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nanofilos

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How Many authors does KDP feature?
Posted: Oct 6, 2017 2:07 PM
 
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The subject line says it all: I'm working on a verbal presentation for an Indy Authors' Day and would like to know how many authors publish under Amazon's KDP?
Donna St Felix

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Re: How Many authors does KDP feature?
Posted: Oct 6, 2017 2:23 PM   in response to: nanofilos in response to: nanofilos
 
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nanofilos wrote:
The subject line says it all: I'm working on a verbal presentation for an Indy Authors' Day and would like to know how many authors publish under Amazon's KDP?

No one knows.
You see, one person can write under 100 or more different pen names.
Emily Veinglory

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Re: How Many authors does KDP feature?
Posted: Oct 6, 2017 2:24 PM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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Even if you just wanted the number of pen names, I don't think that number is available.
cdalebrittain

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Re: How Many authors does KDP feature?
Posted: Oct 6, 2017 3:48 PM   in response to: nanofilos in response to: nanofilos
 
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Though you're not going to get an exact count, somewhere around 1 million would be a good guess.
Notjohn

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Posted: Oct 6, 2017 4:42 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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I agree that it's about a million, of which may 100,000 have actually sold more than twenty copies, and maybe 1,000 are making a living at it. But those are just WAGs.

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Diana Persaud

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Re: How Many authors does KDP feature?
Posted: Oct 6, 2017 8:07 PM   in response to: nanofilos in response to: nanofilos
 
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No one except Amazon KDP knows and they aren't telling. You should check out Author Earnings Report (google it). A wealth of information on that site.
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