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Seattle, WA
Joined July 2011
Kindle Vella readers are coming! By mid to late July, Kindle Vella stories will be available to readers in the Kindle iOS app and on Amazon. Make sure your stories are ready and waiting for readers to dive right in. Learn more: amzn.to/2S37WFW
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Sloane Kennedy has published more than 40 books, including the Amazon best-selling MM romance Pelican Bay series. On 6/17, Kennedy joins us to share her story, the resources she used to educate herself about self-publishing, & top tips for social media. amzn.to/3tNSGtk
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Have you published a story on Kindle Vella? Tell us about your main character's biggest flaw. Learn more: amzn.to/3vb7piz
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USA Today best-selling author Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book. On 6/10, Quinn joins KDPU to share pro tips on branding and reader engagement. Register now: amzn.to/3eJDVTU
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Do you listen to music when you write? If so, what kind?
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Have you published a story on Kindle Vella? Describe the plot using only 3 words. Learn more: amzn.to/3ihLhAt
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Since 2017, Nora Phoenix has written over 40 MM romance novels, which have been translated into various languages. On 6/3, Phoenix joins us to talk about her break through and her best tips for social engagement. Register now: amzn.to/3y6PZqd
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What are the most important magazines or blogs for writers to subscribe to?
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Dr. Dhoot writes illustrated books aimed at providing simple explanations of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts to little learners. On 5/27, Dr. Dhoot joins KDPU to share her top tips for promoting a book for free. Register now: amzn.to/3uNjRpp
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What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
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Kindle Vella Tip 3: Publishing on a regular schedule increases your chance to attract readers and keep them coming back. Create a schedule ahead of time and stick to it, so readers know when to expect new episodes. amzn.to/3tFrldA
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Kindle Vella Tip 2: Hook readers. Make sure you have enough episodes published for readers to dive in and get hooked. We recommend at least 5 to start. Episodes can range from 600 – 5,000 words. amzn.to/3eiwd1P
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Vi Keeland is a number-one NYT, WSJ, and USA Today best-selling romance author. On 5/20, Keeland joins us to share her fascinating journey from attorney to successful author & all the aspects that make self-publishing a full time business. Register now: amzn.to/3wjV1Or
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Have you published your first Kindle Vella story yet? We’ve gathered a few tips to set you up for success. Tip 1: Plan ahead. Create an outline for where your story is headed, then release episodes one at a time over an extended period. amzn.to/3av9MVX
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Kindle Vella: Break the fourth wall using Author Notes Share behind-the-scenes inspiration, thoughts, or teasers in an Author's Note for each episode. amzn.to/3grmxon
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Kindle Vella: Use tags to find new readers Use tags to provide specific information about your story to help readers find it and grab their interest. amzn.to/3vbTCIP
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USA Today best-selling author Beverly Jenkins is a national icon for historical romance fiction. On 4/6, Jenkins joins KDPU to share her top tips for generating buzz leading up to a book launch. Register for free now: amzn.to/3h2L9Em
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When do you feel the most creative: early in the morning or late at night?
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Kindle Vella: Be crowned the Fave Once a week, readers who have purchased Tokens will receive a Fave to award to the story they enjoyed most that week. We'll feature stories with the most Faves in the Kindle Vella store. amzn.to/3xdOpCs
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