How to get digital eBooks sold on Amazon.com
Amazon.com 101 for EBook Selling
If you’ve worked hard creating an eBook and now you’re wondering how to sell it, you will be glad to know that Amazon.com has low-cost options that will allow you to easily reach tens of millions of customers quickly. They offer options for selling your digital EBooks through a Digital Text Platform. And EBooks can be quickly added to the Kindle Store for sale.
Amazon’s self-publishing tool guides you quickly and easily through the process of uploading and formatting your books so they look professional. Once you sign up for an Amazon.com account, you’re ready to get started setting up your eBook for sale. If you need to sign up for the first time, you can visit https://dtp.amazon.com/mn/signin.
Once you are signed in, you will be prompted through the set-up process. By clicking on the “My Shelf” button, you are on your way to putting your book on the shelf. This is where you add a new item by entering your publication details. This includes providing the title of the publication and the author, both of which are required responses. You also have the option to place your digital eBook in a category which makes it easier for customers to find. Using keywords that make the book easily discovered is recommended and you can simply click on the pop up boxes to enter this information as part of the set-up.
Entering basic information gets you to the next step in the process which is uploading and previewing your book. Browsing your computer to locate the eBook makes it easy to upload. Many formats are acceptable including HTML, plain text, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Reader. One important tip is warranted here. HTML allows you to experience the best conversion results so if possible, using HTML is a good idea.
Upload the eBook, preview and edit it for any needed changes in formatting, and save your file. Make sure to modify any content that appears inappropriate or difficult to read once it is uploaded. You can preview the eBook and see it exactly as customers will see it once they download it. This step is very important because it ensures your format is professional and high quality.
Now you are ready to go to the next steps which involve pricing and completing the set-up to promote your eBook to thousands of people around the world! The next critical step is related to pricing and it’s essential to determine price based on several factors.
Consider what people are likely willing to pay for the book.
Determine a suggested retail price (this is the list price you expect to get for the eBook).
You will receive a percentage of that suggested retail price according to Amazon’s current terms and conditions.
When pricing your book, make sure that the price is appropriate for the quality, topic, and nature of the book. Evaluate the prices of existing competitor eBooks if you need help assessing the potential list price of your book. This does not mean that you must set your price the same, higher, or lower. It is just a guide to help you establish a list price for your book. Always keep in mind that Amazon.com will receive a percentage of the list price so calculate your expected returns based on this fact.
You spent a lot of time creating a valuable, unique eBook for a particular niche audience. Now it’s necessary to spend time preparing your book for sale. Amazon.com offers an easy to use process for uploading the book, pricing, and promoting it. Once you complete this part of the process, you will soon begin to reap the benefits of your hard work and your passion for writing will be rewarded.