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KDP Global Fund Payouts [October 2018 Update]

Every month Amazon announces the size of the previous month's Kindle Direct Publishing Global Fund.…

Apply for the Apple Books Author Program

Last week Apple launched the new Apple Books app which replaces the existing iBooks app. The…

Four Steps to Becoming a Successful Authorpreneur

If you're a self-published author you are effectively an entrepreneur running an author business. The…

eBook Pricing Strategies to Sell More Books and Maximize Author Earnings

Here at Written Word Media we like to put the "pro" in price promotion. Every month we…

Promo Stacking: Effective Strategies For Every Author

What is promo stacking? Promo stacking refers to the marketing practice of running multiple coordinated…

Kindle Countdown Deals Explained

One of the first choices an author must make when they go to publish their…

Seven New Books for Writers

Writers are always looking for cutting-edge industry tips to keep their craft sharp and marketing…

Introducing The Author Dashboard

Today we are launching a new feature to all authors. We are calling it the…

The Best Podcasts for Writers

[This post was originally published on 02/11/2016. It was updated on 3/20/18]  What better way…

What Are “Also Boughts”? And How Can They Help You Sell More Books?

You may have heard authors and other publishing professionals talk about the Amazon algorithm and how…