Recently, I contacted Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) inquiring about series books, and there was a discussion about some new things happening soon that I thought I would share.
KDP is making updates to the way series books get listed on Amazon.com. Series books are books with multiple volumes whether they’re each complete books, or individual sections of a longer book. In making these books easier for customers to find, in mid-May they are updating how they organize them in the Kindle Store.
The detail pages will now display the title for series books as Title: Subtitle (Series Title Book Volume). KDP states these changes will help make sure that customers can find all of your books easily.
Here’s how KDP instructed series information should be used:
Series Title: Your Series Title in KDP should be the name of the series. By ensuring that all books in a series have the same value for Series Title, you will improve the discoverability of your books.
Volume: Enter only a numerical value (e.g. 1, 2, 3; not “Book 5” or “Book V”)
For example, if the name of your books is The World and is the second book within your Science Facts book series, your information would be as follows:
Book title: The World
Series title: Science Facts
The title for this book will show up as The World (Science Facts Book 2). I hope this is information is helpful.
R. Lynn Archie
Hello and thank you for visiting my blog. I’m a self-published romance author, and have just released my first ebook novel, Trial of Marriage, an interracial romance of a married couple that withstands the test of love.
Throughout my childhood, I read regularly, but I think it was in middle school that I gained an appreciation of writing. A good portion of my personal library was of teenage novels, and my passion for books only excelled from there as I got older. So much descriptive inspiration filled my thoughts; much that came from dreams, which I effortlessly had no trouble putting into words. However, working a full time job, and taking care of my family, time only allowed for it to be a hobby. But fast forward years later, I’m proud to say it’s at last a reality. I would say that publishing my first book is the third proudest moment in my life (the first would be getting married, and the second would be giving birth.)
And I cannot forget to mention I have beta readers because as I’m writing I like to be sure that I’m on the right track. When I can get feedback from readers that my story was hard to pull away from that for me is a happy moment. All of my stories are fiction, and there’s always going to be some good and bad with my characters; nevertheless, the romance will allow readers a temporary escape from reality, at least for a little bit.
There are more romance ebooks coming out soon, and I hope you can stick around and follow me on this journey. To give you a little bit of my recently released novel, please feel free to check out a sample chapter of Trial of Marriage.
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