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I published an e-book on Amazon for Kindle!

  1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
    Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago

    In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, I published a book long in coming titled "Love Means Never Having To Say Don't Hit Me".  It was surprisingly simple and the process is quite self explanitory.  The only difficulty I had was in formatting but that was my computer not their program.  Depending on what you are looking for and how much you price the book for you have the choice of a 35% or 70% royalty.  I highly recommend using this feature to anyone else looking to publish an e-book!

    1. cherylone profile image89
      cheryloneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, I think that is great, hope to find the courage to try my own hand at that some day.

    2. klanguedoc profile image87
      klanguedocposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow congrats. I was thinking of publishing my own e-book that way. Keep us posted as your experience progresses

    3. WriteAngled profile image92
      WriteAngledposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      ou

      I am curious. If there are two levels for royalties, what differences ensue depending on which you choose?

      1. Lissie profile image86
        Lissieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You can only choose 70% if your book is priced between $9.99 and $2.99 - you also only GET 70% if the buyer is from a fairly short list of countries (US,UK, Germany, Canada and a few others)

        If you choose 70% and Amazon reduces the price of your book - which it will if it finds the book listed elsewhere for less - you only get 70% of the new price - with the 30% option you get 30% of the OLD price.

        with the 70% option you pay for downloads - which is trivial for a text book but could be significate if you have a lot of photos

        I wrote a hub recently on self-publishing too

    4. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well done, and I have to say that I'm particularly interested in the topic. smile

      1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
        Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, Hollie.  I appreciate your compliment and I'm glad to see that the topic is appealing to you.  smile

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Cool! Congrats! smile

    I would choose an option closer to 70%, something like 55%-65%. But, that's just me. I was considering writing a book on "character", but have since re-considered it. lol

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
      Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Cagsil,  it's either or on the royalty & I chose 70% as the book is only $7.99.  On that note I think you should write it, you have a lot of wonderful and relevant advice.  I'd buy it!

      1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
        Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        And thank you!  I hit the wrong button! LOL

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          lol You're welcome. smile

      2. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh okay on the royalty. Since it was one or the other, then 70% would be best. As for me writing that ebook on character, I appreciate your kind words and I'm glad you would consider buying it. lol lol

        1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
          Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Of course I would!  I love seeing you interacting in the forums~you always have something to say that is worth reading!  Even if I don't agree with your point of view I have to admit that you have valid points supporting your opinion and that makes it worthwhile just the same.

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            *sits honored and humbled and speechless* wink

          2. Johnjfernando profile image60
            Johnjfernandoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Agreed!big_smile

  3. ahorseback profile image49
    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations on such  a big milestone.  That is where we all want to be . Admit it or not ! I only wish!...I hope It all works out for you , really .

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
      Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you! smile

  4. ahorseback profile image49
    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    Oh and anyone who has my friend Cagsil honored humbled and speechless is my true hero !......LOL......More power to ya!

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Ahorseback, I'm honored and humbled a lot by people. I'm rarely speechless, but my typing a response, was actually speech, per se. It was my simplest way to acknowledge her statement and had she said it in front of me? I wouldn't have had anything to say. wink

      I am humbled when people find what I say something of value, even if they don't agree. It just means that I've been able to make an impact, which is part of my purpose in life. wink

      1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
        Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile  big_smile  And you wonder why I like you so much!!

  5. Happyboomernurse profile image87
    Happyboomernurseposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations and good luck on your new book. It's such an important topic!

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
      Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you very much.  It is really so important I felt selfish for not sharing my expereinces.

  6. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    well that's great news. I would love to hear reports from time to time on how it's doing. many writers are looking for other streams to earn.

    1. Jean Bakula profile image95
      Jean Bakulaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I pubished a tarot book that's available on Amazon.com and Barnesand Noble.com, also by the info on my profile. It's called Pathways through Spirituality. I wrote free form poems to describe the influence of each of the 78 cards. It's so exciting! I think it's an easier way to learn to read the Rider-Waite tarot, but also that the poetry stands on it's own.

