Thursday, May 3, 2018

Amazon By Invitation Programs

One benefit of Great On Kindle is Amazon will promote your books
and offer special deals. In this case, they are offering 25 percent off
any other Great On Kindle book when you buy Shot All to Hell. It is
an added incentive for buyers on the hook.
You can bust your ass forever trying to turn your book into a bestseller, but the simplest and quickest way to hit a home run is to wait for Amazon to come knocking.

I have been self-publishing books on Amazon for just over five years now. I have picked up well over $100,000 dollars in royalty payouts. Several of my books have climbed into the top one-thousand books on Amazon, but after my promotions ended they took the inevitable plunge into oblivion.

In November of 2017, I received a quality control notice from Amazon. They had found some issues with my bestselling book, Shot All to Hell. It was an invitation to work with them to make my book the best book it could be. There was no pressure to make changes, just an offer to help.

What the hell! I jumped onboard. They suggested some simple edits and asked me to set up the X-ray feature. After a few weeks of work and some back and forth emails, I resubmitted the book.