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- Print Length: 161 pages
- Publisher: http://ezseonews.com; 1.11 edition (November 13, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 13, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BEIX34C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #474,731 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Kindle Publishing: Format, Publish & Promote your Books on Kindle Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The steps are explained simply and are easy to understand and follow. I was intimidated and a little confused by the amazon help guide, but this book gave me the information I needed to publish my first book. The author knows his stuff, and I didn't fell like I was being "talked down to." I would recommend Kindle Publishing - Format, Publish & Promote your Books on Kindle to anyone who wants to publish on Amazon, but is afraid to take that first step.
There are many things that I like: everything is explained simply, without a lot of fuss and without me feeling patronized as a beginner, which is sometimes the case with some other authors. There are detailed instructions for the actions you need to take, and reading through this solved many of practical questions I had. There are links to help you if you want to go further with a specific issue. I liked the most that the author is giving at the very beginning the examples of authors who did exceptionally well with Kindle publishing and then shows his own figures. That for me is great because it is motivating and I like people who write from their own experience.
The section on promoting was also very helpful because it gives down to earth advice on what to do.
I especially recommend this book to somebody who lives outside the US. There is a short chapter reminding you about - taxes. There is also a link in the book to one of blog posts that gives you very specific steps in order to avoid being taxed in your own country as well as in the US. I think this is very important because it reflects on your pricing and especially profitability as a future Kindle publisher.
This book does the job well, and I picked it over other "Kindle Help" books because it was recently updated and this field seems to change fast. I found it to be very helpful, and well written (yeah, spotted a couple of typos -- sure hope I weed every last one out of mine!). It will save me a lot of time and gives very useful marketing advice, like whether to go the Kindle KDP route, set up a web page, get a special email account, select a genre designation, etc.
Amazon, by the way, should simply offer a deep-discounted formatting service, as that (formatting your book properly) seems to be the hardest nut for newbie e-publishers to crack.
In that he is not a lawyer, Dr. Williams understandably does not assist much in copyright law. I think it's a mistake not to register your book with the Copyright Office. Without it you can't sue an infringer in an American court, so how else are you going to enforce your copyright?
You also don't need to be a lawyer to register your book with the Copyright Office. You can file online -- it's just $35 and they accept a .pdf as well as other common formats:[...] It's a pretty simple process and takes about 15 minutes. Be sure and have your "final" copy ready, don't register a draft.
Copyrighting also packs a nice emotional gain. A few years ago my mom got a prayer she wrote published in national religious publication. It really made her day to get her copyright registration in the mail, ahead of publication. It made the work "hers" -- officially and legally. Cemented her place in literary history, I guess.
Incidentally, the author also writes about using a pen name. Here's some info on "pen name" copyrighting:[...]
Addendum: Inexplicably, Amazon deleted the web address that this review provided for the U.S. Copyright Office for online filing (geez, it's a GOV'T service, not a commercial pursuit). Anyway, just Google "filing for copyright online" to get to the "U.S. Copyright Office - Online Services" site. Then run the same search and add "pen name" at the end to get you that site's section on copyrighting under a pen name.
Because Kindle publishing is growing, a lot of people are writing about it and some of them are not reliable sources of information. Dr. Andy Williams is someone I have been reading for several years, on a wide variety of internet-related topics, and I have found him to be knowledgeable and ethical.
Kudos to him for the clarity of the instructions.
My only disappointment was that the screenshots didn't show up very well on my Kindle. They were too minute. They looked better on my PC. In most cases, you could understand the directions without them.
I feel much more confident about publishing my book on Kindle after reading and following the steps in this book.