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Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 5:54pm On Nov 15, 2019
You can now use Amazon "Sponsored Products" ads to reach readers in the U.K. and Germany.
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 11:56am On Nov 16, 2019
The procedures for entering your Payoneer bank account details into your KDP account are described below and note that this procedure is similar to adding your Payoneer bank account to other online platforms that accepts it:
1. Login to your KDP account. Scroll down to just after the tax interview and click on the "Add Bank'' link.
2. Select the country from the list which is US since Payoneer bank account is a US account.
3. Enter the bank name, account number, routing number, your name as the holder in the fields provided for them and select checking as the type of account. This will automatically be added to all the national market places.
4. Click on the + sign in front of each market place to confirm that EFT payment option is selected and also set the currency of your choice.
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 9:03pm On Nov 22, 2019
On what it will cost me to publish my Book on Amazon!

On the aspect of Amazon, it will cost you nothing to publish your book through them. As they earn a percentage of each sales of your book just like you will earn royalties which is also a percentage of each sales of your book.
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 9:14am On Nov 23, 2019
Self-Publishing Basics – The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Self-Publishing

What is self-publishing? The traditional way to book publishing begins with the author writing a book and commissioning a literary agent to secure a deal with a publishing house. But the path to landing a deal is strewn with rejection, and the wait can wear out an author’s hopes and resources. Fortunately, now there are publishing service companies. By using the services of such a company, authors can bypass literary agents and publishing houses and bring their books to their audiences directly. While authors may resort to self-publishing when their attempts to find a traditional publisher seem to fail, they are increasingly making self-publishing their first choice. What is a publishing service company? A publishing service company provides a platform for authors to prepare their books and reach their target audiences. At the minimum, these companies provide services or templates that convert manuscripts into publishing-ready formats and give access to one or more retail platforms. At the other end of the spectrum, they offer a range of services that include professional book editing and cover design, enhanced distribution to make the book available to readers through as many channels as possible, and marketing and promotional assistance to drive up visibility and sales. Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), CreateSpace, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Google Books, and IngramSpark are some of the well-known publishing service companies . How long does self-publishing take? Self-publishing can take a few hours to a few days. All you need to do is create an account with a publishing service company and prepare your book in the format they require. Some, like Draft2Digital, will even format your ebook for free. What are the costs associated with self- publishing? Most companies do not charge any fees for the basic services of format conversion (or providing templates) and publishing. Instead, they charge a commission on the sales of books—this can range from 10% to 65% of the sale amount. As they provide the retail platform, they deduct their fees before paying you the rest. With royalties ranging from 35% to 90%, self-publishing appears more financially rewarding than traditional publishing, where royalties are limited to 7% to 15%. Self-publishing companies also provide dashboards and trackers in an author’s account, which help authors keep track of their sales and royalty figures. Are there advantages to self-publishing apart from higher royalties, independence from the traditional publisher, and quicker publishing? Yes. Self-publishing received a shot in the arm with the success of online businesses such as Amazon. Ebooks are the preferred format of independent authors, and by boosting ebook sales, these e-tailers have delivered a truly borderless market to authors—many are pleasantly surprised to find that they have customers in little-known countries and faraway islands! This would have been impossible with a traditional publisher, unless the book became a huge international success. The growth in digital media has also made it easier for readers to discover books they are interested in. Readers can stumble upon digital books through their search queries many months and years after they are published; this gives self-published books an infinite shelf-life as compared to traditionally published books, whose discovery largely depends on getting display space at bookstores. Irrespective of whether you publish on your own or through a traditional publisher, you will own the copyright to your book. However, self- publishing authors can use their own ISBN, which is advantageous for authors because it identifies them as the publisher of record in book databases . What are the disadvantages of self- publishing? Self-publishing authors have to invest more time and money. Here is how. Authors have to pay out of their pocket for professional services such as book editing and cover design, which are otherwise provided by experts at the publishing house. The responsibility to market and promote the book also rests with the author, and they have to pick up the skills required to be able to do so. Being comfortable with blogging and using social media definitely help. Authors should be prepared to spend less time writing than they would love to! Another disadvantage with self-publishing is restricted distribution. With traditional publishing, authors get access to the publishing house’s physical distribution network, which gives their books a reach that they cannot achieve by themselves. It is difficult for self-publishing authors to convince bookstores to stock their books. There are two main reasons for this. Bookstores are hesitant to stock books that have the imprint of a publishing services company like Amazon, largely because they compete with Amazon for customers. The other reason is that that self-publishing authors cannot accept book returns, and the seller will be responsible for any book returns. Still confused? Read more about traditional publishing vs self-publishing and the pros and cons of each. Learn about Editage’s book editing and design services! Related Articles The Five “S” of Blurb Writing - 5 Awesome Tips Self-Publishing Basics: The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Self-Publishing Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing— Pros and Cons Top 10 Self-Publishing Companies: A 2018 Guide for First-Time Authors 11 Powerful Book Promotion Ideas for Self- Published Authors 7 Little-Known Ways to Finding the Right Book Editor 13 Crucial Tips for Working with a Book Cover Designer 10 FAQs on ISBN Every Self-Publishing Author Must Know A decade ago, most storytellers would have found their audiences limited to friends and family. The big publishing houses controlled what was published, and the balance was tilted in favor of stories and authors with established audiences. For an untested author, getting past the traditional gatekeepers was a formidable hurdle. But the growth in self-publishing in recent years has made authors independent of publishing houses. Budding authors can now publish a book without validation from a publisher. Such has been the growth in self- publishing that these titles now account for 30% to 40% of ebook sales .

https://www.editage.com/book-editing-services/articles/self-publishing-basics-beginners-guide.html
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 11:46am On Nov 26, 2019
On Free eBook Promotion:

