Kindle publishing offers opportunities for today’s writers
Kindle publishing is the new gateway into the world of online publishing for many writers today. I know. I’ve spent the last 14 months exploring this vast new world. ‘Tis the season and I have good news to tell. Kindle publishing is a viable option today for writers for many reasons.
Kindle publishing offers virtual handselling
In the past I haven’t been as positive about the virtues of self-publishing. Way too many technical problems. The difficulty with distribution was a major sticking point. Today, Amazon has changed all that. The handselling by booksellers so valued in traditional publishing is done virtually by Amazon. This is a great boon for all writers.
There are a number of ways that Amazon assists writers in the distribution and marketing of their books. During the first 90 days after publication, Amazon offers extra oomph to your title by sharing new releases to their customers. There are opportunities to be featured in the Hot New Release categories, and New and Noteworthy. In addition, as the author and publisher you have the opportunity to enroll your new title in the Kindle Select program that allows you to put your book on free promos for selected days during a 90-day period. This can be a great help to boost sales and to gain higher visibility.
Kindle publishing plans for 2015
As of this post, I have published 24 books through Kindle publishing using the KDP platform. In addition, I have several print versions available, as well as a new print-only journal called The Coffee Break Journal for Fiction Writers. I have met all my initial milestones and am ready to tackle my second year as I build my publishing empire.
Kindle publishing blog posts for 2015
Plan to visit often during 2015 as I detail my journey through the Kindle publishing world and share what I’ve learned. You can learn from my successes and my mistakes. You might want to subscribe for my email updates so you don’t miss any posts. Let me know what you think about all Kindle publishing opportunities. Have you given it a try? To see my latest Kindle book, go here.