Do you want your book to generate revenue for you?
Do you want your book to gain popularity?
Do you want your book to get improve your reputation as an author?
Whatever your intentions are in publishing your book, getting it in the Kindle Unlimited will be able to satisfy your expectations.
To touch upon the basics, let’s see what Kindle Unlimited is.
Kindle Unlimited enables readers to read unlimited books from millions by just paying $9.99 per month. Authors who wish to enrol their books in the Kindle Unlimited section of Amazon will get the pay based on the number of pages read by the readers.
How Is Kindle Unlimited Advantageous for Authors?
Since the readers are paying a fixed amount for any number of books, they get the opinion of reading books for free. It would cost them the same to read two books as well as twenty books in a month. So it gives them the courage to test new books, new authors and new genres which they wouldn’t otherwise read.
Most self-published authors struggle to get that take off – that convincing element to make new readers to test their book. But with Kindle Unlimited, authors do not need to try as much hard to convince those readers who have Kindle Unlimited subscriptions.
Any new author whose book is liked by readers can skyrocket to the top of the Amazon Top 100 list irrespective of whether the person is experienced or a novice. This is proven by the last few Amazon Top 100 author rankings wherein new authors were able to beat the experienced authors to get their place on the list.
Secondly, many authors are of the opinion that the revenue they get from the Kindle Unlimited reads are more than what they get from the sales of their books from even the big publishing houses. Kindle Unlimited payouts are fair on the part of the author and it compensates well. If more people read more pages of your books, the more money you get; it is as simple as that.
If there are a very high number of pages read in a book, then there are also bonuses offered to the authors which are in 4 to 5 figures.
The best part is that you don’t need to wait for long weeks to get your book published. While through traditional publishing channels, it takes about 10 to 12 months to get it published, it takes no more than a week or two to get a book published through Kindle Unlimited.
Marketing Your Kindle Unlimited Books
As a Kindle Unlimited reader has already paid the amount to read any number of books, all it takes is to convince them to make time for yours.
- Promote your book widely in the social media channels, asking your followers to give it a read. Engage in simple book marketing methods that won’t take much of your tim. If you have some revenue, you can make use of ads.
- Increasing the number of downloads of your book in the early stages of release can get yours in the best seller’s list. Once you get on the list, your readers will start increasing organically.
- Request the readers who have read to leave ratings and reviews. Ratings and reviews also play a part in the Amazon recommendation and it is better to be equipped in all aspects.
- Don’t let the momentum of your new book release die within a few days. Keep it alive for at least two to three months spurring and enticing the readers to give your book a read.
There are some disadvantages that comes with choosing to list in Kindle Unlimited. The Kindle Select authors who list in Kindle Unlimited should give exclusive access to the sale of the book to Amazon. The author cannot publish it by themselves or sell them on any websites. Every sale of the book needs to go through Amazon. It is a risk that many authors are ready to take and it is up to you to decide.
Many promotional websites also offer special pages to promote the books that come under Kindle Unlimited.
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