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Even then it was clear that Amazon saw the Kindle event as a mediator for the reader as well as for writers and editors. The Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) publishing portal has been available to writers in many different markets such as the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Australia and Japan since 2007, and the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) support storefront now extends to over 100 of them.
This is a fairly impressive worldwide coverage for all writers, yet the core of Kindle's program remains mobil; a set of data files designed by Mobipocket (owned by Amazon since 2005) to create the Kindle e-reader application, the web-based cloud readers and the Kindle readers for Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod contact, Windows Phone, PC and Mac.
That is still Amazon's greatest asset and its greatest downside. While Amazon may be the dominant e-reader player brand, the preferred size for most other vendors is e-Pub. KDP publishing will give writers a large range of coverage for their e-books, but if you want to have the ability to get to all your readership with an e-book, you need to post your e-book in e-pub formats (outside Amazon's bricked garden) on another e-publishing site.
Writers can send KDP files in various file types via Whispernet and calculate between $0.99 and $200. 100 per e-book subscription (You can buy for free 5 nights per 90 nights and register for Amazon's select programme - read more later. I never liked the way Amazon placed the KDP home page within its on-line eco-system.
Boring through Amazon's shop or affiliate market place pages will occasionally lead to visible advertising for KDP, but I am still being asked on a regular basis in my daily publishing consultancy roles about the killing issue of new self-published authors: So where the hell am I supposed to put on Kindle? It may not be a top-of-the-page on Kobo, but it is there, and you can also find Publishing with NOOK Press under Nook Books on the Barnes & Noble homepage.
If you are the number one e-publishing site, I don't think you have to make too much of an effort! You' ll need an Amazon user to use KDP to post, or you must make one before you can access your work Dashboard and post a workbook. Once you have signed in with your Amazon user name ( "Account"), you can start downloading your books in various file-types.
The only thing you need to consider is that KDP's converting engine does the converting on line and you should preferably be uploading your own books to HTML or MOBI. The use of other data format leads to a different degree of precision and lay-out in the final (uploaded) results files.
The KDP help page informs you of the preparatory work and specification necessary for each individual data source document there. As a matter of urgency, I would strongly recommend that any writer should use Calibre's e-book manager to work with and test/convert data before uploading to KDP. The more complicated your books are ( "images, charts, spreadsheets, etc.), the more variables you get.
KDP-uploading ( "certainly from my experience") is much more forgivable than using Smashwords' Meat Grinder, but only because its converting search engines are'looser' with data repetition outside of HTML and MOBIs. How many e-publishing plattforms do you need, in addition to the online publishing processes, all the information you need to publish your work?
Their KDPashboard allows you to update/reload a new release and modify other release information such as title, writer (referred to as contributor), publishers name and covers, but I would suggest that an editor have all these information available in an MS Word document (and your artwork file) before launching the ccess.
When you publish to KDP, you should really register for an Autor Cent ral page. It is free and allows writers to attract more people, advertise their work, create links to blogs and Twitter submissions, and create a correct and in-depth writer's note. Publication on Amazon's KDP does not need an ISBN.
Every released volume is assigned a number called ASIN. Please remember: Even if you are publishing via KDP, you must still record the publishing and copyrights data with the appropriate authorities in your state. The KDP is a self-publishing and sales portal, and Amazon, its proprietor, is basically an on-line merchant; you continue to be the author-publisher and are liable for all related rights and registration formalities.
Your can publish your work on KDP at any moment and you can modify the inside document or artwork or other submited information, prices, etc. You can also use your eshboard to modify the sales prices according to how many areas your books are available in. Kindle Select allows you to register.
This pricing as well as promotional programme lets you keep your e-book under $2. 99 for a 90 day and more. Throughout these 90 day periods you will have 5 free promotion periods during which you can give away your e-book for free. As soon as the 90 day trial is over, your books will be traded at the normal retail prices.
You can extend the 90-day subscription term (including the 5-day free time), but your product must be purchased only from Amazon Kindle and no other on-line store. About the Kindle Owners' library? When you decide to make a Kindle Store exclusivity on Kindle Select, the product is entitled to be added to the Kindle Owners' Lending Collection.
