It’s pretty much a no-brainer on the ways to do this, but I do hope I put a little bit of a new spin on it. We all are wading along up to our necks in books. Amazon probably didn’t even know it would be such a hot commodity when it decided to become a distributor for books so many years ago. (it was over 20 years ago now, I just checked!)
But there is a platform for authors in Amazon that didn’t exist twenty years ago. Heck, KDP wasn’t around either. But this post is mostly about KDP, and how to turn KDP Select into a money-making machine. Yes, you have to go exclusive with them for 90 days, but there are a few things you can do that will make that little time-frame quite financially beneficial.
How do I use KDP Select to my advantage?
Well, I’m glad you asked. Ways you can leverage KDP Select to build a platform for yourself:
These are only a sampling of things needed to build your platform so that when you come out with a book the readers sit up and take notice. I will do my best to come up with more ideas for you. If you have a question about a marketing idea you have heard, leave a comment below and let’s start a discussion.
In the next part of this series, I will talk about how to pick a niche for your book and create a buzz for it.