How to Promote Your Book on Amazon: Get Kindle to Work for You (2022)

Most indie authors will sell their books on Amazon and the Kindle store. While this platform is accessible to all, it’s also a battlefield where thousands of combatants are fighting for readers' attention. In this post, we’ll show you the six steps you can take to promote your book on Amazon, vanquish the competition, and sell more copies.

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Promoting your book on Amazon starts with a good cover and book description (known by some as the ‘blurb’). Ads can show your book to a prospective audience — but it’s your book cover and description that will turn them into actual readers.

If you’ve already got a book cover and book description, now’s the time to review them to make sure they’ve really got what it takes to generate sales.

A good cover attracts and communicates

To generate sales, here are the two most important things a book cover has to achieve:

  • A professional look; and
  • The ability to communicate the genre and general theme.

Shoppers get shown hundreds of covers when they browse — yours have to look intriguing and trustworthy enough for them to click on. At first glance, your cover needs to demonstrate the genre, a bit of the tone, and the comparability of your book with bestsellers in your niche. These nuances require an experienced designer — the right professional can make all the difference to your book’s visual appeal.

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Right here on Reedsy! Sign up (for free) to meet them today.

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The book description must make people want to keep reading

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On an Amazon book page, the description is often shortened to show only the first few lines. If a reader is curious, they can click the ‘Read more’ button to see the rest of the description. The aim of the game is to capture this curiosity and turn casual buyers into enthusiastic buyers!

Our recommended formula is:

Hook + Blurb + Wrap-Up

You can learn more in our guide to writing a strong book description, but the aim is to keep it short and impactful. Most shoppers won’t have the patience to read much!

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab provides a good example of a description for a fiction title. For nonfiction, the hook for How to Market a Book (by Reedsy’s co-founder Ricardo Fayet) works well to capture readers’ attention.

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2. Secure reviews and social validation

Reviews can give your title credibility even before the reader begins reading. They’re also great promotional assets that can improve your conversion rate and act as material for ads. Securing reviews early on and using them effectively can help you capitalize on the extra visibility that Amazon gives you in the first 30 days after the launch. (This comes in the form of the Hot New Releases lists, and it’s also why you want to perfect every aspect of your Amazon page before you release your book.)

Let’s take a look at how you can make reviews work for you!

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Send out your ARCs at least a month in advance

If you’ve been building a mailing list for your author career, now’s the time to put it to use. This is an already eager audience for your book — you can make them feel more special by offering them advanced reader copies (ARCs) and inviting them to leave an early review the moment your book launches.

Do this about a month before the launch (so readers have enough time to read it), and email them a reminder on D-Day. Even if your plea persuades only a fraction of your subscribers, it’ll still populate the customer review section of your book page with some solid testimonials.

Release one format of your book early

If you want to go the extra mile and ensure that there are reviews the moment you launch, consider publishing in two formats and releasing one about a week before the other. Say you predict that ebook sales will be greater than physical copies’ (which is often the case) — here’s what you can do:

  1. Make the electronic version available for pre-ordering.
  2. Release print-on-demand paperbacks in the meantime.
  3. Ask your ARC readers to drop their reviews on your Amazon book page.

Since both formats share one Amazon page, this trick can help put reviews on your page before launching your ebook!

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Make full use of the Editorial Reviews section

Did you know that the Editorial Reviews section is placed higher up on an Amazon product page than customer reviews? As readers scroll down, they’ll catch this section first — meaning it’s another ideal place to convince them to click the buy button.

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Unlike organic customer reviews, you decide exactly what goes into this section. Usually, authors choose to impress by picking out some impactful lines written by well-known reviewers, fellow authors, and magazines. You can also include compensated reviews, which are prohibited in the customer review section.

Where can you get editorial reviews?

Send out ARCs to some prestigious reviewers — they can be book experts or big names in your specific field (for nonfiction books). This directory of book review blogs can be of some assistance as you look for places to pitch. You can also reach hundreds of experienced book reviewers when you submit your book to Reedsy Discovery. Don’t hesitate to cast a wide net — any extra feedback can be used for other promotional material.

There are several other ways to get and use your reviews (including how to get a bad review to work to your benefit) which we share in the free course below.

