Audiobooks sales calculator: a free tool

Dave Chesson’s KindlePreneur has given authors the audiobooks sales calculator. This is part of the promise made to the readers of his blog to update some of the free author tools on their stable this year.

Related: How to predict your book sales on Amazon

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What are audiobooks?

Audiobooks are simply audio versions of books or ebooks. The demand for audiobooks has risen astronomically in the past few years.

It’s believed the demand for audiobooks will continue to move upwards. Lots of people now prefer to use audiobooks instead of ebooks or even paperback books.


What are audiobooks sales calculator?

Audiobooks sales calculator are simply author tools to calculate the potential sales of an audiobook.

Amazon is not left out of the new audiobooks wave. Its sister company, ACX helps authors to get their audiobooks published and distributed worldwide.

Related: How I make passive income from self-publishing. Please find out more about this ebook guide and my online course, How I sell ebooks on Amazon 


Audiobooks sales calculator: free Author tool by KindlePreneur

I want you to read more information about the press release on the audiobooks sales calculator by KindlePreneur.

Dave at KindlePreneur takes it up:

“I’ve added a new FREE tool that does the same for audiobooks.

This has been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time because the ranking for audiobooks on Amazon/Audible runs on a different system from ebooks and print books. That made audiobooks incompatible with my original book sales calculator.

All you have to do is find your best seller rank by visiting the Amazon page of any given audiobook, then going to the details section and selecting the top number you see under “Best Sellers Rank”.


Then you just pop that number into the Audiobook Sales Calculator and PRESTO! You have an estimated number of sales per day for that audiobook.

Check out the new tool here

About KDP Global Fund

If you want to know what the KDP global fund  (Kindle Select global fund) is all about, then this post is just right for you.

For some years now, Amazon has used the KDP global fun MD to pay authors whose books are published on her platform.

What’s this fund all about? How do you profit from it as an author who has books published on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing? Read on.

Related: What is Amazon sales rank?


What is Amazon KDP global fund?

Amazon KDP global fund also known as the Kindle Select Global Fund is based on the subscription fees paid by the total number of Kindle Unlimited (KU) members.

As a result of the fact above, as KU members join or leave, the KDP Global Fund changes (increases or decreases).

The program allows authors to receive payouts for the previous month’s page reads of their book(s).


Global fund payouts

The global fund payouts vary according to the readers’ home country. According to Amazon:

The share of funds allocated to each country varies based on a number of factors, such as exchange rates, customer reading behavior, and local subscription pricing. Author earnings are then determined by their share of total pages read, up to a total of 3,000 pages per customer per title.” For more explanation, see “Royalties in Kindle Unlimited.”)


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How do you qualify for Amazon KDP global fund payout?

To qualify for Amazon KDP global fund payouts,  you must be enrolled in KDP Select. Enrollment in KDP select makes your ebook “exclusive” to Amazon and available through Kindle Unlimited. This implies that your published ebook on Amazon must not be published as an ebook in any other online store or library.

When an Amazon KU member reads your ebook, you get paid for every page they read.

You should understand that the KDP global fund payouts do not in any way stop the self-publishing royalties you receive from Amazon when your book is purchased the usual way on

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Get your books enrolled in KDP select program

What are you waiting for? If you want to enjoy the KDP global fund payouts, you should get your books enrolled in the KDP select program immediately.

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Related: Want to learn how to publish your books on Amazon KDP? Take a look at my bestselling ebook guide, How I Publish Books on Amazon 


How to write a novel

Do you want to know how to write a novel. Okay, you have been writing non fictions but you may also want to know how to write fictions.

I believe you should. You should be ready to give your readers and fans some other options to enjoy your quality. Leaning how to write a novel is one. Please enjoy this piece by Dave Chesson of the KindlePreneur blog.

Related: Do you have a book published on Amazon? You should learn how to sell more books on Amazon from our Publishing resources page. Check it out now 


Writing a novel: My first experience

My first experience with writing a novel was an exciting one. I have always written Christian non fictions (Christian Personal Development books).

But after I read an interesting novel about the civil war in my country (can’t really remember the name of the novel now), I just rise to start writing my first Christian novel using the experience and noted I made from that novel.

Then, I completed my first Christian novel, Wealth Codes. Well, after this, I took further steps to write more.

Then, I wrote my bestselling Christian romance novel, The Prostitute. An interesting Christian fiction you need to read.


How to write a novel: How Dave Chesson sees it

Dave Chesson owns the KindlePreneur blog and we follow it so much at the KDP College.

I am giving you the opportunity to read how to write your first fiction in this interesting article on the KindlePreneur blog.

