Amazon Kindle Books Now Available in the UK – Great News for Self-Publishing Authors!

Amazon recently announced the new Kindle store on amazon.co.uk.  What does that mean for self-publishing authors?  It means you can earn more royalties!

The Amazon Kindle is America’s revolutionary wireless reading device.  It allows its owners to instantly download books and newspapers, but only books that have been submitted to the Amazon Kindle via the required process and in the required format are available for Kindle readers to purchase and enjoy. Kindle editions of books appear on Amazon.com (and now Amazon.co.uk) in search listings just like any other format (such as a hardback edition).

There are several benefits to having your book available in a Kindle Edition.

1. The Amazon Kindle edition will appear in the search results, along with any other formats of your book (such as your paperback and/or hardback editions). This results in an increase of exposure for your book’s cover, which increases the chances of browsers clicking on your cover image and coming that much closer to becoming a buyer.

2. Sales through the Amazon Kindle are not split with Outskirts Press. Amazon will take their share, as they always do, but your profit will be directly deposited into your checking account by Amazon, without any involvement by (or portion for) Outskirts Press. In other words, your Kindle sales are YOUR Kindle sales.

3. As Amazon is expanding the availability of Kindle editions (offering free Kindle apps for iPhone, Blackberry and Android users as well as PC and Mac users, and now the availability through Amazon.com.uk), Amazon customers and readers are growing every day.  While the Kindle is a unique and revolutionary device designed to make reading more convenient, the majority of Amazon customers love actual BOOKS. A Kindle sale is an inexpensive way to offer your book to a potential reader; if they like it, they are more likely to purchase the paperback or hardback edition, too.

ALREADY HAVE A KINDLE EDITION?

If you have a Kindle edition available through Amazon.com and you have worldwide publishing rights for your title, check the Amazon.co.uk Kindle Store for your book.  If you do not see your title for sale in the UK store, then login to your DTP account (http://dtp.amazon.com).  In your Bookshelf, click on Actions and select “Edit rights, royalty, and pricing.”  Select “Worldwide Rights – all territories” if you hold the global publishing rights for this title. Or, select “Individual Territories – select territories” if you hold the publishing rights in some, but not all UK territories (United Kingdom, Guernsey, Isle of Man, and/or Jersey).  Select whether you want your USD price converted to GBP, or whether you would like to set your own amount in GBP. Then reconfirm by checking the box that you have all rights necessary to make the content you are uploading available for marketing, distribution and sale in each territory indicated above, and that you accept DTP Terms and Conditions.

DON’T HAVE A KINDLE EDITION YET?

If you are an Outskirts Press published author, you can order the Amazon Kindle Edition at any time, either during production or after publication, easily and conveniently from the Marketing Options screen of your Author’s Center.

Not published with Outskirts Press?  That’s okay, we can prepare and submit your Kindle Edition, too!  Order now from the Marketing Solutions page on our site: http://outskirtspress.com/options/16285_amazon_kindle_edition.html

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Leading Self-publishing Company Adds Espresso Book Machine Sales Channel

January 5, 2010 – Outskirts Press, the fastest growing full service self-publishing and book marketing company, today announced the availability of an additional sales channel for its already-published and soon-to-be-published authors—the innovative Espresso Book Machine.

Billed as the “Invention of the Year” in 2007 by Time Magazine, the Espresso Book Machine prints perfect-bound, library-quality books with full-color covers in minutes, immediately at the point of sale, whether it be at a bookstore, a library, or a coffee shop. It is an ATM for book lovers, but only selected books by selected publishers that have been distributed directly to the Espresso Book Machine are available to be printed on-site by the machine.

“Outskirts Press continually explores new distribution opportunities for our authors to increase their chances for success,” stated Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson. “Authors who add the Espresso Book Machine option will open up a whole new world of point-of-sale possibilities. Best of all, participation does not require any new processes or publishing ‘tools’ to master. We take care of all the details. As a full-service company, we take away the work involved in publishing, printing, and distributing books.”

Currently placed primarily in bookstores and libraries, Espresso Book Machines are already at locations in New York, London, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, to name just a few, with more locations being added monthly.

The Espresso Book Machine software protects the security of all titles, tracks each transaction, and remits all sales/royalty data back to the book’s source, where the publisher can report sales earnings to the author. Retail price, discounting, and royalties exactly match the traditional paperback edition; and Outskirts Press Espresso book sales are reported in the exact same manner as paperback sales.

“In essence, this is exactly like selling a black/white paperback via a new retail sales channel like Amazon or Barnes & Noble,” continued Sampson. “The impact of this new channel will be most noticeable when Espresso Book Machines start appearing at Starbucks or similar venues, which I have to believe is only a matter of time. Outskirts Press authors will be prepared for this next revolutionary step in point-of-sale book availability.”

With the addition of the Espresso Book Machine distribution channel, Outskirts Press continues to expand the wide array of publishing and marketing services it offers to authors around the world. In 2008 The Denver Business Journal named Outskirts Press the fastest growing small-to-medium sized company in Colorado and in 2009 Inc Magazine named Outskirts Press one of the top 500 fastest growing companies in America and one of the top five “best of the best” companies on the Inc-500 list.

Select authors currently published through Outskirts Press Self-Publishing Services can add the Espresso Book Machine Edition immediately and conveniently by clicking here.

For more details about Outskirts Press, including a free video and free e-book, visit OutskirtsPress.com.

About Outskirts Press, Inc,:

Outskirts Press, Inc., an Inc. 500 company, offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at http://www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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