The traditional way to publish a book is to write a book and then look for an agent who is ready to work for you and has got contact with relevant publishers. This method has got high chances of failure as the publisher or the agent may reject whole of your work or ask you to do changes to the story which may eat the soul of your story. The whole of your labor goes in vain because of interruption of the publisher.
eBooks have changed the whole scenario for the writers. It has come as an escape from all these publisher’s issues and get your book published at no cost. You don’t need a publisher or an agent for this.There are a lot of eBook readers but Kindle is the most popular one. It is the most selling product on Amazon. It seems it will keep dominating the market.
Now the question is how to write and sell a book using Kindle? It is no different than writing for paper form. You just have to take care of few things regarding formatting mentioned below.
Put all the material together in eBook format
You should use Microsoft Word while typing the text as converting into Kindle format is very easy from it. You can also use other writing software as well. But you should always keep in mind that it is a good word processor. If you don’t have one, you should be downloading one before you start writing.
Designing your cover page
In a traditional form, the publisher gets the cover page designed for you but as you are your own publisher here, you will have to do it on your own. You can go for free images that match with your content or you can use Microsoft Paint, Adobe Photoshop or any similar drawing software for creating your own image. The image should be 600 wide by 900 high. Finally you need to put your title and other details required on front and back cover.
Plotting the story and managing your table of content
As the first 10% of the book can be viewed by the readers on Amazon, you should be careful about this part. It should be interesting and engaging and should have a mystery in it. Plotting the story in this way will bring you lots of readers. So, make sure to include interesting topic in introduction and also keep your title of contents very interesting so that your readers get tempted to buy the book.
Managing your product description
You need to give the best product description as this is what brings the customers for your book. It is the material that goes on the back cover. It is nearly about 100 to 140 words. It should be neither too short nor too long so that the readers must feel he knows enough of the story to buy the book but doesn’t feel bored.
Publishing your eBook
You should get an account on Amazon on Kindle Direct Publishing. Then you need to start uploading your product description, title of content and the main content. Finally you need to click “save and publish” and your book is on sale on Kindle.
So, this is how to write and sell an eBook with Kindle Direct Publishing.