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Today's question has three answers and the third answer is a secret that you are going to want to stick around for. It will tell you how to save time and money on Amazon Kindle Publishing.
So, it doesn't have to be so difficult. Now let's get into it. The question is, is self publishing on Amazon Kindle difficult?
That makes a lot of sense if you are considering where exactly you wish to go self-publishing your books. You are going to want to find a place that isn't going to be too difficult.
At the same time, you want to do it in a way where you can earn money on those books that you publish. So that's a tough question that a lot of people who have just written a book are trying to figure out.
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When I first started publishing, I went through several courses and I read blogs. I also watch videos and podcasts. I went through all sorts of stuff.
But in my very earliest days, I read Kindle books that told me that the easiest way to do this is to create a Kindle book which is kind of a little meta in starting with Kindle books. Telling you how to go into Kindle books.
The thing that made it so easy was that I was following a simple step. A set of ordered instructions on the order of what you need to do. It's the way you should do if you wish to do self publishing on Amazon Kindle.
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So, that was how I started. Is it difficult? No, it is the easiest place to start. So that's the first answer.
That is because there isn't an easier way if you try to start with paperbacks. You would discover that you are having to work with cover formatting that is a lot more difficult.
Also, in terms of getting the pages in the Table of Contents and all of these sorts of things in place. Getting it into the correct format. The necessary PDFs can be quite a challenge for a lot of people who are just getting started in self-publishing.
So that is the reason why Kindle is exactly the easiest route. The second thing is with Kindle, you can just take a Word file and upload it. They have covers already pre-built into the program itself which you could use.
I would not recommend it because you won't sell any books. But it's an option if you wanted to do that. So you could, you are really just a few steps away from publishing a Kindle book from your Word document right over to it.
It will just translate and put it directly into the Mobi file that it needs to be in order to do it. But today's secret answer is that if you want to make money, you are going to need to format the book correctly.
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The best place to do that is by using a tool called Jutoh. That's what I use, that's what my virtual assistants use. It's the best tool on the market.
Recently, I tried Scribner and I tried looking at Word and a couple of other available options. But Jutoh is by far the best. What it does is it will give you the ability to format all of your files into Mobi file as well as ePub and PDFs.
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You have the flexibility by using a piece of software like this to ensure that your files are going to be perfect every single time. In particular, I enjoy the fact that you can set up a template of the exact sizes that you are doing.
For each of the different headers and the titles and all these sorts of things. Then, it will automatically build the entire Table of Contents that will work for your Mobi file.
It also looks for errors and special characters and things that will create problems. Like bullet points that you might have included from Word when you pull them over.
It will just strip them right out so you will have a nice clean manuscript that you can work from. So, you should definitely check that out.
What have you found? Is self publishing on Amazon Kindle difficult for you as well? Or was it also equally easy once you got started?
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The biggest thing for me is just getting started. Do a little bit of something every day and over some time. You'll reach a point where you no longer face the same challenges.
Then, you can move on to the next level which was paperbacks ePub or maybe you want to do your audiobooks. There are lots of options available.
Tell me what you found below in the comments. And check out my other blogs and videos to see other answers to your self-publishing questions.