This is a great news for authors!
Amazon KDP has recently announced (Jan 13, 2018) that it provides low-cost copies of books for its authors.
You can watch more details on the video above.
So, if you have written or writing a book that is going to be published as a paperback, you now have two options:
- Order (upto a maximum of 5 copies) proof copies of your paperback book or
- Order (999 copies per order) Author copies of your paperback book.
Both these are priced at the basic costs – shipping, taxes, and printing cost. The margin that you place for marketplaces will not be included in ordering these books.