Publishing a Kindle book years ago may have a slight difference compared to self-publishing a book now. Find out some tips and strategies on how to publish a Kindle eBook today on Amazon.
Today's question has three answers and the third answer is a secret as to why you don't need to worry about getting your book out there too fast but rather too slow.
Let's get into it. The question that was sent in was how to publish a Kindle eBook today on Amazon? This is an excellent question.
I'm going to help you know the steps necessary to get it published today, literally today. Not tomorrow, but today you're going to have the information that's necessary to get it right out onto Amazon. As well as the tools that are required.
You will feel fantastic because if you stick around, you will hear that the 3 steps are a little surprising. And many of you may not have heard them before.
But before we get into the answers, check out my absolutely free Self-Publishing Checklist to make sure you're not skipping any of the important steps necessary. Because here at selfpublishingmadeeasynow.com, we like to keep things simple.
So, let's get into it. How to publish a Kindle eBook today on Amazon? Let's get a little bit into my story. When I first started publishing, I figure out what exactly I wanted to publish on and what was I trying to accomplish?
I Have Learned From Steve Scott
For me, I was just excited to try new stuff. I like to tinker with things, I like to see what's possible, and I realized that the Kindle revolution was a fantastic place and time to start. This was back in 2015 and I thought I had already missed the gold rush.
It was impossible to earn anything. It wasn't if you didn't come up with a book in 2012. Then, it was completely incorrect and that was a barrier that I had.
I wasn't aware at that time just how good things could be. So I put my first book onto the market and realized that there was a lot at stake there. Because in one sense, if I failed at my first book, it might cause me to never put any more books out there.
Thinking that maybe this model wasn't a good model for me. But then, fortunately, someone named Steve Scott who had come out with books and tons and tons of books on Habits. At the time, he came along and informed me about some information that I wasn't aware of.
I have learned just how easy it could be broken down into if you do the steps correctly. So, I followed along exactly the steps that he had given at the time. He was missing a lot of the secrets and strategies were not included.
But now I have come to understand them a lot better. As a result, I was able to get my book onto the market and have that feeling that you get when you know you've got a book that's making sales on the market.
Publish Now And Fix Later
Since then, I have made a lot more sales than I did in the early days because I've learned a few of the secrets that are necessary to get your bookselling. So, how to publish a Kindle eBook today on Amazon?
When I say today, I mean absolutely today. You've got your book and manuscript. The fact is you can take it as it is and shove it right onto Amazon as a Word document.
You can push it right onto the platform. It will be converted automatically. You can also use a website called Smashwords to put it out there and to create the Mobi file, then go that route.
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But if you want, you can just go straight away from your manuscript without doing any additional work. Just fill up, create an account, and upload the file directly. The second is they have pre-built cover creators which are terrible covers.
The formatting by the way on the first is also bad but you can take their pre-formatted cover and just shove that right on out as well. So you'll have a cover and you've got your manuscript right onto the market.
The third and secret answer of the day is that you can post the book and fix everything else later. That's the reason you do not need to stress. When you make forward momentum and we're making progress on our books, we feel so much better.
So, how to publish a Kindle eBook today on Amazon? Tell me what you found below in the comments. I respond to all the comments that come in. Check out my other blogs and videos for more answers to your self-publishing questions.