Do you know you can turn your simple writings into a source of income by just converting them to eBooks on Amazon and other platforms?
EBook creation and publishing is a high-income skill that you would ever need at this time and age, because of its extensive immediate and extended benefits.
With this, you can publish your eBook on Amazon, or you can publish for others, even for free. Your dream of becoming a publisher and an author is free.
Purpose of this article
The purpose of this article is to train you on the art of writing that will be acceptable on the Amazon platform for FREE.
It is to train you on how you can use the Amazon platform to CREATE, PUBLISH and SELL your well-written manuscripts making you an author, all at zero expense.
It will also expose you to how to MONETIZE, your SKILLs on the platform of Amazon from the comfort of your home. Many more skills will be gained. It’s a three days training and it’s free training.
Do you know that Amazon gives you the opportunity of creating your eBook, design your book covers, editing, publishing and marketing your book on the same platform with all the materials you need at your disposal and a cost of just your data/WIFI?
So, you can become a writer, a designer (graphic designs), an editor, a publisher, a marketer, and a promoter of your very own books and articles, etc.
The digital world is the future
The communication of people around the world via the Internet is on the increase and many things are now done online. We must acquire the necessary skills to enable us to participate in the opportunities of the future.
Publishing on Amazon is one of the necessary skills required to prepare for the future. Information is the highest wealth mine on earth today.
The only constant thing in life is change and the change in the digital revolution is rapid. We are currently living on a chaotic digital planet.
Observe that physical businesses are gradually becoming obsolete. Also, considering the payment methods of today almost everything is now digitalized. Though, it is unfortunate that many people in the world today are digitally illiterates.
Amazon is arguably the largest online store where buyers can purchase electronic products or even physical products via delivery options, for fees out of which an agreed percentage would go back to the owners of the products who placed the products on Amazon for sale.
What do I mean by “For Free”?
It means that you will publish your book on Amazon and Amazon would put your book on their wide, large online market and sell your book for you to their already established audience, and then pay you what is called ROYALTIES for the sales.
So without doing much, you will earn legitimately by publishing your book on Kindle (Amazon platform)
Introduction to eBooks
Ebook is an electronic book that can be read on the internet using your phone, kindle reader, laptop, or any other device.
Ebook has an on the title page and the book content. It does not have the front pages, back pages, etc. That is why it is advisable to replicate your eBook as a paperback.
A paperback is a physical (hardcopy) book that can be put on a shelf. Amazon deals with the publication of eBooks and paperback as well.
They will help you print it, sell it, ship it to the buyer and credit your account… That is, Amazon will go further to remit the earnings from the sales of your eBooks to your Bank accounts by transfer or by cheque payment.
Amazon helps you publish your eBook via their Publishing platform (KINDLE) using 2 methods.
- Basic method
- Advanced method
The basic method is the beginner’s method of publishing and the purpose of this article is to learn the basic method of publishing with Amazon.
But in the Master’s Class, you will learn Advanced eBook and paperback Publishing and how to receive your Amazon payments by direct transfer to your local Bank account you submitted to them.
Basic eBook publishing method
The basic method of publishing with Amazon uses a platform called KDP. KDP means Kindle Direct Publishing.
What is Kindle Direct Publishing?
Kindle direct publishing is Amazon’s publishing platform that enables independent authors to publish their books.
Publishing through KDP makes an eBook available on Amazon to kindle readers. This makes your book visible to more readers. It can also increase the income of that individual that has succeeded in publishing on Amazon.
How to create An Amazon Publishing Account
This is the very basic aspect of publishing with Amazon. To be able to publish in KDP, you must have an account with them. You will need a functional email. After that, follow the following steps:
- Go to your browser and type: amazon.com
- Click on “Sign up”
- Scroll down and click “Create your KDP account”
- Enter your email and password detail twice
- An OTP code will be sent to your email for verification, enter the OTP code and it will grant you access to your account.
- Go to your mailbox and verify your email by clicking on the link in the mail sent to you.
- Then, log on to your KDP Account and click SIGN IN if you already opened it.
- Then proceed to fill in the necessary details. Try to fill out a proper postal code. Search for it on GOOGLE depending on your location and fill it in.
- Now on the account section, just click on the check payment on the left side. Be very careful. The issue commonly arises here if not properly done.
- Click on “Complete Tax Information” and fill in the following details.
For the Tax information, please follow the instruction below:
US citizen: No if you are not the citizen
Acting as an intermediary: No
Fill in your full name:
For Nigerian Applicants, note that Bank account details and Nigerian TIN are not recognized by Amazon. As I said, you shall learn other options of payment in the advanced class.
If you don’t have TIN, just click on “country I reside does not issue TIN” Still on the Tax Information. Please be well guided.
Country: The country you are living
US TIN: (No, except you have)
Click “Provide electronic signature box. Click on save and preview. At the button on the next page, Click on submit the form. Then exit interview.
Creating an Amazon publishing account is not as difficult as you think. Follow the steps, you will get them right.
This is the end of the process of creating an Amazon Publishing account.