Daily Writing Inspiration

After six months of minimal blogging to navigate some fairly dramatic life changes, I’m finally finding my way back here. Starting small with some Daily Writing Inspiration. Enjoy!


Payoneer Troubleshooting with Kate 101

For my author friends, or anyone who uses Payoneer to receive payments from Amazon etc.

My Payoneer card was recently blocked due to an unauthorised charge. I have since reactivated my card, however it still appeared as ‘Blocked’ on my account, and payments from Amazon continued to bounce.

I was confused, because regardless of my card being blocked, I didn’t think it would affect my account, and the ability to receive payments. Not the case apparently- if your card is blocked, you also cannot recieve payments.

So if you ever find yourself recieving payment failure notifications from Amazon, due to ‘invalid bank details’, and your card has been blocked previously, this may be the issue!

You’re welcome!


Setting Up Your Book on Kindle Direct Publishing

Setting up a book on Kindle Direct Publishing is a very simple process and easily self-guided. In this video, I will go through the main steps, and will show you how to fill in the rest of the details yourself.

Remember, if you are doing this for the first time, I would highly recommend going through the set-up process with a ‘mock’ book first, so that you can familiarise yourself with the steps, and make the set-up of your real book much easier.

First, of course sign in to your new Kindle Direct Publishing account. You will then arrive at your member dashboard, where you will click ‘Create New Title’.

You will then be prompted to enter the Title Information of your book. This will include:

  • Book Title & Author
  • Series Information (if the book is/will be part of a series)
  • Book Description (Blurb)
  • Publishing Rights
  • Keywords
  • Categories
  • Age & Grade information
  • Pre-Order Set-up
  • Digital Management Rights
  • Manuscript Upload
  • Cover Image Upload/Creation
  • ISBN (Kindle books don’t need an ISBN, however you can add your own)
  • KDP Select Enrollment (Optional- Enrollment allows you to make your book available for Lending, which can earn you extra income)
  • Territories- Where you select either Worldwide availability or specific locations
  • Royalty & Pricing- Where you select the price for your Kindle ebook, and will be able to see how the royalties you will earn.
  • Matchbook (Optional)- Allows buyers of the paperback edition of your book to purchase the Kindle edition for free
  • Lending- This will make your book available for borrowing, which can earn you extra income. This option is only available if you enrol your book in the KDP Select program
  • Terms & Conditions

I hope the information in this post has been helpful for you. Make sure you FOLLOW this blog so you never miss out on my writing and publishing tips!


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