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


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.

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Kindle Worlds
Announcing Four New Worlds

Kindle Worlds introduces four new worlds from best-selling KDP romance novelists Barbara Freethy, Bella Andre, H.M. Ward, and Lucy Kevin. Check out the four new Worlds and start writing in Kindle Worlds today.

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Indie Author Insider

Guy Kawasaki

Author Insider

“For me, writing as a career was a total accident. I never was this brilliant English literature major or anything like that.” Twelve books later, Guy Kawasaki, author of APE, shares his experience using Amazon’s platforms to independently publish his latest book.
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KDP Select News

Introducing Kindle Unlimited

Now, when you enroll your title in KDP Select, your title will be included in Kindle Unlimited–a new subscription service for readers in the U.S. and a new revenue opportunity for authors enrolled in KDP Select. Customers are able to read as many books as they want from a library of over 600,000 titles while subscribed to Kindle Unlimited. 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. For July we’ve added $800,000 to the fund, bringing the July fund amount to $2 million.

All books currently enrolled in KDP Select with U.S. rights will be automatically included in Kindle Unlimited. KDP Select books will also continue to be enrolled in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (KOLL) available to Amazon Prime customers in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, and Japan where authors will continue to earn a share of the KDP Select global fund when their book is borrowed. KOLL borrows will continue to be counted when a book is initially downloaded. In the month of June, KDP Select-enrolled authors earned $2.24 each time their books were borrowed.

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 KOLL, you can also maximize your book’s sales potential by choosing between two great promotional tools: Kindle Countdown Deals, time-bound promotional discounts for your book, available on and, while earning royalties; or Free Book Promotion where readers worldwide can get your book free for a limited time. Plus, you can earn 70% royalty for sales to customers in Japan, India, Brazil, and Mexico.

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.


Tip of the Month

Moving from Page to Kindle

Once your book is ready for publication, you will want to make sure it’s set up properly in your KDP account in order to move smoothly through the publishing process. We’ve put together a step-by-step walkthrough to help answer any questions you may have to get your book live in the Kindle Store.
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