Q: How are third-party bookstores selling my book on Amazon?

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Q: I have a question.  I looked at my book on Amazon this morning.  There are other companies selling my book at lower/higher prices than Amazon.  How do they get to sell it and how do I get paid for their sales of my book? A: This is a common question and it helps to […]

How to benefit from Kindle Select Marketing Tools from Amazon KDP

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Sometimes the amount of options and tools available to an author can be overwhelming. You have your book, you want it published, why does it have to be so complicated? If you want your life to be a little more stress free then you’ll be happy to hear more about Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing program. […]

The Pro’s and Con’s of Kindle Unlimited

Although it’s easy to see that the customer is Amazon’s number one priority that doesn’t mean that they don’t recognize the need to provide at least some benefits for the authors who supply the ebooks, even if grudgingly. Rarely is an issue black and white, so I’ve laid out a list of pros and cons […]

Death of the Open-Door Policy for Authors?

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Just recently, BookBaby changed their ebook conversion and ebook distribution policy. Since it began in 2011, BookBaby has offered numerous plans for authors, which included no charge for distribution. Like most distribution companies, BookBaby received it’s commission on sales made. Well, these free-distribution plans are gone and authors now pay a flat fee ($299) for […]

Is Kindle Unlimited Good for Authors?

I’ll be honest, it has been with trepidation that I have watched the rise of the eBook. I have loved reading since I was a young child and there is nothing that fills me with more joy than the earthy, sweet smell of a new book and the feeling of printed paper pressed between my […]

Amazon’s crowdsourced publishing program, Kindle Scout

Amazon is taking a new approach to publishing — a 21st century approach. With Kindle Scout, readers nominate which books are allowed to progress. Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It’s a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive […]