Publishing Ebooks for Amazon Kindle Customers
Electronic books have become even more popular than ever before thanks to the easy access to mobile devices. Ebooks are available on many different types of devices, including cell phones. If you’re thinking about creating an eBook or have already created one, it’s time to learn more about getting it published. Using a reputable resource such as Amazon.com for digital publishing is the best way to get started.
As an author, it is rewarding to finally see your work published and available to thousands of people. Amazon.com makes it easy to access their publishing tools and they reach millions of potential buyers for your niche eBook. You don’t even have to know HTML formatting or other formats because Amazon has made it easy for everyone. Writers typically don’t want to lose time with the technical aspects of publishing so this is the perfect solution.
Amazon.com has already sold over a quarter of a million Kindle eBook readers which is the tool used by many people to read books. With that number increasing every day, it’s easy to see why publishing on Amazon can be financially lucrative. It’s a tremendous opportunity to reach an audience that is already seeking electronic books.
The Kindle is a wireless device that allows people to purchase books and download them for reading at any time. The device does not have to be connected to a computer so that makes it very appealing to people who are on the go.
Books published on Amazon.com are sold to customers who read the books with their Kindle readers. The good news is that you can write your eBook without having a Kindle, but then you can upload the content to be read by a Kindle. Using Microsoft Word is a popular format for eBooks uploaded to Amazon.com. The content is converted automatically once you upload it to the website.
Amazon.com also offers MobiPocket Creator Software for eBook creation and publishing. The software is free and just like Kindle publishing, it is easy to follow the directions provided on the website by Amazon.com.
Logging in to the Amazon Digital Text Platform is the first step in the process. If you aren’t already registered, you can easily register in a matter of minutes. Then you are ready to upload your content, review what customers will see, edit and make any necessary changes, and publish your book. It is really that simple.
You get paid a 35% royalty percentage on retail sales of your eBooks based on today’s terms with Amazon.com (since terms may change quickly, be sure and check out the current royalty percentage paid to authors). Amazon may decide to offer your book at a discount price in the future and this could increase sales. The good news is that sales increase but you still get the set percentage of YOUR original list price. Amazon takes the hit on the lower price – not you.
Before you decide that publishing is too technical and complex for you, check out the easy publishing resource on Amazon.com. Visit their Amazon Digital Text Platform for more information and get started on your publication today.
Once you succeed with your first eBook, you’ll be inspired to write many more. Happy writing and publishing.