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Now that the outer appearance of your Amazon book page is perfected, let’s dig into less apparent but equally crucial aspects to your book’s visibility: its metadata.

The metadata helps Amazon make sense of what your book is about and where it belongs in the vast library of Amazon’s catalogs. It’s also how Amazon knows which bestseller list to put your book on! Understanding Amazon algorithms for authors and selecting the right keywords and categories can get you far on this platform.

Strategically select Amazon keywords and categories

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The most important parts of a book’s metadata on Amazon are its keywords and categories. Keywords are what readers type into the search function to find books about their preferred topics. At the same time, categories are genres and subgenres that readers can browse on this online store (much like the categorized shelves you’d browse in a brick-and-mortar bookshop). Here are two posts in our Amazon guide that can provide more insight into these:

  • Amazon Book Categories: An Author’s Essential Guide
  • Amazon Keywords for Authors: Become King of the Kindle Store

Done correctly, keywords and categories help make your book more visible to readers. Addie LaRue, for instance, demonstrates this perfectly (at the time we’re writing this post).

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Of course, there’s more to choosing your keywords and categories than covered here. If you want to take a deep dive into this topic, Ricardo’s book, How to Market a Book, has just about everything you need to know — and it’s free!

4. Make the most of Author Central

Amazon Author Central is the dashboard through which you can access everything you need to polish your profile and edit your book pages. These can help you optimize for conversion as well as build an author brand.

Use the Author page to add a personal touch

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The Author page is a space for you to introduce yourself to readers and share all of your writing with them. For first-time authors (and nonfiction writers, especially), the personal nature of this page is ever more important. Putting a face to your name can make you more relatable and trustworthy to potential readers. And that means they’re more likely to purchase your book.

To spruce up your Author page, add a clear, friendly image, and write a quick bio of yourself. Tailor the content to the kind of writing you do — Alice Wong’s bio and blog updates, for instance, touch on her experiences in disability visibility, demonstrating the depth of her perspective on the matter. This ties into her body of work as a curator and editor of stories from the daily lives of disabled people.

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Add Editorial Reviews

Remember these reviews we mentioned earlier? Well, the only way you can add any onto your book’s page is through Amazon Author Central. On the dashboard, you’ll find a ‘Books’ tab, in which you can find and edit the information on your book page. When you choose to add a review here, you’ll essentially be adding an Editorial Review!

5. Buy targeted Amazon ads

To further increase your book’s visibility and strengthen your presence in relevant ‘Also bought’ lists, turn to Amazon targeted ads. We have a whole post on Amazon ads for authors and a free course that takes you through the whole process. So instead of getting into the nitty-gritty how-to details, we’ll cover the rationale behind advertising on Amazon here.

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Keeping a clean ‘Also bought’ record

‘Also bought’ refers to the algorithm-fuelled suggestions for other related titles that often come after a book’s description on its Amazon page. This works because Amazon takes note of readers’ purchase histories to form connections between books, grouping them into related niches. These books are then recommended to authors who expressed interest in these niches as they browse. So, for instance, in the ‘Also bought’ section of The Author’s Guide to Marketing Books on Amazon, you’ll find Ricardo’s How to Market a Book. This boosts the latter’s visibility, and it also confirms that Amazon recognizes that Ricardo’s book fits in this particular niche. Once this is established, the book can be continuously recommended, and it can potentially rank in this highly relevant subcategory.

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If your book shows up in the also-boughts of less relevant books, you won’t be able to convert and thus won’t do well on Amazon’s lists. The problem is, it’s tough and time-consuming to alter the associations that Amazon’s made for also-bought recommendations, so you want to nail it from the very beginning. (And don’t forget, you want to make the most of the first 30-day window and the chance to top the Hot New Releases list!)

This all appears to happen behind closed doors, but you can speed up and refine Amazon’s identification of your book by using targeted ads. As the name suggests, these ads allow you to show your book directly to your target audience — thereby helping Amazon connect the dots faster. Even if you don’t make enough sales to cover your advertising costs yet, selecting the right keywords for your ads will establish a basis for Amazon to keep promoting your book in the long term, even without your active involvement.

