Book Discounts And How They Relate To Bestseller Status

If you're looking to offer your book at a discounted price while also working towards bestseller status on Amazon, you're in luck.

This is a great way to both reward your beta readers and early subscribers (if you have them) — and to kickstart sales if you don't have an audience.

Here's what you need to know:

Yes, you can sell your book on Amazon for a very low price, and it will still count towards bestseller status. However, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, the minimum price for a digital book (also known as a "Kindle Edition") is 99 cents. So, you generally can't offer your digital book for free or less than 99 cents (unless you are doing a limited-time free book promotion — which can only last up to five days).

Second, the minimum price for your paperback edition will be displayed when you are uploading your book to Amazon, and it will be the equivalent of the printing cost of the book. This cost is typically around $5, but it can vary depending on the length and complexity of your book.

Finally, it's worth noting that all sales count towards bestseller status, regardless of price. So, if you sell your book for $1 and you sell enough copies to rank as a bestseller in your category, you will still achieve bestseller status.

To sum up, you can offer your book at a discounted price to your subscribers and beta testers on Amazon for $1, and all sales will count towards bestseller status. Just be sure to keep the minimum prices in mind and make sure your subscribers and beta testers know where to find your book on Amazon.


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