Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Self-Publishing Success Stories: Carolyn McCray

Excerpt (main takeaway) from Is KDP Select Salvation or Damnation for Indie Authors?

The KDP Select Program is neither. It is a marketing opportunity that may or may not work for you.

Utilizing KDP Select’s tools has worked for me. I leapt into five-figure monthly royalties and was announced as one of the top ten authors in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library for the month of December. 
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In this article, I hope to demystify KDP Select and give you actionable advice on how to evaluate if the program is a good match for your marketing efforts (whether you’re just entering the program or renewing in ninety days).

Please click on the link to read the rest of the article.  It's very helpful if you are thinking about enrolling in Kindle Select.

Excerpt from Does Leveraging “Free” Give-Aways Increase Royalties?
This month I participated in a Free Par-Tay where several dozen authors banded together and pooled resources. I gave away (across eight books) 100,000 copies.

I am now on target to sell well over 10,000 copies this month. If we add in international sales, I am looking at over 13,000.

The event as a whole gave away over 1,000,000 books, and is on target to sell over 100,000 copies post-free.

Will I give away ten copies to get a sale? You betcha.

Please click on the link to read the rest.

Highlighting some of the author's books:

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