Are you an article writer or an author who would like to make more money? If so, you need to think outside of the box. Instead of self-publishing and printing a book that may never sell or playing safe with web content writing, take a close look at the Amazon Kindle.
At first glance, the Amazon Kindle looks like a neat device to own. It is an electronic book reader. It is small, lightweight, and easy to use on the go. You may think “this is nice, but I like to write not read.” Unfortunately, many writers make this same mistake. Amazon.com spends a lot of time marketing the Kindle for sale. What they don’t shout from the rooftops is that you can make money self-publishing Kindle books.
The first step in selling Amazon Kindle books is to write an e-book. What is nice about selling on Amazon is that you have a wide range of topics to write on. You can write a book on just about any subject. Do you like to write how-to articles? Compile a group of them and create an e-book. Do you prefer creative writing? If so, let the creatively flow and start writing.
If you are an experienced article writer or author, you already know the importance of proofreading. Before you visit the Amazon website, you need to proofread and edit your e-book. Do it multiple times. Amazon is nice in that it allows buyers to review products, including Kindle books. Unfortunately, this can work against you if your book is riddled with errors. So don’t let it happen. Proofread, edit, and do it again.
Although you can write a new e-book just to sell on Amazon, you can also profit from what you have. Do you sell e-books on your website or third party marketplaces? If so, consider it one more way to make money. Use the Amazon.com website to convert your word document into digital text. You can continue to sell your e-books on your own website too!
If you want to sell Amazon Kindle books, it is very easy. You login to you Amazon account. If new to the website, create a free account. Then, scroll down to the bottom of the page. You will see a collection of links. Click on the link titled “Self-Publish with Us.” On the next page, click on either “Learn More,” or “Get Started.”
The next step is to enter in your product details. This includes title, description, language, author, publishing date, keywords, and so forth. You will be asked for an ISBN number, but it is not required. If you do not have one, skip this step.
The next step is to upload and convert your e-book documents into digital text. Luckily, this is easy with Amazon’s digital text platform. You use the browse button to find the file on your computer. The program is able to convert HTML files, text files, word documents, and Adobe PDF scams.
The final step is to set your selling prices. After doing so, you simply just hit the publish button. As for the selling price, use your best judgment. You are able to set your own selling price, but be very cautious. Amazon pays you a 35% royalty for each sale made. If you set your price too high, you may not make any sales. On the other hand, if you set your price too low, you won’t make a lot of money.
It takes, on average, 12 hours for your Amazon Kindle book to appear on the website for sale. As previously stated, you will be paid 35% in royalty fees for each sale. Amazon’s policy is to pay when your total meets $10. You may not make a sale right away, but don’t let that stop you. While waiting, brainstorm your next Amazon Kindle e-book. By writing and selling multiple books, you can become an established author and develop a fan following.