ebooks are the future of books, don’t fight it, just join in for another avenue to book sales earnings.
Here’s how to do it in as little time as possible:
Sign up to Kindle Direct Publishing
Get a copy of your book in word format. change the very first page and very last page to say:
To get the hard copy of this book, please go to: [input your website, making sure you start with http://]
this will provide you with a high ranking backlink (don’t worry if you don’t know what that means) and it will also make people go to your site to buy your book rather than the bookstore or amazon.
make sure that when you control-click the link, it goes to your site.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT
upload it to KDP, they will render it into kindle format and epub format.
Get a copy of your front cover in .png format and upload it
Requirements for the size of your cover art:
- At least 500 pixels horizontally and 800 pixels vertically
- Ideal height/width ratio of 1.6
- Maximum of 2000 pixels on the longest side is preferred
- Save at 72 dots per inch (dpi) for optimal viewing on the web
Set your price point. At this stage, it has to be below 10 bucks.
KDP will make your book into a kindle ready format and distribute it automatically. Cool
if you have your own shopping cart and it has digital security, upload the document they gave you to check, and BAM! you’ve got an ebook version of your book on your own website, and you can charge more than 10 bucks. Bonus!
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