Gathered together below are some of the most useful direct links for indie authors – comment below to let me know of any you think I should add.

Amazon Links

Formatting Guide

Make sure that your ebook conforms to Amazon’s requirements and best practices.

Amazon Book Description HTML

The “secret” code to an enhanced book description.

Payment Schedule

Make sure you know when to expect your royalty payments


Having your books on pre-order can be very powerful – but the rules are strict.

What is Promotional Content?

Amazon doesn’t allow promotional content in customer reviews – here’s what they mean by that – pay particular attention to bullet point 3


Amazon has very specific rules for reviews – make sure you stay on the right side of them.

Createspace Expanded Distribution

What is it and should you enable it?

KDP Select

KDP Select Terms

If you’re considering signing up for KDP Select, you owe it to yourself to read the terms and conditions – your livelihood might depend on it.

Kindle Countdown Deal Rules

Make sure you’re on the right side of these – Countdown Deals can be powerful promotional opportunities if used correctly.