Amazon is Now Pitching Advertising to KDP Select Members

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Indie Authors have long paid for advertising to promote their books, and now Amazon is pitching the idea directly. Self Publishing Review reported this morning that Amazon is now pitching pay-per-click advertising to indies with titles in KDP Select: According to the quoted parts of the FAQ, Amazon's offering to run a targeted ad campaign which could either ...

KDP Select Payment Continues to Hover Below $1.40

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Amazon revealed in the KDP monthly newsletter yesterday that the KDP Select payment was still disappointingly low. With the payment per loan still only $1.39, authors are wondering whether KDP Select in particular, and Amazon's subscription ebook service in general, are such a great idea. KDP Select has been a good revenue source for indie authors since it ...

Amazon Boosts KDP Select Pool to $5 Million, Adds KDP Select All-Stars Bonus On Top

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Amazon still has yet to reveal how many Kindle users have signed up for Kindle Unlimited, but if the KDP Select fund is any indication then the subscriber base must be growing at a steady clip. Amazon announced in the monthly KDP newsletter today that they were boosting the monthly pool for a second time: We have continued ...

Amazon Expands Pre-order Buttons to All KDP Authors

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With no fanfare or official announcement, earlier today Amazon quietly gave indie authors a sales feature some had been requesting for the past several years. According to a new page in the KDP help section, authors and publishers who distribute their works through Amazon's publishing portal can now elect to put their next work up for ...

Here’s Why Amazon Won’t be Cutting KDP Payment Rates to 35%

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There's a frightening what-if nightmare going around indie publishing circles this week. It's scaring the children, giving many heart palpitations, but actually has very little chance of ever happening. The "sky is falling" scenario originated over at KBoards, where one author wrote: Once B&N fades to black, there is Apple and Kobo. But Amazon will likely have ...