Please read the post now.


How to predict your book sales on Amazon

It will be great if you learn how to predict your book sales on Amazon.

I believe you love that.

Related: Enroll in my online course on how I sell ebooks on Amazon 


How to predict your book sales on Amazon store

You have that book idea and just before you go ahead to execute it, you already know what the potential sales outcome of the book will be.

That will be great and I believe many authors will love that. It’s possible to find out the potential sales of your book before you publish it.

Do you know that…

Publishing companies know how to predict book sales

Many publishing companies employ this book idea validation tactic to develop an idea of what to expect in the book market, and also to decide on books and authors they can sign.


Dave Chesson lay out the book idea validation plan

Dave Chesson of KindlePreneur laid out the strategy to predict the potential book sales before publication.

He wrote on his blog:

“Imagine they have Book A and Book B. Using today’s article’s information, they can have a better predictability on which one will fare better in the market.”

He also added:

“Plus, this is an incredible process that self-published authors should use to help decide what to expect from Amazon sales.”

You can learn how to do this here:

Read more on the book idea validation plan 


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How to write a bestselling book

Do you want to learn how to write a bestselling book on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)?

If you do, this post from the KindlePreneur blog will help you to write a book that will sell on Amazon to reach bestselling status.

Related: How to write a book readers will love


What is a bestselling book?

A bestselling book tops the chart in its categories on Amazon or any other stores online.

There are different types of bestselling statuses for published books on Amazon. There can be bestselling status for newly published books. There can also be bestselling status for the other subcategories.

There are many benefits to books that appear on the bestselling status in these different areas on Amazon or other online stores.

Related:What is Amazon Kindle book price match?

How to write a bestselling book: KindlePreneur blog

I found this interesting article on how to write a bestselling book on the KindlePreneur blog. You will find this post very useful if you want to write a bestselling book this year.

Please go ahead to read this post now

Let me read your comment and share this post with your friends.


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Christmas bonanza sales for Authors

This Christmas bonanza sales for Authors and publishers has been approved by the management of Zarepath Publishing. You should take advantage of this sales bonanza for the year to get our bestselling ebooks and online courses at very cheap prices.


More information about our Christmas bonanza sales for Authors

Our Christmas bonanza sales for Authors and publishers and anyone is meant to achieve the following purposes:

  • To say a happy Christmas to you and a prosperous new year in advance
  • To reward you for being a dedicated and loyal partner of our great organization for the year
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How to gain access to these products at cheaper prices

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But you don’t have to buy directly from the stores online at those high prices.

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When we receive your buy request, we will create a 50% discount coupon for you so that you can gain access at cheaper prices to the ones in the online stores.

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  • Biblical Angle to Think and Grow Rich
  • You can stop masturbation and addiction by reading a simple story
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  • How to maintain focus and concentration
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    A Christian romance novel of evil inside love
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Selling eBooks as online courses

Selling eBooks as online courses is one of the most profitable ventures for authors today. If you have been publishing and selling ebooks on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and other online stores, you may have to look at selling your ebooks as online courses.

I will be using this post to share our experiences with you so that you can get motivated and inspired to try this out. I will be using a future post to share the steps by steps process of turning your eBooks into online courses

Related:  How I publish books on Amazon KDP 


Selling eBooks as online courses: Our experience

We decided to start turning some of our books into online courses to sell online in our bid to diversify our earnings and to ensure Amazon does not remain the only platform we sell books.

Related: 10 places to publish your ebooks online  

Other formats of ebooks

First, you should know your published ebooks can exist in many forms other than ebooks or paperback books.

Ebooks can be packaged as:

  • Videos
  • Online courses
  • Podcasts
  • Blogs etc.

So we are still talking about books when we talk about online courses.


Selling eBooks as online courses: Udemy

We started with the biggest platform for online courses online –

What a platform this has been for us. This is the Amazon for online courses online. We started about three years or so and we have drawn some passive income from this platform even without paid ads.

We can still push this up with ads though. It’s just that we don’t know the right place to advertise courses on Udemy. I am not a big fan of Facebook ads.

I have also received some emails from those who took our online courses on offering ads services. We have not used any of them.


What Udemy gives you

The truth is that Udemy gives extra promotions to the courses on its platform. Though, if you sell any course through their self-sponsored ads, you will receive a lower royalty.

Related: Check out the great deals on offer for you on our various bestselling publishing resources 


Selling eBooks as online courses: 10 published courses

Selling eBooks as online courses

We now have about 10 online courses on this platform. We have lots of enrolled students and reviews on our online courses at Udemy.

The good news is that Udemy now pays by Payoneer. It used to be by PayPal alone. So you have another payment option to consider.


Other Udemy alternatives

There are other Udemy alternatives to sell online courses online but a lot are not reliable. We tried some of them but our experience with some is not too good at all. for example was a bad experience. You should watch out for that. The CEO, Vivien Puri is deceitful.

We canceled our account and up till today, Learndesk has failed to pay our royalties. When we applied for the cancelation of our account, we were told that our royalties will be paid after one year!

We waited and it’s over one and a half years now, Puri and Learndesk have stopped responding to our emails. Please avoid Learndesk as much as possible.

Do you want to see some of our problem-solving books on Amazon and other online stores? Check them out now

How to create an online course

I know the question on your mind now is how do I create an online course and how do I publish it on Udemy?

Really we have not done an ebook or an online course on this but we hope to do it very very soon. We will even do a post on it.

You can visit our profile link on Udemy

Bugs on Amazon KDP

There are recent issues of bugs on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) and I believe this should interest every Kindle Direct Publishing author.

Bugs on Amazon KDP: What are bugs?

Bugs are, in computer technology, coding errors in a computer program. A computer program is the microcode that is manufactured into a microprocessor.

Usually, a process of dubugging is carried out by the software owner before the users of the software find out the errors in the software. Dubugging is therefore the process of finding bugs.


Why you should be interested as an Amazon KDP author

Authors on Amazon KDP should understand the situation with bugs on Amazon KDP and find out what they should be doing.

Naturally, anytime there are glitches of the types we are seeing recently in the world’s largest bookseller, KDP authors tend to get a little nervous.

How Jeff Bezos and Amazon started


Bugs on Amazon KDP: What’s happening?

According to a report monitored on the Kindlepreneur blog, the following represent the bugs that have been noticed so far on Amazon KDP:

  1. Some prices are increasing for no reason (while the author still gets the lesser royalties)
  2. Some books are not appearing in their chosen categories, even if Amazon says they are
  3. There has been a rise in terminated accounts

Related: Gain access to exclusive Publishing resources and ebooks on Amazon KDP 

Is this happening to all Amazon KDP authors?

Just before you hit the panic button as an Amazon KDP author, read the cheering news from the Kindlepreneur blog:

Now, this isn’t happening for everyone, but there is a definite trend among the feedback we’ve been receiving, and the data we’re seeing in Publisher Rocket.


What can you do as a KDP author?

You should understand that there may be other bugs apart from the ones reported by the Kindlepreneur blog. You should be on the watch over your Amazon KDP account.

If you notice any glitch, you can always get in touch with the ever-reliable Amazon KDP support via email or phone call. They will be ready to help you.

In the meantime, you should read an article on the Kindlepreneur blog to get more information about this problem. The article will show you how you can identify the bugs, and ways to solve them if your book falls victim.

Read the article at


Check out this interesting Ebook guide from our Bookstore:


It’s Lit podcast episodes for authors and publishers

Our author and publishing podcast series features one of the most interesting podcasts episodes for authors of different genres – the It’s Lit podcast episodes.

Authors can find the It’s Lit podcast episodes useful for their education as they take their author and publishing business to the next level.

Related: What is Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing? 


About the It’s Lit podcast episodes

The It’s Lit podcast episodes is the sister podcast to the popular YouTube series called by the same name – It’s Lit!. This podcast episodes for authors is hosted by Princess Weekes.

Related: Gain access to exclusive Publishing resources for authors and publishers 

It’s Lit podcast episodes features authors

The It’s Lit podcast episodes features lively conversations with notable authors about their author and publishing works. It also features:

  • Discussions about influential novels
  • Issues related to books and literature
  • Conversations you can have at your book club without having to sign up for one


PBS Digital Studios and It’s Lit podcast

It’s Lit podcast for authors and publishers is owned by PBS Digital Studios which also host own the the popular video series about their favorite books and why they love to read. This video series is hosted by Lindsay Ellis.

You can find more information about this podcast episodes for authors here 

Find It’s Lit podcast episodes on Apple Podcast 

Find It’s Lit podcast episodes on Spotify 





Exclusive self-publishing articles and resources

I want you to look at some of the exclusive self-publishing articles and resources on KDP College so far.

Please visit these links and let me read your comments and don’t forget to share the posts with your friends on social media.

Related: Check out our recommended exclusive Publishing resources and ebooks

What is Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing?

How to publish a book on Amazon KDP for free


Read details of our email communication with Draft2digital and Smashwords staff after they closed our Smashwords account. You will also find our recommendation to Nigerian and African authors who are affected by this ridiculous decision. Read it at the link below


How to sell ebooks on Payhip