Do you have a story about tales of sadness, romance, longing, jealousy, emotions, action, thrillers, science fiction, death, psychological problems, mystery, murder, religion, etc. Do you think that what you wish to say is something people will want to listen? If yes, then read along. But this article tells about How to Self Publish Your book on Amazon?
To spread out your book and connect with the readers, the first step is to get readers. For that, publish a book. No, don’t shake your head; it’s not as tedious and tiresome as it used to be.
Publishing your own book on Amazon has become easy. It only takes a few minutes for your book to get published. Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) service is what turns dreams into realities.
How to Self Publish Your book on Amazon?
- What is KDP?
Amazon’s Kindle is, perhaps, the most widely popular e-reader tablet there is. With applications for all phones and desktops, Kindle has books that can be read from any country on the globe.
Kindle Direct Publishing is a platform that runs with Kindle e-reader service. Through this, any author can get self-published through Amazon – the company that is the king of e-books in the market.
- Self publish on Amazon
For those who wish to self-publish on Amazon, don’t worry because you don’t need to be a tech-whiz to upload your e-Book. Here is a painless way to do so:
- Weave your story
Write a book and keep it ready. Read through it multiple times to check for editing errors, grammatical mistakes, typing errors, restructuring sentences etc.
Upon opening Amazon, look for a link which directs you to ‘Independently Publish with Us’. On a click at the link, sign up to Amazon (you will have to create an account if you do not have one). Provide the information. Don’t be worried when Amazon asks for your bank account details – this is to connect your royalties (earnings) to the account at a later stage.
- Kindle Dashboard
Once you have clicked on the link to ‘Get Started’, the Kindle Dashboard will appear on the screen. If your book is completed, click on the bottom left button that says ‘Add New Title’.
This will direct you to fill in your book details. Give your book an exact name, choose if it shall be in a series or not, genre, price, language, etc.
Amazon KDP does not require an ISBN code. The process to attain this code takes time, but having it makes your book legitimate.
- Select the Genre and Cover
Check Amazon for its wide availability of genres. You can add upto twoyou’re your book. Also, a maximum of seven keywords can be added as tags. Design a cover, select one provided by Amazon, or pick any of choice. E-books do not need to have covers, but a cover makes a book look attractive.
- Format of document
Your book should be in one of the following formats to be accepted by Amazon: Word, HTML, ePub, Text, PDF. When you upload your book file, Amazon shall convert it for e-reading. At this stage, make sure you preview the document you have written as well, to avoid errors.
- Amazon packages
Next, you have to set the price for the book and how much royalty (money) you want to earn at the purchase of each book. Amazon will offer packages from which you can select price, royalty rate, delivery costs and an estimate of earnings at the sale of a book.
If your book is in line with Amazon KDP rules, you will get published. Make sure that you check in every detail so that no error occurs because it is difficult to change once published.
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