Whilst much of this article is still relevant, we’d also suggest consulting some more recent reviews of the KDP program to make sure you have a balanced view.] 3.
Increased cross-promotion When people download your book, it starts appearing in the “People who bought this book also boughtÖ..” and “Recommended for you” sections, further increasing visibility.
This is a guest post from Tristan King, an entrepreneur and writer who recently published his first book on learning langauges on the Amazon Kindle store.Tristan loves learning and teaching foreign languages, and travelling anywhere he can use them. Recently, I experimented with Amazon’s KDP Select Program, a new system on the Kindle Store which increased my book’s sales over 600% within one week.Hopefully, your message will get into more peopleís hands than it would have otherwise: thatís the whole point, right? It’s not difficult to publish an information product onto the Kindle Store.Authors and information agents – go make it happen!When it went “free” on the Kindle store, it said FREE.
This meant an ‘discount’ during the free period, as opposed to books which were normally 99c, and are then free during promotion (99c discount). Getting in the top twenty lists, and staying there after the promotional period When someone downloads your book (for free or paid), it moves up the charts.
Here’s what my sales figures have looked like: In my experience, four things contributed to the increase in sales: 1.
People like freebies, and they like “expensive” freebies.
Only paid sales now count towards permanent rankings.
Also, sometimes the price no longer displayed next to the word “Free” for some books.
I unsubscribed my book from Smashwords faster than you could say “, and enrolled in KDP Select, making my book free for a 24-hour period. After the first hour of “free” promotion, I checked how many copies had been downloaded. At the end of the 24 hour period, my book had been downloaded 400 times – a lot more than I’d sold during six weeks of being in the Kindle store.