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Publish on Amazon Kindle with Kindle Direct Publishing [Kindle Edition]

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Book Description

A free guide to publishing your book on Kindle with Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). KDP is a fast and easy self-publishing tool that lets anyone upload and format their titles for sale in the Kindle Store.

It's Your Thing.
Have a book you want to sell? Sign up with Kindle Direct Publishing and publish your content in the Amazon Kindle Store.

Do It.
If you have an account, you're already signed up with Kindle Direct Publishing. Start publishing now!

Your Way.
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Product Details

  • File Size: 501 KB
  • Print Length: 28 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004LX069M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,290 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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372 of 385 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bare Bones Introduction to Publishing Books on Amazon September 4, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Kindle has been a revolutionary device when it comes to reading books. However, it is also, albeit more slowly, changing the way that books are published. Thanks to the zero cost of publishing electronic books almost anyone who has something to write about can now write a book of their own. The only aspects of the publishing process that still need to be outsourced are the access to a distribution network and a way to collect payment for the books that are sold. Fortunately, the Kindle Store provides a way of elegantly and effectively solving both of those issues, and this very short documents explains how this can be accomplished. This document is more of a step-by-step easy to understand and follow how-to guide rather than a full-fledged introduction to publishing with on Kindle store. Most of the material could be figured out just by going to Amazon's website, but it's useful to have it in a self-contained and accessible form. There are a few points that I think are important to keep in mind if you are interested in publishing on Amazon:

* Your book needs to be in an HTML format. This may exclude some more complex and technical works that are not easily converted into HTML.

* If you are only publishing your book in online Amazon Kindle store you will not get and ISBN, which may or may not be an issue when you try to promote your book.

* Your book will be subjected to Amazon's internal review, so publication is not automatic.

* Amazon will take either 30% or 65% royalty cut, depending on the size of your book and the price that you charge for it.

* If you are publishing your book from outside of the US Amazon will also withhold about 30% of all royalty payments for tax purposes.
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93 of 98 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Kindle publication info January 19, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have published an e-book on Kindle through Amazon, and although I had tried another e-book publishing company, it is much easier to publish on Amazon Kindle and this book succinctly takes you through all of the steps in a simple and complete manner. I found it invaluable if you are going to publish for Kindle.
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97 of 106 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear, direct, and complete September 30, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
How-to-do-it books come in 3 modes: super technical, sloppy, and helpful.
This book is in the third categoary. It has straight forward instructions and explanations.
I should know. I spent several years myself writing software manuals.
I also just published my first ebook on Amazon.

For ebook authors, "Publish" is a must.
Thanks for making it so easy, Amazon.

The Rose Killer
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IT WORKED! March 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As a previously traditionally published author I can better appreciate this simplified process.
Background - My first novel (Serial Separation) took months to complete the publication process. Much communication and expense was involved.
Kindle process - Although I heard that loading a novel was going to be time consuming regarding formatting etc., It only took an initial load to see how the format of Scent of Gardenia looked, and then one final load with the formatting changed in Word.
I have, and strongly recommend, this book to anyone who wants to understand and potentially publish using the KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) process.
To make this review complete I would suggest the following in your Word document -
Double Space, set page width to be 6" x 9", No indents, Page break only after chapter endings, Times New Roman 12 PT., and in the file save process (save a backup) but save the Word document as WEB PAGE, FILTERED. My underestanding is that removes all of the special Word document formats. That HTML file (don't panic) is the file to upload to the Kindle process.
Having written manuals in the past - this document was a help. I opened this instruction document while I did each step in Amazon. Read that document BEFORE you attempt to do the actual process.
Dick C Waters (this is offered only as a suggestion - I am not responsible for any problems.) Please check out my two novels, and the other two to be published soon.
(Please ignore the "Mercedes" in the reviewed by as she's just a character in the novel, which you won't ignore at all if you read the two novels)
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52 of 59 people found the following review helpful
By Ken
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This kindle book contains the same information as the simplistic walkthrough on the KDP site.

While this is a free title, and as such has lesser expectations than a book you would actually pay for, the lack of information is saddening, given that the source is Amazon itself.

This book in its entirety deals only with the business aspects of getting your book published through the site, and touches on how to actually create the book only by linking to various places on the web.

Being someone who is interested in creating books for the Amazon Kindle, there is much that I would like to see in a book from the source about how to create a book that is only available through the forums, and not in an official source.

The Kindle is a wonderful device, with great potential. I would like official information on how to make the most of the platform. As it is, we are given all the information we need on the business side of things, and set to fend for ourselves on figuring out the rest of Amazon's platform.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have how too book
Great how to book. It helped me a lot.
Published 18 hours ago by S.F. Writer
2.0 out of 5 stars A helpful start.
This book needs the intervention of an outside source, which is available, after reading the book. The field of publishing should be entered into with caution as well as... Read more
Published 8 days ago by R. R. Hixson
4.0 out of 5 stars Links don't work
There was a lot of useful info here, but I feel that it's due for an update. Also a majority of the links don't work. Please fix this.
Published 9 days ago by EmpowerYourHealth
5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide book goes over everything to publish plus financial...
I've been an artist/ writer for a while, but I've only ever sold art because I haven't ever wanted to have an agent for any books. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy read
A quick read that will answer most of your questions
Published 19 days ago by Monica
5.0 out of 5 stars ... this to publish my first e-book and am very pleased. Easy to...
I've used this to publish my first e-book and am very pleased. Easy to understand, easy to follow. Am now working on a second book for Kindle. I thank the author and Kindle.
Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars It's great, it's wonderful etc
It's great, it's wonderful etc. That's what I've been told. However it is more than I can handle. This simple mind needs simple things.
Published 22 days ago by Tommy A. Bird
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent program
I chose this program to publish my book A Mind is A Terrible Thing to Waste and I'm very satisfied with the results.
I will use kindle to publish my next book
Published 25 days ago by sherman martin
1.0 out of 5 stars I am dissappointed!
I am not happy with my publishing on Amazon Kindle as I have not seen one iota of publicity or advertising on line for my short story. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Alan H. Cohen
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the e-book
This item was received in great condition and in the time frame that the seller claimed when purchasing this item. Read more
Published 1 month ago by V. Fothen
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