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Self-Publish Your Book on Kindle

Kindle publishing made easy!

 

Publish your book on Amazon's KindleAmazon’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!

Kindle, How To Publish, Promote and Profit

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.

Get empowered!

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

Tom Heatherington, author & Internet consultantHi, 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.

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The Genres of Fiction

If you are a beginner in writing and you have decided to publish a fictional book on Portland acupuncture or other genres, then you must be well equipped of the knowledge regarding the genres of fiction. There are a lot of genres and you must choose the best one of your liking. You will not be able to produce a good book if you do not like what you are writing.

  1. Drama – it is a genre of fiction and literature in which the things in it is dramatically presented. The story in this genre has verse or prose that is intended for theater performances wherein the emotions are felt through the dialogue and the action of actors.
  2. Poetry – it is rhythmic and it has verse. It has a lot of imagery where you can get a lot of emotion from the audience. Whether it is spoken or written, it is rhythmic. This genre has beautiful, creative and eminent line of thought.
  3. Fantasy – this genre is composed of strange or peculiar characters or even the settings but still, it invites reality in some sense.
  4. Fairy Tale – this is a kind of fable. More likely the stories of this genre are composed with creatures that have magical powers and these stories are for kids.
  5. Fable- the stories in this genre are composed of characters that are extraordinary. It is exciting and fancy and is meant to entertain the audience. Also, the animals are personifies where they can act and speak just like people.
  6. Humor- this is comical or amusing and is meant to make the audience laugh and be entertained as well. This can be found within all the literary genres too. It is fiction and it is funny.
  7. Science Fiction- it shows the role of science (may it be real or imaginary). Mostly, the setting is on the other planets aside from Earth or it is set on the future times. Also, there are living things or mechanical things that are shown which are all invented in the time of the future.
  8. Short Story – this is most commonly used for school discussions and this genre is brief and concise but it has no subplots in it.
  9. Realistic Fiction- the stories that are in this genre are the ones that are most likely to happen in the real world like technological advancement and things that are similar to it.
  10. Historical Fiction- the characters within this genre including the happenings are set historically or in the past years.
  11. Folklore- As you may know, these are stories, dances, proverbs, myths and songs which was handed down from one generation to another by word of mouth. Based on unproven beliefs, this literary genre is not true.
  12. Horror- This genre is terrifying, sickening, horrific or shocking. In this fiction, the events are full with dread in its characters and its setting which transcends to the readers.
  13. Legend- a lot of people are familiar with this. This is a story of a national hero and this is based on facts but has imaginative materials included in it.
  14. Tall tale- this has blatant and exaggerated characters who does not give any concern. This is ought to be a funny genre to the readers or audiences.

 

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