A bit of advice from someone who not only writes exceptionally entertaining books, but also knows how to market them.

M. Louisa Locke

Everywhere the discussion is raging among indie authors: should they sign their books up for KDP Select for the holidays or not? This is an important decision because, if last holiday is any guide, the bulk of ebook sales are going to come in the ninety days after December 25, when huge numbers of new ereaders and tablets of all sorts are found gift-wrapped under the tree. On the surface the decision should be easy.

If the vast majority of a specific ebook’s sales are on Amazon, if you have enrolled the ebook in KDP Select program before and achieved a decent number of borrows (for example, more than the total number of ebooks you were selling in non-Amazon stores), and if you held free promotions that increased your sales––then probably it would be a smart move (at least financially) to enroll that book in KDP Select for the…

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About Diana Douglas

Diana Douglas, author. Coorganizer of the Arizona Novel Writers Workshop. Member Arizona Historical Novel Society, Member BooksGoSocial Authors, Transplanted Texan. http://www.meetup.com/Arizona-Writers-Workshop-com http://twitter.com/#!/themodernscribe
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4 Responses to

  1. Marcia says:

    Great post, Diana. thanks for sharing it. I’m not ready to worry about this yet but it’s a tricky decision, for sure. I think I’d lean toward doing KDP after the holidays. Friends of mine have done that and had success. Successful trials beget more success, right? Haha, maybe, maybe not. Something to think about anyway.

  2. LaDonna K. Ockinga says:

    Your posts and re-posts are so helpful. Thanks.
    LaDonna K. Ockinga
    Author of soon to be published Surviving Love

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