    2. Chaotic Chica profile image83
      Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Stacie L., so far so fair, but it hasn't been very long at all! smile

      Jean Bakuta, that is fantastic and congratulations unto you!  May I ask how you were able to publish to Barnes and Nobel?  I didn't think you could but I would be very interested to hear how you have done it and how well it has worked for you.

  7. ytsenoh profile image90
    ytsenohposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations and good luck.  I self-published a book last year using createspace and it's also listed on Amazon. I think you picked a great marketable title also.  Best of luck!

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
      Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, again.  How do you like CreateSpace? I'm a bit leary but very interested.  I would appreciate your insight.

  8. Dee aka Nonna profile image83
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations and how wonderful!  I will definitely look for it on Amazon.  I get Kindle books all the time.  You have inspired me.  Good luck to you.

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
      Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow! That is an amazing honor to be told I inspired someone.   Thank you, so much, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

  9. zanaworld profile image37
    zanaworldposted 5 years ago

    First congrats!

    I am interested in Amazon and will definitely look for your book and how has come up.

    I have written a hub on self-publishing.  It is wroth giving a look.  But Amazon is amazing...

    <link snipped>

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
      Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      znaworld~your link did not make it, could you send it to me via message?  I would be interested in reading it, thank you!

  10. Adventure Colorad profile image88
    Adventure Coloradposted 5 years ago

    Good job on the book.  I've been thinking of publishing a book on Amazon, but so far I haven't been able to sit down and write for it.  Good luck with the sales!

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
      Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      smile  Ah, now that is the one thing that keeps so many writers unpublished!  To be fair this book has been three years in the making, a bunch of it due to procrastination so I understand!  Don't give up!  Pubishing on Amazon has been so easy & they really walk you through the process.

  11. kripkrip420 profile image60
    kripkrip420posted 5 years ago

    Is it just a coincidence that I have been looking for ways to publish e-books and then I stumble upon this forum topic?

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
      Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      There are some that say there are no coincedences!  I'm glad to be of timely service to you! smile

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      There's no such thing as coincidence.  ...unless two things happen at the same time. big_smile

  12. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
    schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago

    I just checked this out and it looks like it costs $$.


    I checked into Dorrance Publishing, I think they are free.

    Do you know of any free self publishing ones, etc?

    Thanks smile

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
      Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It costs the author nothing to publish on Amazon and Dorrance is not free, they are more expensive than Tate Publishing without offering half of the services.  If I would have gone for a paid publisher it would have been Tate versus many of the others I have looked up.  Not to mention the customer service with Dorrance left a lot to be desired,  I was unavailable when I got a call {a little busy having surgery} and on their follow up call I was dealt with rudely.  Additional telephone interactions with them have left the same foul taste in my mouth.  I do not recommend them at all.

      1. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
        schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        really? I guess I saw wrong. Could you give me a link or something. Thx so much!

        smile

      2. GusTheRedneck profile image80
        GusTheRedneckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ahhh - Dorrance !  Back a zillion years ago when I worked with a publisher, a nice (but really foolish) lady came in to offer her manuscript to us because Dorrance was "too expensive" for her very limited income (like close to zero was that income).  The manuscript was named something like, "Story of my life." It was sort of typed onto some raggety-looking paper, all dog-eared with food stains, coffee stains, and hand scribblings all over it.  I read several pages. The thing was plain terrible. A little kid in the third grade could have done better than had this nice lady. 

        Then she showed me the "acceptance letter" from those kind people at Dorrance.  They praised the manuscript to the skies. Never had they reviewed a manuscript that had more promise, etc. They told the gal that her "book" would sell like gangbusters. As I recall, they asked for $3,500 to start working on her "book" with several additional costs if she elected more than the usual services from them. 

        I hated myself for doing it, but I looked her in the eye and told her to go home and forget about writing books. She left the office in tears, but I truly hope that she took my advice. 

        In other words, Dorrance was, to my view, a pack of thieves in vanity press clothing.  Maybe they have changed by now.  I saw a leopard one time without spots.  All things are possible.

