As a reader I’m a big Kindle fan. As a writer I’m…also a big fan.
While the big publishing houses seem to be missing the point with Kindle, authors are not.
A whole host of authors – from traditionally published to newbies – are self-publishing their books on Kindle, climbing the best-seller charts and writing about how they’re doing it.
I’m researching the topic for a series of how-to articles. Before I get to the technical side of things I wanted to share some resources on the just-as-important side of sales, marketing and ‘what you can actually get from publishing on Kindle’.
So here’s some further reading for you, if you’re a novelist wondering if Kindle (and ebooks in general) are worth your time and attention.
(Hint: the answer is ‘yes’)
AUTHORS ON KINDLE
Yes, People Are Buying Kindle Books
JAKonrath on selling 16,000 copies of his ebook (this one sparked controversy in the traditional-publishing world when Publishers Weekly dismissed his success in a snooty — and inaccurate fashion — and Konrath jumped into the debate. Fun!).
How novelist Elisa Lorello’s first novel reached number 6 on the Kindle bestseller list (her second is up there now).
Aaron Ross Powell on selling a draft novel on Kindle (and landing a publishing deal).
What If I’m Not A Well-Known or Published Author?
JAKonrath again on authors whose books are selling better than his, even though he is a mid-list published author and they (as far as he can tell) are not.
Promoting Your Kindle eBook
How to promote a Kindle ebook, featuring an interview with Boyd Morrison who landed a traditional publishing deal based in part on his Kindle sales numbers.
Pricing Your Kindle eBook
One more from JAKonrath, on the importance of pricing.
What questions do you have about publishing your work as an eBook? What do you need to know before you make the decision? Leave a comment and I’ll do my best to find you some concrete answers.
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