Saturday, January 22, 2011

Kindle Direct Publishing: new name for Amazon publishing service

As of January 21st, Amazon’s former Digital Text Platform has been renamed Kindle Direct Publishing. According to their inaugural newsletter, “Our new name highlights our mission to provide authors and publishers with direct access to publishing to Kindle.” Notices include a contest for unpublished or self-published novels and news that ebooks sold in Canada are now eligible for the 70% royalty that U.S. and UK sales can receive for ebooks priced between $2.99 and $9.99.

The portal page for KDP has links to getting started, FAQs, community forums where people post questions, and also CreateSpace (their print-on-demand service.)

A Kindle Publishing Guidelines PDF can be downloaded with more detailed information (scroll down the page a bit to find it.)

For my article about how to read Kindle-format books without a Kindle device, click here.

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