6 Amazon Services For Writers:

Amazon Associates, Createspace, Author Central, Kindle Direct Publishing, Amazon Advantage, KDP Select … are you confused yet? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. We are too!! (Don’t miss the comprehensive show notes for today’s episode! See post at http://bit.ly/AmazonMaze if you are reading this through a feed.)

In this episode, Kevin and Catherine discuss the complexities of navigating Amazon’s labyrinth of sub-companies as independent authors.

Kevin describes how he learned to use Amazon Advantage, Amazon’s consignment division, in order to pre-sell his new paperback, and Catherine discovers Author Central, an Amazon feature she wasn’t aware of. (Plus, updates on the Hungarian heat wave!)

As mentioned, don’t miss the comprehensive show notes below. We’ve got links galore for you:)  Share this episode with your friends and help them figure out this Amazon stuff too!

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Show Notes

Best selling author Eric Van Der Hope came to Kevin’s rescue and walked him through the Amazon Advantage process. Check out the awesome author services Eric provides on his website.

Here’s a great article Catherine discovered outlining the steps for using Amazon Advantage to set up a pre-order for a paperback on Amazon.

Pub-craft.ca (romance author service Catherine mentioned)

Writers Beware Blog, as discussed on the show

Kobo Writing Life, the Kobo platform for authors

And now for the Amazon links!

Amazon KDP (ebooks)

Create Space in association with Amazon (print books)

Amazon Author Central (author hub)

Amazon Advantage (to set up book pre-orders) check out the resources above to learn more!

Amazon Associates (for commission on your referrals)

KDP Select (giving Amazon exclusivity for perks)

ACX in association with Amazon

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3 comments on “Navigate the Amazon Labyrinth

  1. It would be so cool if you did a series on the Amazon services.

    • Write Along Radio Aug 1, 2015

      !! Consider it on our to-do list! Thanks for asking, Rusty Knight 🙂

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