Category Archives: KDP

Don’t Get Mad, Get 80% Royalty

Still hot and toasty from my oven but already live on Amazon — “Ka-Ching! The 80% Royalty Formula for KDP.”

Ka-Ching! The 80% Royalty Formula for KDP

You can catch a sneak preview here: http://amzn.to/1ft0BPm.

Buyer Beware: You Will Never Settle for 70% Again!

Rock solid, unadulterated trade secret revealed in a step-by-step guide that’s intended for the go-getters only.

In no time, you will recover the small tuition you pay on this book with the 80% royalty you earn on every book you publish on KDP for the rest of your life.

Why don’t I sell the book at $5 a pop and sell thousands of copies? Won’t I make more that way?

Because I don’t want to have too many competitors out there.

The price of this book is a test in itself: To be a winner, you must first be smart enough to invest in a winner’s playbook.

M. Eigh

http://m.eigh.com/

P.S.: Respond to me if interested. I offer a 50% discount to the people who contact me by email. (You will order from me, not from Amazon, to enjoy the half-off.)

Are You Ready to Be Inspired?

Word to Kindle: Secret Shortcuts

Word to Kindle: Secret Shortcuts

If yes, check out my book “Word to Kindle: Secret Shortcuts” at http://amzn.to/1bfj725. It’s today’s #1 New Hot Release on Amazon under the Authorship category:

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Learn to Self-Publish Paperbacks and eBooks in 60 Minutes ★ One on One w/ Expert

My name is M. Eigh and I’m a well established author with numerous publication credits, via established commercial outlets and self-publishing. Just Google my name or search my name in Amazon Kindle store and you will get a sense how well-established I am.

I’ve done so many self-publishing for myself and other poeple that I can do it with my eyes closed.

After this one-hour class with me, you will be able to do self-publishing on your own.

For this class to work, you need the following BASIC qualifications:

  • Common office worker level proficiency with Microsoft Word
  • Have used an eReader device before (Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc.)
  • Have an Amazon.com account
  • Able to stay with scheduled program and follow instructions

Please note the following before you bid on this auction:

  • The course will happen at a mutually agreed-upon time
  • Course will be conducted on Skype or GoToMeetings
  • I will email a checklist of simple tasks to the winning bidder. These are very simple tasks such as opening a free Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing account, downloading eBook conversion software etc. In order for the class to be effective, you should complete these simple tasks beforehand.
  • Have a manuscript in Microsoft Word format ready. If you do not have one ready for publishing, you may choose to use a document of yours for testing. The focus of this class is a walk-through on the publishing process, not to get a specific book published. (It is not possible to see a book published in 60 minutes. Most systems takes 12 hours or more.)

And last but not least this is a one-on-one class and only the winning bidder will be accommodated.

Submit your bid at http://bit.ly/1bDRQQa. Good luck bidding!


One of the Best Kept Secret …





Good Reasons to Join KDP Select

Have you read your KDP royalty spreadsheet carefully? If you have, you may have noticed a transaction type called “KOLL,” — “Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.”

The wonderful thing about KOLL is the distorted reward to effort ratio. Say your ebook is priced at $0.99. You get a lousy $0.33 when you sell a copy. But when an Amazon Prime Member borrows a copy from you, Amazon rewards you through the KDP Select program a whopping $2.42! (Based on Sept. rate.) $2.42 translates into a sale of more than 7 copies of your $0.99.

And statistically, for most authors, your KOLL counts beat the combined sales of your book through B&N, Smashwords and all other minor channels.

So why not? Particularly when your book is priced at $0.99 or below $3.45 (that’s when a sale can break even with a borrow based on a 70% royalty rate.)

Personally, I wish there are more KOLL’s on my lower priced books than sales. If you ever come across with a book page on Amazon that screams “This book is free for Prime Members,” you now know why the author is doing that. KOLL is pronounced “Ka Ching!”

Starting this week, KDP also starts the “Countdown” promotion program which allows an author to lower a book’s price to a specified period of time for up to six days. This is offered as an alternative to the regular, know-to-everyone free promotion.

