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How to Improve Amazon (a View from the Publishing Side)

Here’s a comprehensive post with ideas on how Amazon can improve its publishing program for authors (and, by extension, for readers too). Chris McMullen has been brainstorming again!

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HOW AMAZON CAN IMPROVE

I love Amazon. As a customer, as a reader, as an author.

Yet, I see ways that Amazon could be even better.

Although I use Amazon frequently as both a reader and author, most of this post is from the publishing perspective.

I don’t intend for my post to come across as a complaint or criticism. Rather, I love Amazon, and I’m thinking, “How could I love Amazon even more?”

DOES AMAZON CARE?

Yes. I know this because I and other authors have made several suggestions in the past, and Amazon has already made significant improvements.

  • KDP authors now have access to pre-orders.
  • KDP reports have improved significantly.
  • For weeks toward the end of 2015, Amazon had a large banner advertisement on their homepage announcing Countdown Deals.
  • The Kindle Textbook Creator now supports hyperlinks.
  • KDP authors can now send emails through Amazon to…

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This entry was posted on January 30, 2016 by in Publishing.
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