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What is KDP?: Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing Explained

Authors who have a book that they are ready to publish have two paths: traditional publishing, where a publishing house publishes the book, or self-publishing, where the author publishes the book themselves. If you’ve done research into self-publishing, you may have heard of Amazon KDP, or, Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. Since Amazon holds at least 80% […]

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The State of Our Reader Audience

Written Word Media Reader Audience

The last time we published a comprehensive look at our reader audience was two years ago. Back then, Freebooksy and Bargain Booksy were our only sites and we had a total of 200,000 readers between the two. We’ve made great progress since then and we wanted to update you on where we are today. We […]

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Kindle Unlimited Royalties: KDP Global Fund and Payout Trends

Last year we took a look at Kindle Unlimited and what it means for authors and publishers. The program is still going strong, and Amazon is continuing to market Kindle Unlimited heavily around the Kindle store. We decided to take another look at the current state of kindle unlimited royalties and conjecture on what is […]

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How do the Changes to Amazon’s Affiliate Program Impact Authors?

Changes to Amazon's Affiliate Program

Amazon’s Affiliate Program Amazon Associates is touted by Amazon as the web’s most popular and successful affiliate program. And that is probably true. The program is free to join and rewards affiliates (called “associates”) for driving traffic and purchases on Amazon.com. The program has long been one of the most generous affiliate programs on the […]

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Five Steps to Sell More Books on Amazon

Sell More Books on Amazon

If your book is on Amazon, your primary goal will be to sell more books on Amazon.  Selling books on Amazon is all about optimizing for the Amazon algorithm. Sound complicated? It can be, but don’t worry we have 5 easy-to-follow steps with detailed instructions that will help you make the most of the Amazon […]

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The Five Best Guides on How to Self Publish a Book

the five best guides on how to self publish a book

As authors, we are constantly searching for ways to hone our craft. As self published authors, we are also constantly searching for ways to add to our business knowledge, so we can do a better job getting our books into the hands of readers. Below are the top five books on how to self publish […]

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How to Promote Your Book with Freebooksy

Freebooksy Promote Book

Congrats! You have published your book on Amazon. The next step is getting it into the hands of readers. One way to do that is to offer your title for free and promote it to Freebooksy’s readers. How to set up a Freebooksy Promotion Freebooksy has over 300k readers across a  variety of genres. When […]

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How to Promote Your Book with Bargain Booksy

Bargain Booksy Promote Book

Congrats! You have published your book on Amazon. The next step is getting it into the hands of readers. One way to do that is to offer your title for a low price and promote it to Bargain Booksy’s readers. How to set up a Bargain Booksy Promotion Bargain Booksy has over 230k readers across […]

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9 Conferences for Indie Authors to Attend in 2017

Nine Indie Author Conferences to Attend in 2017

Conferences are the perfect opportunity to meet with your fellow authors, network with publishers, meet readers, and learn new skills. Most of the conferences below focus on education and networking with your peers, instead focusing on reader interaction. We do always recommend looking up your local book festivals and setting up a table so you can meet […]

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