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Darren Hardy and Michaella Parkes

Connecting with Readers and Driving Sales on Amazon KDP

Audience: All Levels

In this session, chaired by Darren Hardy and Michaella Parkes, find out how indie authors can drive more sales and reach more readers via Amazon KDP.

​Topics covered will be:

  • Launching a book - process and tips
  • A+ Content - how to optimize
  • Managing a series - how to link titles
  • KDP Select - right for your book(s)?
  • Selling Print - including expanded eistribution
  • Pefecting your product and author pages on Amazon
  • Latest resources for Authors

Darren Hardy

Manager, Amazon KDP

Darren Hardy has worked in the UK books industry for over 28 years. He joined the Amazon Books team in 2004 and is currently Manager for UK Author and Editorial Programmes, covering areas including Kindle Direct Publishing and the Amazon Literary Partnership programme.

Michaella Parkes

Amazon UK Books Team

Michaella Parkes is a Books Relationship Manager in the Amazon UK Books team. She has been with the company for 6 years, starting as a Vendor Manager in London before moving to Singapore in 2019. Following her return to the UK, Michaella worked in Amazon Books Editorial before her current role as Senior Books Relationship Manager in 2022. A lover of food and fiction, she can often be found cosying up with a good novel or trying out something new in the kitchen on the weekends!

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