Today I learned more about publishing a Kindle e-book.
Using Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing Service, you can self-publish an e-book to the Amazon Kindle Store. I think publishing a Kindle e-book is actually better than publishing a traditional book. This is because there are millions of Kindles that have been sold, and also because Amazon announced that in the United States, their e-book sales has surpassed sales of paperback books for the first time.
To publish your e-book, visit kdp.amazon.com. You have to either sign in or create an Amazon account to start.
There is no charge to publish your e-books. Also, unlike when you publish a traditional book, you don’t have to wait months or even years for your book to be published. With Amazon, once you submit your e-book it is reviewed and then added to the Kindle Store within 24 hours. This is yet another reason to publish a Kindle e-book.
When submitting your e-book, you can choose between the 35% royalty option and the 70% royalty option for your book. That means Amazon lets authors get 70% or 35% of their e-book sales depending on how much the book is sold for. With the 70% option you agree to sell your book at a minimum of $2.99. With the 35% option your book has to be a minimum of $0.99. You can learn more about the pricing here. Also with the 70% option you have to agree that your book can be loaned, but you do not have to do this with the 35% royalty option.
If you’re a really popular author, you can become a millionaire e-book publisher like Amanda Hocking.
Although most of the books I read are traditional books, I still think e-books are better. When you are going on a long trip and want to read more than one book, you can without worrying about carrying a lot of books. You can have as many as 1,500 books in your Kindle. Even if something happened to your Kindle, you would still have your e-books, because they are stored in the cloud. There are so many more reasons why I think e-books are better than traditional books.
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