Say you have a book priced at $2.99 and you want to promote it by discounting it to a price of $0.99, Amazon will sell that book at $0.99 but still keep the 70% royalty rate you have elected for the price of $2.99. As we all know, if you price a book outright at $0.99, you are only eligible for a 30% royalty.

It looks like Amazon is putting money where its mouth it.

Free on Amazon: How to Embed Social Share Buttons in Your Kindle Book Pages

An exciting new book from M. Eigh, FREE for you.

Hi guys,

M. Eigh has just released a new book, titled How to Embed Social Share Buttons in Your Kindle Book Pages. To show my heartfelt appreciation for your purchase of my book KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed: How to Embed Videos and Widgets in Your Book Description, I’m offering this book free to you.

The book is here: http://amzn.to/18xrEHq. It will be free for two days, starting midnight Pacific Sunday till midnight Pacific Monday.

I know we live in a viral society and Amazon does not offer a mechanism for me to control who can enjoy the free download, so some people who have not purchased “Secret” will enjoy the free download too. So you might as well do your friends a favor and let them know.

But rest assured that this book is by no means going to devalue the “Secret” book you have bought. That is still and will always be the bible of Kindle book description, forever the holy grail.

So, don’t miss the free download. And if you have enjoyed my books and benefited form the know-how’s in it, please post a review on the book’s Amazon pages. One good turn deserves another, from an Indie to another Indie.

Cheers,

M. Eigh

http://m.eigh.com

Copyright © 2013 M. Eigh, All rights reserved.

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Amazon KDP Authors Getting Fancy with their Kindle Book Pages

The following is a list of real Amazon KDP authors who implemented the technology introduced in my book KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed: How to Embed Videos and Widgets in Your Book Description. This is a short list that reflect only the use cases I know of. As the book gets more popular day by day, I am sure I will get to know more wonderful and creative implementations. If you have done yours, please let me know your page URL. Or if you know someone has done it and does not mind my listing the book page, please let me know the URL too. You can drop me a line right there at my book page at http://amzn.to/1evdevT. (Well, embedding a opt-in or contact us form on your book page is part of the trade secret revealed in that book.)

A Secret about Author Central KDP Support Does Not Want You to Know

If your current Author Central account is not with Amazon.com, but with one of the following instead:

  • Amazon.co.uk
  • Amazon.in
  • Amazon.de
  • Amazon.fr
  • Amazon.es
  • Amazon.it
  • Amazon.co.jp
  • Amazon.com.br
  • Amazon.ca
  • Amazon.com.mx

You should immediately open another Author Central account with Amazon.com to gain the full  range of editing access to your books’ details. An Author Central account established with Amazon.com allows you to have up to three noms de plume. Different noms de plume come handy when you write books that cross categories or genre drastically. For example, if you are quite established on political science but all of a sudden want to try your hand on paranormal romance, you are probably better off publishing your experimental romance under a different name than the one that appears on your political science books, lest you startle your readers and lose their loyalty.

However, the more important advantage you gain with an Author Central account with Amazon.com is the access to edit the descriptive details of all your books affiliated with all your noms de plume. Seeing is believing. The following screenshot comparison, courtesy of UK-based author Mr. Philip Henly, should be able to convince you:

The first screenshot shows the book detail interface when Phlip logs into his Author Central account with Amazon.co.uk:

authorcentral_uk

There does not appear anything editable there.

The second screenshot shows you what Philip gets when he log into his Author Central account with Amazon.com. He gets tabs of editing interface: Editorial Reviews, Book Details and Book Extras, each of which presents multiple editable fields.

authorcentral_us_kindle

Last but not least, you get separate three-tab editing access to a different edition (a.k.a., format. such as paperback or audio,) as shown in the third screenshot:

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You can do wonders with these three editing tabs. (For details on that, check out my latest popular book KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed: How to Embed Videos and Widgets in Your Book Description.)

So if your KDP home base is not Amazon.com, start by opening an Author Central account with Amazon.com.

So do yourself a favor, open up an Author Central account with Amazon.com today. And if you are serious about taking advantage of this secret tunnel to book marketing, read KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed: How to Embed Videos and Widgets in Your Book Description.