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KDP Select News

KDP Select is an optional program for you to reach more readers, and it gives you the opportunity to earn more money. Now, when you enroll your title in KDP Select, your title will be included in Kindle Unlimited (KU)–a new subscription service for customers in the U.S., U.K., and Germany. When your title is read past 10%–about the length of reading the free sample available in Kindle books–you will earn a share of the KDP Select monthly global fund. Your book will also be included in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (KOLL) for customers in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, and Japan where you will earn a share of the KDP Select monthly global fund when your book is borrowed.

We have continued to see significant early trial response from customers to KU. Similar to what we’ve done in the past around holiday spikes in borrowing activity, we are adding a bonus of $2 million in September on top of the regular base fund amount of $3 million bringing the total fund to $5 million. To further highlight KDP Select books and authors that are most popular with customers, we have also introduced a new element to the program: “KDP Select All-Stars.” Based on what KDP Select titles are being read the most during the month, we will identify each All-Star author and title on each applicable KDP Select title’s detail page. In addition, KDP Select All-Stars will earn financial bonuses. Anyone with titles in KDP Select–even a debut author with a single title–can qualify if their work becomes a customer favorite. To learn more, visit KDP Select Global Fund Updates.

Visit your Bookshelf to enroll your books in KDP Select, or if you are already enrolled, visit your royalty report to see your results. If you’d like to learn more, visit KDP Select.


 

Formatting Your Book’s Product Description

When you are adding or editing the description of your book on your product detail page, you can use HTML tags to format it. You’ll be able to arrange the paragraphs, headings, lists, spacing, and text options (bold, italic, underlined) by using the different tags KDP supports. To check the list of supported tags, and find more information about formatting your description, you can visit the KDP Help pages.

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Kindle Direct Publisher News

KDP News for September Introducing KDP Kids and Kindle Kids’ Book Creator We are excited to announce KDP Kids, designed to help KDP children’s book authors prepare, publish, and promote their children’s books in Kindle Stores worldwide. The Kindle Kids’ Book Creator is a downloadable tool that helps authors create illustrated children’s books and take […]

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Introducing Kindle Kids’ Book Creator and KDP Kids

Hello, Now you can use Kindle Kids’ Book Creator to create illustrated children’s books for Kindle, taking advantage of features like text pop-ups. Here’s how to get started: Download the tool, and you can convert individual illustrations into interactive books for both Kindle devices and free reading apps. Once your book is ready, export the […]

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Attn Authors: Pre-order Now Available

Hello, We’re excited to announce that you can now make your new books available for pre-order in Kindle Stores worldwide. With a few quick and easy steps you can create a pre-order page up to 90 days in advance of your book’s release date–your pre-order product page will be created within 24 hours. When you […]

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ENTER FREE LOVABLE LABELS GIVEAWAY!

… for Daycare Packs by Lovable Labels Description: A big combo for your little one that is jammed packed with all the essentials! Perfect for labeling anything headed to daycare! Includes rewritable snack labels, preschool shoe labels that help them to learn left from right, clothing labels and multipurpose labels that have fun shapes and […]

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KDP Select News

August 2014 KDP Select is an optional program for you to reach more readers, and it gives you the opportunity to earn more money. In addition to potentially earning royalties from Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (KOLL), you can also maximize your book’s sales potential by choosing between two great promotional tools: […]

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Kindle Direct Publishing July 2014 – Tip of the Month: Moving from Page to Kindle

July2014 Contest News ABNA 2014 The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest Finalists have been announced. Keep up to date with the contest, read the Finalists’ excerpts, and cast your vote for the Grand Prize winner. Learn more   Kindle Worlds Announcing Four New Worlds Kindle Worlds introduces four new worlds from best-selling KDP romance novelists […]

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Get Your Daycare Packs from Lovable Labels

MUST HAVE ITEM: The MATCH IT Shoe Labels are just adorable. Wish I had these when our daughter first started Kindergarten. Over 105 labels! 15 sticker labels 16 Match it Shoe Labels (shapes cut in half so kids can match their shoes easily) 10 Fun Stickies (fun shaped stickers) 60 Mini DOTS (for use on […]

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Back to School with Lovable Labels

Back to School Packs with Early Bird Pricing! Lovable Labels has always been at the top of my list to ensure we have enough labels to get us through a school year, especially winter with making sure every piece of snow gear is labeled – helps with lost and found at school too! Check out […]

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Kindle Direct Publishing Latest Update: New Sales Dashboard and Royalty Report

I know I’m always excited when I see a deposit is being made into my account from Kindle sales… how often do you check your reports from your Kindle Sales? Hello, We’ve added a Sales Dashboard to the KDP Reports page to give you up-to-date reporting of paid, borrowed and free orders as they are placed […]

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