Gathering pre-orders before the official release of a book is a great way to build anticipation for your book. But until today, you could only do this with books published in physical ink.
Today, Kindle Direct Publishing announced that Kindle authors can now offer pre-orders of their books up to 90 days before the release date.
Here are the details straight from KDP:
We’re excited to announce that you can now make your new books available for pre-order in Kindle Stores worldwide. With a few quick and easy steps you can create a pre-order page up to 90 days in advance of your book’s release date–your pre-order product page will be created within 24 hours. When you make your book available for pre-order, customers can order the book anytime leading up to the release date you set. We will deliver it to them on that date.
One advantage of using pre-order is that you can start promoting your Kindle book pre-order page on Author Central, Goodreads, your personal website, and other places ahead of its release to help build excitement for your book. Also, pre-orders will contribute toward sales rank and other Kindle Store merchandising ahead of release, which can help more readers discover your book.
Visit your KDP Bookshelf to set up your new book for pre-order.
How can you make the most of offering Kindle pre-orders?
1. Drip tips, tidbits, scenes, or other tantalizing morsels from your book over time on your blog, in social media, and at live events.
2. Be sure to invite people to become a subscriber. Offer a special gift to those who do.
3. Distribute press releases that share the value of your book to readers.
YES, it will be recorded and available on YouTube, however being there live means your questions get answered and registering means you get the class notes (cheat sheet).
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Ronda Del Boccio, the Story Lady
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