I have friends that are making 5 figures monthly, by building their small publishing empire. Take it away, Noam!
Share via Email Self-publishing has mushroomed thanks to Kindle software, but spammers are flooding the market. Until recently, that claim was neither here nor there, because even if it was true, there was generally no way of getting said magnum opus published.
So the dreams of millions of wannabe novelists remained sadly unfulfilled. But then along came Amazon with its Kindle e-reader and suddenly all that changed. For it turned out that the Kindle was not just a gadget, it was also a publishing platform. Not only that, it was a platform backed by the world's biggest online retailer.
So Amazon created a self-publishing system based around the Kindle and offered it to the world. It's as easy as falling off a log. First, you write your "book" using Microsoft Word in the usual way but avoiding bullet points, special fonts, headers, and footers, and inserting a page break at the end of every chapter.
Next, save the document using Word's "save as web page" facility. Then download a special program from Amazon which converts your document into Kindle format. Run it through Amazon's Kindle Previewer another free downloadable program to check that it will look OK on the Kindle.
If it looks acceptable, then upload the file to Amazon and your book will appear for sale on the Kindle store approximately 24 hours after clicking "save and publish. At a stroke, all those tiresome gatekeepers — those self-important agents, editors and publishers who stood between you and recognition — are abolished.
Suddenly, the world can see your hitherto unrecognised talent in all its glory. Er, up to a point. This ebook technology has proved so successful that Amazon now claims to be selling more electronic publications than conventional printed ones.
The company is clearly surfing a wave. According to one industry expertfor example, nearly 2. That compares with 1. It's only when one peruses the cornucopia of literary productions available on the Kindle store that one detects the first scent of rodent.
One of the most prolific self-publishers on the site is Manuel Ortiz Braschi. When I last checked he had edited, authored or co-authored no fewer than 3, ebooks. The Ultimate Potty Training Guide! But at least he appears to write — or at any rate compile — his own stuff.
In that respect, he represents the quality end of the Kindle self-publishing business. What seems to be happening is that Amazon's platform is being overwhelmed by spammers who "scrape" content from websites or, in some cases, actually lift entire texts, and republish them as ebooks.
And, in a neat twist, each of these ersatz "books" can be marketed under several different titles as coming from different authors. And an ingenious entrepreneur is marketing a training course for Kindle "authors".
The pollution of a potentially interesting and valuable space in this way is depressing enough. But why is Amazon allowing it to go on? This article contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase.
All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative.Authors writing e-books generally have different Kindle formatting needs than readers who want to read e-books that didn’t come from Amazon on their Kindle device.
Whatever your reason for creating a Kindle e-book, here’s a quick look at three ways you can get the job done. What Kindle publishing did was allow anyone who wanted to write a book, to do just that without any of the traditional gatekeepers.
I took about 3 months in to write my own book. I paid someone to make a cover and format it. Boom. Writing Books. Amazon Kindle (product) Where can I find someone to write a Kindle book for me?
Update Cancel. ad by ProfessionalGhostWriter. Want to become a best selling author? Get your book written and published by professional ghost writers at 70% off amazon coupon. As a test of getting into the Kindle world, I’d recommend someone write a shorter book first to learn how KDP works, play around with the details in the store, and get a feel for the environment.
Then, you could write larger ones later. Anyone Can Write A Book: but that doesn't mean that you should Kindle Edition by Nick Taylor (Author) Be the first to review this item.
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And by the way, you don’t need a Kindle to read Kindle books – you can download the free Kindle app and read on your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad and a range of Android devices.