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Kdp self publishing

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A brief overview of Kindle Direct Publishing from a beginner who's published an eBook and then paperback version of their book. See https://www.suddencardiacarrestuk.org/shop/life-after-cardiac-arrest-book/

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Kdp self publishing

  1. 1. Paul Swindell Self Publishing with KDP
  2. 2. Self Publishing Options 80% of market in UK & US. 50% Canada and, Australia, 0% in NZ! 8-17% of market in UK & US, 33% Australia, 50% NZ 2% of global market 33% - Canada, NZMainly US, 4% of market
  3. 3. Setting up an Account KDP.Amazon.COM Author/Publisher Name, address etc Publisher Your name or company Tax details Non-US Tax Id UK - UTR Amazon may withhold tax if not set up correctly Getting paid You need BIC & IBAN numbers
  4. 4. Create a book 3 Steps • Details • Content and Cover • Pricing
  5. 5. Book details • Language • Title • Optional Sub-title, Series, Edition • Author – Amazon author page will be generated • Co-authors • Description – Important! • Publishing rights • Keywords • Categories
  6. 6. Categories • Categories – 2 browse categories to help readers find your book Fiction Non-Fiction Juvenile Comics & graphic novels Education and reference • >10,000 best seller lists • Some have less than 100 books on them • Top 100 in each category get featured • Top categories are mostly fiction • #1 non-fiction category is Biography/Memoirs
  7. 7. Your book • Digital rights management – protect your content • Manuscript Microsoft Word .doc/x PDF RTF, Plain Text, HTML Mobi, ePub, KPF • Cover Cover creator JPG/TIFF
  8. 8. Tools • Kindle Create Transform completed manuscript into Kindle eBook • Kindle Create Add-in for Microsoft Word (Beta) Format manuscript in Word Supports paperback publishing i.e. margins, headers/footers, page numbers, trim size Publish both eBook and paperback from same manuscript For text heavy books • Cover Creator Set image and text • Kindle Previewer
  9. 9. Formatting considerations • eBook Device types Free reader app Vertical scroll Font size Images Hyperlinks • Paperback Look & feel theme i.e. font, headers, footers Physical size (trim) Paper type, colour, images
  10. 10. Print options
  11. 11. My process • eBook Google doc Microsoft Word Kindle Create Cover image Kindle previewer • Paperback Microsoft Word Kindle Microsoft Word Add-in Cover creator with professional image Kindle previewer Proof copies
  12. 12. Kindle store
  13. 13. Tips • Perfection? • Title/sub-title/description/categories/keywords – IMPORTANT! • Professional cover design • Books don’t sell themselves • Build a following • Reviews • Author copies @ print price for resale • Don’t expect to make loads of ££
  14. 14. Pricing • Royalties - different for eBook and print • eBook All - 35% Royalty Rate x (List Price – VAT) Ltd - 70% Royalty Rate x (List Price – VAT - Delivery Costs) • Print 60% Standard 40% Expanded distribution Print Cost = Fixed Cost + (Page Count * Per Page Cost) (Royalty Rate x List Price) – Print Cost • Special Promo/Pre-order/Kindle Select options
  15. 15. Show me the money! eBook Printed
  16. 16. Sales
  17. 17. Questions?

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