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Kindle Direct Publishing: Help

Kindle Direct Publishing: Help
KDP Select Global Fund for April 2014 The KDP Select global fund amount is $1.2 million for April 2014. We’ll share the average global fund payout for March by the middle of April. In addition, KDP Select royalty information for March will be available on royalty reports in mid-April. Remember, if enrolled in KDP Select, you will earn a share of the global fund amount every time your book is borrowed from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library on,,, and Visit your Bookshelf to enroll your books in KDP Select. With Kindle Direct Publishing you can self-publish your books on the Amazon Kindle Store. Here are some options for preparing your book: To get started, watch our video tutorial: How to Publish

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Book Giveaways and Contests - Self Publishing Coach Products Are you ready to get massive exposure and sell more books? If so, you won’t want to miss this… with Shelley Hitz, Self Publishing and Book Marketing Expert Why Should Authors Use Book Giveaways and Contests? Many reasons! Let me list just a few… Planning Your Book, Parts of the Book, Copyright You’re ready to take the information and education you’ve gained from your research and apply it to your own book. You’ve learned that the biggest complaint about self-published books is their lack of professional editing. Although you’re anxious to see your book in print, you realize you’ll have to go through a process to make sure you’ve created the best product you can for your particular market and the goals you’ve set for your book. But first we address the manuscript itself, and how it becomes a book. Whether you use a professional editor, or plan to edit your book yourself, you can pick up a lot of useful information that will help guide you in the process.

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Step-by-Step: How to Create a Collaborative Class eBook   Previously, I have published the following posts about creating eBooks: More and more classrooms are wanting to take their already created content and turn it into an eBook to share with parents, grandparents and the community who own eReaders. Here are some possible ideas to create content: The Complete Guide to Crowdfunding Your Next Book UPDATE: thanks to all your support, I finished my crowdfunding campaign with $12,979.00 in preorders. The last few days saw the crowdfunding campaign skyrocket – something I did not predict happening at all. This has been a whirlwind ride and I’m so grateful – so thank you! If you’re interested in being notified about the book when it releases, to hear about its progress, or be the first in line to order the book when it’s in all major online bookstores, sign up here. In July 2012, Seth Godin started a campaign to fund the production of his latest book: The Icarus Deception.