  13. Cousin Fudd profile image79
    Cousin Fuddposted 5 years ago

    So cool! Congratulations!

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
      Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Cousin Fudd! I adore your name choice, by the way!!  It's awesome!  smile  smile  smile

  14. saddlerider1 profile image60
    saddlerider1posted 5 years ago

    Excellent to publish and write about. I to have two books of Poetry at Amazon and Smashwords. Your exactly correct, everything is simple, they give you basically a step by step instructions on how to publish at their store. The formatting a designing of your book cover is the most work you will have to do and decide upon, otherwise a simple procedure. Although no guarantee of sales, but heck sure is nice seeing your book published and you can also turn it  into a book size of your choice. I went with Kindle Ebook to start, but now am having them both available as well in hard cover. It's a simple ESBN free number from Amazon and setting a price and it's done. Again, congratulations and good luck with the sale of your book.

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
      Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's really great, saddlerider1!  Thank for helping me show how easy it is.  May I ask how you went about turnung them into hardcover copies? I have a lot of people asking for real books but I'm not really clear on the process & quality of service of Createspace.  I would appreciate your insight,

  15. Johnjfernando profile image60
    Johnjfernandoposted 5 years ago

    Congrats! I'm actually going to be a self published author soon as well from Kindle. That is a real milestone to hit when breaking into the publishing area as a first timer.

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
      Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you and equal congratulations to you.  What is the name of your book?

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    ps acainaichposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations Chaotic Chica!! I wish you the best. You have truly been an inspiration to me with this information. I have looked into many publishing companies and have most recently been looking into finding an agent. (That has been harder work, for m,e then actually writing the manuscript.) I had looked into Amazon sometime ago and was unsure of it, but after following this form and reading everyone else’s input, I believe it’s time for me to move forward. Thanks to all.

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
      Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you.  I found seeking an agent to be exceedingly difficult as well, especially since my only published works are newpaper articles.  That is when I found Amazon and have been pleased with the results thus far.  I wish you lots of luck and be sure to let me know when you publish!

  17. Tim Matthews2011 profile image59
    Tim Matthews2011posted 5 years ago

    Congratz! I just recently finished the manuscript for my book. Getting ready to send it in to Tate Publishing. But, seeing as how I came across your post, and that it doesn't cost anything on Amazon, I may hold out and finish my book and publish through them instead. Cheers! smile

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
      Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good for you, Tim!  If I were to pay for publishing I do believe Tate be reputable and worth the money, especially since you would eventually get it back, but $4K is more than I had.  I have not yet been able to but it appears it is equally easy (and free) to publish on Barnes & Nobel for the Nook as it was to publish on Amazon for the Kindle.  Either way it's a great way to get your book published and garnish attention and fans (and revenue) before paying for physical publication.  Let me know when it's out; I want to check it out.  smile

  18. peter.matthews profile image72
    peter.matthewsposted 5 years ago

    This is very interesting, as I have just finished my book on child abuse it would be something I would consider. do you need a kindle though to be able to publish, or can you buy the software for your pc.

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
      Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Actually, as an author, you do not even have to have a Kindle and there is a free download for your pc anyway so there really is no cost to you.

      1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
        Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        And please be sure to let me know when it is up there or when it is published regardless of the means.  I volunteer with a local coalition whose focus is on preventing child abuse so I am definitely interested in reading your book.

      2. Chaotic Chica profile image83
        Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        And please be sure to let me know when it is up there or when it is published regardless of the means.  I volunteer with a local coalition whose focus is on preventing child abuse so I am definitely interested in reading your book.

        1. Sneha Sunny profile image86
          Sneha Sunnyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Hey!! congrats... big_smile

          1. Chaotic Chica profile image83
            Chaotic Chicaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you, very much.  smile  I appreciate that.

  19. lankaexotic profile image57
    lankaexoticposted 5 years ago

    I have a book written, and it was with me for quite some time without knowing what to do. Thanks for giving me this idea of publishing it for Kindle. I read a lot about it this morning. Hope to share my experiences with you in future.

 
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