Since Amazon’s algorithms reward conversion, it’s sometimes worthwhile to cut your price (or even make it completely free) to induce a wave of purchases. It can lead to higher ranking and visibility, which hopefully means that you get a little boost in sales even when prices return to normal.

But just slashing the price and sitting back still won’t cut it — you’ll need to get the word out that your book is temporarily available at an appealing price. We recommend our free course on the nitty-gritty of price promotions if you want a better grasp of this strategy.

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But if you’re in a hurry, here are a few things to note.

Get the word out using book promotion services

Another way to spread the news about your discount is to use online promotion services. These have massive mailing lists divided by genre of interest, to whom they send frequent book deal newsletters. Listing with one of them can expose your book to thousands of relevant readers.

The gold standard of book promotion services is BookBub, specifically its Featured Deals. Books listed here are hand-selected from heaps of submissions by the BookBub team, so the competition is tough. Your book needs to have a top-notch cover, spotless metadata, and a bit of luck to make it to the actual newsletter.

We recommend submitting as frequently as possible — and while you wait for a positive reply, you can still sneak your book into the bottom of their newsletters by paying for self-serve BookBub ads.

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Alternatively, list your book with other book promotion services. None of them has the reach that BookBub has, but they’re more accessible. You can also use a few at once to aggregate the exposure.

Note that price promotions are not a one-time thing — and neither is book marketing. For the long term, you can set up a price promotion every 2-3 months and then focus on advertising in those instances. Focus your advertising efforts during those periods when you run discounts to capture more buyers — sales growth will be a positive sign to Amazon’s algorithms.

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Keep building your effort steadily, and perhaps we’ll see your book on top of the charts one day!

FAQs

How do I get my KDP noticed on Amazon? ›

Ten ways to market your books
  1. Create a compelling cover. ...
  2. Edit and proofread your book well. ...
  3. Write a compelling description of your book. ...
  4. Introduce yourself to your readers. ...
  5. Promote your book online. ...
  6. Publish paperbacks through KDP. ...
  7. Upload videos and book trailers.

How do I get my Kindle noticed? ›

Publish on Kindle – How to Get Your Book Noticed
  1. Choose The Right Categories.
  2. Make Your Book More Discoverable with Keywords.
  3. Opt Into Amazon KDP Select.
  4. Add a Smart Link to Your Book.
  5. Write a Series of Books.
  6. Self-Publishing Services for Fiction Writers.
23 Mar 2018

How much does Amazon Kindle pay per book? ›

KDP offers a fixed 60% royalty rate on paperbacks sold on Amazon marketplaces where KDP supports paperback distribution. Your royalty is 60% of your list price. We then subtract printing costs, which depend on page count, ink type, and the Amazon marketplace your paperback was ordered from.

How do I make my book more visible on Amazon? ›

To make your book easier to find on Amazon, you need keywords that accurately portray your book's content and reflect the words customers will use when they search. Along with factors like sales history and Amazon Best Sellers Rank, relevant keywords can boost your placement in search results on Amazon.com.

Is it worth it to publish a book on Kindle? ›

So, Is Amazon KDP Worth It in 2022? Yes, Amazon KDP is still a very reliable source of online income with self-publishers making thousands of dollars every month. But to find success on the Kindle Store, it is essential to pick a profitable, low competition niche.

How long does it take to get your first sale on KDP? ›

Up to 72 hours for Amazon.com; up to 5 days for other marketplaces. For low-content books, it can take up to 10 business days. Updates to sales rank appear? Rankings are updated hourly but may take 24–48 hours to appear after the first completed sale.

How often do KDP authors get paid? ›

Royalties are paid every month, approximately 60 days after the end of the month in which the sale was reported (90 days for Expanded Distribution) as long as you meet the minimum threshold for payment. Direct deposit payments can take 1–5 business days to show on your bank account from the payment date.

How long does it take to get a book approved on KDP? ›

It can take up to 72 hours for titles to be reviewed and published, and up to 10 business days for low-content books to be reviewed and published. Publishing: Your title is being published and will be available on the Amazon store shortly.

