If you have wondered, What is Amazon Kindle book price match, this post will give a very simple explanation of what this is all about.
If you publish your books on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and you want to sell more ebooks on Amazon, then you must know what it means to price match your book on Amazon.
Related: What is Amazon KDP publishing
Just what is Amazon Kindle book price match?
Amazon Kindle book price match is the process where Amazon changes your ebook price on its platform to the same price it’s available in other major estores.
Some of the major stores are the ones that are most especially, located in the United States where Amazon has its main online store (Amazon.com).
Why does Amazon price match your book price?
Amazon prices match your book price on its platform to the same price it’s available in other estores because it wants to give its customers the best deals your book is available online.
Therefore, if your book is $0 or free on stores like Apple, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble, Amazon will change your book’s price on its platform to free or $0.
Likewise, if your book is priced at any other price higher or lower than it is priced on its platform, Amazon will try to price match your book’s price.
Can you request a price match?
Yes, you can request a price match for your book on Amazon KDP. Though Amazon usually carries out its check to find this out ( I believe they won’t be able to do this effectively though), you can always request a price match by sending an email to Amazon support.
There is a category on the support page where a template is already provided to send your email effectively and successfully.
You will be providing the following information in your email:
- The ASIN of the book you want to price match
- The price of the book in other stores online
- The links to the book’s page on these online stores
What are the benefits of price matching your book’s price on Amazon
There are some benefits of price matching your book’s price on Amazon but I will be mentioning one of them in this post based on our experience.
Sell your book at $0 on Amazon
Naturally, Amazon will not allow you to price your book at $0 or free when you publish your book or update its price. However, you can still sell your ebook for free on Amazon by asking for a price match.
However, before you can get this done successfully, you must have published your ebook as free on estores like Apple, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble.
After your book is available as free on these online stores for ebook publishing, you should copy the links to your book on these stores and use the information when you are requesting a price match for your book on Amazon as I showed above.
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