Sunday, March 9, 2008

Kindle Publishing Guide

April Harrison over at Indie Author has created a great introductory guide to publishing books on the Kindle. She covers everything, from looking into copyright issues to formatting and actually hitting the Publish button. This is important information for any Kindle publisher or author, and I highly recommend it.

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Blogger WH said...

Dear April,

I am currently working on nonfiction. This will be my first book and this is my first time everything. At this point I am unsure which method of publishing provides greater marketing opportunity and resources to help me finish the book and market it - the traditional submitting an outline to a publisher or the finish the whole book and submit it on internet.
In general which method of publishing is better for a first time writer?
I concluded with limited knowledge about Kindle that the traditional route offers first time writers more guidance and support if a publishing company ever decided to invest in the writer's first book, especially if it is nonfiction, for I will only need to submit an outline.
I also concluded that there are much more opportunities for the author to market a hard copy book. But this is only because I have very limited knowledge about internet and Kindle publishing.
So will you please enlighten me on the subject?
Will you tell me what you think? And will you tell me examples of ways one can market their new book to Kindle buyers and internet readers without the network provided by a Publishing company? How have you gone about advertising your own book?

Thank you!

May 28, 2009 9:34 AM  

Blogger Joshua Tallent said...

If you can get a publisher to pick up your book, you should strongly consider that option. The amount of work in creating and selling a book on your own can be a lot. The problem is that most publishers are cutting back and not taking chances on new writers, so finding a contract will be difficult.

You could also look at a publishing services company like Wheatmark for assistance. They help you tailor a plan for your book that fits your budget and they have the staff to make it look good and work well.

Marketing to Kindle readers involves getting your name out there as an expert on your topic, posting on forums and making sure readers know about your book, and using other social methods of marketing.

Have fun!

May 28, 2009 3:24 PM  

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