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Just Submitted My First Ebook To Kindle.

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  1. Brad100

    Brad100 Supreme Member

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    ---- THREAD CLOSED 01/22/2015 ----
    Sorry for using this annoying(?) color, but I'm pretty excited. I think about last week I replied to a thread saying that I will start an Ebook but I kept delaying it because I had no real ideas, but then I made an agreement with my self that I will write an Ebook, only if its short, like 6000+ words.

    So I opened open office (pun not intended) and started writing without any title or description in mind, I ended with a story of two brothers who go to their grandma's house and somehow later find a safe-house of the robbers and bust them. Well, it came out fair enough, but it was only 22 pages and 6500 words long, I think thats fine.

    So now, I went to KDP and submitted it, its under review,
    But here's the bummer : If I put $0.99 as the price (Which I was going to), I only friggin' get 30% of it, which is BS. So I listed the price at $2.99, which I think is pretty high for a book only 6500 words long, what do you guys think? Should I keep this price? or go for just 30% revenue?

    By the way I used a copyright free image and added the book's title on it via photoshop to make the cover. I will give an update when my book gets published.
     
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  2. CyberAlien

    CyberAlien Regular Member

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    Think of it like this: Would you be willing to pay $2.99 for a 22 page book?

    Amazon has 500+ page books from well-known authors that sell for the same amount. It doesn't mean you won't get any sales, but it's something to keep in mind ;)
     
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    Good luck getting approved lol...
     
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    You should be good, if you don't get sales then just reduce the price later down the line.

    Start working on some more books either way!
     
  5. Brad100

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    LOL, sorry, don't worry, I proofread my book, hopefully it won't have these mistakes :D

    and thanks everybody else too.

    By the way, since I don't have any established social media account and don't own a blog, I won't be advertising my book anywhere, and I also checked the Enroll in KDP Select option, whats the ups and downs of that? (I did read something like you can't put the book on your website and so, which I wasn't going to do anyways, so yeah, was that a good decision?)
     
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    Lol, it sounds nice and probably I'll read it. If it's just $.99
     
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    Don't get greedy, especially since it's only 22 pages long
     
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    I have an experience for selling e-book:

    1. You must have a blog first, the people must know you before you sell
    2. Capture a list in your blog, the people must remember you, as a brand, send them good e-mail, not rubbish.
    3. Sell e-book on amazon or on your own site
    4. Profit!
     
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    What is the title of your ebook?
     
  10. Brad100

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    UPDATE: MY book got approved :)! and I went to change the price to $0.99, and now its under review again for "recent changes" thats probably the price, but it still is live in the stores, just the price is under review I guess! thanks for the help everyone.
     
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    A Quick Question! As you know, I enrolled in KDP select, now, do I need to somehow promote my book or will Amazon do it themselves?
     
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    UPDATE 2: My book is now fully live with the price of $0.99, I will tell you guys if it gets any sales.
     
  13. CeceXXZ

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    May you tell me the URL of it? I might buy it.
     
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  14. kypso

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    You will have to promote it yourself ( or hire somebody to do it ) or it will just be "sitting" there.

    K.
     
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    PM sent :)

    Hmm, that sucks, whats the purpose of KDP then?
     
  16. CeceXXZ

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    I have just downloaded it. I hope you got the commission.

    It sounds nice and I would like to improve my English as well.

    Reading the book right now and I'm noticing some mistakes:

    Stephen and Stephan instead of Steven
    Cam instead of came
    lets instead of let's

    [...] still reading
     
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  17. kypso

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    It is the platform and market place that offers you the possibility to sell your Kindle E-Book offered by Amazon. It is not a marketing service.

    K.
     
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    Thanks a lot! Its my first ever book in any format, so I can't promise you anything, thanks a lot again! I hope you leave a review about it :)
     
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    Can you PM me the url too so I can take a look at it ( don't post it here to violate forum rules ).

    K.
     
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    done :) thanks for asking.
     
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