Amazon Author Insights Has Tips for Indie Authors

There are many experts who can help authors get published, and now Amazon has gathered all that advice on a single site.

Currently in beta, Amazon Author Insights features the advice of many published authors including Hugh Howey, Joanna Penn, Bryan Cohen, and Elizabeth S Craig as well as a number of articles by Amazon’s staff (under the byline Kindle Press).

The site is hosted on Tumblr, and is divided into three sections: Write, Publish, and Market. There’s also a fourth section which claims to focus on tools and services, but really just lists various Amazon services (KDP, Createspace, Kindle scout, Goodreads, etc).

Amazon has not announced the site yet, and it’s not clear what they’re trying to accomplish here.  But the articles I read all contained sound advice, so the site is definitely worth checking out.

Amazon Author Insights

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. “…but really just lists various Amazon services (KDP, Createspace, Kindle scout, Goodreads, etc).”

    Not seeing any mention of CreateSpace. Clearly Amazon wants indies using KDP Publishing, and intends to keep CreateSpace for its POD arm for “publishers.”

    1. Nate Hoffelder22 March, 2017

      I saw it; maybe we were shown random selections of services?

  2. Rob Siders22 March, 2017

    Of interest only to me: Amazon used Bookerly as its font for the site.

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