I wrote back in November 2015 that I don’t like free promotions. Well six months later, I’ve changed my mind. Here’s why.
What new novelists (and seasoned ones too, I’ll bet) haven’t thought at least once how nice it would be to have their newest book become a bestseller right off the hop? I know I have.
Amazon is constantly looking for ways to increase sales. Now they’ve filed patents for “used ebooks” and other digital content. Umm, what?
When I chose to self-publish my books, I knew I’d get to the point where I’d need to decide on a price. And the decision is damn tough.
I could write a thousand books, but if I don’t tell anyone about them, I’ll never be able to earn a living. Self-publishing means self-promotion. There’s a lot I can do.
Amazon is a company based in the United States. I am a Canadian. When I sell a book through Amazon, 30% of my royalty is held back for income tax in the United States. The way around this is with tax treaties. Read on.
Taking part in KDP Select can offer some distinct advantages when selling your Kindle ebook. Amazon boasts “more readers, more earnings and increased sales potential”. This all comes at a cost of exclusivity. Let’s take a closer look.
In part three of my series of posts talking about Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) service, I discuss the rights and pricing of your book.
There’s lots of steps to follow when publishing your ebook, but they’re not complicated. Hopefully what I’ve shared below will help you avoid the pitfalls I stepped into.
I self-published my first book “Noah’s Noodles” on Amazon’s Kindle platform. I describe the book here. The process getting to that point was relatively smooth, but also had its share of bumps.