- Paperback: 118 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 25, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1460944194
- ISBN-13: 978-1460944196
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 281 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,673,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How to Publish and Sell Your Article on the Kindle: 12 Beginner Tips for Short Documents
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About the Author
Kate Harper lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is inspired by the merging of art and technology. She is active in the podcasting, art licensing and sharing economy.
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This is a 43-page article for beginners on how to publish and sell short documents for the Amazon Kindle, such as magazine articles or instructional materials. An article is considered a written piece between 3,000 and 30,000 words. Ms. Harper has learned that a writer does not have to publish an entire book in order to receive royalties from their work. She believes articles are the new secret "sweet spot" of the e-Reader publishing market.
The author shares information that she has learned from first-hand experience. She has published the following articles for the Kindle;
20 Steps to Art Licensing: How to Sell Your Designs to Card and Gift Companies
Unusual Ways to Market Your Greeting Cards and 22 Places to Get Your Designs Featured
7 Mistakes Greeting Card Writers Make
The author offers readers the following 12 tips for publishing short documents on the Kindle;
1. Selling articles vs. Books
5. Front Matter
This article offers a wealth of information. I was especially interested in the formatting. A simple article can be easily formatted on your word processor. The author also explains how to add pictures and links to your article. I plan to follow the guidelines in this article and publish my own article within the next few weeks.
I like this article because it is written specifically for short documents. Ms. Harper provides links in this article and the Resources Section at the end is easily worth the price.
If you are an article writer and have never published on the Kindle,this article is a MUST READ.
One reviewer here quibbled over the fact that there is no "article" category in the Kindle store and because of that you'd be wasting your money buying this article, but I totally disagree. Kate Harper provides a wealth of tips on how to successfully publish your articles for the Kindle that make the process a whole lot easier, giving you the benefit of the lessons she learned from her mistakes so you don't have to make them. She also explains how to describe your article so that purchasers know they're getting an article and not a book.
Now don't think you can get away with a brief 500-word article and make millions. Harper recommends a 3,000 - 30,000-word length which makes sense if you're going to give your customers valuable content.
Keep in mind that the article provides "tips" for successful publishing and not a full-blown, step-by-step guide, but used in conjunction with the free information at the Kindle publishing site, you have all the information you need to successfully publish your article.
Finally, the resource section, which provides additional publishing guidance, as well as an annotated list of websites, blogs, etc. on Kindle publishing and e-publishing in general, rounds out this 99-cent article, making the purchase price a steal.
P.S. One tip that I would add - spend time doing some keyword research so that you're writing about topics on which a lot of people are searching for information, but not that many websites are providing.
If you are interested in offing your expertise to others while becoming a published author, you owe it to yourself to take a look at Kate's publication. I am an Amazon PRIME member, so I get to borrow many titles before I purchase. I purchased this titled after reading it.
It is not a blatant ad for other books, such as "Make Money Online: How I Created a Six Figure Income Giving Away a Dead Guy's Book by Vic Johnson"--don't bother with this stinker.
There is one negative review regarding this title from someone who doesn't quite grasp the concept or is simply clueless in all regards. Kate's publication clearly states that articles are sold right along side of books. There is also the classification "Kindle Singles". So, dear Russell Moran (is that the correct spelling of your last name?) you might go back and re-read it and your question shall be answered.