I think the most popular answer is that it cuts out the middle man and gives you greater control over your own publishing considerations. I am researching this option for my own publishing needs. I am discovering that is is a rapidly changing and developing industry with little predictability. There are lots of benefits as far as controlling your timing and marketing BUT a big caution is to read the terms of service very, very closely and often if you hope to publish through Amazon. Their terms of service seem to be ever changing and with no grace. That is, if you violate one condition of their ever-changing terms of service then you can be banned from selling through Amazon forever. I have heard some wild stories. It is something akin to Google cutting you out of AdSense for life.
You feel a temporary euphoria of being published...somewhere! :-D
You have more control of what gets published and you do not have to worry about the middle person. It might be good to research different publishers to see who gives you the best deal. Some may be better than others. When you self publish, you have a chance to get noticed by a larger publisher. It could be a stepping stone to print, too.
by sethpowers 6 years ago
Has anyone had any luck self-publishing an ebook through Amazon?I have enough content to put together to make a couple books, some nonfiction some novels. Has anyone self-published an ebook on Amazon or otherwise and made any significant income? I don't want to waste my time with formatting and...
by cherylscott 6 years ago
Can I publish a book using my own hub material?
by Adventure Colorad 7 years ago
What is your opinion of publishing an eBook through Amazon?For those of you that have published eBooks through Amazon, what was your impression? Amazon seems to have one of the easiest entry programs for publishing your own book. Do the Amazon books sell well, or is the quality low...
by Mary 6 years ago
What are my options for publishing an ebook? Can I publish through Amazon?
by Bakerosity 2 years ago
How does one go about publishing their work through Amazon?I am thinking of publishing a few pieces of work through Amazon, but I have a few questions about it. Is it as easy as it sounds? Does it involve anything special? I.e. copyright laws, things like that?
by FduToit 8 years ago
Is it better to self-publish a book through Amazon using CreateSpace or to work through a publisher?
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