Sites like Amazon have made it easy for anyone to publish their work online. Anyone can publish their work provided it’s within Amazon’s terms and conditions and it doesn’t cost anything to sell on Kindle.
I completed my first attempt at publishing on Kindle last night. All you have to do is go to the “self- publish with us” link at the bottom of the Amazon homepage. This link will take you where you need to go then all you have to do is sign in and fill out some details such as your book title, your description, decide on pricing and upload your work. I uploaded mine from Word; you also have the option of adding a cover picture which I haven’t done yet.
One you’ve done you just need to wait a few moments while your work is formatted for Kindle and then you can choose the payment options. A direct bank transfer pays out at $10 dollars while cheques pay out at $100.00. I had to choose the cheque option as I’m not sure that they would accept my bank details as it is a US site. You also need to choose your royalty levels which will be 35% or 70% depending on how you price your book
I also enrolled in the KDP lending library programme which means I’ll get some help with the promotion of my book which is just a compilation of work that I’ve published on various sites; I’m testing it to see how it goes.
Then you wait for Amazon to let you know that your book is available online for people to purchase and they’ll also detail how you can promote your book, others means of publishing your work etc.
Amazon has made self-publishing cost free and assessable to everyone and I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes.