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In this how-to guide for authors, Reeser, editor of a literary journal, explains all aspects of electronic publishing, from generating ideas to obtaining an ISBN and getting paid by Amazon. The book begins with an overview of the history of electronic publishing and digital books and a description of Amazon's Kindle electronic reader and its features, then explains step-by-step how to create and publish Kindle e-books, blogs, newspapers, and magazines using Amazon's digital text platform. Other areas covered include marketing and promotion, copyright, security issues, self-employment taxes, and accounting. A final chapter recommends ways to stay abreast of changes in the industry with social media tools and online forums. Appendices offer a list of links to online Kindle resources, a list of websites and blogs related to digital publishing, a primer on HTML, and a sample review slip, review query, and press release. --Book News, Inc

About the Author

Cynthia Reeser is the editor-inchief and founder of a quarterly literary journal, Prick of the Spindle, and is a practicing visual artist whose work has been featured on several book covers. Her works of criticism, nonfiction, and poetry are widely published in both print and online media."
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc. (November 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601384041
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601384041
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,747,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com's electronic reading device, the Kindle, has not only made it possible for consumers to easily read a plethora of books online, but has also opened the field for authors to self-publish their books. How to Publish a Kindle Book with Amazon.com: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply by Cyhthia Reeser does exactly what the title says it would for any hopeful author and more.

Reeser's book does an excellent job of giving the reader step-by-step instructions on how to submit their manuscripts to Amazon's Kindle system. The author knows the people reading her book are not experts, so everything is simply written for anyone to understand. It is also filled with valuable advice and links to help make your venture more successful. Reeser does not promise you will become the next J.K. Rowling, but she assures you can make a healthy living self-publishing your literature through the Kindle. It is easy to think this book could be an advertisement to get people to buy a Kindle but Reeser justifies her praise for the system and offers additional advice on how to upload your work to other reading devices, such as the Barnes and Nobles, the Nook.

The book acknowledges information regarding the Kindle or any device will constantly change throughout the years, so some of Reeser's information may be outdated. However, Reeser's book remains an informative and trustworthy guide for self-publishing on the Kindle system in this remarkable digital age that we live in.
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Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

by Cynthia Reeser

I've just finished writing my best selling manuscript. I want to sell it! Who am I going to turn too? Kindle that's who! The how-to leader in uploaded on-line stories, and do-it-yourself publishing.

Finally! Now there's an alternative to get your book to market without all the hassles of going the traditional publishing route. It's called Self-Publishing.

The history of Kindle, getting started, the payment process, publishing using digital test platforms, publishing for mobile devices, for blogs, newspapers and magazines, marketing and promotion, social media, reviews of your work, generating ideas, and industry standards, you couldn't get a book more thorough than this, on everything you need to do, from start to finish. Packed full of how-to facts.

I have one beef with it. It might be little outdated now! 2011. Not old by any standards but we all know how fast things can change on the internet, especially web sites.

So, good luck uploading that manuscript to Kindle. I'll have to give this book five
stars. ***** Well written in an engaging style plus easy to read with without all those big words, that intimidate. Happy Kindling.

Michael Estey
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Publishers are cinching in corporate belts like corsets and it's harder than ever for newbies to experienced authors to obtain a book contract. At the same time, the Kindle is hot, hot, hot. As a result, self-publishing is the choice for many writers. How to Publish a Kindle Book with Amazon.com is a must-read for anyone considering self-publishing through Amazon. You'll learn the pros and cons of self-publishing; for example, gaining control over your own work (a plus) vs. the need to perform or contract out editing, layout and promotion. One big plus described by Reeser: self-publishers on Kindle keep a substantial portion of sales. Instead of the 5-10% royalty payment offered by traditional publishers at six month intervals, ebook publishers receive up to 70% of the list price, with payments made every 60 days to your bank account.

Author Cynthia Reeser, who published several issues of a magazine on Kindle, provides a plethora of information. She explains why search keywords are important and shows how to create them. Reeser discusses the importance of previewing your final manuscript before taking it to the ether--noting extra spaces and unnecessary punctuation sometimes creep in. If you want to format your own book, an appendix provides eight pages on how to use html. The book is also interspersed with case studies based on interviews with authors. For example, an Australian author lauded Kindle because she reaches readers worldwide and can update books as needed.

Save yourself time and money. Buy this book.

--Christine Adamec
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Are you a published or an inspiring author? Have you ever wondered how you can publish your own book on Amazon Kindle? You can find out these answers and more in the How to Publish a Kindle Book with Amazon.com: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply.

You will learn the history of the electronic publishing world, and you'll be introduced to all the versions of Kindle. Learn how to set up your own kindle account on amazon.com, edit your novel, and learn how to create and publish your Kindle ebook using digital text platform. Take advantage of the internet and social media sites to market your book.

I am currently behind on all the new gizmos, including Kindle, and found the book easy to follow. It is a complete guide to anyone who wants to publish their own novels, blogs, magazines, or newspapers onto Kindle. The prices for your book or subscription should be no more than ten dollars, but you can set the price to whatever you want. The book also has great tips on editing your manuscript, and promoting your books. If you have ever wanted or are interested in publishing your writings to Kindle, you should check this book out.
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