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Kindle Books?

Posted by: Angela Castillo on 02/03/2013 - 10:24 PM

I self-published a book two years ago, and just now realized how simple it was to publish it to Kindle. So here it is, is all it's glory:
(short stories and poems) for 2.99.
I wish I had known how easy it would be, I would have done it a long time ago!
Anyone else have a book on Kindle? How many have you sold?


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Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/03/2013 - 10:28 PM

isn't it alwaysthat way ? things we put off .... & they turn out to be easy after all. Or maybe that's just me . Lol
Best of luck , no Kindle here - I'm a Harcover girl.


Posted by: Nicholas Evans on 02/03/2013 - 11:02 PM

I did one too. I am working on about 4 other books. Its a nice side income.


Posted by: Angela Castillo on 02/04/2013 - 7:59 AM

Janine, I prefer paper books as well, but I felt I would have a chance to reach a larger audience if I offered my book on Kindle as well. Anyone else do Kindle books?


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 02/04/2013 - 8:17 AM


Posted by: Kerri Mortenson on 02/04/2013 - 8:28 AM

Yes, I found it not too difficult as well.


Posted by: Lynn Palmer on 02/04/2013 - 8:31 AM

Both books look interesting but how well do they sell? Is it worth the effort of compiling material and writing the book? Do they start to sell immediately, a few books a month? Do they begin selling right away then sales taper off? Or does it take awhile for sales to start?


Posted by: H Drew on 02/04/2013 - 8:44 AM

Planning on publishing a few: great thread, thanks!


Posted by: Angela Castillo on 02/04/2013 - 8:46 AM

I put my book on last night and already made one sale. I was inspired by a friend of mine who self-published her book with a company. They offered her book on Kindle as well. She didn't pay attention to the sales for awhile and went back to find she has sold thousands of books! Since I already had my book published and formatted, I thought why not? It was free and it took me about an hour to get it right.


Posted by: H Drew on 02/04/2013 - 10:04 AM

Angela, looking to use both kindle & epub, have you considered epub used with NOOK and many other tablets & readers?


Posted by: Kerri Mortenson on 02/04/2013 - 12:58 PM

I put a tutorial on my website for anyone who is wondering how to create an ebook. I will go in and post it as its own tab to help you out. A clean Word document is all that Kindle needs, but Smashwords has a few more guidelines to follow in order to be published.


Posted by: Mukta Gupta on 03/14/2013 - 2:39 AM

This is interesting information, thanks everyone... Kerri I checked your website and I was looking for your tutorial you mentioned, I am not sure where it is, I don't see it there, could you please add the link to your tutorial. I have a children's book in mind, I have started it but not sure how to go ahead and finish it...


Posted by: Kerri Mortenson on 03/14/2013 - 10:11 AM

I just placed the tutorial back on my page.


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