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How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 8:05am On Nov 24, 2017
Being a writer is a source of joy and creativity just like being a published author is a source of fulfilment and pride. But in all, being an author whose books are selling is the climax.

Thanks to digital publishing and then Amazon the Largest digital publishing platform, an author can now easily monetize his/her craft. The following are five tips that will enable a Nigerian author get the best publishing on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

1. Write books that has the Potential of Selling: This is the most important factor. Ask yourself the question "Will I be willing to put my money on this book if it were written by another author?" Your answer to this question will help you to have a realistic value/potential of the book. If the book has information or entertainment value that will make you buy it, then others can too.

2. Properly edit and Proofread it: This will further enhance it value and chances of success.

3. Set a right and reasonable Price for it: qualify the book to know what price to set it at. Don't be greedy by thinking that you are targeting westerners and hence you have to prize high. Those people are as careful in spending as you do. To qualify it, compare it with similar books by other successful author in your genre.

4. Properly format the content to Amazon KDP standard and design a professional cover for it: These two components are the packaging aspects of the book product. And you know the importance of packaging in sales conversion.

5. Promotion/Marketing: This is also very important. But as a newly published author, you can successfully use Facebook book groups to great advantage in marketing your books for free. Also, once you have made enough sales, you can reinvest it into the business by making use of Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) to promote your books.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 8:04am On Nov 27, 2017
If you don't want to publish your books exclusively on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, then you can use Draft2Digital to go wide with them to get them distributed to iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Scribd, etc.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 9:35am On Dec 01, 2017
Stop looking for publishing agents or publishers, and go independent through Amazon or Draft2Digital if you are targeting foreign audience and Nigeria's OkadaBooks if your are targeting local audience.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 8:02am On Dec 05, 2017
HOW TO BECOME A PROFICIENT WRITER
These steps will be of great help to you in your desire to improve your writing.

1. Read good books in the genre you are interested in to understand the basic structure and rhythm used by established authors whose books you are reading. Also put into consideration your purpose of writing and be passionate about it too!!

2. Learn and perfect how to express your thought through outlining.

3. Write every day. Your writing will improve as you write.

4. Acquire basic editing and proofreading skills.

5. Get feedbacks on your writing by sharing it with people.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 1:21pm On Dec 19, 2017
It will interest you to know that if you are currently working on any book which you intend to publish through Amazon KDP, it will be advisable to publish it early January or in February. This is because there will be a lot of new Kindle users (those you just got their first Kindle) and hence there will be good chance of sales for even new authors as these set of buyers are more likely to try books from new authors.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 8:07am On Dec 24, 2017
It is good you also publish the Paperback edition of your Kindle (ebooks) through KDP Print as it gives you an additional unit of product with the potential of increasing your earnings.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 10:05am On Dec 29, 2017
How Nigerian Authors can Publish their Books through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

https://naijapublish.blogspot.co.ke/2017/12/how-nigerian-authors-can-publish-their.html
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 10:22am On Dec 30, 2017
How Nigerian Authors Can Get the Best from Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)

https://naijapublish.blogspot.co.ke/2017/12/how-nigerian-authors-can-get-best-from.html
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 9:15am On Jan 02, 2018
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 10:34am On Jan 08, 2018
On eBook and Print (Paperback) Editions:
Paperback edition is the book format that will be printed and delivered to a buyer just like the textbooks or novels you are used to. the eBook will be delivered electronically to the buyers device (Kindle reader or phone). Paperback cover has both front and back while eBook cover is only a front cover.
It is not compulsory to publish your book in both editions. You can decide to publish it as only an eBook.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 8:50am On Jan 12, 2018
These are tips on How Nigerian Authors can Market or Promote their self published Books.

https://naijapublish.blogspot.com.ng/2018/01/how-nigerian-authors-can-market-or.html?m=1
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 10:19am On Jan 15, 2018
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 9:13am On Jan 18, 2018
Ensure you write everyday. This is because this consistent, determined, and concentrated effort will help enhance your creative writing skills and productivity!
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 8:10am On Jan 23, 2018
New Book Project Strategies: Tips that will be of great help to you in writing a book.
https://naijapublish.blogspot.com.ng/2018/01/new-book-project-strategies.html?m=1
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 1:02pm On Feb 03, 2018
One good method you can use to improve your writing is to find and join author or writing forums where you will meet and socialize with other authors.

This will give you the opportunity to ask questions and get relevant responses. You can also get beta readers or accountability partners from such forums.

