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.

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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

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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.

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Why you must read Amazon KDP College

Amazon KDP College was born to help you succeed as an author publishing and selling Kindle ebooks on Amazon. That’s the sole reason for this blog and website.

We have done justice to that since we started this blog on publishing and selling ebooks through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.

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Our qualification to publish Amazon KDP college

Let me tell you why we are qualified to teach you the topic of writing, publishing, and selling Kindle eBooks:

A book vision

We have a book vision and ministry. We love to write and read books. Our Principal, Sesan OGUNTADE has read and written quite a lot.

He is not a fan of fiction books (though he has read quite a few good ones). We love to read and write ‘how-to’ books which usually come under the non-fiction category of books.

Sesan OGUNTADE has written over 50 books. Most of them are published online and some are in paperback.

Decent library of books

We have a decent library of books on lots of topics. Our Principal and members of his rich team believe authors who want to be successful must have rich and huge libraries.

Most successful authors are also good readers. Our library of books consists of both paperback books and ebooks on different topics.

Sesan OGUNTADE has this great appetite to read any book on any topic that comes his way especially if it is a non-fiction book.

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Good reviews and star ratings

There have been both local and international comments on our published books. You can find some of these comments, book reviews on stores like Amazon, etc. You can also find them on our Christian personal development website

Many best-selling books

We have good reviews and comments from readers of our books, we have also written and published books that have been bestsellers on Amazon and other stores.

One of my books, You Can Stop Masturbation…And end any addiction by reading simple stories and charts that sold lots of copies through the defunct Createspace (now KDP Print)

Some of our other best-selling ebooks are:

  • How to maintain focus and concentration
  • How to publish your books on Amazon KDP
  • How I sell on Amazon KDP
  • The Prostitute novel

And more…

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Owner of Zarepath Publishing

We own a flourishing book-distribution outfit in my country, Zarepath Publishing. On the official website of this company at NowNowBooks.com.ng, we run a newsletter that gives out free books (Book Profit Reports) to subscribers.

All the editions of the reports are written by our Principal. There is also a book series that is older and running at Sesanoguntade.com called Bible Short Reports.

It is a Christian ‘How to’ series giving out free books to subscribers on the website for the past fifteen years now.

Dedicated Researches

We have specially and dedicatedly analyzed and checked best-selling titles over the years to see the secrets that made them climb up the ladder of best-selling books.

We have some of these secrets and we have decided to use this platform, Amazon KDP College to share this valued information with you and others.

I hope you loved this and you can always put your trust in us to share valuable tips with you on how to sell ebooks on Amazon through the Amazon KDP College blog.

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How Jeff Bezos and Amazon started

Jeff Bezos and Amazon represent amazing stories of an individual and a company that have broken several boundaries across different sphere of lives. At KDP College, we beam our searchlight on this great entrepreneur and the amazing Amazon conglomerate.

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Family background of Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos was born born Jeffrey Preston Bezos on 12th January 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jeff Bezos demonstrated the ingenuity and creativity that was to stand him in good stead in life from an early age.

He dismantled his cot into its components parts when barely a toddler using a screwdriver he ran across.

Jeff Bezos’s father

Jeffe Bezos’ father, Bezos Sr. was an engineer with Exxon. He had to move a lot so the family was never in the same place for long.

Jeff Bezos, on the other hand, was mesmerized by theme parks and was a regular visitor to the best of them all, Disney World. Unlike nearly everyone at his age, it was not the roll coaster rides that had captured his imagination but the sheer prospenity and breadth of vision and ambition of founder Walt Disney.


Formative Years of Jeff Bezos and Amazon

Jeff Bezos was a gifted and bright student got admitted to study Physics at Princenton.  He had to switch to Electrical Engineering and Computer studies when he found it tough coping with the rigors of studying Physics. He graduated from Princenton summa cum laude in 1968.

Bezos at FITEL

In 1968, the same of his graduation from school, Bezos joined FITEL, a high-tech start-up company in New York where he built a computer network for financial trading. He soon earned a reputation as a reliable software man.

Jeff Bezos at Bankers Trust Company

In 1988, Jeff joined Bankers Trust Company, New York, leading the development of computer systems that helped manage over $250 billion in assets and becoming their youngest vice president in February, 1990.

Not on to stagnate in one place, Bezos took on the next challenge by switching jobs again, this time to D.E. Shaw & Co., New York. Here Bezos helped the Wall Street firm build one of the most technically sophisticated and successfully quantitative hedge funds on Wall Street. By 1992,

Bezos had ascended to become the youngest vice president in less than two years. He held this post for two years.


The big discovery

In 1995 while surfing the internet, Bezos came across an astounding fact. According to the existing statistics, the Internet was growing at a staggering rate of 2,300% a year.

This stirred the entrepreneurial side of him, and mixing his passion for computers and his insider knowledge of the financial world on Wall Street, Bezos sensed an opportunity.

Bezos, having learned the organized ways of bankers on the Street, took pen to paper and made a list of about 20 of the most promising goods for online commerce. It came down to a choice between books and music.

Finally, he made the decision to go into book selling for two convincing reasons. Even the banker the decision was based on numbers. With over 1.3 million books in print, against a paltry 300,000 in music titles for CD’s, the statistics were leaning in favour of the books.

