Is crowdfunding, using sites such as Kickstarter a viable alternative for self-publishers? Crowdfunding is not top of mind for most self-publishing authors, who generally concentrate on Amazon KDP, Createspace, Lulu, Smashwords and Draft2Digital distribution to generate ebook and book sales.
Many authors are unaware that KDP charges for each Kindle ebook delivery, which reduces your royalty Hidden deep in Amazon KDP Terms and Conditions is a table of delivery charges for Kindle Ebook delivery. So deep in fact, that the breadcrumb to it looks like this: Kindle Direct Publishing > Legal > Kindle Direct Publishing > Terms and Conditions > Pricing
Sales of e-reader devices are falling rapidly E-reader devices such as Kindle, Nook and Kobo are all suffering from a rapid drop off in sales, yet readers are still buying and reading e-books. So what is going on here? First, in a report on The Demographics of Device Ownership in the US, Pew Research offer the following summary of e-reader device ownership.
Amazon book reviews come organically with time and patience, and perhaps from a few free ebooks. Every author wants more Amazon book reviews, as they are one of the elements in making a book potentially more appealing to book buyers. But the hard truth is that organic reviews are very hard to get, as only a small percentage or Amazon book