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How to Find Out Who Bought Your Book at Amazon

Did you ever wonder who are your readers and book purchasers at online stores – or brick-and-mortar?  Would you like to tell them about pre-orders for your next title?  Unfortunately, no retailer would ever give you their names or email addresses.  They all consider customer details their propriety, and also respect their customer’s privacy.  If the person really enjoyed the book, however, it’s possible they’ll contact you, the author, themselves.  And if you have taken full advantage of your Amazon Author’s Page, interested readers can click a button to follow you, after which Amazon will send them an email when you have a new book release.

How Can You Get to Know Your Print Book’s Purchasers?
Each book you are creating, no matter if print and digital, should include a prominent message to your readers, encouraging them to connect directly with you, the author and publisher via your blog, your website and all your social media accounts. Read more in detail how to do this at 111 Tips on How to Market Your Book for Free.

***However, giving readers a compelling reason to buy in the future directly from your own bookstore – instead from online retailers, such as Amazon, you have to give them an incentive to connect with you and to stop by at your author website.***

Sell From Your Own Website.
Setting up your own web store is easy and inexpensive and will give you approx. 85-95% revenue from your book – versus only less than 70% maximal from Amazon, Apple, B&N or Kobo. How to set up your own store, and even more important: to get to know your readers – can be found in this article at the blog: How to Sell Your Books From Your Own Website.

Take advantage of these three fantastic benefits of selling your books from your own webpage:

  • You will have much higher Revenues
  • You get paid faster – immediately
  • You will get to know your readers

Here is How to Find Out Who Are Your Readers:
The best way to do this is to offer the free e-book edition of the book your reader just purchased from a retailer – no matter if online or in a bookstore.  If they just bought your print book version – for example as a birthday or Christmas gift – they might also like to read it themselves, as an ebook on their phone, laptop or in the Kindle app.  For them, just sending you a receipt copy or a screenshot via email in exchange to receive the Kindle edition of that same book for free is a no-brainer – much better than Amazon’s “Kindle Match Book” where you will never learn who are your readers.

How to Make a Screenshot of a Book Purchase Receipt.
Ask your readers to scan and email the receipt from their print purchase or even easier: to make a screenshot from their Amazon receipt, which they received via email. Not everyone is familiar with the procedure, so tell them how to make screenshots. Here is how it works on Mac and here it is shown how to do it on a PC.

Get to Know Your Readers.
Now as you have established a connection with your reader via your free ebook, you can follow their social media sites, or their blog or website and also ask them if they would like to get a message once your next title is available, maybe even if they want to sign up for your newsletter or for your blog posts.
However, make sure to place an invitation for your free e-book into every print version – at the first pages of your book and at the end of the story again, in case your readers missed it. Write an article in your blog posts about this generous offer of a free ebook and let your social media followers know about it.

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The Marriage Whisperer

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“You will be in awe at how many of these relationship stories will ring true …” said one reviewer of The Marriage Whisperer by licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Patt Pickett, Ph.D. It is designated as the “September Book of the Month” by MidWest Book Review.  Another reviewer states: ”Excellent marriage enrichment book for couples! Highly Recommended!”  The Marriage Whisperer was featured in the September 2013 Small Press Book Watch as the “Reader’s Choice”. And also “Recommended” by The US Review of Books: “The author clearly understands the various dynamics that impact how couples navigate their life issues. She also has an amazing handle on why difficulties may be occurring and what can be done to improve them. With a wise, sensible, and a professional touch, she invites the reader to consider respectful options and accommodations. The inclusion of tables, lists, and short paragraphs, which offer specific ideas on what needs to be done and how one can proceed, makes this a user-friendly support to couples.”
70 couple stories This jargon-free, self-help title is written by an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and inspired by over 10,000 conversations. It delivers 70 couple stories with humor and includes many practical tips and tools for lasting relationship improvement. Popular themes, such as communication, habits, chores, arguments, sex, and intimacy are explored in easy-read tales.
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“Author Patt Pickett, Ph.D., has the training, knowledge and experience to create a book for married couples of all ages. She has worked with couples, listened to their stories, counseled for many years, and put all those years of expertise into The Marriage Whisperer” says a reviewer.

Patt-PickettWhy Patt Pickett, Ph.D. Wrote Her Book
Decades of experience in the Marriage and Family therapy field is the background for her book. Patt Pickett, Ph.D. says: “I wrote a collection of unique and practical notes over a 20 year period in my professional role about what I learned, my clients have continually requested that I write a book, and I wanted to get my messages out to a broader audience –“Strengthen Families, One Marriage at a Time” and “With persistence and motivation, all couples can improve their relationship.”

Read more at Patt Pickett’s website: and about her academic background

The Marriage Whisperer Subtitle: Tips to Improve Your Relationship Overnight is available on Amazon, Paperback: 214 pages, as well as at Powell’s, BooksaMillion and a dozen other bookstores.




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