When Amazon first introduced its self-publishing system, it was solely for print production books. Some internet marketers did try and use Amazon self-publishing to sell their products, with varying levels of success. However, the Kindle ebook reader, and the free Kindle compatible PC application that allows readers to access Kindle ebooks without a dedicated ebook reader, have changed this situation. Below you will find some valuable info on what Amazon Kindle is, and how it can be used to make money with amazon kindle publishing.
What is Amazon Kindle?
Amazon Kindle is actually several things in one. Firstly it is the name of the physical ebook reader device developed and sold by Amazon. Kindle is also the name of a freely available software application for PC and Mac users, which allows them to view Kindle ebooks on their local computer without a dedicated ebook reader. Kindle is also the name of the special format used to protect and distribute the Kindle ebooks.
How does Amazon Kindle Work?
The basis of the Amazon Kindle self-publishing system is the actual Amazon website. Any books which are made available for sale in Kindle format can be purchased from right inside the Amazon website. This means that the internet marketer does not need to use a third party payment processor, or set up their own website to sell their digital products. Amazon provides all of the features needed to run a successful ebook business. All the internet marketer needs to do to publish on Kindle is set up their ebook products, and begin promoting them. When a person purchases a Kindle ebook, they can then download this new content to either their dedicated Kindle ebook reader, or to the Kindle software application. The internet marketer does not even have to deliver the ebook; it’s all taken care of by Amazon. It should be easy to see the incredible advantages that Amazon Kindle can offer internet marketers who promote their digital products via Amazon Kindle self publishing.
What Sells Well on Amazon Kindle?
This simple answer to this question is that everything seems to sell well on Amazon Kindle. However, there are several caveats to consider as well. Most internet marketers have achieved success via Kindle by aiming for volume sales, at a low price point. This seems to suit the buying habits of Kindle users, who will often spend a few dollars to grab something short to read to fill in a little spare time. This also means that most Kindle products are quite short and not full blown ebooks of hundreds of pages. So Kindle really works well for short how to style guides, or instructional ebooks intended to teach or demonstrate a fairly narrow topic. Everything from lifestyle tips to how to make money online are all valid topics. Just spend a few minutes browsing the hundreds of thousands of ebooks which are available, and you will find something to suit almost every niche.
How are Kindle Ebooks Formatted?
Originally, the greatest headache associated with Amazon Kindle was the fairly complicated way in which internet marketers had to prepare ebooks for use with the Kindle range of ebook readers. However, things are much simpler now. Amazon provides a set of guides for formatting digital works, which includes the settings for fonts, margins and other page markup. The self-publisher will also need to prepare (or have prepared) a suitable ebook cover. Once you have both of these items, simply upload them to Kindle, add a description and product information, along with a price and you are ready to go! It really is very simple. When you add a new product it does not appear in listings straight away, it is reviewed to make sure it is suitable for sale, and as long as you followed the Amazon guidelines, your Kindle ebook should appear for sale on the Amazon site within a day or two.
How are Kindle Products Promoted?
One of the major advantages of using the Amazon Kindle platform to sell self-published ebooks, is in the fact that the Amazon site has so many great features for promoting products. Firstly, there is the review and rating system; good reviews push products further up search listings. Secondly, there is the excellent Amazon affiliate scheme, which allows other internet marketers to pick up your Kindle products and sell them, earning a small commission. Lastly, there is the weight in search engine results that the Amazon website lends to its products.
Many internet marketers will tell you that the Kindle platform is saturated. They fail to quantify this statement by saying that the Kindle platform is saturated with junk. There is still plenty of room for internet marketers to promote and sell quality ebook products using Amazon Kindle.
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