Maybe you have something to say about politics, or maybe you just want to write the Great American Novel. Both dreams are possible if you self-publish with Amazon Kindle and paperbacks.
It’s simple! The hardest part is actually doing the writing. But with the step-by-step instructions and the will, you could be a published author. Here’s how to do it.
E-Book Sales Are Big
It used to be that if you weren’t published in a hard-covered book, you weren’t a real writer. But those days are gone. In 2019, $983.3 million was generated from e-books. That number soared to $1.1 billion in 2020. E-books are legitimate and they’re read more every day.
Writing the Right Length Book
It all starts with an idea. Perhaps you’ve been tossing one around. It’s time to sit down and write. You don’t need to pen War and Peace. If this is your first time, start with a short book. A short book is around 25,000 words long. This is roughly 100 e-book pages.
A short book is probably all you need if you’re writing your book for business purposes. But you’ll probably go longer if you’re writing a novel or a textbook.
Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing
Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) allows you to self-publish e-books through Amazon. As the biggest e-book seller in the world, having a book on their premier reader device, the Kindle, puts you at the forefront of people’s mind. You’d have a worldwide platform.
The beauty of KDP is that it goes beyond an e-book. You have the option of publishing a print version. So, your book could be published in e-book and print; you decide.
Publishing with KDP
It all starts with a manuscript and an Amazon account. And it works with a PC or Mac. Once you sign in to KDP, it only takes minutes to upload your book, and you’ll be worldwide in 72 hours.
And unlike traditional publishers, with Amazon you own and control your book’s rights.
You simply go to the Kindle Create on Amazon and choose what type of computer you have. Then follow the instructions.
The Kindle Create lets you upload your manuscript for both e-book and print publication. You can choose e-book only or both. Besides the manuscript, you can have an author’s biography and dedication pages. It’s your book.
Formatting for both the e-book and print book is done in the Kindle Create program.
What Does It Cost to Create KDP?
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