Self-published authors on Kindle bestseller list

Amazon has revealed that 15% of its bestselling Kindle books in the UK last year were written by self-published authors, with Hodder & Stoughton's Nick Spalding landing the bestselling self-published author gong.

Amazon said overall 15 of the top 100 Kindle books sold in the UK were by authors using its self-publishing tool, with 75 by traditional publishers. Amazon added that since KDP launched, 61 KDP authors have sold over 50,000 copies of their books. It also revealed that 12 KDP authors have sold in excess of 100,000 copies, with 50 authors earning in excess of £50,000, and 11 of these earning more than £100,000.
The platform offers users 70% royalty benefits.

Amazon also said that since it launched the Kindle Owners Lending Library in the UK two months ago, “tens of thousands” of Kindle owners with a Prime membership have borrowed one or more KDP books.

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