If you need to do this, select the book you need to look at, click the three dots to the right of Promote and Advertise. Then choose the first option edit ebook details. The screen that will appear next is the one with the books title, author name, book description, etc..
We checked his keywords to be sure he hadn't misspelled anything or included terms that could be misconstrued. Next we verified that his categories had been selected correctly. They were. That was when I spied the culprit.
Just below the categories box is a box entitled Age and Grade Range. I took a screen shot so you could see. It's just before you decide if the book is a pre-order or not. This box is specifically for Children's Literature. I don't mean just picture books. If the target audience is a child under the age of majority and the content or reading level of the book is not suitable for younger children, this is where an author should note that. Some terminology and phrasing is not okay for 5 year-olds, but is fine for 14 year-olds. For example: To a 5 year-old kissing a frog is funny. Kissing a boy/girl is gross. To a 14 year-old that is reversed. A five year old has serious difficulty with reading/understanding adult vocabulary. That's why adults spell out complicated things that that they don't want a five year-old to know about while he/she is in earshot. A 14 year-old usually has an excellent grasp of adult vocabulary, can spell, and understand even complex sentences, and will even invent their own lingo.
As an Amazon purchaser, you should be an adult. Having said that, it's important to note that this box is intended to aid adults who need to purchase books for children to know if the book is suitable for their child's age and reading level. If you aren't writing a Children's Book, you shouldn't be clicking on anything inside this box. It's auto-assumed that by not clicking on anything inside this box, that you are intending the book for an adult reading audience (the Amazon purchaser being your intended audience). If you open the age range box and click on 18+, Amazon will dump your adult book into erotica almost by default. (Why would a children's book ever have adult only content in it?) To avoid this, simply leave this box alone if your book is not a children's book.
The second section is U.S. Grade range which stops at twelfth grade. So, if you are targeting a children's book, you can set the age and reading level for the book so that parents searching for it can choose wisely.
I hope that helps clear up that ebook issue.
If you publish paperback, and your book has graphic violence, adult situations, or explicit scenes, you should click the "yes" under adult only content, but that is because once sold, paperbacks are more easily accessed by little ones and the purchaser should be aware that your title might need to be kept in a less accessible place. Remember that Amazon Advertising specifically focuses on ebooks, not paperbacks. (That is why the exclusivity for Kindle Unlimited is required to do countdowns and limited time giveaways.)
Shameless Self Promotion
Part 3 is now available for only $.99 or FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Oh he's in love with her alright. But he's deluding himself about it. It's never too late to start reading. Lyons Gate: Ghostly Kingdom is a spin off miniseries from the Draoithe Saga of stories, and this one is juicy. A forbidden affair, secrets, shrouded past, gifts and near death experiences. Lazlo Greyson and Soraya Heffernon are about to embark an a life of epic proportions and their smoking hot love affair is only half the story.
Behind the Scenes
The Webpage and Blog are slowly migrating over to Word Press. I never could get Printful to work on Weebly and get the merchandise up and running, so I called in the big guns and got my brother to help me. LOL. My tech skills are seriously challenged. He suggested I move everything to a new platform, so bear with me while the construction dust continues. I should have it all up and running on Word Press by July.
In the meantime, Video Books are still coming! Check out the audio read tracks on the shorts and audio page and let me know what you think. There will be music and imagery when I finish it all. I'm seriously excited. I think I got this.
I haven't stopped publishing. A new short read is scheduled to publish every week between now and Christmas so hold onto your hats. It could be a bumpy ride.
You may see less Facebook ad presence as I play with Amazon Advertising some more. Limited budget and all, but I just wasn't getting the results from Facebook that I had once gotten so I'm going to try something different and see how that goes. The whole series is winding down on the writing side of things. There are only three books left to finish. Lots of editing still to do.
I gotta head out and get the errands run. Shopping with a facemask for classroom supplies and laundry detergent with a dragon. This Saturday could only get better if the mask was no longer necessary. Wishing for Covid-19 to be wiped out like smallpox and the bubonic plague. If you read please be kind and leave those reviews. It means more to authors than you will ever know. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, I may be a tiger, but I am real and I love to hear from you so drop me a line. Until then,
Welcome to Ophelia Kee Speaks. This is a blog chronicling my independent author walk. The journey into the dream has been a life-changing experience as I try to become a full-time writer and leave the professional world behind me. In my blog each day, you will find information on the ‘behind the scenes’ for writing contemporary adult fantasy fiction and paranormal romance stories set in the dream. I will speak on topics detailing with my writing, publishing, promotion, and marketing as well as social media dealing with my books, book trailers, book launches, book art, music, audio, and video, as well as shameless self-promotion. I am not an expert and am not claiming to be one. I am simply one writer offering a glimpse of my struggle to become a successful independent author. Thank you for considering my words. All rights reserved.
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