Amazon KDP Select is always a difficult choice to make for self-publishing authors Making the decision to use KDP Select and give Amazon exclusivity to your ebooks is not an easy decision, but it is one that all authors have to make. Not only once either, because if you have a backlist, you might need to go in and out to
Ebooks are very convenient but at the same time so horribly restrictive The ebook will never replace a real book, as so many people have said over the years since the introduction of the ebook by Sony, and then shortly after, by Amazon. There has never been a topic as controversial and divisive in the book publishing industry as the
Delisting an ebook from Draft2Digital or Smashwords is necessary if you want to enrol your title with Amazon KDP Select. I have written before about Draft2Digital and Smashwords and how both platforms have advantages when it comes to open publishing. While Draft2Digital shines with its interface and automatic end-matter, Smashwords has a far wider distribution network and its own ebook
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.