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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.

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Mark Williams – The International Indie Author March 22, 2017 um 2:21 am

"…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."

Nate Hoffelder March 22, 2017 um 9:09 am

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

Rob Siders March 22, 2017 um 2:15 pm

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

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