I launched my book on the 5th with KDP and it did okay for downloads. However, here are some tips to implement prior to your launch.
- Make sure you have a an ebook cover. Although you can load your book up to Amazon without one, before you launch you definitely want to have a snazzy cover. There are many places where you can get software to create one or you can use a site like Fiverr for outsourcing.
- If you utilized CreateSpace for it’s print on demand, they have a great ebook cover option in its platform. It’s pretty easy to follow and there are several videos, and support if you need help.
- Have several reviews for your book before you launch, as that will provide social evidence of the quality of the book. There are a number of legitimate ways you can get a review for your book that are whitehat.
- Write a good description for the book, that clearly tells people why they should want to read it.
I am onto my next project, a children’s picture book which will be published in the next 2 to 3 weeks.