Amazon Kindle is the newest trend in online sales, and everybody’s doing it. . . Why aren’t you? Maybe you’ve become distracted or just detoured by what you feel to be a lack of “technical know-how”, but rest assured, anyone can publish their own e-book through Kindle self-publishing by simply writing their e-book, creating a cover image, and choosing a royalty option. It’s just that easy. Don’t believe me? Keep reading.
Keys To Writing Your E-book
For many, writing the e-book itself may be the most daunting challenge, but once it is completed, everything else is a breeze. When writing your e-book, keep in mind that your e-book must be formatted appropriately in order to be accepted by Amazon. Amazon Kindle eReader does permit most DOC files for electronic book conversion, however, using a basic word processor such as Microsoft Word or Open Office is recommended.
Amazon Kindle eReader allows most DOC files to be used for electronic book conversion, however,. doc files that possess complicated formatting may not function properly or may simply fail to upload all together. So if at all possible, try to use. doc files such as Word documents or Open office docs instead of. docx or portable document files. Using bold and italic formatting within your e-book is fine, but anything beyond that, which is more complex, such as bullet points, is simply not compatible with the Amazon Kindle eReader. Are you familiar with the saying, “A picture’s worth a thousand words”? Pictures within your e-book are a must. Just be sure that you actually own the copyright, of course. Most images should be used as. jpg files, and centered. However, if you attempt to wrap images around text, it may look good on your personal PC screen, but seeing as your content will be viewed on mobile devices, it will look completely different to your viewers. So when formatting your e-book, please keep these suggestions in mind.
After you’ve gotten the writing of your e-book squared away, it is time to create any catchy headline title pages, as well as acknowledgment pages. If you wish, you can insert a page break anywhere within your e-book that you feel a hard page break should be, and it will of course show within the final of your Amazon Kindle e-book. Several of you may find the technical aspects of word-processing difficult or time-consuming, and in this case, it is better to simply outsource this portion of the e-book creation to a qualified professional that can help you get the “look and feel” you desire.
Once you’ve got the “look and feel” you desire, just convert it to one of the accepted Amazon Kindle formats mentioned above, and then it is “off” to create the most coveted portion of your e-book: the cover.
Creative E-book Cover Designs
In this business first impressions count. You’ve only got one shot to “catch the eye” of your visitors, so you better make it count! Most e-book creators simply fail to take the time required to create quality e-book covers, and it shows not only through the visuals, but more importantly through their lack of sales. There are thousands of other e-books on Amazon, so be sure to make your “title” and “image” pop. Ready to get paid? Let’s talk royalties. . .
Getting Paid & Royalties
OK. Concerning royalty options, you’ve got two choices: 35% or 70%, minus delivery charges. In order to select the 70% royalty option, your e-book must fall within the $2. 99 and $9. 99 price range. Your e-book must also not contain any public domain info and have a Kindle selling price equal to or less than the selling price of any hardback/physical book currently available for sale within your same niche. By making these requirements, Amazon should ensure that e-books aren’t overpriced and don’t cost more than normal hardback books would. That makes sense right? Of course it does.
Well, now you know the necessary components to sell your first Amazon Kindle e-book successfully. What are you waiting for? Amazon Kindle is the newest trend in online sales, and everybody’s doing it. . . Now you can too! Anyone can publish their own e-book through Kindle self-publishing by simply writing their book, creating a cover image, and choosing a royalty option. It’s just that easy!