How do I get people to read my book? ›

How to Make Sure Your Book Gets Read
  1. Create a launch list. It's much easier to sell your book to people who are already aware of it and are clamoring for your content, rather than suddenly having to promote it to “the world” on launch day. ...
  2. Drive early reviews. ...
  3. Appear on podcasts. ...
  4. Leverage bulk sales.
6 May 2019

How do I make my KDP sales bigger on Amazon? ›

How To Increase Book Sales
  1. Write the 'Perfect' Book. Follow the Trends. ...
  2. Have An Eyecatching Cover. Hire A Graphics Artist. ...
  3. Use Amazon's KDP Tools. ...
  4. Get More Authentic Reviews. ...
  5. Build Your Fanbase. ...
  6. Advertise Your Book. ...
  7. Repeat The Methods That Worked For You.

How do I get more people to read my book? ›

Read more about this in our complete step-by-step marketing plan as well as in Scribe's free marketing course.
  1. Contact Media, Bloggers & Influencers. ...
  2. Write Guest Posts and Articles. ...
  3. Go on Podcasts. ...
  4. Gather Book Reviews on Amazon. ...
  5. Use Your Email List. ...
  6. Use Your Social Media Presence. ...
  7. Write LinkedIn Articles.

Is selling books on Kindle profitable? ›

Kindle Direct Publishing or KDP has become one of the most reliable ways to earn passive income online. In the last two years, we have seen a 40% increase in the number of authors making more than $50,000 in royalties on the platform. In fact, over 2,000 self-publishers surpassed $100,000 in earnings on Kindle in 2022.

Do authors get paid for free Kindle books? ›

Authors are able to earn a maximum of 3,000 Kindle Edition Normalized Pages (KENPs) read per title per customer. This means that each time your eBook is borrowed and read, you will receive credit for up to 3,000 pages. We believe this results in an equitable distribution of the KDP Select Global Fund.

How much money can you make selling books on Kindle? ›

For Kindle books priced from $0.99 to $2.98, you receive a 35% royalty on each sale. For Kindle books priced from $2.99 to $9.99, you receive a 70% royalty on each sale. For Kindle books priced above $9.99, you receive a 35% royalty on each sale.

How much does it cost to promote a book on Amazon? ›

When you publish your book on Amazon you can advertise to people shopping on Amazon for books in your genre. Your cost can start at about $3 a day and up depending on your budget. Amazon advertising is a successful way to promote your new book. You can enroll in KDP Select to run price promotions on Amazon.

How do I get my eBook noticed? ›

  1. Create a killer landing page. ...
  2. Promote it within your website. ...
  3. Use supporting content formats. ...
  4. Go all-out on social media. ...
  5. Explore other content sharing platforms. ...
  6. Use free tools to make your eBook go viral. ...
  7. Try guest blogging on authority sites. ...
  8. Invest time in traditional email outreach.
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How much do self published authors make on Amazon 2022? ›

Self-publishing platforms pay up to 70% of each book sold to authors (fantasy authors get between 40% and 60%). Of authors who have published their first book in the last 10 years: 1,200 traditionally published authors have earned $25,000+ a year. 1,600 self-published authors have earned $25,000+ a year.

Is KDP Amazon profitable? ›

Amazon KDP can be an extra revenue generator and a source of passive income, not only for authors. It can also be profitable for marketplace sellers already selling physical products and considering diversifying their online business with digital products.

Is it better to publish a book or eBook? ›

2- More Profit

With a traditionally published book you can keep about 8% of the profits vs about 98% of the profits kept with an ebook. These days, most publishers will expect you to come to the table with a pretty big audience and a loyal following already. They're not really gonna get that for you.

How many books do you have to sell to be #1 on Amazon? ›

In order to hit #1 on Amazon, you'll need to sell somewherebetween 3,500 and 5,000 copies in 24 hours. Want to hit top 10? You'll need to sell roughly 300 for print, or 2,000+ copies for combined formats. Those numbers aren't exactly set in stone, but they're a pretty close approximation.

What is minimum list price in KDP? ›

eBook List Price Requirements
USD List Price Requirements for Amazon.comMinimum List PriceMaximum List Price
Less than 3 megabytes$ 0.99$ 200.00
Greater than or equal to 3 megabytes and less than 10 megabytes$ 1.99$ 200.00
10 megabytes or greater$ 2.99$ 200.00
70% Royalty Option$ 2.99$ 9.99
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How many pages does KDP take to publish? ›

The minimum page count is 24 pages, and the maximum page count depends on ink, paper, and trim size options.

