In part three of my series of posts talking about Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) service, I discuss the rights and pricing of your book.
Thanks to the Internet and websites like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, there are so many options for the beginning writer today. I will be self-publishing my first novel through Amazon’s Kindle platform first.
There’s lots of steps to follow when publishing your ebook, but they’re not complicated. Hopefully what I’ve shared below will help you avoid the pitfalls I stepped into.
Last week I posted about being part of a writers group over at GoodReads. I reviewed a book, and in turn, my book was reviewed. I have one book so far and that’s Noah’s Noodles.
I self-published my first book “Noah’s Noodles” on Amazon’s Kindle platform. I describe the book here. The process getting to that point was relatively smooth, but also had its share of bumps.
I guess I’m a “little” biased (“Little? HA!”) since I’m a self-confessed uberfan, but Stephen King’s advice continues to be both wise and inspirational.
As I wrote my first novel, I would often struggle and pause, thinking about the distinction between showing and telling. Too much telling, and there’s no life. To much showing, and the reader can get lost, or overwhelmed.
When the manuscript was off with my editor, I used that time to begin researching cover ideas.
Write every day, or that’s the goal. For my first novel, with daily work and family duties, the only time I was able to carve out for myself was weekend mornings. Here’s a chart of my progress.
Back in July, I enrolled in James Patterson’s Masterclass course. The price was reasonable and the course was complimented by a workbook and membership to a closed Facebook group, where other writers could share their insights.