The best ways to Publish Your Book on Amazon for $99.
A long period of time back, on a desktop far, far …
Who hasn’t imagined not only writing their own book, but seeing it in print on Amazon, having a copy for their bookshelf, purchasing ‘5 copies for my mom?’.
Well, now you can do it for a $99 cost and some cybernetic effort. This page will certainly reveal you how I did it, and possibilities are you can do it too. I’ve been checking out for several years about Print On Demand, the nifty brand-new techology where you put in PDF files on one end (One for the cover, one for the withins) and a lovely, perfect-bound, bookstore-quality book comes out the other. I have actually even seen the innovation in action at a file imaging tradeshow (that’s my career, by the way.).
I have actually known other individuals who have made use of Print On Need (POD) as a way to self-publish, including my own papa. My issue with that is I have no space in my garage for books, I don’t wish to get associated with the process of selling and shipping books, managing returns, and so on
. Unexpectedly, while Googling something a week ago, I discovered some wonderful Goo. Amazon, the online bookstore, has actually soaked up a POD publisher named BookSurge, making it a separate Amazon department. Now I could take my book project, upload it to Amazon/BookSurge, pay a cost, and VOILA! my book is on Amazon for everyone to buy. It ships within Two Days, BookSurge pays me a 25 % royalty within 60 days, I can even buy five copies for my mother at a savings!
I emailed BookSurge and was appointed an account manager, who I will certainly call Joseph (given that his name is Joseph). I inquired about the details of releasing a book. For $599 I could get the hand-holding, send us your manuscript variation of the publishing, or if I was brave, daring, and might format my own PDFs, for $99 I might make use of the Author’s Express program to upload my book jobs.
Because my book creation job was developed to be the forerunner of a lot more titles, $99 seemed like the method to go.
I ran all over the website, downloading example PDFs, submission standards, and anything else I might find. The website recomends making use of Adobe -something or another- for text formating, and Adobe Acrobat 6 (not 7!) for PDF creation.
I chose from the git-go that Microsoft Word and PDF Factory Pro would need to work for me, since that is what I had on my desktop, and I do not want to invest weeks finding out yet another desktop publishing application, although I am sure it is a great one.
Besides, I was currently thinking of writing this page, and I wanted to develop a process most any individual would be comfy with.
The only real shortcut I took is that my cover is plain text, without any images on it. I figured my very first book is going to sell mainly if not totally on Amazon, and a very cover is not that crucial there. In any case, I can always return and update my edition (The added fee for resubmitting either the interior or the cover is $50, once the book is released.).
Test files and a total step by step description of how I formatted and published my 3 books (so far!) is at www.actasif.com/bookproject.