Publishing your book on Kindle is one of the easiest and most effective ways to jump-start your writing career. You earn a good amount for every sale and connect with hundreds of Kindle readers – that’s a good deal for beginner authors!
If you have plans of doing this, here is a short guide on the Kindle book publishing process. Simply follow the steps, and you can start asking people to buy your book in such a short time!
Step 1. Finish and format the manuscript. After you finish writing your book, do a grammar check and spell check, then work on the formatting, including the indenting, italicizing, and bolding.
Step 2. Save your manuscript in filtered HTML format. You can do this in Microsoft Word. You just need to Click File, Save As, and choose Web Page. After you do this, your file should have an extension of .HTM or .HTML
Step 3. Convert your file into an eBook using Mobipocket Creator. This is a software that you can run on your computer. You just have to upload your filtered HTML file, attach a book cover, and click ‘Build’ on the menu. After a few minutes, a message saying ‘build finished’ would appear and that means you are finally ready to upload your eBook to Amazon!
Step 4. Upload the eBook to Amazon. Enter important details – including your price, a good description, and whatever else that you think might help boost the sales of your book. Don’t forget to be mindful of keywords that can lead potential buyers to your book.
Step 5. Market your product! Tell your friends, family, and followers that your book is ready to be purchased. The more people know about it, the more likely you will generate huge profits. So don’t be shy!
After all these steps, you just have to sit back and wait for your money to roll in. You can interact with your followers and ask them how they enjoyed your book. Their comments will help you immensely as you write a new one.