Are you on Amazon Direct Publishing Europe?
Sell More Books Now!
I received a letter today from Europe. It said “Amazon” at the front of the size ten envelope. I looked closely at the stamp to see it was paid in Euros.
“What could this be?” I thought turning the envelope looking for a clue. It was thick, probably had five or six folded pages.
Thinking it was some sort of advertising I opened the envelope as fast as possible before throwing it away with the rest of my junk mail. The way you do when you have a stack of one-week-old mail to go through.
As I ripped the envelope open I saw what looked like a telephone bill. I unfolded all the pages, five in all, and saw line item after line item of strange numbers I did not recognized. At the end of the report, there was not a final bill but a check made up to my name.
“This is new!” I thought with delight.
The strange numbers turned out to be book sales from different countries in Europe. The line item list didn’t have the names of my books, just codes.
“It’s a good thing I remembered to list my last book on Amazon Europe,” I thought.
When was the last time you logged to your Kindle Author account?
You should log in at least every month and see the changes to payment structure or terms and conditions. It’s a also a good time to revise your description and test if you get more sales. You could also change your price, advertise, or do a campaign with a special price.
If you have not done so, make sure you have your book available all over the world.
For example, did you know Amazon Mexico just opened a few months ago? If you did not go into your account and offered your book for Mexico it will not sell in Mexico. Same goes for every new country.
These are the current Amazon Direct Publishing Platforms:
You have to check every country separately and assign a royalty structure.
Do it today and start selling books all over the world. To start go to your account at: kdp.amazon.com
Click on your book cover, edit your description if needed (I always test new descriptions and new keywords).
Save and go to the second page, this is the Rights & Pricing page. This is where you’ll assign rights to sell your book in different countries. Save and finish.
Congratulations. You are now an international author!
Remember, You Should Be Writing!