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Underwriting: 6 Problems And Fixes

K.M. Allan

If you read last week’s blog post, you’ll know we looked at some common writing gremlins, such as overwriting, multiple gestures, extra staging, etc (check out the full post here).

When the post went live, a few readers commented on underwriting being one of their gremlins.

As a chronic overwriter, underwriting hadn’t occurred to me, so I looked into it. Turns out it’s not just finding it hard to write enough words. Underwriting also involves leaving out details that can rob your characters of depth and your story of important info.

Those are things I have definitely done when penning my manuscripts. If you have too or would like to know more about underwriting problems and fixes, read on…

Underwriting: Problems And Fixes

Problem #1: Low Word Count

This is probably the first thing most people think about when they hear the term underwriting.

Not reaching a certain word…

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Amazon Book Categories: An Author’s Essential Guide – by Reedsy…

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Part 1 – Kindle Direct Publishing: An Author’s Guide

Part 2 – Publishing on Amazon

Part 3 – Amazon Algorithms

Part 4 – Amazon Book Categories

  • Why should you care about Amazon categories?
  • How to choose the right categories for your book
    • 1. Build a (sensible) list of categories
    • 2. Identify categories with good traffic and beatable competition
    • 3. Secure bonus categories by contacting KDP Support
    • 4. Protect your ‘also-boughts’

Part 5 – Amazon Keywords

Part 6 – Royalties and Costs

Part 7 – KDP Select

Part 8 – Book Promotion on Amazon

Get Full Details HERE

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