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.