Kindle Matchbook - A New Opportunity From Those Nice Kindle People!

by KenJ
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I have just received this. Looks like a good opportunity for authors among us.
Hello,

We are excited to introduce Kindle MatchBook, an innovative new program which enables you to offer your Kindle book at a discount when readers purchase your print book, so you can sell more books. It's easy to enroll.

Here's how it works:

Select your Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) title on your KDP Bookshelf and check the Enroll box for Kindle MatchBook on the "Rights & Pricing" page.
Set the discount for your book by choosing a promotional list price of $2.99 or less.
Save your Kindle MatchBook preferences.
By enrolling your book, you will be among the first to be able to take advantage of this new program. The Kindle MatchBook discount you select will not appear on Amazon.com until the program is fully launched in the coming weeks. We will notify you by e-mail as soon as your Kindle MatchBook discount is live. Your readers will soon have an easy and affordable way to read your book in both print and digital formats.

Visit your KDP Bookshelf today to enroll your books in Kindle MatchBook.

Best regards,
The Kindle Direct Publishing Team

Questions? Learn more in our Help section.

KenJ
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  • Profile picture of the author TinkBD
    Here is an interesting discussion on the topic. As usual, I 3expect the implications will differ depending on whether we're talking fiction or non-fiction.

    New Amazon program called Kindle MatchBook - MERGED thread

    I am officially Scarlette O'Hara-ing on this one... I'm on the last edits for Book 2 and need to work on Draft 2 of Book 3 for the series I'll be releasing sometime this month! LOLOL

    So, its BIC - Butt in Chair, for me!
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    • Profile picture of the author KateD
      Originally Posted by TinkBD View Post

      As usual, I expect the implications will differ depending on whether we're talking fiction or non-fiction.
      Great possibilities with this.

      People like the convience of having reading material on multiple formats.

      KateD
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      --->I can also write other fiction (horror, romance, mystery, etc). Just ask me, I don't bite. :)
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Kohler
    It's the upsell option for Create Space. Great option.

    This will probably motivate more people to create a physical copy now. There is a bit of a learning curve in comparison to Kindle, but CS is a great service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Meir
    I have kindle eBooks but no printed books.

    Is it worthwhile to also create phisical books with CreateSpace?
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    • Profile picture of the author KenJ
      Originally Posted by Meir View Post

      I have kindle eBooks but no printed books.

      Is it worthwhile to also create physical books with CreateSpace?
      It's not worth it in all cases. But for long fiction and most non-fiction I would say that it is worth it.

      But it's open to you to test things out.

      KenJ
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Thanks for the info, Ken. I saw the link for it on my bookshelf this morning, but when I clicked the link there was a server glitch and I couldn't reach the page.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarioKing
    Thanks for this - definitely one to explore!
    Kindle books is something which I am definitely looking into.

    Originally Posted by KenJ View Post

    I have just received this. Looks like a good opportunity for authors among us.
    Hello,

    We are excited to introduce Kindle MatchBook, an innovative new program which enables you to offer your Kindle book at a discount when readers purchase your print book, so you can sell more books. It's easy to enroll.

    Here's how it works:

    Select your Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) title on your KDP Bookshelf and check the Enroll box for Kindle MatchBook on the "Rights & Pricing" page.
    Set the discount for your book by choosing a promotional list price of $2.99 or less.
    Save your Kindle MatchBook preferences.
    By enrolling your book, you will be among the first to be able to take advantage of this new program. The Kindle MatchBook discount you select will not appear on Amazon.com until the program is fully launched in the coming weeks. We will notify you by e-mail as soon as your Kindle MatchBook discount is live. Your readers will soon have an easy and affordable way to read your book in both print and digital formats.

    Visit your KDP Bookshelf today to enroll your books in Kindle MatchBook.

    Best regards,
    The Kindle Direct Publishing Team

    Questions? Learn more in our Help section.
    KenJ
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  • Profile picture of the author Slate Marketing
    It's going to be a great program. I know many people who ONLY sell Kindle books and I am always saying that they should get their book in print as well because it really helps build their credibility.
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  • Profile picture of the author TinkBD
    Excellent post by Hugh Howey about Amazon and MatchBook

    It’s the Reader, Stupid | Hugh Howey
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    I was surprised that they didn't have this option before. I was loaned
    a Kindle title by a friend and I enjoyed it so much that I decided
    to buy the print version. But now my loan period is over I no
    longer have the Kindle version. I was thinking out load that
    I should be able to get the Kindle version at a steep discount
    since I bought the print version. Maybe now I will.

    -Ray Edwards
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  • Profile picture of the author TinkBD
    Ray - You will have the option if the publishers signs up for the program
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  • Profile picture of the author sweetcrabhoney18
    This is super exciting. The ability to blend two versions of a book allows for more profit than ever. I look forward to trying it out real soon with one of my older kindle books.
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  • Profile picture of the author sqwm1im
    I think this programme is the kick up the butt I needed to finally get print versions of some more of my books available. Time to perfect the ins and outs of CreateSpace
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    • Profile picture of the author Pamelamary
      I just added my 5 kindle and print books into the Match program at 99 cents for the ebook if they buy a print book. At that price we get 64 cents in royalties for our kindle book if a reader buys both. Nice!

      Thanks to TinkBD for the Howey link.
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