Amazon Pre-order for Indie Authors on Kindle

As I get closer to completion of my current work, I am considering whether there might be an advantage to offering the Kindle version of the new novel for pre-orders.

This is what Amazon says:

We’re excited to announce that you can now make your new books available for pre-order in Kindle Stores worldwide. With a few quick and easy steps you can create a pre-order page up to 90 days in advance of your book’s release date–your pre-order product page will be created within 24 hours. When you make your book available for pre-order, customers can order the book anytime leading up to the release date you set. We will deliver it to them on that date.

One advantage of using pre-order is that you can start promoting your Kindle book pre-order page on Author Central, Goodreads, your personal website, and other places ahead of its release to help build excitement for your book. Also, pre-orders will contribute toward sales rank and other Kindle Store merchandising ahead of release, which can help more readers discover your book.

Have any of you Indie authors had experience with Kindle pre-orders?

What about you readers? Does the pre-order option pique your interest?

I’d love to hear your thoughts as I try to make up my mind about taking advantage of this new Kindle feature.


Vain Pursuits included in summer Italian-themed Kindle Bundle

Beginning this weekend, an amazing bundle of five full-length novels is being offered on Amazon for only 99 cents.UTISbannerHOR



Along with my Bunny Elder novel, four Italian-themed works by successful authors Candida Martinelli, Maria Grazia Swan, Beate Boeker, and Julie Sarff are included for your summer reading enjoyment.

If you love romantic Italy or if a visit is still on your bucket list, reading through these delightful romantic mysteries will let you take a virtual Italian vacation without the hassle of airplane travel.

This bundle is only available this summer.