Just a quickie as I’m sure you’re all busy.
A pal of mine whose book I converted for Kindle and uploaded and enrolled in KDP Select got in touch the other day. The conversation went something along these lines… “Steve, I have a chum who wants to promote and sell my eBook as a digital download on their own website but I can’t do that if the book is ‘enrolled’ in KDP Select. Can we get out of KDP Select? Un-enroll?”
Okay, for those of you who are not sure about what KDP Select is and the reason it exists, here’s a brief explanation. Very brief.
Once you upload your eBook to Kindle you have a choice to make. Enroll in KDP Select or not. Enrolling your book in KDP Select gives Amazon (Kindle) the exclusive right to sell your digital book on the internet. The word you need to watch out for is ‘EXCLUSIVE’.
If your book is being offered anywhere else on the internet in digital form then KDP Select will not allow you to sign up with them.
There are all kinds of benefits to enrolling, you get higher royalty rates, free days to promote your book, and a share of KOLL the Kindle Owners Lending Library royalties….and more.
The fixed term for KDP Select is 90 days. Ninety. To save everyone messing about the 90 day period is automatically extended for another fixed 90 days…in other words it rolls over without you having to take any action.
Now, what about if you want to un-enroll from KDP Select BEFORE the 90 day period ends? Yep, that’s fine. BUT….you need to give Amazon 5 days notice. So watch out for that…..
But, you are also allowed to cancel KDP Select enrollment in the first THREE DAYS of your next 90 day period. So that’s worth checking too. Otherwise your book is signed up to be enrolled for the full 90 day exclusive period and you are locked in.
Obviously, some of you may be wanting to know why you should enroll your book is KDP Select anyway? That’s another story I’m afraid, and a VERY long blog post, so best to go onto Amazon and check out the KDP Select Terms and Conditions and their very useful Frequently Asked Questions.
To sum up….my advice is to write down the START DATE of your KDP Select agreement for each of your books you have available for Kindle….that way you can see when your book is about to expire…..but don’t forget it’s 90 days (not three months).
Hope some of that made sense and was of some use……..have a good day.
If you want to know how to un-enroll from the automatic 90 day enrollment, let me know, and I’ll post something for you.