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Kindle Publishing Programs

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Thank you for your interest in Amazon Kindle's Publishing Program. All the tools to create and upload your content are free of charge. Once you make your titles available for Amazon Kindle, you'll receive payments for every title sold. Depending on the number of publications you'd like to convert, your technical expertise and your existing relationship with Amazon, there are several ways to make your content available:

Kindle Books

If you are a publisher or author, you can make your books available electronically using Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). All you need to get started is your book in digital format, e.g., word, html, text, etc.

It's free, and you can choose our 70% royalty option.* No sign-up fee, no publishing fee, no any fee. And you keep 70% of the sale for qualifying titles.

Publish once, sell everywhere. Sell automatically on Kindle, iPad, iPhone, PC, Mac, Blackberry, and Android phones.

Connect with the author community. We host lively author forums on our community pages at: http://forums.kindledirectpublishing.com.

Kindle Singles. Publishers interested in submitting their KDP-published short content for consideration as a Kindle Single should email kindle-singles@amazon.com with a description of the content, the ASIN of the title in the Kindle Store, and their KDP account email address.

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

*see our Terms and Conditions for details

Kindle Blogs & News Feeds

• Publishers can self-publish content as a blog or news feed using Kindle Publishing for Blogs beta.

Kindle Publishing Guidelines

• For more information on any of these options, or to see a complete explanation of how to make a book available on Amazon Kindle, please see the Amazon Kindle Publishing Guidelines.

Download KindleGen 2.9

KindleGen is a command line tool used to build eBooks that can be sold through Amazon's Kindle platform. This tool is best for publishers and individuals who are familiar with HTML and want to convert their HTML, XHTML, XML (OPF/IDPF format), or ePub source into a Kindle Book. You can download sample books here.

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Download Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® v0.973 (Beta)

Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® is a plug-in which can be used to convert documents or books created in Adobe InDesign® to Kindle format.

Documentation for Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® v0.973 (Beta) is available for download in PDF and Kindle formats.

For more information on creating books for the Kindle platform from Adobe InDesign®, please see the Publishing Guidelines for Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® available for download in PDF, Kindle and Adobe InDesign® formats.

Adobe InDesign® version CS4, CS5, CS5.5 or CS6 must be installed before installing Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® v0.973 (Beta). On a Mac, Security Update 2010-005 should also be installed. Please read the Help and Release Notes for more information about the plugin.

For Mac users running OS X 10.6.7 or later, install the VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA available here to the "System" Keychain before installing the plugin. For detailed information about installing the certificate, please refer to the following instructions.

Please send your feedback to kindle-publishing-tools@amazon.com. You can also take our survey to share your feedback!

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Download Kindle Previewer 2.92

Kindle Previewer is a tool that emulates how books display on Kindle devices and applications. Kindle Previewer makes it easy to preview the layout of a book and make sure its text displays properly for any orientation or font size. This tool is recommended for publishers, eBook conversion companies, and individual authors in combination with KindleGen to produce the highest quality Kindle books. It is available for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms.

Documentation for Kindle Previewer is available for download in Kindle and PDF formats.

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