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A post about author royalties and where to find out how much Amazon will pay you.

A post about author royalties and where to find out how much Amazon will pay you.

 

 Tired of wondering where your money is? Worry no more! This post will help that faithful legion of authors loyal to the self-publishing megolith - Amazon - better understand when their dosh will be paid.

This video was made to help authors by digging into live author accounts and then demonstrating which reports an author should use to remain on top of their payment schedule.

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What it means being an African author on Amazon

What it means being an African author on Amazon

 

Africa’s not for sissies is an oft-repeated phrase, but is Africa for authors?

The lists of renowned African authors contain all too familiar names. Why does it seem that the depth of our selection of authors is perhaps less than that of the other continents? Why do we seem to produce less authors, or is that a misconception bred from biased media coverage? Let’s have a look at what it means to be an African author.

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How to open, read and review your eBook files before publishing online.

How to open, read and review your eBook files before publishing online.

 

This article is aimed at the curious author, who after having created (or received) their eBook wants to make sure the eBook gives the reader the best possible reading-experience.

 

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Amazon Kindle Scout - Helping new authors or continuing to exclude them?

Amazon Kindle Scout - Helping new authors or continuing to exclude them?

 

Let’s have a quick look at a recent addition to the author’s arsenal, Amazon’s Kindle Scout. Aimed at giving self-publishing authors access to the power of crowd-sourcing reader support. It seems to be a great tool for the new author, well, as long as you don’t live in Africa. 

The down-low

Kindle Scout is a platform that gives the self-published author a chance to have their eBook published by Amazon. As you could guess, being published by Amazon has its pros and cons.

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Subtle Secrets of Book Discoverability – Helping readers find your book on Amazon

Subtle Secrets of Book Discoverability – Helping readers find your book on Amazon

 

These quick tips will help authors reach more readers on Amazon and cost nothing more than a small investment of time.

Every author would appreciate a helping hand with the marketing of his/her book. The task of reaching new readers and having them read your latest release seems intimidating, right? Companies like Author Solutions make a bucket-load selling over-priced marketing services that tend to under-deliver. (Just read the comments in my post linked above for proof of many unhappy Author Solutions clients.)

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Amazon Adwords - Everything you need to know about paying Amazon to advertise your eBook.

Amazon Adwords - Everything you need to know about paying Amazon to advertise your eBook.

 

Welcome to our post that will help the author who is selling their books through Amazon’s KDP platform reach new readers. By paying Amazon to promote your book, it appears in new and highly visible locations on the Amazon website and not just the naturally occurring shop locations such as the category/ genre pages.

Before we get started, is paying Amazon to promote your title really the right option for you? Let’s have a look….

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Will Amazon KDP publish a book written in your language?

Will Amazon KDP publish a book written in your language?

 

This will be a short article helping self-published authors around the world understand if their book written in their unique home language will be accepted online. I will list the supported publishing languages of Amazon and Smashwords for those authors publishing an eBook and Createspace for those authors who still want to feel their book in a paperback format.

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