"How to Self-Publish a Book in 10 Easy Steps" cuts through the maze of uploading your book onto the KBP Amazon platform. Linked book review provides overview.
Online PR News – 15-May-2019 – Inglewood CA – It is now possible to publish your e-book and/or your print-on-demand book on Amazon's KDP platform for free. This is an excellent deal as Amazon sells 70% of all e-books and 50% of print books plus the royalties are favorable to authors. Royalties are 60% of the sales price on print books minus printing cost and 70% of the sales price on eBooks. These royalties are contingent on Amazon being the exclusive distributor.
In the fall of 2018, Amazon discontinued its CreateSpace print-on-demand platform and funneled users to its KDP site where account holders can now produce both paperback and e-books. While eBook sales continue to decline print book sales are increasing. There are arguments for selling both at the same time and with the KDP platform, that's possible to do. Only about 25% of Americans have an eBook reader and three times more people prefer print books to eBooks. Thus, doing both makes sense to cover 100% of the market.
Amazon has around 750,000 to 800,000 eBooks on the Kindle. This includes a range of out of copyright titles still offered for sale so the real number may be closer to 500,000. The most recent estimated number of print books available for sale is over 1.8 million titles. With such competition, attention to detail is a must to rise above the enormous number of books available and become a viable author and publisher.
However, setting up an account, formatting the book and uploading your manuscript can be a daunting task. There are numerous decisions and options to be considered. "How to Self-Publish a Book in 10 Easy Steps" offers the guidance and reasoning what to put in all those little boxes. Knowing the why and how makes the process a viable and rewarding experience.
What makes this book worthwhile is the fact that the author Beth Whittenbury formulated this book when uploading an earlier version on the discontinued CreateSpace to the new KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). She states, "Since I had learned the hard way, I wanted to share those lessons with you in a step-by-step, easy-to-follow manner."
The book review by Erik Sean McGiven provides a comprehensive overview of the process so you can assess your choice to release your book on KDP and your need for this resource. The review covers things such as obtaining an ISBN, Library of Congress registration, setting up your KDP account, setting up your book for publishing, and formatting and uploading your manuscript. Also covered is book cover creation and rights and pricing. Marketing tips are another consideration covered by the book. Numerous other subjects are also addressed that make publishing a viable endeavor including getting on Amazon's bestseller list. If you're a writer who has a book but doesn't know what to do next, this step-by-step resource available on Amazon is for you.