Kindle Direct Publishing March Newsletter


Tip of the Month

Changing or Adding Authors to Your Book

After publishing your book, you can still edit your author name or add contributors for your book by editing your book details right from your Bookshelf in your KDP account. Set the order of your multiple author names how you’d like them to appear in the Kindle store. Remember to reconfirm your publishing rights to complete updates.
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KDP Select News

March Global Fund Announcement

KDP Select is an optional program for you to reach more readers and it gives you the opportunity to earn more money. Once your title is enrolled, you will earn a share of the monthly global fund amount every time your book is borrowed from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, and Japan.

For March, the KDP Select Global Fund amount is $1.2 million. In the month of February, KDP Select-enrolled authors earned $2.24 each time their books were borrowed.

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 or the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

Here’s what authors are saying about KDP Select and Kindle Countdown Deals:

“My experience with KDP Select has been quite rewarding. It has enabled me to offer my books at a got-to-have-it price, or the willing-to-try-it price, for new readers of my work. Using Kindle Countdown Deals, I broke the Top 50 in the Kindle Store with The Enigma, Sarah Roberts Book Six. I thank KDP for providing authors with such a wondrous tool.” –Jonas Saul, Author of the Sarah Roberts series

“KDP Select was the perfect launching pad for Isabella: Braveheart of France. I got incredible results and saw the book break the Top 100 on Amazon’s paid bestseller list.”Colin Falconer, Author of Silk Road

Excerpts taken from March 2014 Kindle Direct Publishing March Newsletter