How to Self-Publish an Amazon Kindle Book

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If you’ve got great content, and 5 minutes of time to convert it from whatever format into DOC, PRC, or PDF (and a few other formats are supported too), you must consider self-publishing an Amazon Kindle book of your own. Why Kindle? Because (1) it’s free publishing, (2) Kindle books are made “available for purchase on Kindle devices and Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac, Blackberry, and Android-based devices” [source], and if that were not enough, (3) they are nearly instantly added to the Internet Retailer’s #1 online merchant out there, Amazon.com.

Just to be clear, I have no connection with Amazon whatsoever. I am just sincerely impressed with how easy they’ve make it for authors to self-publish a books. It took me literally 10 minutes (or less) to add all of my book info, and upload my PDFs, and within 24 hours I’ve received a message from Amazon:

Yes, I know, it took me over 4 years in case with A Practical Guide to Affiliate Marketing, and nearly 3 years with the Online Shopping Through Consumers’ Eyes, and boy, had I known how easy it would be, I would’ve published them in Kindle editions much-much sooner! It’s really just a 3-step process: (1) enter your book details, (2) upload files with text and cover, (3) determine and set your royalty preferences, and hit the “Save and Publish” button.

No publisher/printer arrangements, no stock control and management headaches, no hurdles whatsoever. I highly recommend it.

7 thoughts on “How to Self-Publish an Amazon Kindle Book

  1. I hear some people are killing it on the Kindle Store, was reading an article about some 18 year old girl self publishing her novels and bringing in mid six figures. Now’s the time to jump on this before it gets too saturated.

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