Amazon self-publishing statistics show an exponential increase in books sold by indie authors on the platform. According to the last official data, self-publishers made up 92% of all book listings on Amazon, a huge jump from 2007 when self-published titles only accounted for 6% of the total collection.
Amazon KDP offers self-publishers several perks that traditionally published authors don’t have access to while working with conventional industry players.
How to Enroll in AMAZON KINDLE
As you upload your ebook, Amazon KDP will give you the option to enroll in KDP Select. This is a promotion program Amazon offers to publishers that give them access to a wider audience, and the chance to make more money through Amazon Self-Publishing Global Fund.
KDP Select works on 90-day enrollment periods during which publishers can take advantage of Amazon’s promotional tools like Kindle Countdown Deals and Free Promotions.
Kindle Countdown Deal allows KDP Select authors to drop the price of their books for 7 days (or less) without losing their 70% royalties and receive additional promotion on Amazon. When you sign-up for Kindle Countdown Deal, a timer is added to your book’s page, informing users of the discounted price and urging them to complete their purchase before the sale expires.
In order to be eligible for Kindle Countdown Deals, you need to be enrolled in KDP Select for at least 30 days. Unless your KDP Select is set to automatically renew, you will not be allowed to sign-up for Kindle Countdown Deals in the last two weeks of your enrollment period.
Sell Multiple Books Under One Author Name
Rarely has an author found global success with just a single book. As with anything else, it’s better not to put all your eggs in one basket. By publishing multiple books, you gain more exposure on the storefront and gain credibility as a writer.
Remember, you don’t have to worry about storing inventory or printing hassles when selling on Amazon KDP. The book retailing giant does all that for you, so there really shouldn’t be anything stopping you from selling more than one book on the platform.
Publishing multiple books will increase your chances of making a decent income month after month and establishing a loyal following.