How Authors Can Promote Their Books During the “KDP Select” months?

07 Mar

You can do a lot of things to promote your book while it is for three months locked in the KDP Select program:

  • have an email PR action,
  • send out press releases
  • create a book trailer
  • try to get as many reviews as possible
  • be active in forums – work on your platform
  • listing it on each and every website that promotes free books,
  • extensively announce the free days and the lending in Amazon’s Prime program through Twitter, Google+,, Pinterest, LinkedIn…
  • If you haven’t already, list it for free at Bowker, get an ISBN number, improve your authors’ website and have friends and customers help to spruce up your success on Amazon – and most important of all:  write your next book !

Here are some tips how you can boost your book sales:



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3 responses to “How Authors Can Promote Their Books During the “KDP Select” months?

  1. Sigrid Macdonald

    March 7, 2012 at 3:47 pm


    I just discovered your website thanks to Margaret Virany. What a wealth of information you have collected! Thanks so much for sharing.

    I’ve written three books; the last one is called Be Your Own Editor. It is a guide for writers and students who are interested in developing characters, background setting, and dialogue for fiction, as well as examining structure, flow, and possible contradictions or redundancies in nonfiction.

    Would be more than happy to write a guest post. Please contact me.


    • ebooksinternational

      March 8, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Sigrid, thanks for your friendly remark. I try to be as useful and informative for authors as possible.
      Bought your e-book and will write a review
      “Be Your Own Editor”

      Cheers, Doris

      • Sigrid Macdonald

        March 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

        Oh, Doris, that was so kind of you!

        I’m sorry that you hadn’t waited one more day because I just made the book free on Kindle for five days – from March 8 until the 12th. I will supply the link for your readers

        And do let me know about a guest post. You can e-mail me at Thanks again. Sigrid

        Be Your Own Editor, a guide for writers and students, will be free on Amazon Kindle from March 8 to March 12. If you’re not sure how to develop characters, create realistic dialogue, or develop background settings for fiction or how to structure and write clearly for nonfiction, BYOE will guide you step by step. The book also discusses how to write smashing essays as well as e-mail etiquette.

        If you like the book, it would be great if you could write a short review.

        Download your free copy here:


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