How to Publish an e-book on Kindle

These 10 steps will walk you through everything you need to know to publish your eBook, from coming up with your book idea, to writing your book, to eBook formatting, and publishing on Amazon Kindle.

Clarify Your Purpose and Mission

First, you must understand why you’re writing your book. Is it a passion of yours? Are you just trying to make a quick buck? Are you trying to become a better writer?

Create a List of Book Ideas

Once you understand your mission and your purpose, it’s time to create a list of potential book ideas.

Do Your Market Research

Market research is a simple process of simply looking at the potential markets in which you may want to write a book to learn from what’s working and what’s not working. 

Choose Your Best Book Idea

If you’re like most creative types, you’ll probably end up with a huge list of potential book ideas. So the challenge isn’t usually coming up with ideas; it’s deciding on an idea to start with and complete.

Creative Writing Time

The first part of writing is called creative writing because It’s just about writing your ideas and thoughts on paper and letting it flow unrestricted with no distractions!

Editing and Extra Research

Now that your creative writing is done, it’s time for some research and editing. Once you’ve gone back over all your content and done the necessary research, you’ll want to go back and do another round or more of edits.

Title Creation

Once your book has been edited and is ready to go, you’ll need to come up with a final book title so that you can finalize the cover design and formatting of the book.

Cover Design

A professional ebook cover will help your book stand out and attract new readers. Cover design is very important. You want your cover to stand out, look professional, and have a title that’s very easy to read when shrunk down to 60×90 thumbnails (that’s how many people will see your book cover on Amazon and on their ereaders).

Formatting for Kindle

Next, you’ll have to format your ebook for Kindle. The easiest way to do this is with Microsoft Word. It’s quick and easy and doesn’t require and complex formatting, software or knowledge of .epub, .mobi, .html or .ibook ebook formats.

Publish Your Ebook on Kindle

Finally, it’s time to publish your ebook on Kindle! You’ll need to create an Amazon account at kdp.amazon.com if you don’t have one already and publish your book there.

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