Amazon KDP Pre Order: 5 Reasons to Use It

Have you ever noticed the option to set up an Amazon KDP pre order?

Why would anyone want to set up a Kindle pre order? And, just what good could come from waiting to release an already written book?

It seems counter-intuitive, but trust me, the Kindle presale option is quite possibly the most sound strategy for releasing your next publication.

And today, I’m going to share 5 reasons for setting up a book for preorder on Amazon.

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I wanna know have you set up a Kindle pre-order yet? If so, how successful was your book launch compared to other books that you released cold onto the market?

I’d love to hear from you, so comment below about your experience of setting up a book for preorder on Amazon.

My Experience with Amazon KDP Pre Order

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I’ve used this option a handful of times with mixed results.

However, I had better results every time setting up a Kindle book for preorder on Amazon versus when I simply released a book immediately.

That’s why I thought I’d hard sell you on why setting up a book for preorder on Amazon is the next best thing to sliced bread…

Or, those trashy backwards robes you find in the Walmart clearance aisle.

#1 Reason to Set Up an Amazon KDP Pre Order

Amazon KDP Presales

The primary reason for setting up a book for preorder is you can create a buzz around the release.

It’s no secret that writing and publishing ain’t easy.

But when you add promoting to the mix, it becomes a mess and you’re scrambling to get every detail tied down just to make the immediate release a success.

If you run a pre-sale, you can wrap up the full production of the book and focus one-hundred percent on marketing and promotion.

#2 Reason to Set Up an Amazon KDP Pre Order

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The next best reason for setting up a book for presale is to build a team of beta readers and potential reviewers.

In my in-depth report Secrets of the Book Review, I shared insights on how I was able to wrangle together a team of reviewers ahead of release.

If you want the full report, then simply visit this link to nab a free copy.

Since I had enough time before the release, I was able to send out advanced screener copies for honest reviewers.

#3 Reason to Set Up an Amazon KDP Pre Order

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Another reason why the Kindle presale is so freakin’ awesome is you get an advantage over immediate book releases.

I’ve mentioned in my previous videos how Amazon has a special category called hot new releases devoted to best-selling books released in the past thirty days.

Setting up a book for preorder on Amazon is the head start your book may need to rise to the top of the hot new release charts and eventually scale the best seller lists.

In fact, it is possible for a book to become a number one best seller while it’s still on preorder.

#4 Reason to Set Up an Amazon KDP Pre Order

Amazon KDP Presale Timer

An additional reason for setting up a presale on Amazon is the countdown timer on your sales page.

A smart strategy is to offer a discount for preorders.

If you normally sell your book at $2.99, you can kick it back to $0.99 for the presale.

Share in the book description the savings for preorders.

Everyone loves to save a little money.

If they know they stand to lose out on a deal, then they are more likely to get a copy now.

#5 Reason to Set Up an Amazon KDP Pre Order

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And another reason to set up a book preorder on Amazon is the personal satisfaction.

If you create enough buzz before the book’s release, then you should have substantial sales.

During the presale period, the actual sales do not appear in your sales dashboard.

Instead, you can access all purchases at the Pre-orders option in the Reports tab of your KDP dashboard.

The personal satisfaction will come on release day when all the presales figures drop into your sales report.

The paid units ordered on the sales graph will skyrocket in your reports…

And that’s when the wow factor kicks in.

Screenshot that puppy for prosperity, ‘cause you can use it for bragging rights later.

What Are Your Thoughts on the Amazon KDP Pre Order?

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Now, get out there and start setting up a book for preorder on Amazon, you savvy self-publisher you.

Till later, this has been Self Publishing with Dale and I’ll chat with you guys soon.