How to Publish my Book on AmazonWhere can I publish my book on Amazon?
Can I publish a book directly on Amazon India?
It' very simple to publish your book on amazon India, just register with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and enter your book in detail and load it up as a full text document (PDF or global file) and you're done. Then amazon.in will get in touch with you and within a single working hour your book will be available for free on Amazon.in.
Hi there, disclaimer first: I am one of the founder @ Damick Publications. To publish your book on Amazon lndia, your book must have an ISBN. and you cannot be selling your book as an individual on Amazon lndia. Allows you to book sale on egay indian as an ad-hoc.
Amazonia vs. Apple
Everybody knows that Amazon is selling more book than Apple, but it becomes apparent that Apple has passed B&N and that Apple continues to soar. Apple e-Book business wins 1 million new clients every month, according to iBooks Store Director Keith Moerer, who will be speaking to publishing houses at Digital Book World 2015.
So if you are a writer and your book is not selling through Apple, you need to reconsider your game. This would mean, of course, that you would have to give up Kindle Select, as Amazon requires exclusiveness when an artist is in Select. Are you supposed to be exclusive to Amazon? I' ve never been a big supporter of Amazon's exclusive agreement.
And I wasn't a big supporter of the way Amazon handles writers, as other businesses do. Amazons sell most textbooks. Jeremy Greenfield of Digital Book World had this to say in an March of last year's number two. While I wish I could give you a clear response, after almost a whole months research into whether Apple or Barnes & Noble is now the second biggest e-book dealer in the US, this is the best I have:
While I think Apple has taken second place with the development we saw in the last half of 2014, let's leave the selling issue and concentrate on other topics. I' ve heard a great many of them complain about Apple, most of them have to do with how hard they have to handle them, or how strictly they handle the acceptance of materials, or how much a Mac is needed to enter a book.
And even if it will take two a week to load up a book - which is two a week if your book will be there for years, in theory, forever. And, yes, Apple can be tough on what footage they approve of, but I'm sure that's better for independent writers in the long run. Who is the best treatment for the writers?
Featuring Amazon stuck at the top for sale and Apple in charge of the second item, I thought it was timely to make a comparison as to how the two piled up in terms of their handling of writers. Amazons lets writers pick two classes for textbooks, though they limit some of the classes and you don't let them do it.
Allows you to choose three different types without restriction. This is a complex procedure, but only on the Amazon site. When your book costs between $2.98 and 99 c, you will receive a 35% discount. When it costs between $2.99 and $9. When the price is $10 or more, you get 35%.
When you are not in Select (Amazon's unique program), you will get 35% in the following countries: And if that wasn't difficult enough, Amazon will also charge a shipping charge if your book is in the 70% area. - You get 70%, no difference what prices and where it is available.
So they increased the license fees to 70%, which was not a big deal, because that's the percent Apple paid to the musician and application-developer. Think before you think - I am not concerned about these lands, I am not selling anything there any more - think. In addition, you will see another 40 million from the other three and you will see a readership of English speakers about half that of the United States.
It is no accident that Amazon recently lent $2 billion to finance its Indian infrastructures. Consider it - if Amazon believes India justifies an $2 billion in investments, shouldn't you spend a little bit of your own money for your own futures in India? And the point is, Amazon already has independent writers who think India, Mexico, Brazil and Japan are no good.
Don't let Amazon deceive you. There are vouchers available for clients, blogs and reviews. Not Amazon. I have an avarage cost for regular enigma book of 10-12c per book. In a book valued at $2. 99 that will reduce your income from $2. 10 to about $2.00. If you have a 10 meg filename and sell your book for $4.99, this could seriously get.
When you are a common writer and your book is primarily text, it won't touch you much. Perhaps the 3-4% I quoted above; however, if you are producing cookery textbooks, illustrative textbooks, non-fiction hard with diagrams, spreadsheets, charts and pictures - then these shipping costs mean a mile. Obviously it has to be set much higher for this amount, so that it is in the 35% commissions area, which means that Amazon does not calculate shipping costs - but Amazon now retains 65% of the turnover.
