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Choose keywords to increase your book’s visibility via Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). These are words and phrases in your title, subtitle, blurb and Keyword box (on your Marketing page) and greatly increase your visibility on search engines such as Google, Amazon, Apple and LibraryThing.
As most people “shop” for books on line, this is crucial to your book’s success.
If you’ve written a book that teaches reiki and someone searches for “book on how to do reiki” and your book does not show up on the first 1-3 pages of results, potential readers are not going to find it.
Choose 10-20 keywords/phrases that describe the content and theme of your book. Write your keywords in the Keywords box in the Advertising section of your Marketing page.
James Fenimore Cooper: A Life, Nick Louras
James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was America’s first novelist, celebrated for his masterpiece, "The Last of the Mohicans." Over a prolific career he created a national mythology that endures to this day. According to Daniel Webster, “we may read the nation’s history in his life.” Yet Cooper was also a provocative figure, ultimately disillusioned with American democracy. He spent his boyhood in the wilds of the frontier, served as a merchant sailor and naval officer, traveled the courts of Europe in an age of upheaval and returned home to scandal and controversy. He conquered the literary world only to fall victim to his own fame. In the first popular biography of Cooper in a generation, historian Nick Louras brings the man and his age vividly to life.
Keywords: James Fenimore Cooper, last of the Mohicans, America’s first novelist, historical biography, literary history, popular biography, American democracy, literary biography, American literature, 19th century novelist.
There are other important things you can do to increase your search engine optimization, such as creating weblinks, social media posts and blog posts with links to your book page.
Here are some links to resources where you can learn more about keywords and SEO: