Amazon Adds Pre-orders for All Authors

How’s that for alliteration? If you haven’t noticed, or didn’t think to look like the rest of us, there’s a new button on your KDP Direct Reports Dashboard…

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You may have to log out first and log back in, in order to see the change. At least that’s what I had to do. Here’s a path to Amazon’s description of the new feature:  https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId=A3P7F81795P0RA&ref_=kdp_EB_PREORDER_phl

And another screenshot of where you actually choose when the book will release…

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These images were not so sneakily stolen from the thread over at kboards.com where heated discussion has erupted as it often does with new Amazon initiatives. 😀 You can check out the conversation here.

I know I’ll be using it in the near future for my upcoming release. I’m always willing to give a new tool a shot. I’m hearing both good and bad and the thing has only been live for about three hours. We’ll see how it all pans out though.