That book listings at a Kindle cost of $29.95, which means Amazon rake at $19.47 per book! s only $10. 48 per book they would get. Obviously Amazon had it discounted to $21. 78, but that doesn't come close to Nook' s matched prize on the same book:
So why doesn't Amazon fit the bill? When you are in the 35% commissions area ( "or if you are with a large publishing house"), Amazon will pay you a fee on the listed prices - not on the appropriate one. This means that Amazon will pay this publishers $10.48 per book, even though they have reduced the cost to $21.78.
When they went so far as to bring together Nook's prize of $16. 49, they would still have to be paying the $10. 48 that would still make Amazon a sound payoff... but they don't want to do that. Does this bring up a query though - if Amazon is so keen to give their readership lower prizes, why not do them with these high-priced titles?
Cause one thing to notice before we move on, if you had this same cookbook on Apple and assessed it at $29. 95, your commissions would be $20.96. If you want to take part in the lending library, Kindle Unlimited or Kindle Select, with which you can give away your book for free for five consecutive calendar months, Amazon requires exclusiveness.
In Brazil, India, Japan and Mexico as well, we pay the same comissions. There is no exclusiveness for Apple. AMAZN uses. ePub and uses msobi-data. Like mentioned above, you have to be in the Amazon Choose programme to give away free copies of a book, and even then it is restricted to five consecutive nights per quarte.
Apple lets you make your book available for free at any given moment. Amazons pay 60 day after the end of the week, while Apple will pay 32 day after the end of the year. At Amazon, we insist on having the cheapest prices, no matter where your book is on sale. This will usually be the same as the cost if you find it elsewhere at a lower cost, but you can also take other measures, such as deleting your book from the KDP.
There are no such demands on Apple. And I don't want anyone to dictate the prices I fixed for my work. Let's say I want to make a specific quote to Apple users on the iPad release date, or the same for Nook users when a new user comes out. Trouble is, Amazon won't let that happen.
At Amazon there is some degree of oversight on how you evaluate your titles on the global front, but at Apple there is full con. That can be a big advantage if your policy is to penetrate a new one. Apple gives you 51 different pricing options where you can customize your pricing and even specify it in your country's own currencies.
A major problem with international sales is the high costs of the book in other jurisdictions related to the United States. We could be able to offer a tight secret or fancy for $5.99, but take this prize to Mexico, Brazil or India, and your book will probably be on the shelves forever.
You can see that this price policy offers rebates for other markets and offers them in your own currencies. And, remember, Amazon often surcharges up to $2.00 per book or more in some jurisdictions, making our titles prohibitively expensive. Amazon allows you to distribute your book in 12 different areas.
There are 51 different Apple products. Amazons are refreshed every few-hour. The Apple is up-dated on a regular basis. Amazons allows you to plan countdown actions when you are in Select. With Apple, you can plan promotional campaigns for different geographies at any given moment. Amazons are very simple. It takes much longer, and you need Mac support.
That' a big disadvantage for Apples, and I wish they would be different. Ignore that you make more Amazon sells, which most of you certainly do. As an author, we treat the author fairly. While I may not be selling so many titles with Apples, it's much more enjoyable to work with them.
I would much rather work with a real business associate.... so I'm committed to keeping Apple gaining additional shares of the markets and increasing competitiveness. And I believe Apple will further expand iBooks' global reach by 2015. Frankly, I think folks have been underestimating the effect of two easy things regarding iBook sales:
Preinstalled Apple iPods on all machines on which the newer operating system runs. Now my daughter-in-law and two of my other buddies have changed from a Kindle application to their new iPhone 6+ almost only. Keep in mind that the overwhelming majority of Kindle users do not really own a Kindle, they actually enjoy the Kindle literature on other equipment.
Apple has several hundred million units in use. Many of the new iPhone sales are made by Apple newcomers, and they enter the Apple eco-system with pre-installed iBooks, so if they want to start reading eBooks, it's not hard to believe they'll choose iBooks.
Combinate that with the fact that many writers are beginning to realize that Apple could be a great retailer and you' re ready for a great outbreak. It also has a much greater global footprint and, as mentioned above, much better conditions for writers. By the way: Here is a hyperlink to all my book about Apple and Amazon.