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Printed book distribution Selling your book in a real bookshop feels good. Let's say you have written your book in Word and want to convert it to mobi. You can do this using the free software Calibre available for PC or Mac. Another option is to pay one of the many digital publishing or formatting companies that offer the service of converting a Word file to the digital format of your choice.
Pricing is either per book or based on the number of words. With a professional service you should expect to pay in the hundreds of dollars to have your book set up, formatted and converted from a Word DOC to a mobi or ePub file.
Nils has previously edited bestsellers from Tucker Max, Kamal Ravikant, Ryan Holiday, and a dozen writers, as well as written screenplays, books, etc. Take your printed book is everywhere your readers are with our global network of leading booksellers. Self publishing takes a lot of initiative and drive. And I mean serious. As you go through these steps, you should take care not to spend too much time. Don't be shy about telling the world about your book. It is often difficult to catch and prosecute the plagiarists, who can masquerade using false identities.
You can locate less expensive services through fiverr. One of the nice things about KDP is that Amazon does not require digital exclusivity. So authors can still sell the same digital book anywhere else on the Internet on through other stores like The Nook Book Store or iTunes. KDP Select.
By using this service, rather than the plain-vanilla one, you tap into Amazon's marketing muscle. To do that you must give them an exclusive on your digital book for 90 days. Authors get paid a percentage of the total amount Amazon Prime members pay for each book lent out. This month alone people have grabbed Everything I Know from the lending library, so it's a decent chunck of "sales. KDP Select also gives you the option to make your book free or discounted for up to five days, as part of your promotional campaign.
During that time, it appears on sales pages on Amazon.
Though you will obviously earn nothing from these sales, it can help build buzz for your book just as you are launching it. If you subscribe to the theory that offering a book for free — even briefly — can ultimately pay off, there are also lots of websites that promote free or discounted Kindle books to massive audiences. Bookbub is the largest, with over 2 million subscribers. Using Bookbub, Book Gorilla the second largest Kindle promotion company and my own marketing efforts, I drove 39, downloads to Everything I Know in just three days.
I have now sold more than 4, copies. Based on my conversations with other indie authors and their posts on various message boards and blogs, other authors also see huge sales on days when their books are discounted, and even more massive downloads on days when those books are free. This, in turn, leads to higher than usual sales on the days right after promotions when the book has gone back to its regular price , and generally helps to expand awareness of the book.
It lets you sell a paperback copy of your book either on CreateSpace. They give you a base price; you make the public price something over that.
Authors design or can have CreateSpace design for an extra fee a cover and upload their content in PDF format. CreateSpace also lets you link a Kindle version of your book to the paperback. This way, purchasers can pick their format on the same sales page, which is a helpful customer-oriented feature.
All it requires is that you upload a properly formatted Kindle version as well. With CreateSpace, those obstacles disappear. You also have to use one of only a few options for the size of the book. Amazon Author Central. Whether your book is published by a traditional publisher or you are an indie author, Amazon lets you create an author page like this one. Every Amazon page for your book links to this enormously useful marketing tool, so it cross-links other books you have published, too.
On your author page, readers can even sign up to get email notifications from Amazon when you release new books.
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