Go to the Kindle Store website:
Make an account and sign in. You will be prompted to fill in some information, like bank account, routing number, etc (to establish an electronic transfer for your royalties).
Adding a title
Once you are done setting this information up, you will be able to add a title. On the main screen, click “Add title.”
Add your novel’s title, description, publisher (you!), and any other information you wish. Then type in an enticing description. Next, add contributors (author, co-author, illustrator, etc.)
If you own your work and you are the writer of it, then your work is not in the public domain. When you are prompted to specify if your work is a work in the public domain, respond “No.”
Next you will have to add two categories (Ex: Horror, Thriller) and some keywords that will help people searching stumble upon your book. Choose the best keywords that suit your work.
From there you will be asked to upload the novel’s cover art (I hope you remembered where you saved this!)
After that, you will be asked if you want to enable digital rights management or “DRM.” This basically is asking if you want to make it impossible for Kindle purchasers to share your work. This is your choice, but I would recommending selecting “No.” You WANT people to share your work! People will still buy it. This is just a great way to market your book! Take advantage of it! Select “No!”
Now you get to upload the file for the novel itself! This is where that PRC file comes in handy (remember it from the last post?) This is the file you made with the Mobi Creator. Find it and upload it.
Click “Save and Continue”
You are almost done!
Select World wide rights for distribution purposes (you want your book everywhere, not just in select territories).
Time to set the price. This is entirely up to you. Keep in mind, however, that the price reflects your royalty percentage. In order to receive a 70% royalty your price must be between $2.99 and $9.99 Every other price not within that price range will automatically be set to receive a 35% royalty.
Lastly, allow lending. This is just another way to market your book.
Congratulations! You’re all done! It usually takes up to 12 hours for the book to become “live.” When it does, you may copy the link and past it on your website, Twitter, Facebook, and any other promotional tool you use!
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