Should I use my personal Amazon account for KDP? ›

Setting Up an Account with Amazon KDP

It's often easier to use your personal account so you don't have to remember two logins, but it's totally up to you. If you have multiple authors, or other people who will need to login to see your sales reports, you might want to set up a separate account.

How much does KDP pay per page read 2022? ›

How Much Does KDP Select Pay Per Page Read?
MonthKENP rate
January 2022$0.00428859
February 2022$0.0044965
March 2022$0.0043418627
April 2022$0.004470993
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How much does it cost to upload a book to KDP? ›

You can expect to pay 5.5 USD or more per book depending on what ink you are using and how many pages your book has.

How do authors get paid on KDP? ›

Authors who have signed up for KDP Select are eligible for royalties on Kindle Unlimited ebook pages read — specifically, pages read by an individual customer for the first time. KDP Select authors receive a monthly payout for these page reads, no matter how long it takes for a reader to get through their book.

Can you make money with KDP low content books? ›

It really depends on what niche you pick, how you market your book, what royalties you set, and and how much you sell your book for. Rest assured, once you've found a profitable low content niche and created a successful launch strategy, you can expect to make good money selling low content books on Amazon KDP.

Can a first time writer get published? ›

New authors seeking to distribute their first fiction or nonfiction book have two publishing options. One is to sign a book deal with a traditional publisher. Such a deal, which is traditionally facilitated by a literary agent, gives the publisher exclusive rights to print and disseminate the book.

What is the best size for KDP? ›

The most common trim size for books in the U.S. is 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm). When setting up your book, this is the default in the "Print Options" section of the Content tab. If you want a different trim size, click Select a different size.

Is advertising on KDP worth it? ›

So, yes– Amazon Advertising for books is totally worth it, but you have to make sure you put the legwork in first, to make sure you (and your career) are getting the value out of it. One good thing to remember is that Amazon Ads are best used when you're using them to scale a business, not just to sell single books.

What size should my KDP book be? ›

A few key terms before you start: Trim size. Your printed book's width and height. The most common trim size for books in the US is 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm), but you have several other options.

How long does it take the average person to read a 500 page book? ›

Answer: the average reader takes about 13.9 hours to read 500 pages. You might take more or less time than 13.9 hours to read 500 pages, depending on your reading speed and the difficulty of your text. The average person's reading speed is around 300 words per minute (WPM).

How can I promote my book for free? ›

Here are 50 Free Ways to Market Your Book
  1. Create an Author Facebook Fan Page. ...
  2. Pin your book cover and link to purchase on Pinterest. ...
  3. Use Twitter to Promote Your Book. ...
  4. Create Your GoodReads Author Profile. ...
  5. Create Profile on LinkedIn. ...
  6. Create a Google+ Account. ...
  7. Add Your Book to Your Email Signature. ...
  8. Forum Signature.
2 Nov 2021

What genre sells the most on Kindle? ›

Kindle Category Rankings
Kindle Store Category#1#100
1. Romance -> Contemporary4459
2. Literature & Fiction -> Contemporary Fiction -> Women11992
3. Romance -> New Adult & College231053
4. Literature & Fiction -> Contemporary Fiction -> Romance41424
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How much do Kindle authors make per book? ›

Go for 70% Royalties

As previously mentioned, you can qualify for Amazon's 70% royalty program by pricing your ebook between $2.99 and $9.99 and securing copyright protection. Also, the price of the ebook must be at least 20% lower than the price of your physical copy.

What niche sells the most on Amazon KDP? ›

Best Niches for Amazon KDP
  • Learn to read books.
  • Learn to write letters and books.
  • Learn to write number of books.
  • Learn to count books.
  • Preschool maths activity books.
12 Aug 2022

What company pays for you to read books? ›

Get Paid to Read: 17 Legitimate Sites That Pay Reviewers
  • Kirkus Media. 💸 Pay: Freelance basis. ...
  • Reedsy Discovery. 💸 Pay: Tip basis. ...
  • Any Subject Books. 💸 Pay: Freelance basis. ...
  • BookBrowse. 💸 Pay: Freelance basis. ...
  • Online Book Club. 💸 Pay: $5 to $60. ...
  • U.S. Review of Books. 💸 Pay: Freelance basis. ...
  • Women's Review of Books. ...
  • Upwork.
24 Sept 2019

How much does Amazon take from an eBook sale? ›

Calculating Kindle eBook delivery costs

Amazon charges $0.15 per megabyte (MB)—the file size of your Kindle eBook—for each book sold priced between $2.99 and $9.99 assuming you choose the 70% royalty option (see below). There is a minimum charge of $0.01 and delivery fees vary by country.

