NO KDP Sales? 5 Reasons Why Your Amazon KDP Books are not Selling.

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Yikes- No KDP sales. So, you have published your first few books on Amazon KDP or maybe you’ve used another publishing platform, but your books aren’t selling. Or you could be among those who get a sale every now and then with no consistency.

In this article, will be sharing with you the top 5 reasons why your low-content books are not selling! And yes, this can work for other types of books as well.

Introduction to No KDP Sales

We have all been there, where we are getting no sales or seeing them sporadically. There are many reasons this can occur and I want to share 5 with you:

You may not have done proper research

It’s important in any business to do research to find out what people need. There are several ways to conduct this type of research, so it will look different for everyone. However, you want to make sure you are creating a book that is in demand with low competition. If there is no demand but there is a passion for an area, then you need to focus on creating the demand by showcasing problems people didn’t know they had!

Your book design and outlook

Now there are many tools to design books, but not all of us are graphic designers. Some of us can sell ourselves and so the product may not matter, but for others, you need a great product! Examine your book design, titles, and descriptions for growth areas. You may use tools like Canva which offers a free trial or even tools like BookBolt which also has a free trial (use shanicedkdesigns for 20% off after your trial)!


In order to make sales on platforms that focus on keywords such as Amazon or Etsy, you need to optimize your content by utilizing all your keyword slots effectively. You can use free or paid systems to find effective keywords. Check out this video for a quick tutorial on how to find keywords when you are experiencing no KDP sales!

Too much emphasis on optimization

The power of optimization is that we can make money in our sleep and that’s what people want! But this takes time for the system to pick up on your book, and it takes a proven history of clicks to sales and even book reviews to get ranked. So how do you defeat that? Well, you have to find other ways to get your book out there to get the algorithm interested. It takes real effort to market your books and that is why I offer one-on-one business consulting sessions to help guide you.

Not enough time or effort

Too many of us get lazy (sorry not sorry), impatient, and give up! Sometimes it’s a marathon, not a sprint, but you have to keep your eye on the finish line and keep going.


So we have covered a lot! Now the question is, how do I change things? How do I start earning from my books now that I know why I am not making sales? Well, I am here to help with some amazing resources:

  1. Next, I am available for one-on-one coaching or brainstorming sessions so that we can discuss your next move.
  2. And of course, my YouTube channel is here for you! The content is extremely valuable and I know you will be inspired.


We covered the top 5 reasons why your books aren’t selling, and I’ve included some resources for you to move forward.

Much love, family and I’ll see you in my next blog!