Have you considered publishing for Kindle? You may be intimidated by the idea that it would take a whole book, but fear not. Kindle publishing is a lot easier than you think.
Here are 5 reasons why publishing for Kindle isn’t as hard as you may think:
1) Your Kindle book doesn’t have to very long
One of the most intimidating aspects of publishing a book is the idea that a book needs to have a lot of pages. And in the world of publishing physical books, there really is a certain minimum number of pages you need to write.
However, Kindle books come in a range of different sizes and accompanying price ranges. As long as you provide value and deliver on the promise you made in the title and the description, and as long as your book is priced appropriately, you can get away with surprisingly short books.
As an example, if you promise a simply solution to a burning problem and price the book at the 99 cents level, you won’t have to write more than about five pages or so. Just be sure that you do provide the solution you promised.
2) Kindle books have a small format
If you take a look at a Kindle, you’ll see that it’s fairly small. That’s one of the reasons it’s so handy and portable.
It is also a terrific advantage: Once you adjust the format to the Kindle’s smaller size, your content will expand to many more pages than if the pages had to be in a larger format.
As you prepare your content for the Kindle, reformat it for an A-5 format, which is significantly smaller than the regular A-4 format or the 8 by 11 format we’re used to when we type up documents.
Then check how many pages you’ll be able to cover, and you may be pleasantly surprised.
3) You probably already have plenty of content
If you’ve been writing articles on your topic, you may already have all the info you need to be able to assemble a Kindle book, especially since you’re able to reduce the page size to that smaller Kindle format.
Go back over your articles and pick several about your target subject.
Next, order them into a logical sequence. If needed, write another article or two to fill any gaps, and also add a short introduction and a conclusion. And that may be all it takes.
You might even be able to stretch your content to cover a few additional pages by adding any images if that’s appropriate.
4) Amazon makes publishing for Kindle easy
Finally, once you have assembled your book, it’s time to submit it to Amazon Kindle publishing platform. And while that step may feel potentially intimidating, it’s not as hard as you may think. Amazon is very interested in getting as many Kindle books published as possible, so they’ve made it very simple to add your book to their store.
One of the things several people do not realize about Kindle publishing is that you can now submit your book simply as a Word document. If you prefer, you can also submit it as a PDF document. Either way, publishing for Kindle really is a lot easier than it appears at first sight.