Black Tears 1: Why I chose to enroll my book in KDP Select
Hello everybody! Today I’m thrilled to announce that Beyond (Black Tears 1) is available on Kindle Unlimited!
Okay so, for my fellow authors reading my posts, I’m going to explain how I arrived at this decision, which wasn’t easy, and the reasons why I chose to enroll the first volume of the Black Tears saga on KDP Select–and thus make it available on Kindle Unlimited.
For those of you who don’t know, when you publish an ebook, amazon gives you the option to enroll it on KDP Select, which has a number of benefits, but a numbers of perks too.
First and foremost, if you enroll your book in KDP, it cannot be available on any other online store, which means you’re pretty much restricted to only sell it on amazon (in a digital format) for the period of the enrollment. (I had to cancel my ebook on Ingramspark before enrolling it).
A quick clarifier: KDP Select works with cycles. Your title must be sold exclusively through amazon for as long as this cycle lasts (90 days), and once your time is up, you can decide whether you want to keep on with the arrangement or simply not renew it.
During the enrollment period, aside from having your book available on Kindle Unlimited and getting paid per number of pages read even if you book is free for KDP Select readers, you can also run one out of two promotions: a price countdown and a 7-day-free promotion. These two are really helpful marketing tools, which, when used wisely, can really improve the visibility of your book, and in turn your sales.
After much research and a lot of initial refusal, I decided to enroll the first book of my series Black Tears because I believe it is a nice opportunity for a debut science fiction author such as myself and because I think it’ll help readers discover the first part of my story.
I’ve also lowered the price to only 4.99$, so be sure to check it out here!
If you guys have a Kindle unlimited subscription, don’t miss this opportunity and go sneak a peek at Beyond!
Also, don’t miss the chance to check out Beyond’s book tour!
This was really enlightening, thank you. e.g. I had no idea it is not possible to publish to KDP and Ingramspark at the same time.
Definitely checking your book!
M. C. Winkkle
I’m so happy to have helped! Thank you!!