To Use Amazon KDP Select or Not? That Is the Question ...

(with apologies to the Bard.)

In 2017, Mark Coker, Smashwords owner, made ripples with one of his predictions: “The publishing industry will begin to recognize KDP Select as the cancer that it is.”

Not everyone agreed.

But still, as a self-published author, you need to decide whether or not to publish exclusively with …

Print Books: Amazon vs. IngramSpark and Bookstores

Some of the most frequently asked questions my clients ask me are about the difference between Amazon KDP print (formerly CreateSpace) and IngramSpark and about getting books into bookstores. I’ve answered them on my Frequently Asked Questions page.

CreateSpace Merge with Amazon KDP

Just in case you thought everything was set — Amazon has started to implement the merger of CreateSpace and Amazon KDP. Details of the CreateSpace merge can be found here: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/GSJULX3WGP36HQ3R

You may receive a notice from Amazon, or notice a link when you log into CreateSpace. (Apparently, this link comes and goes, so …

How to Tune Amazon KDP Knobs to Improve Sales

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If your book has been out for a while, you may have noticed sales are diminishing … or they never got to …

Amazon KDP Select: Is It the Right Tactic for Self-Publishers?

Amazon has a number of programs they offer self-publishers. The largest of these is KDP Select. Here are the pros and cons of publishing with KDP Select at this point in time. (Unclear on what KDP Select is? Click here.)

Man with Monopoly Game, Photo by Mike Mozart