Kindle Countdown Deals allows publishers (authors) to run limited-time promotions which earn more royalties, boost “paid” rankings and garners more readers.
As a self-publishing author, we live for reviews of our work — good or bad. Reviews are meant to be an overall evaluation of the entire book: the formatting, content, offers, delivery. At times, we get reviews based on initial first reactions, and it is these reviews, especially the scathing, hurtful ones, that the author needs to learn to deal with.
ENABLING. Boiled down to it’s most simplest definition it basically means helping too much. Self-publishing is a business and most writers will never look at it that way. But the few that treat it professionally, this type of automation is just wrong. You’ll get poor results and, in my case, competition offered in x-ray enabled […]
An elusive and little understood feature. I could find no answers on how to implement Kindle XRAY from an Authors perspective. And this is probably why…
Kindle Countdown Deals is a new KDP Select benefit that allows authors to run limited-time discount promotions on their books, which can help earn more royalties and reach more readers. Customers can see the regular price and the promotional price on the book’s detail page, as well as a countdown clock telling them how much […]
KDP Select program makes it easier to Manage your Benefits. You ncan see at a glance what promotions you have run or have scheduled for your books. IMPORTANT: You can only have one program enabled at a time. This means, if you have pre-scheduled KDP Select Free book promotion set (as shown in the above […]
When you are angry with someone, you probably stop talking to them, right? But what if you worked for the same company and didn’t share or communicate information? Thus is the relationship between KDP and Author Central (and Create Space as well). Here’s a good (and nicer Post) on the same issue: http://www.betterbooktools.com/amazon-removes-html-author-central/ If this […]
There have been a couple changes to Amazon including Kindle cover requirements, book descriptions and sales reports. Kindle Cover In August, I noticed that Kindle required uploaded Kindle covers to be at least 1000 pixels on the long side. I recently updated my eBook Formatting and Publishing Guide, and was required to upload a properly […]