Titles on Amazon

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Was interested to notice this done as a book title on the Amazon sales page

"Blade of Secrets: the epic, magical first volume in the Bladesmith duology from bestselling author and TikTok sensation Tricia Levenseller"
Tricia Levenseller

She's twinned the book title with an advert. I actually had a moment of being impressed by the references to Tik Tok, even though I'm not on Tik Tok, had a very small "wow" moment and then thought - hang on a minute......


ETA the on the Amazon sales page after the first sentence, following @tinkerdan comment.
 
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That's not a ad; that's an author endorsement used as a tagline.
Endorsing her own work.
The Amazon cover is quite different.

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In this instance the difference is that it is a different author endorsing her.

"Exciting, romantic, and filled with magic."
--Jodi Meadows, New York Time-bestselling co-author of My Lady Jane
 

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@tinkerdan
What I was saying, was that she had used the title text on Amazon to include self-advertisement, but I said it in a more concise way, by using the phrase "twinned the book title with an advert". I was not saying that she had put out a kindle copy or print copy with that large and unwieldy a title since the book cover is immediately visible on the Amazon sales page, just under the title I was commenting on, it was very easy to see that the book cover did not have that long a title on it. I agree that my original post could be misinterpreted so I have edited it.
Incidentally, it was also listed that way on a Book Riot email which is how I first became aware of it.

I thought it was of interest to other authors as possibly being a new technique that they could use to up the visibility of their work on Amazon, though if everyone starts doing it, it will be less visible.
 
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Yeah, and what I meant to point out was that it was a common thing for other authors to endorse the work and for that to show up on the cover.
There is also a place allowed on the author page for the author to include such endorsements in such a way that it show up on the book page.
On a couple of my pages I have used that where specific authors have endorsed my books with comments. Where I could I also used that to endorse their books, which in all cases I have read.
 

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Does miming along to ten seconds of "Buga (Lo Lo Lo)" make you look like a reputable author in today's publishing landscape? Asking for a friend. *cough*
Apparently, being a celebrity does so I don't see why not (if you do it well and enough times to build a following). It's all about platform and reach to make the sales after all.
 

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