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Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 12:35pm On Apr 30, 2020
If you are ready to take the next step in your publishing journey, here is an Amazon kindle direct publishing free webinars you can watch to bring you up to speed: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G202193670
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Marvog(m): 2:07pm On May 02, 2020
Stevenbright:
If you are ready to take the next step in your publishing journey, here is an Amazon kindle direct publishing free webinars you can watch to bring you up to speed: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G202193670
please sir, I'm a bit confused on the 'Keywords stuff' .Can you walk me through the the process of finding the perfect keywords
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 9:16am On May 17, 2020
A good alternative publishing platform to Amazon kindle direct publishing is Draft2Digital. It is quite reliable and distributes books to many digital publishing and sales companies including Amazon kindle direct publishing.

So, you can try it out too and see how it works out for you and your publishing endeavor.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 2:42pm On May 23, 2020
If you are still procrastinating on launching your publishing adventure because you are not sure of being able to finish or write a full novel as your first book, then you can start out by writing and publishing short stories. After your have mastered the fundamentals of writing and publishing through these short stories, you can then start writing and publishing full novels.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 6:41am On May 28, 2020
People normally ask questions on keywords when publishing their books. To get your keywords right, you need to have an understanding of search engine optimization.

Secondly, you need to put yourself in the place of a potential buyer and imagine what appropriate keywords you will used in searching for the book if you were searching for it on the Internet.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by All4good: 1:09pm On May 28, 2020
Marvog:

please sir, I'm a bit confused on the 'Keywords stuff' .Can you walk me through the the process of finding the perfect keywords

There are plenty of tools (like PublisherRocket, KindleRanker, Soniatool, GoogleTrend etc) that offer to help you identify profitable keywords. But ironically the more time you invest using them, the more confusing and misleading they turn out to be. Howbeit there are basically Only two types of keyword research you ever need:

Supporting Keywords:
Let say you are a Dog breeder and you have finally finished writing the Dog training book you painstakingly penned down in the last 3 years and as you plan on publishing you desire keywords to help sell the book. What you need are synonym and acronym that buyers might use in searching instead of "Dog Training" . These include Pet school, Dog lesson.
For this type of keywords, you start with ideas in your head plus using a dictionary to check for synonym and acronym of the primay words- "Dog" and "Training", then finalize by testing them on the Amazon search bar.

Trending Keywords:
This is the honey pot which some refer to as Profitable keywords. The simplest way to deducing them but yet difficult to identify even when starring you in the face is to go on YouTube and search out the most viewed videos. Their titles are the keywords you desire to write on.

Trust this should be of help to you and many others. SHALOM
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Marvog(m): 8:57pm On May 28, 2020
All4good:


There are plenty of tools (like PublisherRocket, KindleRanker, Soniatool, GoogleTrend etc) that offer to help you identify profitable keywords. But ironically the more time you invest using them, the more confusing and misleading they turn out to be. Howbeit there are basically Only two types of keyword research you ever need:

Supporting Keywords:
Let say you are a Dog breeder and you have finally finished writing the Dog training book you painstakingly penned down in the last 3 years and as you plan on publishing you desire keywords to help sell the book. What you need are synonym and acronym that buyers might use in searching instead of "Dog Training" . These include Pet school, Dog lesson.
For this type of keywords, you start with ideas in your head plus using a dictionary to check for synonym and acronym of the primay words- "Dog" and "Training", then finalize by testing them on the Amazon search bar.

Trending Keywords:
This is the honey pot which some refer to as Profitable keywords. The simplest way to deducing them but yet difficult to identify even when starring you in the face is to go on YouTube and search out the most viewed videos. Their titles are the keywords you desire to write on.

Trust this should be of help to you and many others. SHALOM
Thanks a lot sir, I appreciate your help.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 3:33pm On Jun 22, 2020
If you have been focusing your publishing endeavor only on Amazon KDP, it is high time you try out Draft2Digital too. Yes, I mean Draft2Digital!

Don't get me wrong! Amazon is great, it is the best and leader out there. But Draft2Digital is a bae too. Guest what? In whatever you do, multiple sources is always the best. So, strategize your writing and publishing such that you simultaneously publish your books through both platforms. For this to be possible, avoid the KDP's KU program!
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Genius3D(m): 11:46pm On Jul 22, 2020
Draft2digital doesn't pay Nigerians as at 2020, they can't verify your Id card blah blah blah
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 9:12pm On Jul 24, 2020
How to Add a New Book to Your Published books Backlist in your Amazon Authorcentral profile:

While on Amazon author central, click on the menu "Books" and you will see a link "Add more books" click on it, input the ASIN of the book in the field provided, click on the "Add" button and it will be added to the catalog of your published books.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 6:20pm On Sep 15, 2020
Stephen King’s 20 Tips for Becoming a Frighteningly Good Writer. https://smartblogger.com/stephen-king/
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 9:25pm On Sep 22, 2020
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words). Regional winners each receive £2,500 and the opportunity to be published online by Granta magazine, and the overall winner receives £5,000. 

The competition is free to enter and open to any citizen of a Commonwealth country who is aged 18 and over. 

The 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open for online entries until 1 November 2020.

https://www.commonwealthwriters.org/cssp-2021/?q=%2Fr%2F4eaefda3a9cb663b6cc38397b&utm_source=September+2020+-+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter+-+Readers&utm_campaign=Weekly+Email
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 11:52pm On Sep 24, 2020
ON KEYWORDS
People normally ask questions on keywords when publishing their books. To get your keywords right, you need to have an understanding of search engine optimization.
Secondly, you need to put yourself in the place of a potential buyer and imagine what appropriate keywords you will used in searching for the book if you were searching for it on the Internet.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 6:36pm On Sep 29, 2020
What do you think was responsible for DRAFT2DIGITAL purging Nigerians from their publishing platform and refusing to pay them their already earned royalties?
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 6:51am On Oct 04, 2020
You can use this message format to inform Amazon KDP to help link both eBook and paperback editions of your published books:

Hello, hope you are great? My books have been published for more than a week now, but the ebook and paperback editions have not been linked and I will appreciate if you help out with this. Below are the ASIN details for both editions of the book.
ebook ASIN is .... and Print ASIN is .....

Thanks!
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 11:32am On Oct 12, 2020
Success in book writing and publishing be it through Amazon KDP or any other digital platform is a game of numbers that is the more books you published, the greater your chances of financial success.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 1:47pm On Oct 16, 2020
Tgis is how KDP 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: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 8:35am On Oct 22, 2020
When writing nonfiction books that you will publish through Amazon KDP, make sure you don't do mindless lifting of content from the Internet to avoid problems that can lead to termination of your publishing account.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 10:57am On Oct 25, 2020
How to Claim your book and add to your Amazon AuthoCentral profile: You can go to Amazon AuthoCentral through this link https://authorcentral.amazon.com/

While on author central, click on the menu "Books" and you will see a link "Add more books" click on it, input the ASIN and click on the Add button and it will be added to the catalog of your published books. Do this for both edition of your book (eBook and paperback).
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by Stevenbright(m): 2:40pm On Nov 03, 2020
When designing the print or paperback cover of a book, the most important parameters or required information are: Trim size and number of pages of the book.
Re: How Nigerian Authors Can Get The Best From Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) by AishaAM: 4:45pm On Nov 03, 2020
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