• The advantages of publishing on Kindle

    E-books are good news for authors as, for the first time, you can get a reasonable level of royalty per book sold, which is difficult through print distribution. The numbers add up It’s a very fast and efficient way of getting your book in front of literally millions of readers all round the world. There are no setup fees to start selling a book on Kindle. There is no printed item therefore, no print cost. There is no delivery cost – Amazon will deliver the book to the customer for you. As long as you’re willing to charge at least $2.99 for each book sold, you will receive a royalty…

  • How do you research ideas for your non-fiction book?

    Okay, so you want to write a non-ficton book and you know you need to do some research first, but how do you go about it? First of all look at what genre you are going to write in You may already know which genre you want to write in, but it is worth having a look at how Amazon categorise books. This table on the right shows all the different genres on Amazon at the time of writing, and how many books are in each one so you can see how popular your field is: In some ways this shows you how accepted your type of book might be.…

  • Maximise your book sales on Amazon

    When you have your book on Amazon there are a number of things you can do on your sales page to increase your chances of sales. Some of these need to be thought about well before you start publishing. Choose the right title for your book The best titles are the ones that come up top in people’s searches on Google and Amazon. So, for example, for my non-fiction book, I could use one of the following: How to write and get published in the UK How to write and get published: A Guide for new writers How to write and get published:  The Ultimate Guide UK All three of…