To use Amazon's free book promotion to, Click on the "Promote and Advertise" button to the right of the book on your bookshelf. Select the option button on "Free book Promotion" and click the orange button at there to create the free promotion ad by following through the processes to setup the free promotion.
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 8:57am On Nov 28, 2019
Your writing should be unique and audience specific. With that, your books easily get to the right audience and hence guarantees sales and publishing.
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 12:54pm On Dec 04, 2019
To resolve the issue of TIN when taking Amazon Tax interview: Any thing that has to do with the Tax Treaty under which you have the TIN, Use the Second option of "You have applied but yet to get it" and you will be fine.
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 5:52pm On Dec 11, 2019
Congratulations to the indie authors who make an appearance in This Year in Books, brought to you by Amazon Charts. See the most sold, most read, and most loved books of 2019: https://amzn.to/38oFotG
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 8:45pm On Dec 15, 2019
After publishing your book, join facebook groups and then you can post your book links into them to promote it. You can use this link to join such groups: https://ebookstrati.blogspot.co.ke/p/book-promotion-groups-on-facebook.html?m=1
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 10:14pm On Dec 19, 2019
To be able to make Amazon KDP a consistent and reliable source of income, these are what you have to do:

1. The more books you write and publish the greater your chances of making daily sales. So, be a prolific writer and ensure your books appeals to universal audience.
2. Don't see Amazon KDP as a rich quick scheme but rather as an additional stream of income and hence be resilient in working at it by writing and publishing more books. Also use social media platforms like Facebook to occasionally promote your books through its book groups.
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 1:35pm On Dec 22, 2019
On Formatting:

You need to know that if you want to publish your book in both eBook and paperback (Print) editions through Amazon, then you need to format the book into both eBook and Paperback KDP publishing standards.
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 6:16am On Dec 29, 2019
Andrew Watts wrote 50 pages of a novella while deployed on an aircraft carrier and now is a successful full-time writer with his own publishing company. His secret? He's constantly testing new things and learning from his mistakes.

https://blog.aboutamazon.com/books-and-authors/just-write-a-bad-book-and-learn-from-it?linkId=79162918&fbclid=IwAR2zAuLooEn5xd-yX8E_vKIyZNPbrbjPhpvFC0_FWHiFh2U-F5X24xg1EOM
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 2:02pm On Jan 02
For your Payoneer identification document, you can use any of the following IDs: National ID, International passport, or Driver license.
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 7:07pm On Jan 07
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 12:50pm On Jan 12
Make your writing resolutions a reality in 2020! How to Self-Publish a Book in 2020: 7 Steps to Bestselling Success.

https://blog.reedsy.com/how-to-self-publish-a-book/?linkId=79977415&fbclid=IwAR391GaSlhFNhT3lmlqsU80gFY2faHC6PmXGg4XOVl4dZLUutZyfyl3Pn4A
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 11:00am On Jan 18
How Kindle Direct Publishing Works:

You write the manuscript, edit it, format it, and design a professional Cover for it. You then create account with KDP and publish it. You are paid Royalties on each unit sales.
There are two types of royalties 35% and 70% of the list price.
As for receiving the payment, you use Payoneer.
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 6:29am On Jan 29
If you have questions about taxes, join KDP University for a free webinar and live Q&A January 22nd as we define terminology used in the tax interview to help you decide how to answer the tax interview questions. Sign up now: https://amzn.to/2OTDUzV
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 7:21pm On Feb 16
If you have a book ready to publish, what are you waiting for? Here are a few tips for achieving success as a self-published author.
https://www.womanandhome.com/life/books/self-publishing-top-tips-347335/?linkId=82274538&fbclid=IwAR3etNiwYfHSMzmEkHZVWqXnlYRhAmLQ9b8lsy97m07xz2CD8T2f0MV1BeI
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 5:44am On Feb 21
As an indie author, it is more professional to publish your books in both eBook and paperback editions rather than in only eBook edition. It will encourage potential readers to have faith in your work and hence willing to try them out.
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 5:18am On Mar 03
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 4:57pm On Mar 08
"Self-publishing is 50% art, 50% business." Dakota Krout published his first book on KDP in 2016 and shares his journey to success.
https://www.valleynewslive.com/content/misc/NDT---Self-Publishing-Success-Story-567944011.html?linkId=83156003&fbclid=IwAR3T6bzKxYrSIwkQv1Aig4FLJgygbdAvuEpkWosvNaGh2Wfe9pH-3VDVZfM
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 6:29pm On Mar 21
Publish your books with KDP because it is the largest book publishing platform and where most digital book sales are made worldwide!
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 7:28am On Mar 30
When you want to publish your book on Kindle (KDP eBook), know that you don't use PDF file of your manuscript to do that but you use your manuscript's formatted Microsoft Word file.
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 6:45pm On Apr 14
This is a list of FB groups that you can use to promote or market your Amazon KDP Published books.
https://ebookstrati.blogspot.co.ke/p/book-promotion-groups-on-facebook.html?m=1
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 8:31am On Apr 19
How to Add Payoneer Bank Account Details to You Draft2Digital Publishing Account:

*Click on the "My Account" menu and then click on "Payment Options".
*Fill in all the details there.
*Under where you have "Payment Information" fill in all your payoneer bank account details like name of account holder, bank account number, name of bank, routing number etc.
*For the Payment Method chose Payoneer and for the Type of Account chose Checking.
*For the Payment Threshold set it to 0.00.
*Fill in every other details there and submit it.
*You will need to take the Tax Interview too if you are yet to do that.
Re: WRITING AND BOOK MARKETING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES by Stevenbright(m): 7:07am On Apr 21
View this Amazon KDP free webinar to inspire you take the next step in your publishing journey: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G202193670

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