Ebook Publishing: Amazon Kindle

Amazon KindleAmazon kindle devices make it possible for people to shop, download and read eBooks uploaded to Amazon. If you are planning to write an eBook, there is no better platform for you to sell it than on Amazon. Amazon is the largest search engine in the world used by people who have their credit cards out ready to make a purchase. This makes it the best place to put your eBook if you want to make great sales

Before you start thinking about making money on Amazon by selling your eBook, there are a lot of things that you should do. The things that you must do before you start making money include;

  1. Writing your eBook

You should have your target audience in mind when you start writing your eBook. Starting is always the hardest part in this type of projects. However, once you type the first sentence, you will be surprised to realize later that you are almost finishing your book. That is why you should not say that you will start writing tomorrow. You should start writing now.

  1. Formatting your eBook

Writing Your Ebook
Writing Your Ebook

You have to format your eBook to ensure that it looks its best when people read it using their kindle devices. There are several tools and resources that you will have to download to be able to format your book in the best way possible. These tools and resources include Kindle Previewer and kindleGen.

KidleGen will convert the files that you have saved into a format that will be used by the previewer. The previewer will allow you to view your eBook just to make sure that it has been formatted the way you want. You will also have the option of viewing the eBook using the actual kindle app.

In order to format your eBook in the best way possible, you need to have a good understanding of HTML. If you are not familiar with the formatting process, you can always pay someone to do it for you.

  1. Upload your eBook

Once everything is ready, the last step will be uploading your eBook. There are two options that you can use to upload your eBook. When you click on the save and publish button, it will take around 24 hours for your book to be in the Kindle store. It will take 48 to 72 hours for the remaining details such as the description to be visible on the details page.

The pros of using Amazon Kindle

  1. Amazon is the largest seller of books. It sells more books that all other book publishers combined.
  2. You will not pay anything to be able to publish on Amazon.
  3. You will be able to control the whole process from the beginning to the end.
  4. You will get 70% of the amount that you book is sold for.
  5. You will be in control of the pricing.
  6. Amazon will help you to promote your book

The cons of using Amazon Kindle

  1. You are fully in charge of quality control.
  2. You will have to do most of the marketing.