Self-publishing is easier than at any time in our history. Amazon allows us to self-publish our book, with zero costs up front. No more writing to publishers and waiting for rejection letters. Today, you can write and publish your own books on Amazon without an agent or publisher. Within 24 hours of uploading, your book can be available for sale on the world's best-known bookstore. Amazon will even pay you up to 70% royalties on every book sold. Self-Publishing on Amazon is a compilation of two of my books. One on Kindle Publishing and the other on Createspace Publishing. Kindle Publishing - Format, Publish a Promote your Books on Kindle My complete strategy for formatting, publishing and promoting your books on Kindle is documented in this book. It's what I did, and what I still do with every new book I release. You don't need to be a tech wizard, as each step is described in great detail with plenty of screenshots. If you can use a word processor, you can publish your work on Amazon! You'll know how to: -* Check if there is a hungry market for your book.* - Find the best keywords and know how to use them to help your book rank higher in Amazon.* - Estimate sales of other Kindle books.* - Format your book as you write it, without having to buy any tools or hire someone to do it for you.* - Create a table of contents properly so that it works with the Kindle reader. Amazon could remove your book from sale if you don't do this.* - Advanced formatting, like using bullets in your book. Most teach yourself books on Kindle publishing just say you cannot use them, but I'll show you how you can.* - Where to get book covers done for any budget if you don't have the necessary skills to make one yourself.* - Submit your books so they have the best possible chance of ranking in Amazon's search engine.* - Create formatted book descriptions on Amazon. - How to update your book.* - How to promote your book for free and what to expect. I'll show you a promo I did and how it kicked started sales (with screenshots of sales in the first 24 hours after the promotion). -* How to set up your Author Central profile.* - How to make use of the look inside feature in your books.* - Why serialization of books works, and how to do it.* - Tracking sales of books.* - Specific information for non-US publishers.* - Plus lots of other stuff ... My own success with Kindle PublishingI published my first Kindle book in August 2012. By December 2012 (just 5 months later), I was making what many people consider to be a full time income from my books. As part of my learning process, I setup a Facebook page in July 2012 to share my Kindle publishing journey (there is a link to the Facebook page inside this book). On that Facebook page, I shared everything, even my month by month income reports. I also helped those who asked for it (I still do). What I found was a huge and growing audience for this type of work, and ultimately, that's why I wrote this book. Createspace PublishingCreatespace is a fantastic opportunity for writers. You publish your book, and if someone buys it, Createspace takes care of the rest. All the author needs to do is wait to be paid. How's that for hands-free and risk-free publishing? This book takes you step-by-step through my own process for publishing. Topics covered include: * Basic Text Formatting* Which Font?* Links and formatting checks* Page Numbering in Word* Adding a new title to Createspace* Price calculator and deciding on Trim size* Image DPI requirements a image conversions* Common formatting problems* Book Cover Templates* Creating the cover with Photoshop Elements and in Paint Shop Pro* Submitting the book a cover to Createspace* Expanded Distribution? The book also includes links to a number of video tutorials created by the author to help you understand the formatting and submission process.All the author needs to do is wait to be paid. Howa#39;s that for hands-free and risk-free publishing? This book takes you step-by-step through my own process for publishing.
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