A Kindle Scout Win for Debut Novelist Jo Ullah
Successful self-publishing isn’t just about achieving bestselling status; there are a plethora of smaller success stories that arise along any indie author’s journey. Debut novelist Jo Ullah shares her success story of how “winning” Kindle Scout got her career off to a flying start.
Kindle Scout – a win-win chance for indie authors
The Locksmith, Jo Ullah’s debut novel, was submitted to Kindle Scout, which she saw as a win-win situation for indie authors. “I had my novel all ready to gou2013 edited, professional cover design, and formatted for both eBook and paperback,” she said.
How Kindle Scout Works
If my novel was chosen, everyone who nominated it received a free pre-publication eBook to read and (hopefully) review, and those authors whose books were chosen received $1500 in advance royalties and a five-year contract with Kindle Press.
How to Submit Your Book to Kindle Scout
The team will review it for suitability in about three days, giving authors a chance to promote their books and help spread the word about them.
What Happened Next
Her book, which she shares her story of what it took to win and why she’d do it all over again, is now available for pre-order, and reviews are already pouring in.
What books sell best on Kindle?
Kindle eBook Best Sellers
- #1. Liane Moriarty’s Apples Never Fall.
- #2. Bob Woodward’s Peril.
- #3. The Keeper of Happy Endings.
- #4. Bree Taggert’s Right Behind Her (Bree Taggert Book 4)
- #5. The Casanova (The Miles High Club Book 3)
- #6. What’s Left Unsaid: A Novel.
- #7. The Midnight Library: A Novel.
Is Kindle Unlimited good for textbooks?
If you already read a lot of self-published and independent books on Amazon, Kindle Unlimited could be a great way to go! This means you’d have to read at least two or three Kindle Unlimited books per month to make your subscription worthwhile… money you could spend on mainstream books in the Kindle store instead.
Does Kindle have good book selection?
While that figure is correct, there aren’t many bestsellers or popular books on the list, and none of the major publishing houses have made their books available on Kindle Unlimited.
Are all books compatible with Kindle?
Not all books are kindle compatible, so keep that in mind when searching. Once you’ve found a book you’d like to borrow, go through the steps to borrow it, and then select the option “Read on a Kindle,” which will appear as an Amazon purchase button.
Which eBooks sell the most?
The following are Amazon’s top five selling ebook categories:
- Biographies and Memoirs. Biographies and Memoirs. Business and Money. Self Help. Cookbooks, Food, and Wine.
What book genre sells best?
What are the most popular book genres right now?
- Crime and Thriller.
- Religious and Self-help.
- Children’s Books u2013 Humor.
- Fantasy and Sci-fi u2013 Young Adult.
- Fantasy and Sci-fi u2013 Young Adult.
Can you keep the books on Kindle Unlimited after Cancelling?
You cannot keep the books you’ve borrowed if you cancel Kindle Unlimited; however, any books you’ve paid for are yours forever, and you can borrow Prime books if you have Amazon Prime.
What is the difference between Kindle Unlimited and Prime reading?
The first is Amazon Prime Reading, which gives you access to a little over 1,000 titles that rotate in and out on a regular basis, whereas Kindle Unlimited gives you access to over 1,000,000 titles (Prime Reading titles are just a subset of Kindle Unlimited titles).
Are all books free on Kindle Unlimited?
The service doesn’t include every book on Amazon or Audible, but it does include a lot of the best-sellers; just look for titles with the Kindle Unlimited logo.
Is there a monthly fee for Kindle?
After the six-month trial period, you’ll be charged the full $9.99 per month, plus any applicable taxes, so you’ll essentially be getting three months of free reading!
Which is better Kindle Fire or Paperwhite?
The Amazon Fire HD 8 has a decent screen, excellent battery life, and impressive overall performance; however, the Paperwhite has a higher screen resolution, is lighter, easier to hold, and is much easier on the eyes during extended use.
Are Kindles bad for your eyes?
E-readers, such as the Kindle and Nook, use a different type of display than computer screens called E Ink, which closely mimics the appearance of ink on printed paper and has been shown to cause less eye strain than other digital screens.
Why are some Kindle books not compatible with Kindle?
Some Kindle Books from your library (such as many picture books, read-alongs, and graphic novels) aren’t compatible with certain Kindle devices or reading apps; look for a Kindle restrictions link under “Formats” on the ebook’s details page to see if a Kindle Book is incompatible with your device or app.
Why can’t I read library books on Kindle?
Make sure your Kindle is connected to the internet, then sync it from the Settings menu. Remove any filters from your home screen or switch to a different view, then restart your Kindle.
What ebooks are compatible with Kindle?
In addition to Kindle formats, Kindles support PDF, TXT, MOBI, and PRC files. Amazon also offers a free conversion service that can convert HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP files to Kindle format.