Entries Tagged as 'KDP'
December 26th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, KDP, publishing news → 23 Comments
April 26th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, KDP → 10 Comments
April 25th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, KDP → 2 Comments
April 3rd, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · ebookstore news, KDP, Self-Pub → 47 Comments
The cover image for an ebook is important to its success, but it’s also a rather difficult skill to master. Not everyone has the artistic skills to design a good cover, but in the not too distant future that will no longer be a problem.
There’s been no announcement from Amazon, but I have just learned that they are working on a new tool that will help self-pub authors make book covers cheaply, cleanly, and well.
February 28th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · KDP → No Comments
Remember when Amazon launched the Kindle Store in India, and then started offering the 70% royalty option for any KDP ebooks sold there? That deal came with a catch; in addition to certain pricing restrictions authors and publishers could only take the better terms if they also agreed to put their ebooks into KDP Select and give Amazon an exclusive on the ebooks.
When I covered that story back in September 2012 I predicted that Amazon would extend the requirement of exclusivity to the not-yet-launched Kindle Stores in Japan and Brazil, and it looks like I was correct.
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January 7th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, KDP → 20 Comments
November 8th, 2012 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, KDP → 2 Comments
A number of my readers are self-published authors so you might have seen one of these, but I just heard about it yesterday. There’s an unresolved but dormant discussion over on KindleBoards. One author reported that shortly after she adjusted the prices of one of her books, Amazon froze the book and posted a notice that it was under review.
After waiting a few days for Amazon to clear up the matter, she sent an email asking WTH was going on and was told this:
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