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Publishing an eBook

Updated on December 30, 2011

The increasing success of the Kindle, Nook and iPad are making writers wonder how to turn their works into eBooks and distribute them online. Wouldn't it be great to publish your own eBook and make money selling it through the new online bookstores.

Right now, you can publish your eBook to Amazon and start making money from selling your eBook on the Kindle Store today.

Soon you will also be able to publish your eBook for sale through

Publish to the Amazon Kindle Store

You can publish your own eBook to Amazon's Kindle Store through their Kindle Direct Publishing, formally called the Digital Text Platform. Publish your eBook in minutes by following these 3 easy steps.

1. Sign Into Digital Text Platform.

Singing up to publish is easy. Just login to using your existing account.

2. Update your Account Information.

Once you log you will need to update your KDP account information by clicking on the My Account. Just as will the Affiliate program you will need to enter your SSN, TIN or EIN since Amazon will be paying you for any sales.

3. Publish!

Go back to the My Shelf tab and click on the Add New Item button. Then just fill out the form and upload your eBook.

As Noted on the Upload section: "For optimal results, please upload files in MS Word, HTML, or PRC format. Other formats such as PDF may lead to poor conversion quality. We are working to improve the conversion quality for PDF and other formats."

Publish to Print

If you would like to publish your book to print, Amazon also offers a self publishing service called CreateSpace.

Publish to Barnes&

Barnes and Noble will be releasing their PubIt! service for independent publishers and self published writes this summer. 

Click on the link below to sign up to be notified when Pubit! is released.


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      Mary Soliel 7 years ago from Colorado

      Thanks for your helpful article!