DIgital Publishing Services News: Kindle Unlimited Expands to Spain and Italy

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If you're using Kindle Direct Publishing's Kindle Select promotional program  for any of your books, you'll want to be aware of a great new development.

Kindle Unlimited is a fabulous, in my opinion, A Tasty Morsel paranormal fantasy novella covercontinuity program that enables members to read as many eligible Kindle books as they want via loan. There are also Audible audiobook titles in the program.

The program  is valuable for indie authors as well. You can read my post about Kindle Unlimited for authors here.

Initially, the program only deployed in the USA. Now, little by little, they are expanding into other countries. THtey just added Spain and Italy. Here is the message I received from KDP:

Since you are enrolled in KDP Select, we want you to know Kindle Unlimited has launched on and

Kindle Unlimited has a library of over 700,000 titles. Any title you have enrolled in KDP Select will be available for customers to read.

Learn about Kindle Unlimited:

Best regards,
The Kindle Direct Publishing Team

Little by little, people worldwide will be able to read your books all over the world when you include them in Kindle Select promotions.

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Ronda Del Boccio, the Story Lady

best selling author and speaker

teller of transformational tales

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How Can Kindle PreOrders Help Me Sell More Books?

If you're a KDP author, you know that new features keep magically appearing. Sure, Amazon sends you an email, but maybe you could use a little help figuring out how to make the most out of the new service. Or maybe you wonder whether you even want to use the new feature at all.

Kindle PreOrders

This week's free mini-class shows you one of the latest Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) additions, Kindle Preorders.

You'll discover

  • Why Kindle preorders are a GOOD thing.
  • How to make the most of offering preorders.
  • How to build buzz ahead of your publication date.
  • How to sell more books with the help of preorders.

You can watch LIVE or later.

How to watch LIVE

Come back to this page Thursday, August 21 at 11 AM US Eastern Time to watch live. The class is only 20 minutes, so you won't blow your morning. Click the video player below or lick where it says "watch the video now" below.

How to watch ANYTIME (after the live event is over)

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Ronda Del Boccio

best selling author, speaker and mentor, this time helping you sell more books using Kindle Preorders.


Kindle Direct Publishing Introduces Kindle Pre-Orders

Gathering pre-orders before the official release of a book is a great way to build anticipation for your book. But until today, you could only do this with books published in physical ink.

Today, Kindle Direct Publishing announced that Kindle authors can now offer pre-orders of their books up to 90 days before the release date.

Kindle Pre-Orders

Kindle PreOrders

Here are the details straight from KDP:

We're excited to announce that you can now make your new books available for pre-order in Kindle Stores worldwide. With a few quick and easy steps you can create a pre-order page up to 90 days in advance of your book's release date--your pre-order product page will be created within 24 hours. When you make your book available for pre-order, customers can order the book anytime leading up to the release date you set. We will deliver it to them on that date.

One advantage of using pre-order is that you can start promoting your Kindle book pre-order page on Author Central, Goodreads, your personal website, and other places ahead of its release to help build excitement for your book. Also, pre-orders will contribute toward sales rank and other Kindle Store merchandising ahead of release, which can help more readers discover your book.

Visit your KDP Bookshelf to set up your new book for pre-order.

How can you make the most of offering Kindle pre-orders?

1. Drip tips, tidbits, scenes, or other tantalizing morsels from your book over time on your blog, in social media, and at live events.

2. Be sure to invite people to become a subscriber. Offer a special gift to those who do.

3. Distribute press releases that share the value of your book to readers.

For more help, join the next 20 minute training Thursday, August 21 at 11 AM ET. Join free now at

YES, it will be recorded and available on YouTube, however being there live means your questions get answered and registering means you get the class notes (cheat sheet).

See you then!

Follow your BLISS!

Ronda Del Boccio, the Story Lady

best selling author, speaker and mentor, this time helping you with indie publishing #indiepublishing #AwakenedAuthor


Author: How Can Enrolling Your Book in Amazon Kindle MatchBook Help You Sell More Books?

Amazon now makes it easier for publishers (traditional, small and indie alike) to make titles even more enticing to readers.

Have you ever bought a print book and later wished you also had the Kindle version?

I own several business-related books in print and really want the Kindle version, because that's easier for me to read.

But when you go to Amazon, you don't want to pay full price again for a book you already have, right?

Amazon Kindle MatchBook lets publishers offer readers of the print version of their books a discounted Kindle version.

Kindle MatchBook
Kindle MatchBook

How much will the MatchBook be?

It will be $2.99, $1.99, $0.99 or free, depending upon what the publisher chooses.

I was so excited to find that several of my favorite books have the MatchBook option, and I will be able to get my Mark Joyner's books such as  The Great formula and Simpleology, as well as Ben Mack's book think Two Products Ahead for $2.99 each since I have a verified Amazon purchase of the print version.

Enrolling YOUR independently published books in Kindle MatchBook

Enrolling your book is as easy as clicking a box and choosing the price point from a dropdown list. It takes a whole 10 seconds, maybe. Then tap SAVE AND PUBLISH, and it's done!

My book When Assassins and Allies Conspire is available in 3 formats: print, large print and Kindle, and it is now in MatchBook. Here's a screenshot showing how easy it is to enroll your book.

Amazon Kindle MatchBook

Steps to enroll your title in Kindle MatchBook:

  1. Login to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).
  2. Click the title you want to enroll from your bookshelf list.
  3. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the book details page.
  4. You're on the Pricing and Royalties page. Scroll down to find Kindle MatchBook.Click the box to enroll.
  5. Select your price point from the dropdown menu.
  6. Click Publish at the bottom of the page.

that's it!

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