Self-Publish Your Book on Kindle
Kindle publishing made easy!
Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing offers you everything you need to self-publish your book and for the most part it is an easy process – if you know what to do. The devil is in the details such as formatting your manuscript correctly, designing a cover, pricing your book to sell and other considerations.
If you have an Amazon account, you already have a Kindle Direct Publishing account. If you don’t have an account, sign-up, it’s free!
Why publish on Amazon’s Kindle?
Amazon.com is the largest bookseller in the world. They ship tens of millions of paperback and hardback books, but for every print book they ship, they sell more Kindle books. Plus, the number one selling product on Amazon last year was the Kindle reader.
The barriers to publishing have been destroyed!
The role of a traditional publisher is disappearing. We no longer need their distribution channels, forget about inventory, print runs, literary agents or virtually anything associated with conventional book publishing. The digital age of books has arrived!
Amazon.com sold more than 3 times as many Kindle books in 2011 as it did in 2010. Customers are now choosing Kindle books more often than print books because they like the convenience and the prices.
Out with the old…
You and I have witnessed firsthand what the Internet’s impact has been on conventional broadcast media.Now we are seeing the same paradigm shift happen with print books.
You can publish your book TODAY and you will not need to beg some faceless publisher to approve it. The Kindle platform along with Amazon’s high-profile bookstore is what you need to reach your audience. The only other thing you must have is reliable advice about formatting your book properly to adapt to the Kindle, and how to promote your book to maximize sales.
Learn How To Publish, Promote & Profit on Kindle
Hi, my name is Tom Heatherington and I and the author of “Kindle, How To Publish, Promote & Profit“. I am also the author of another Kindle book (SEO & Social Media Marketing Guide) and a print book, which was published by Macmillan titled, The Complete Small Business Internet Guide. I’ve experienced the publishing world from both sides; traditional print and digital books, and I am sold on the future (and the present) of electronic publishing.
How my new book can help you
The Kindle platform is quirky and Amazon’s instructions can be a bit vague. Formatting your book can be a challenge because it often goes against what we have learned about creating documents. Tweaking images, sizing and positioning them properly is different from what you have learned in the past. I spend many long days learning how to format for Kindle and you will save time and frustration reading my book before you start your project. I guarantee it!
Why is this book so inexpensive?
The price of my book has no relation to the value of the content. I discuss pricing strategy in the book and the cost of this book reflects the strategy I chose. Amazon prefers that Kindle books fall in a particular price range; their commission structure makes that abundantly clear. In the ‘old days’ (prior to digital), producing a book meant establishing distribution channels, paying the cost of printing,shipping, inventory, cover design, advertising and a host of other costs associated with a physical product.
In 2011 AD (After Digital), the cost to produce a Kindle book is primarily your time involved in writing your book, and creating or paying someone to design a cover; everything else is electrons. Granted, the advertising and promotion still plays a part and requires a budget, but I also discuss that in my book and show you how to DIY and save a bundle.
Newsflash: Most print books only sell a few hundred copies. The average book in America sells about 500 copies” (Publishers Weekly, July 17, 2006). Today that number is closer to 250 copies or less. Even if you convinced a publisher to take your book, they will not be paying royalties on such results. The bottom line is that the odds of earning any money from a print book are virtually nil.
Amazon offers the largest distribution channel in the universe…
And, at no cost. If your book is priced at only $4.99 and all you sell are 250 copies, you would still earn almost $1,000 in commissions. The lower your price, the more books you can potentially sell, because buyers don’t have to justify a few dollars for a book discussing a topic they are interested in. Even if they don’t like it after download, few will take the time to do anything except delete the file.