For Indie authors who want to sell ebooks to Amazon Kindle readers around the world, the opportunities are expanding faster than you can say, “Amazon where?” In just the past week, Kindle authors were introduced to the new German author central for selling Englischsprachige Bücher, books in English. Today author central informed me that France and Japan are now online too. Even though it’s likely to be much slower selling English Kindle ebooks via Amazon in these others countries, it’s still great news since English is the world’s most common 2nd language! From their email;
We’re writing to tell you about some new author-focused features!
You’ve always been able to add blog feeds in Author Central, and now you can add a Twitter account too. Once you add your account, we’ll display your most recent Tweet on the Author Page. Check out the Donna J. Shepherd Author Page to see what it looks like, and then add your own in Author Central.
Book Extras from Shelfari
|Shelfari’s book-loving community edits details called Book Extras. For each book you can add a list of characters, quotes, locations, and more.Now you can see your book’s Book Extras in your Author Central account. Visit the “Books” tab, click on your book, and view the Book Extras tab. You can then add or edit Book Extras by visiting Shelfari through a link that allows us to identify you as an author and give you a special Author badge in Shelfari.|
|Book Extras are available to readers on the Kindle and Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch, so get your extras out there.|
Kindle users can now make their book notes and highlights available for others to see. As an author, you can connect with readers in a new way as you annotate your own books and the books that influence you.
Seth Godin and Karen McQuestion are among the authors who have added Public Notes to their own books. To review and turn on Public Notes in your books, track your reading activities, and see Popular Highlights and your annotations, go to https://kindle.amazon.com.
Author Central for Amazon.fr
Are any of your books available on Amazon.fr? If so, Author Central is now available at https://authorcentral.amazon.fr.
Start publishing today with Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing
|With Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) you can self-publish your books on the Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and now the Amazon.de Kindle Stores. It’s free, fast, and easy. Books self-published through KDP can participate in the 70% royalty program and are available for purchase on Kindle devices and Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac, Blackberry, and Android-based devices. With KDP, you can self-publish books in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian and specify pricing in US dollars, Pounds Sterling, and Euros. To learn more, visit http://kdp.amazon.com today.|
|As always, if you have questions or feedback we’d love to hear from you.The Author Central Team
I found Google Translate to be helpful when needing to copy and paste sections of text from these other websites even though the process is fairly intuitive.
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