Some of these media include Facebook book groups, Kboards, and Goodreads.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 2:44pm On Feb 05, 2018
Researching Best Categories for your Book:

The best way to know the best fit categories for you new book is to Google something that describe the niche of the book like "best selling health books on Amazon" for a health book. Click on anyone of the book on the list that is like your book. Scroll down on its sales page until you get to where its categories are listed.

This is a typical example of a book's categories as listed on its sales page:

#2286 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short
Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Health , Fitness & Dieting
#5154 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks >
Health, Fitness & Dieting > Alternative Medicine
> Alternative Therapies
#7766 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks >
Health, Fitness & Dieting > Diets & Weight Loss >
Diets > Weight Maintenance


And this is the Information you need from it:

Health ,Fitness & Dieting

Health, Fitness & Dieting > Alternative Medicine > Alternative Therapies

Health, Fitness & Dieting > Diets & Weight Loss > Diets > Weight Maintenance
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 11:09am On Feb 19, 2018
Do you want to know how to start a new book project? Then this my blog post will be of great help to you from Research, Outlining, and to the actual Writing tips.

https://naijapublish.blogspot.com.ng/2018/01/new-book-project-strategies.html?m=1
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 2:33pm On Mar 12, 2018
Being a prolific writer is the only sure way to be able to make a good gain from publishing books through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 10:24am On Mar 13, 2018
You want to know what is Copyediting or the detailed processes of copyediting, then read up this article:

http://amazonauthorinsights.com/post/165267666240/a-conversation-with-my-copyeditor-by-edan?ref=aai_ts_write
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 11:06am On Apr 12, 2018
Writing and publishing under two or three different pen names and if possible under different genre is a good way to ensure greater visibility and sales if you are a prolific writer.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 12:55pm On Apr 25, 2018
According to Amazon AuthorInsight, it has never been this easier to be a published author.

http://amazonauthorinsights.com/post/152570326265/it-has-never-been-easier-to-be-an-author-by?ref=aai_ts_write
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 1:04pm On May 08, 2018
According to Amazon AuthorInsight, as a writer keep tab on these things and more as detailed in the article below:

1.Always be ready to write
2.Start with why
3.Keep track and focus only on progress

http://amazonauthorinsights.com/post/158183581457/developing-a-powerful-writing-habit-by-honorée?ref=aai_ts_write
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 1:38pm On May 14, 2018
Here are Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing Print Formatting Tips and Tricks:

https://ebookstrati.blogspot.com.ng/2018/05/amazon-kindle-direct-publishing-print.html?m=1
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 1:23pm On May 28, 2018
No writer is perfect! Discover what process works best for you with this insight from Honorée Corder .

http://honoreecorder.com/p-is-for-perfection/
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 7:18am On May 31, 2018
New Book Project Strategies: Tips on how to create and work on a new book idea.

https://naijapublish.blogspot.com.ng/2018/01/new-book-project-strategies.html?m=1
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 12:36pm On Jun 15, 2018
Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing Print Formatting Tips and Tricks
https://ebookstrati.blogspot.com.ng/2018/05/amazon-kindle-direct-publishing-print.html?m=1
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 10:06am On Jul 12, 2018
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 8:20am On Jul 13, 2018
Author and Writing Resources with respect to Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)

http://ebookstrati.blogspot.com/p/writing-resources.html?m=1
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 9:18am On Jul 14, 2018
New Book Project Tips and Strategies as it relates with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP):

https://naijapublish.blogspot.com.ng/2018/01/new-book-project-strategies.html?m=1
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 7:52am On Jul 16, 2018
Here are Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing Print Formatting Tips and Tricks:

https://ebookstrati.blogspot.com.ng/2018/05/amazon-kindle-direct-publishing-print.html?m=1
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 8:17am On Jul 17, 2018
Have you wondered what actually goes into publishing an audiobook? Go behind the scenes with Audiobook Creation Exchange: ACX.com and Kym Grosso Author as she discusses everything from casting to promoting your audiobook with respect to Amazon.

http://amazonauthorinsights.com/post/170863788047/the-life-of-an-audiobook-publisher-by-acx?ref=aai_tp_publish
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 9:04am On Jul 18, 2018
Are you ready to publish your manuscript, but don't know where to begin? We're here to help! Amazon KDP detailed six products and services to guide you on your journey. Start at the first and follow the roadmap to the next stop. It's that easy!

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