In my self-publishing journey, Catherine Ryan Howard’s Self-Printed has been my total bible – from setting up your US Tax number so you don’t lose 30% of your vast royalty fortune, to designing a colour coordinated website. But there’s one thing I’m straying away from her advice over: KDP Select.
CRH’s advice is not to enroll in KDP Select as it means you can’t sell your eBooks anywhere else. At the moment I only have them on Amazon, so figure it’s worth a 90-day punt. The reason I want to do it, is to take advantage of the 5 days you can set your book for free, and a count down promotion.
Sales are currently 2-3 daily, which is according to CRH means my book is (almost) selling, but #Forfeit isn’t getting as much love as I’d like. Reviews are all 5* on Amazon and that’s not my mum – she hasn’t figured out how to leave a review yet… sigh. I’ve no idea if KDP Select will increase my sales, but I’ll keep you posted on what does happen.
Has KDP Select worked for you?
It’s also a great day to buy #Forfeit in the UK. The Kindle Price is just 77p until Aug 31st and the paperback (one copy left in stock! lol) is just £6.05 – that’s almost £3 off the list price.
ps. I’ve linked to CRH’s blog, not her book on Amazon, as she’s about to release the 3rd Edition of Self-Printed. So don’t buy the 2nd Edition now – wait a week or two!