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…

Tom Benson - Creative

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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