Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Benefits of the Kindle

If you aren’t already familiar with Amazon’s eBook reading device, the Kindle, you should be! Here are a few of its incredible features and how they can benefit you:

  • It allows you to store hundreds of books in one device. Much like the way an iPod works and allows you to store thousands of music files in one place, the Kindle works the same way for eBooks. As an internet marketer, you can now publish and sell your work through Amazon on the Kindle. This is a great way to gain exposure as well as additional revenue for your business.
  • You can buy and download new books to your Kindle without ever leaving your living room, office or hammock. Similarly, you can upload your work without the hassle of a publisher. While you already benefit from producing and selling your work online, the Kindle is a mere extension of that.
  • You are not required to sign or maintain any service contracts. While you do have to hold an Amazon account in order to publish your work on the Kindle, you do not have to sign any contracts or pay service fees. Simply create, convert and upload your files in order to publish and sell your unique, quality content.
  • Its screen relies upon e-ink, a special, advanced technology that makes it much easier to read than a computer or laptop screen. You can easily read in broad daylight. Your eBooks are now more portable than ever! Your readers don’t even have to carry their laptop to enjoy your work. They can simply use their Kindle at any time in any place.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Selling eBooks on Amazon is easier than ever

If you can write, you can make money. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. Any writer can publish an eBook and sell his or her own, unique work on and thanks to the Kindle, this is now more lucrative than ever!

In order to sell your work on Amazon, you must:
  • Own the rights to your book and be willing to account for all content as unique and written by you.
  • Supply an ISBN (International Standard Book Number), which can be purchased as a self-publisher at

And here’s the great news. In July 2010, Amazon reported that electronic copies of books are now outselling hard copies. Thanks to the Kindle, Amazon is now in the business of selling ebooks and doesn’t appear to be looking back any time soon. In fact, eBooks are the way of future… and the present.

So, why not take advantage of not only this wildly lucrative opportunity to sell your content through Amazon, but to also ride the coattails of the popularity and increasing trend of digital books?

Selling your content on Amazon is now easier than ever, and according to their statistics, the desire for electronic content is growing like wildfire. Don’t miss out on this revenue stream. Take advantage of it! Whether you are an experienced writer or never written an eBook before in your life, now is the time to try. The opportunity is there. You just have to take it.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Gotta Love the Kindle

When Amazon first introduced the Kindle a few years ago, it was a hit among a very small group of people. But today, in the middle of they year 2010, it is an increasingly phenomenon with great momentum that doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.

Selling eBooks has always been a great way to earn money from producing quality content. For internet marketers, eBooks have proven to be extremely lucrative sources of revenue and often drive sales month to month. We create entire campaigns around our eBooks, depend on their sale and readability, and understand the important role they play in the online business community.

Well, thanks to Amazon and now it’s brainchild, the Kindle, eBooks are more in-demand, more lucrative and more exciting than ever before. For those of us who have been writing and selling eBooks for some time now, making the transition to sell our work through Amazon for the Kindle is an easy one. For those of you who might be new to this process, Amazon has kept the process extremely clear and user-friendly to ensure even the most novice author has the ability to upload, publish and sell their work online.

So, if you thought that selling your content might be difficult, think again. You now have more opportunity than ever before to do so. Don’t limit yourself to selling your eBooks and other content on your website alone. Of course you should still apply proper online marketing strategy and techniques, selling your work through linking campaigns, directories and proper advertising efforts, but Amazon has made it that much easier to enhance your sales efforts. And the Kindle just might become your new best friend.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

How to Publish Content on Amazon

Publishing your content and selling it on Amazon is now easier than ever before! Thanks to the growing popularity of the Kindle, Amazon’s eBooks reading device, you can now quickly and easily create, publish and sell your content to a growing, favorable and captive audience.

Here’s how:

  • Step 1: Sign-up or login to your Amazon account. Amazon's Digital Text Platform site. Step 2: Enter and publish your content to the Dashboard within Amazon’s Digital Text Platform (DTP) site.
  • Step 3: Write a brief description of your eBook, including it’s title and a cover if you have created one.
  • Step 4: Preview and save your eBook.
  • Step 5: Determine a price for your eBook. (Amazon will give you 35% of the suggested retail price for every unit sold.)
  • Step 6: Publish your eBook!

Your eBook will appear and be available for purchase in the Kindle store in less than 48 hours. But it is up to you to promote your eBook just as you would if it were only available through your website. Approach the marketing and sale of your Kindle eBook just as you would any other product or service you provide. Include links to it within your website, in your digital signature and notify your list of its availability as soon and as often as possible.

Remember, selling your content for the Kindle is a great addition to your existing sales efforts, but it is not meant to supplement your entire product offering. You should continue to focus on rounding out your business with the sale of your eBooks as an added value and additional revenue stream.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pros and Cons of Kindle

The pros outweigh the cons when selling content on the Kindle

Even if you are a traditionalist who is enamored with the old, musty smell of a classic library book, or enjoy the worn pages of your favorite novel more than a comfy pair of pajamas, Amazon’s eBook reader, the Kindle, is an enticing alternative. Besides the ability to carry the equivalent of an entire library in one device, and besides the fact that its screen is much easier to read than any laptop or computer, the Kindle is a powerful, technologically advanced force to be reckoned with.

As an author, the Kindle is also an attractive alternative to the publishing methods of old. And as an internet marketer, the Kindle even provides an attractive outlet for the sale of value-added content, in particular eBooks. With its growing popularity, the Kindle allows you to upload your work through an Amazon account, quickly and easily publish and just as easily make a sale. It’s almost too good to be true.

But selling your content on Amazon, or the Kindle rather, does have a minor down side. All Kindle content is protected by digital rights management software, or DRM. The intent of DRM is good. It prevents the unauthorized duplication of your work, just as the Apple iPod protects music from being unlawfully shared. But the downside of the DRM is that your work basically becomes partially the property of Kindle and your Amazon account. In fact, when you sell your work on Kindle, you receive only 35% of the suggested retail price. However, compare that to the headache of a large publishing company or inability to most effectively reach your target market, and that DRM and 35% doesn’t look so bad.

At the end of the day, the Kindle may be eventually responsible for the demise of the printed publication. But it may very well be eventually responsible for the most exciting catapult of the written word in ages.