The other reason was the competition. The six major distributions companies had a stranglehold on music distribution companies that would be hard to break whereas the largest book chain in the world,

Barnes & Noble, had only 12% of the book market under their control. Bezos reasoned that he would be better positioned to compete in the more open book market than in the closely knit music industry.

Related: Why Amazon is the biggest player in the book publishing industry  


Amazon journey started in a garage

Quitting his job on Wall Street, Bezos took a few belongings in a Chevy Blazer and drove across the country looking for a suitable location with his wife Mackenzie doing the driving while Bezos worked the phone getting capital for his venture.

He eventually settled on Seattle, Washington. With a wealth of high-tech talent created by the presence of Microsoft Corp, a major book district ( Ingram) in nearby Oregon and with no state tax, it seemed the perfect location.

In the garage of his age rented home in Seattle, Bezos and his three employees set up base and started writing the software for his new business. Bezos had planned to name the company Cadabra, a reference to the age long magic incantation.

But close connotations to the word, Cadabra convinced him to change it to the name of the world’s longest river and Amazon.com was thus born in a garage in Seattle.

Amazon website was launched

The web site was launched in July 1995 to sell books through the Internet. These were the early days of the Internet and the web site was unattractive.

However, it worked quite well despite a lack of key information such as publication dates. And Tom Albert from the Martina Venture Group was impressed enough to invest $100,000 in Amazon in 1995.

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Amazon community emerged

Amazon quickly became more than an online bookstore. It soon became a community in which customers could create book reviews online and research others before buying. It became not just a case of buying books but also sharing opinions.


Jeff Bezos and Amazon: Amazon. com

Amazon. com Inc, according to its corporate website, opened its virtual doors in July 1995 to use the internet to transform book buying into the fastest, easiest, most enjoyable shopping experience possible.

In 1996, its full financial year in business, Amazon. com generated $15.7 million in sales. In May 1997, Amazon. com raised £54 million in an initial public offering as it launched itself on the stock market.

The 1 millionth order

In October 1997, Jeff Bezos himself hand delivered Amazon’s 1- millionth order to a customer in Japan. By 1999, Amazon. com had a capitalization of more that $6 Billi, far in excess of its two closest rivals, Barned & Noble and Borders put together.

Amazon. com reached its target of $1 billion in sales by 2000, but investors were wary of the company never having reported a single cent in profits. Bezos was quick to point out to the naysayers that Amazon. com was still in the investment phase and needed more time before declaring profits.

After establishing a strategic alliance with Internet Service Provider AOL, Warren Jenson, Amazon. com’s chief financial officer WS predicting pro forma operating profitability towards the end of 2001 beginning of 2002.


Lessons and Conclusions

Amazon. com is in reality nothing more than a collection of hyper-poweful servers with a good interface. Bezos had succeeded in creating a virtual bookstore that has in its database, most information than any other bookstore or library in history.

This had taken a lot of dedication and the making of informed decisions. He proved to the business world that the internet was about more than just the dissemination and exchange of knowledge and information. It was also the arrival of a new era which would change the way business is conducted on a global scale.

Marketplace of the future

Bezos has proved that in addition to being a vast source of information, the internet is also the marketplace of the future. He has in essence built the largest e-commerce venture and also its the most successful.

By driving down costs marketing costs and overheads, Amazon. com has managed to stay at the top beating its lesser streamlined competitors through utilization of the power of the Internet.

Ironically Amazon. com’s the best performing division is the music division; selling the same CD’s that Bezos WS initially convinced would not amount to anything.

This shows the adaptive nature of the man at the helm at Amazon. com entrepreneur, Bezos occupies a unique position in the e- commerce world. He is the guy who showed the whole world that it is possible to be an entrepreneur on the internet armed with nothing than a good idea, brains and a dedicated working team and make billion in sales.

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JMSD Publishing launches new tutorial website

JMSD Publishing is an online video tutorial website. The latest publishing news from this platform is the launch of a tutorial website platform for authors and publishers.


What is the new JMSD Publishing new tutorial website all about?

The JMSD Publishing tutorial website is a new online informational platform for aspiring indie authors and work-from-home video tutorial website entrepreneurs.

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More information about JMSD Publishing new project

The newly-launched platform will cover all the essentials that aspiring authors need in order to self-publish fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults.

Their goal is to empower aspiring authors to write and publish their books with as little difficulty as possible and to establish and maintain an online presence to engage with their readers and to generate more sales.

JMSD Publishing’s aim is to help would-be authors and author-entrepreneurs to capitalise on this all-time-high interest in self-publishing. However, with growing competition among new writers, JMSD Publishing believes that simply wanting to write a book is not enough.

Their new informational resources, online tutorials and how-to videos cover industry marketing and publishing essentials geared towards helping new writers publish their books as efficiently as possible.

These include instructions on how to publish books on the three largest book distribution platforms: Amazon, Draft2Digital, and IngramSpark, as well as other administration-related details. The assets are available internationally.

You can visit the JMSD website now

Please find more information about this press release here.

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Welcome to Amazon KDP College

Welcome to Amazon KDP College where you will learn everything you need to know about Publishing and selling books on Amazon KDP ( Kindle Direct Publishing).

This portal will also teach Publishing on Amazon KDP alternatives like Smashwords, Draft2digital, Babelcube etc.

You will find the latest information about how to publish and sell ebooks on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing on this portal.

This portal is under construction. Please come back for the latest in the next few days.

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