Only Amazon Prime Member writers can use this feature. You can only borrow e-books on Kindle equipment, not on Kindle read applications. Amazons KDP contains a previewer before saving your eBook and transferring it to Amazon markets, but I have found that this previewer is not always completely satisfying.
I' d suggest you either test your files with Calibre before uploading them, or download KindleGen (a command-line e-book creation tool) and the Kindle Previewer (a utility that will emulate as accurately as possible how your e-book will appear on Kindle equipment and applications). As soon as you submit your e-book projects to KDP, they will appear on your primaryashboard.
In the Rights and Prices section you can specify whether your books should be sold in specific areas or globally. It is possible to choose a license fee of 35% or 70%, but please be aware that the shipping costs for the files are 70% depending on the upload area.
In order to be eligible for the 70% license fee, the cost of your e-book must be between $2.99 and $9.99 and the listed cost must be at least 20 per cent below the minimum physically determined listed cost of the actual work. When you are not registered with Kindle Select, you cannot pay less than $2.99.
The KDP provides quarterly ebook sale reviews, which include promotion run times, and all reviews can be accessed from your authors' dashboards on-line. Amazon will make payment for a sale in a given calendar week approximately 60 calendar weeks later. In order to meet U.S. federal taxation requirements, Amazon KDP will require all authors' publishing houses to hold a current U.S. taxpayer ID number (including non-profit or tax-exempt organizations).
If you are a US publisher, a US taxpayer number - known as your PIN - is needed by Amazon. Non-American publishing houses must state a PIN if they claim contractual advantages or if their revenue is actually linked to a retail or shop in the USA. Non-U.S. authors do not require a PIN, but you must request an EIN (Individual/Business Unit) or IRIN (Individual Identification Number), otherwise Amazon KDP will retain a percent of your license fees.
As soon as you have received your Amazon KDP W8-BEN-Number, you have to fill in a W8-BEN-forms. Amazons has recently started to rationalize the procedure of collecting and enrolling your foreign VAT information and submitting the W8-BENs. License fees for each of the Kindle Store territory (where you distributed your book) will be transferred directly and to your credit card or sent by cheque to your email adress, according to the preferred checkout procedure when signing up and signing up as a KDP Author-Publisher.
Writers should also note that Amazon KDP, like most e-publishing sites, sets different levels of payments depending on the type of payments you choose. Amazons KDP does not use PayPal to fund publishing houses. Amazons KDP offers a rather detailed help area, which includes all areas where you need help and help.
The Kindle KDP Fellowship also provides assistance from other Kindle writers and publishing houses. Another outside and stand-alone source is the KBoards Forums ( "Kindle Boards"), also a fellowship of writers and publishing houses using the KDP forums. Amazon's domination of the e-book selling industry has made it the most popular place to search and buy e-books, and I see KDP as the kind of demon you know and can't really do without if you're a serious self-publisher.
The KDP does not offer data editing and data formats or coversigns. When this confuses you, I would strongly advise you to use the editing and designing service of a pro who can give you a finished document that you can directly download to KDP.
In the end, you are both the editor and the writer, and you are in charge of all aspects of the production and publishing of a work. Altogether, KDP is one of the simplest self-publishing ebooks there is. If you want your eBook to be available in the ePub standard and for all e-book reader that use other equipment, you must also mix publishing to Amazon KDP with another e-book publishing plattform and another distribution company.
PROS-Easiest of publishing platform solutions, competitive licensing fees, large worldwide audience, large publishers, large publishers, easy to use selling widgets, easy to understand pricing and help. EXCLUSIVENESS OF exclusiveness of a Kindle Select registered in, single-walled yard (eggs in a cage - depending on changes in conditions), if the majority of purchases from a distributor channels, KDP website is lacking visibility, no practical tech assistance, Prime members (readers) can only lend one volume per months from Kindle Owners Lending Library, iPad may be better suited e-reader unit for some illustrative and advanced e-books.
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