How much do authors get paid for their first book? ›

How much can authors expect to earn from their books? A first-time author with a traditional publishing deal might expect an advance of $1,000-$10,000 and 5-18% royalties once they “earn out” their advance. Self-published authors do not receive advances, but their royalties can reach up to 70% for ebook editions.

How do I succeed in Amazon KDP? ›

But you can maximize reader excitement by making sure your book stands out.
  1. Create a compelling cover. ...
  2. Edit and proofread your book well. ...
  3. Write a compelling description of your book. ...
  4. Introduce yourself to your readers. ...
  5. Promote your book online. ...
  6. Publish paperbacks through KDP. ...
  7. Upload videos and book trailers.

Is Kindle publishing still profitable in 2022? ›

The short answer is no. The challenge with making a lot of money publishing books on Amazon is that you are selling low-ticket products. A Kindle eBook sells for anywhere between $2.99-$9.99, while a paperback book sells for up to $20.

How much does the average Amazon book seller make? ›

Almost half of Amazon sellers earn somewhere between $1,000 and $2,500 per month, with some sellers reporting earnings of up to $45k per year. Amazon allows you to put your products on display for everyone to see, which means more sales and ultimately more profit.

How can I promote my KDP book for free? ›

To schedule a Free Book Promotion after your eBook is enrolled in KDP Select and available for sale on our website:
  1. Go to the Marketing tab.
  2. In the Run a Price Promotion, select Free Book Promotion.
  3. Click Create a Free Book Promotion.
  4. Select your book and click Continue.
  5. Enter the desired start and end date.

How can I advertise for free on my Kindle? ›

How do I remove ads from my Kindle?
  1. Sign in to your Amazon account, and go to Your Account > Content and Devices > Devices.
  2. Select the Kindle device from which you wish to remove ads. ...
  3. Look for a line that says Special Offers. ...
  4. Click the Remove offers button, and follow the instructions.
18 Aug 2021

Is Amazon KDP still profitable? ›

Amazon KDP can be an extra revenue generator and a source of passive income, not only for authors. It can also be profitable for marketplace sellers already selling physical products and considering diversifying their online business with digital products.

Do you get paid monthly from KDP? ›

Royalties are paid every month, approximately 60 days after the end of the month in which the sale was reported (90 days for Expanded Distribution) as long as you meet the minimum threshold for payment.

Do low content books sell well on Amazon? ›

Is Low Content Publishing Worth It? It may not seem so obvious but high-quality low content books do sell well on Amazon. In fact, some low content books like adult coloring books and gratitude journals have a wider audience than some fiction and non-fiction books on Amazon.

Why my books are not selling on Amazon? ›

The most common problem I see when books aren't selling is that the books you're trying to sell don't have good sales ranks. They aren't in demand. Amazon assigns a sales rank to each one of their books. This number can range from 1 to over 20,000,000, and it's representative of how often the book is selling.

Is Kindle Direct Publishing really free? ›

Self-publish eBooks and paperbacks for free with Kindle Direct Publishing, and reach millions of readers on Amazon. Get to market fast. Publishing takes less than 5 minutes and your book appears on Kindle stores worldwide within 72 hours.

Do Amazon ads work for KDP? ›

Running ads for your KDP books can help you to reach new customers. Sign up to Amazon Ads to create custom ads for readers interested in books like yours. Note: KDP does not provide support for Amazon Ads.

How much does a beginner author make per book? ›

How much can authors expect to earn from their books? A first-time author with a traditional publishing deal might expect an advance of $1,000-$10,000 and 5-18% royalties once they “earn out” their advance. Self-published authors do not receive advances, but their royalties can reach up to 70% for ebook editions.

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