Amazon Launches Kindle Indie Bookstore

Amazon has this month launched its first Kindle Indie book store. This has come as great news to indie, e publishers - like myself - around the world. If you're looking to publish your digital book, this is certainly the way to go. 

(What are Indie books? They are books published by Independent authors/publishers who're not affiliated to established publishing companies like Harper Collins for example. It's the same idea of indie musical bands. Kindle indie books are merely those independent books published on kindle).

Readers can log into the Kindle store and browse for an e book at their heart's content. There are currently only 7 genres available in the store front. These are obviously the popular ones like memoirs and thrillers etc. We hope in time, that Amazon will see how popular this is with readers and general users of the site, and would extend their lists to cover most of the genres of e books available.

What you should know about Amazon's e books

(Quick facts about publishing on KDP)

Top selling  e books in each genre are updated hourly.

Top 7 popular categories (the ones people are mostly buying) are listed in the digital book store.

Amazon editors, and they only, pick featured authors of said digital books.

Only highly rated and top selling  e books get listed in the Kindle Indie store.

Are you an author looking to publish on Kindle?

If you're an author looking to publish your e book on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), there are dozens of links from this information page to get you started. If you're a reader looking to browse or buy cheap, Kindle, digital books, here's your link to the Kindle Indie Book store, now open for 24-hour browsing. 

Remember you don't have to have a kindle to read these amazing e books. If you have a mac, most of them come with a free kindle installed. If you have a PC, download your very own kindle here and read fantastic digital books to your heart's content.  Of course, you can buy a kindle now they're on offer. 

You can read my inspirational memoir, Sunday's Child on kindle (below). My publishers even have a tasty discount coupon to enable you to get it for $1.99. (You can even read 3 chapters for free at the sneak peak). Click on the Sunday's Child link above to find details about the book.
Finally, don't forget that if you get my e books listed below please leave at least a rating for me (they're also available in hard copy). Who knows, I may be the next featured author on Amazon's new Kindle Indie Book store!
How To Raise Kids To Be Responsible Adults
How To Spend Less


Icy BC August 22, 2011 at 12:03 PM  

My sons gave me a Kindle for my birthday, and so far I have no time to explore how to use it yet. I spent way too much time on the soccer field, and it would be nice to have something to read..

Jeffery August 22, 2011 at 3:41 PM  

Interesting! Amazon have been desperate to claw back subscribers ever since the Wikileaks saga earlier this year. Many of my friends including myself are still boycotting Amazon despite our love of Indie books. People who submit to Amazon should be aware of who they're getting in bed with...Cheers!

Self Sagacity August 24, 2011 at 12:14 AM  

Yes, it is interesting, the published world has emerged from traditional to nontraditional.

SquirrelQueen August 25, 2011 at 8:18 AM  

It's good to see Indie books getting more attention. I'll have to take a look at the new bookstore.

Anne's a published author, freelance writer and experienced editor. She's just signed her second publishing contract this year with 2 separate publishing houses. You can hire her or see her available books in the side panel on the right.
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