Digital Journal Interview – Emily Hill author, publishing coach, founder of Kindlegate

I wrote an article for Digital Journal about a video interview I had with Emily Hill, founder of Kindlegate.starts.com, author and publishing coach.
In the interview, she explains how the latest technical glitches on the Amazon KDP reporting website caused her and other indie authors to unenroll from the Amazon exclusive KDP Select Program.

Interview with Founder of Kindlegate, Publishing coach and author Emily Hill

Interview with Founder of Kindlegate, Publishing coach and author Emily Hill

Here is an excerpt from the article:

With Amazon’s expansion into new markets such as India, Brazil, Japan and Canada, Amazon’s KDP reporting for Kindle book sales have encountered technical glitches causing many upset authors to post messages in the KDP community forum.

Digital Journal had an exclusive video interview with Emily Hill, an indie author and publishing coach and founder of Kindlegate.starts.com, to discuss her experience with the KDP Select Program, Kindlegate, NaNoWriMo 2012, her coaching business and her interest in the paranormal world.
In the interview, Ms. Hill reveals how she was surprised to see her best selling books suddenly have zero sales in October 2012. She had been selling her books consistently every month and was extensively marketing and promoting her fictional paranormal book series Ghost Chaser’s Daughter in preparation for the Hallowe’en season in the KDP Select Program.
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Author publishing coaches like Ms. Hill, recommended to their clients, mainly new indie authors, to join in the KDP Select program based on the success of their own book sales in the program. However, the glow was short lived when Amazon started changing the algorithms. The changes in the algorithms meant that free book giveaways no longer were equal to a book sale and indie Kindle books began to not appear on the Amazon’s website recommendations advertisements.

You can read the full article at: Digital Journal’s site.

Or better yet, watch the interview below:

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