Amazon Bitch – Part 1 of 2

As an introduction to this, the new sister site of http://www.facebook.com/groups/exchangereviews/, here is an a reblog from member Tom Benson’s own wordpress blog http://www.tombensoncreative.com, with Pt1. of his thoughts on and experiences of publishing with Amazon kindle. Pt2. to follow in the near future…

Yes, I’m coming out as an AmazonBitch.

Ten Days in Panama - the cover 2904

Apart from reading conventional books, as a Kindle user it was logical for me to self-publish on Amazon when I eventually took the plunge.

I published Ten Days in Panama in November 2012, happy to leave it and get on with other projects. Sales were occasional and single figures inside any given month.

I published Beyond The Law in October 2013 and it made sales quite fast, comparatively speaking. It also reached double figures in one month before I made any effort to ‘promote’ it on social media. Beyond The Law - the cover 2904

In both cases I enrolled in the KDP Select (KDPS), and Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (KOLL). I figured that a little bit of extra publicity would be good, even if it meant that some folk might borrow my hard work, instead of buying it.

My sales increased a little – for three reasons.

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