t plan on using

• take advantage of sales that you didn’t even think would pertain to you and put EXTRA CASH in your pocket in the same time

• negotiate store policies so that you maximize the amount of money you save

• save big money at drug stores like CVS, Walgreen’s and RiteAid

• and much, much more!

Even if you have never used a coupon before you can start saving huge amounts on your grocery bills with coupons today. Successful couponing is about having a system of organization. And Coupon Millionaire can help you find the system that works for you.

Like anything, you get out of it what you put into it. So let’s get started saving some serious cash!

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20 Retirement Decisions – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now by Ray LeVitreis free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/y9W2t2 into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Business & Investing

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

You’re in control of Your Retirement Future

Inside are twenty major financial decisions which could profoundly impact your lifestyle over the next forty years. For many retirees, these decisions come as a surprise and must be made hastily without proper consultation. But by reading the expert, commission-free advice in this book, you’ll learn how to manage your assets and prepare for the best possible retirement.

  • · Do I have enough money to retire now?
  • · How will I cover my medical expenses during retirement?
  • · When should I begin taking Social Security?
  • · How much should I invest in stocks, bonds, and cash?
  • · What criteria should I use to identify the best investments?
  • · Should I cancel my life insurance policy?
  • · Should I pay off my mortgage at retirement?

Ray E. LeVitre is a Certified Financial Planner with nearly twenty years of experience in the financial services industry, working for Fidelity, CitiCorp, Mutual of New York, and Merrill Lynch before starting his own firm. He has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Money magazine, Newsweek, and Kiplinger’s. A fee-only advisor, Ray does not receive commission from any product or service he recommends.

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Winners Never Cheat

Winners Never Cheat by Jon Huntsman is free today (has been free several times this year) 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/i96QtJ into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Advice & How-To / Business

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

The nationwide bestseller–fully updated for today’s tough times and worldwide financial crises

“Everyone does it.” Everyone cheats. Cuts corners. Tells lies. Maybe it was different once. Not today. If you want to succeed in this economic climate, you simply have to make compromises. Right?

Wrong. You can succeed at the highest levels, without sacrificing the principles that make life worth living. The proof? You’re holding it.

Jon M. Huntsman built a $12 billion company from scratch, the old-fashioned way: with integrity. There were short-term costs and difficult decisions. There were tough times. Times just like today. But ultimately, leading with integrity wasn’t just personally right for Huntsman, it also proved to be the best business strategy.

In Winners Never Cheat, Huntsman tells you how he did it, and how you can, too. This book is about remembering why you work, and why you were chosen to lead. It’s about finding the bravery to act on what you know is right, no matter what you’re up against.

It’s about winning. The right way.

Think about the kind of person you want to do business with. Then, be that person–and use this book to get you there.

Author royalties from this book go to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation

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A Lean Marketing Revolution – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

A Lean Marketing Revolution by John Errigo 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/tupHjS into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Business

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

For decades, someone breaking into business had a tough time learning the secrets to marketing. The only solution was a study of numerous books containing hundreds of mind-numbing pages.

Say “goodbye” to those days!

Now available is a short, easy to read, condensed version of the key principles of marketing, writen as, “A Lean Marketing Revolution.”

A Lean Marketing Revolution, condense hundreds of pages of current text on marketing into a more easily understood format.

The result is a dynamic and exciting 46 page booklet which gets to the point rather quickly to drive immediate results, which is quite revolutionary.

A Lean Marketing Revolution was released on July 19, 2011. The booklet topped the bestsellers lists in Amazon’s Kindle division for eBooks in the first two weeks of release, quickly reaching the following ratings: number one (#1) as a bestseller in multilevel Marketing; number twenty-four (#24) as a bestseller in Advertising, number thirty-six (#36) in Marketing; number seven (#7) as a bestseller in Business Development; and, finally, number one (#1) as the hot new bestseller in Advertising, Marketing, and Business.

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13 Free Books in Amazon Kindle Store

Amazon has released 13 books for free this morning and, rather than a separate post on each, I am putting them all together in one post categorized by genre.  As usual, I don’t know how long these will be offered for free – it could be just hours or as long as weeks – so, if you are interested in any or all of them please grab them now!

 

Business

A Practical Guide to Risk Management by Thomas S. Coleman – click here or type in http://amzn.to/rLhAGb into your computer’s web browser.

 

Children / Young Adult

City of the Falling Sky by Joseph Evans has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 17 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/ngXhXV into your computer’s web browser.

eBully by Dave Conifer has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 13 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/puebV0

The Quill Pen by Michelle Isenhoff – click here or type in http://amzn.to/rH2h5H

 

Education

Change.edu: Rebooting for the New Talent Economy by Andrew S. Rosen has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 19 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/tIoqRh

 

Horror

Winds of Change by Jason Brannon has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 6 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/siRLDx

Ripper’s Row by Donnie Light and Shawn Weaver has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 7 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/sSrhlD

 

Mystery

Touring the Afterlife by Nancy Frederick – click here or type in http://amzn.to/smMEds

Expedition Force II by Tomas Braun – click here or type in http://amzn.to/vAhzqv

 

Non-Fiction

Gabby…All About Me by Lee Carey has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/nTjfqU

 

Romance

The Trouble with Spells by Lacey Weatherford has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 41 customer reviews – click here or type in http://amzn.to/vAYP8P

 

Science Fiction

Judgement by Fergus Bannon – click here or type in http://amzn.to/vUWuOR

 

Travel

All Things Austria by Andre Kasberger – click here or type in http://amzn.to/pJPUVV

 

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