Setting Kindle Pricing for Self Publishing Success

The Kindle edition of Moonlight by Keith Knapp has been one of the Outskirts Press bestselling books in the Kindle store for months, currently in the number two spot. 


Knapp set the price for his Kindle edition at just $.99, and recently his paperback format hit the Outskirts Press bestseller list.

According to Knapp, “I chose the low price to get some readers willing to try out a new author. It’s not easy for someone to read a book by someone they’ve never heard of before – lots of people probably like to stick with the writers they love. But for a buck, some people will take a chance.

When it gets right down to it, it’s all about word of mouth, which I’m very thankful for. I don’t like marketing much, or promoting, or plugging my stuff…it takes away time I could be writing. But you have to do it from time to time in order to start to get the word out there to spread.”

Fortunately, Outskirts Press offers a wide variety of marketing solutions for self-publishing authors, including a Kindle edition and submission service and a Personal Marketing Assistant option, which Outskirts Press authors can purchase at any time from within their Author’s Center.

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Self-Publishing Best Seller Spotlight: Moonlight

Can offering a Kindle edition of your book help your paperback (or hardback) format become a bestseller in self-publishing? 

Let’s take a look at one of the recent top 10 best selling self published books by Outskirts Press to see what contributed to its success. By seeing what works for other authors, you can take the appropriate publishing and marketing steps to chart your own course toward successful book publishing!

  • Genre: Fiction/Horror
  • Content for niche audience
  • Professional cover
  • Kindle edition
  • Productive marketing services from the publisher, like:
    • author webpage
    • advertising assistance


Of course, books cannot become best sellers if they’re only printed and then only sold from the publisher’s website. Books must to be available via multiple sales channels, both wholesale and direct. All Outskirts Press books published with the Diamond, Pearl, and Ruby packages fall into that category. See details about the Distribution-on-Demand Sales Channels by clicking here.

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 and in Amazon search listings just like any other format (such as a hardback edition). Outskirts Press offers a Kindle edition and submission service, which Outskirts Press authors can purchase at any time from within their Author’s Center.

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