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Old 12th June 2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default I Did It! Published On Amazon KDP!!

Over the past few years I've written a number of e-books. Last week I listened in on a Kindle Direct Publishing webinar and followed the instructions!

One week later, I'm a published Kindle author!

Earn From Writing? First You Must Begin! Unlock What You Can Write About by me!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008AUZ1OM

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Old 13th June 2012, 12:40 AM   #2
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Congratulations, I had a quick look at your Amazon link. It looks great. Hope you do well. Will you keep posting here to update us on your progress?

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Old 13th June 2012, 11:28 AM   #3
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Congrats - it looks great!

Publishing my first e-book has been on my to-do list for way too long. I have my draft about 80% done. Got sidetracked having a baby this year and must finish (disclosure - baby will be 10 months old this month - so excuse is running out! LOL)

Hard part for me was not starting... it is finishing and feeling like it is "final" enough to publish. Always seeking perfection I guess.

Curious - how did you price it - based on #words or competition?

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Thanks for the well wishes!

Diane- I priced it based on the number of pages - 10!

UPDATE: no sales yet!

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Hmmm... $10 for 10 pages seems a little high for a Kindle book, and I am guessing your topic has some competition? You might want to check out pricing on competitive books and consider lowering the price. In the end you may make more money at a lower price with more sales. Maybe inch it down to determine that sweet spot with the pricing.

I am looking into the pricing a lot for my first book because I don't want to overprice it, but definitely don't want to miss out on making more if I can. I have also read that adding bonus downloads is a good way to jusify a slightly higher price (and stand out from the competition) so I am having several downloadable worksheets included with my book. Even with that I probably wouldn't price it over $9.99 to encourage more sales.

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Oooooooooooooooooooooh, I'd love to have some freebies to give away. But I got nothin'

I thought about a starting price of $2.99 like is recommended, but then I thought.......if I was a customer considering purchasing it - it must be a real winner of a book for 3 bucks.....I mean that's what I'd think. Three bucks, like there'll be anything worth while in it.

Then, back to thinking as the author....I'm thinking if I sell 300 buzillion of these I could buy an ice cream cone.

I jumped on the KDP band wagon.....and, well, I can say I did it. That's worth a dollar anyhow............

Yeah, I know it's expensive, but...............if 10 bucks PREVENTS you from buying it, then 3 bucks will make you think it's too cheap.

WOW.....................

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