Although not as popular as J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, J. R. R. Tolkien, or Paolo Coelho, there is one thing that makes frustrated writers very jealous of John Locke, Stieg Larsson, Nora Roberts, James Patterson, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Suzanne Collins, and Michael Connelly and that is the fact that these eight writers made a fortune selling more than a million e-books through Kindle Publishing. You may think that this is nothing considering the low prices of e-books but if you really know the benefits of self publishing through Kindle, then you will be among the thousands of new authors who continue to use the service every month.
Effortless Kindle publishing
Compared to traditional publishing is effortless because all you really need is a computer, a good internet connection, and your e-book in the proper format. Once you finish writing your book on your computer, you can easily publish it through the Kindle website after registering on Amazon without even breaking a sweat. Authors no longer have to exert great effort lay outing, printing, storing, and shipping the books making it much easier and faster to distribute to readers.
No More Agent or Traditional Publishing Firm Needed
Because Kindle publishing accepts authors and their works readily, you no longer have to burden yourself looking for an agent, editor, publisher, distributor, and store who are willing to accept and sell your work. No Editorial Process With Kindle publishing, you can write about anything on your mind and in any style of writing. You set the rules and you don’t have to worry about having your work go through stringent and time-consuming editorial processes normally associated with traditional publishing. Instant Exposure Once you submit your book to Kindle publishing, it can be available for the public to see and purchase in not more than 2 days. Each of the e-books you publish has its own page on Amazon complete with standard Amazon product options such as ratings and reviews. What’s even better is that Kindle can now be installed as an app in many devices increasing your audience even more. No Cost To Publish Aside from the small royalty fees for every sale you make, you have no other financial obligations when you use Kindle publishing to your advantage. Better Profit Margin Unlike traditional publishers who only award authors with 5 to 10 percent of royalties, Kindle publishing awards authors with 70 percent of royalties for e-books priced between $2.99 and $9.99. Anything below or beyond that range awards the author with 35 percent of royalties. This may seem unfair especially if you are trying to make your pricing more accessible but according to John Locke who sold 350,000 e-books in just three months, he sold 20 times more books when he decided to price his books at 99 cents instead of $2.99. Instead of incurring a loss, he gained more profit.
Customization of your Kindle Publishings
There is a great deal of customization offered to authors once they publish their e-books through Kindle publishing such as the e-book’s title, description, contributors, language, publication date, publisher, ISBN, publishing rights, categories, keywords, image, and DRM. You can even reedit the content of you e-book even though it has already been published.