How To Publish A Book On Amazon

There are many reasons why you should consider self-publishing your own book. The first reason is that writing a good book doesn’t guarantee it’ll be published. It’s estimated that 95% of manuscripts sent to publishing houses are rejected, and this seems to be the case every year (Cohen). This means that even if your manuscript happens to be the next bestseller, or if it’s written by someone who is already well-known in the industry, you still don’t have much of a chance.

Another reason self-publishing makes sense is because publishing houses are constantly looking for new authors to publish, but they often only accept manuscripts that are submitted by literary agents. How do you get a literary agent? By querying dozens (or hundreds) of them. How do you, query agents? By sending your manuscript and waiting for a response—which may be a rejection letter.

Self-publishing bypasses all of this. You don’t need to worry about finding a publisher because you’re the one who will be publishing your book. You don’t need to worry about a publisher’s tastes or preferences, because you’re the one who gets to decide what your book is going to look like. And you don’t have to worry about finding a literary agent, because none of that applies here.

This method also happens to be faster than traditional publishing as well as more affordable, both for printers and authors. With traditional publishing methods, it can take months to get a printing quote from a publishing house. In contrast, with self-publishing, you can have an instant quote from a printer. You also don’t have to worry about going through several rounds of revisions until the publisher is satisfied—you can do all the revisions you want before you even submit your manuscript to a printer.

Self-publishing also allows for more creativity on the part of the author. You’re not constrained by what the publishing house thinks will be a bestseller—you can publish whatever you want, no matter how niche or unpopular it may be. This also allows for more artistic freedom and more flexibility in terms of book design.

Finally, because Amazon Kindle is one of the most popular platforms for books today, self-publishing with them can be a great way to get your work out there and available for millions of potential readers. Here we’ll talk about how to publish on Amazon Kindle with their KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) program.


First, you’ll need to create an account with Amazon Kindle. Once you’ve created your account, go to the KDP website and click on “Start Your Book.” This will take you to a new page where you can start the publishing process.

The first step is to enter in some basic information about your books, such as the title, author name, and category. You’ll also need to choose a language and set a price for your book. Amazon Kindle allows you to set your price anywhere from $0.99 to $9.99, but remember that you get to keep 70% of the royalties when your book is sold on their platform.

Next, you’ll need to provide a description of your book. This is your opportunity to really sell your work and convince potential buyers to take a chance on it. Make sure to include the genre, target audience, and any other information that will make your book stand out.


The next step is to upload your manuscript. You can do this in two ways: you can either upload a PDF or Word document, or you can copy and paste your text into the Amazon Kindle converter. If you choose to upload a PDF or Word document, make sure that the formatting is correct and that all of the fonts are embedded.


The next step is to select your book’s cover. Amazon Kindle has guidelines for what your cover should look like, so make sure to follow them closely in order to avoid immediate rejection.


And the last step is probably the easiest—click publish! After that, you just have to wait until Amazon reviews your book and approves it for publication. This process usually takes between 24-48 hours, but in some cases can take up to a week.

Once your book is published, it will be available for sale on the Amazon Kindle store. You can also choose to make it available as a print book, which will be printed and shipped by Amazon. And that’s all there is to it! self-publishing is a great way to get your work out there, and with Amazon Kindle, it’s easier than ever. So what are you waiting for? Start publishing today!

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