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How to Publish and Sell Your Article on the Kindle: 12 Tips for Short Documents

How to Publish and Sell Your Article on the Kindle: 12 Tips for Short Documents [Kindle Edition]

Kate Harper
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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(Updated January 2013: Additional Supplements) Booklet for beginners on how to publish and sell short documents for the Amazon Kindle, such as short stories, magazine articles, essays, memoirs and instructional materials.

Topics include:
• How to get royalties from selling articles.
• Proper pricing.
• How to submit articles to the "Kindle Singles" (special Amazon category).
• Best ways to sell articles.
• Representing articles accurately in e-Reader bookstores.
• Avoiding unnecessary costs.
• Image formatting.

Tips are also applicable for a variety of mobile devices such as the Barnes and Noble Nook and Apple ipad. You will learn how to publish your article in a word processor, without having to learn HTML coding.

Instructional Appendices Include:
• How to create table of contents and internal links.
• Solving formatting problems.
• Converting your article to a Kindle device.
• Easy preview options before you publish.
• A curated list of the 50 best resources for finding free Kindle books, software, podcasts, help forums and the best blogs on Kindle publishing (10,300 words).

About the Author: Kate Harper has taught art and computer classes in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys creating visual step-by-step guides for non-technical users. She is a credentialed adult education instructor in the state of California, and is inspired by technologies that encourage people to be more creative.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 776 KB
  • Print Length: 78 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #73,929 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good summary of what is needed 31 July 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I downloaded this article as part of a series of downloads for upcoming work I am doing on ebooks. At this price, I was not expecting a great deal. I was very impressed that this author has captured the practicalities so well and in particular has paid attention to issues such as layout and design (most self publishers seem to ignore this entirely) and the value of the initial sample.

I commend this to anyone who is serious about epublishing with Kindle. I went ahead and bought the author's art licensing booklet unseen and was equally impressed.

Certainly worth buying and digesting
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for those who want to publish and sell 10 Dec 2011
By Nemo
Format:Kindle Edition
I don't want to publish and sell any articles on the Kindle, so why did I buy this book?

Well, I've got a number of short Microsoft Word documents that I wanted to put on my Kindle for reference. When I emailed them to myself a lot of the formatting had gone wrong, things like extra (or missing) blank lines between paragraphs, lack of indents etc.

After some fairly unsuccessful experimenting, I downloaded this book and was able to solve all my formatting problems quickly and easily.

I'm sure the sections on publishing etc. are very useful, but for me the formatting information makes this an excellent book to keep in my reference section.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Tips for Non-Fiction Writers 28 Dec 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I recently published my new book on Kindle and was very pleased with the sales. It took me 2 years to write and is over 400 pages long. But while I might not be able to churn out a book like that every month, like so many other writers I'm always writing new articles, ezines and blog posts on a daily basis. So after the success I enjoyed with my book, I had to ask myself the question: What can I do with all that OTHER great content I've been writing over the past few years? Yes, I've posted many of them on article directories, which has been great for leads generation, but is there not more than can be done with them? Is there a way to make some money from my hard work?

Well, this little handbook by Kate Harper is a great intro guide into how to repurpose your great content and finally generate some income from your wisdom. Her writing is honest and straight-forward and she has given me a lot of ideas. I love her tip about saying "article" when you publish an article, so your readers know what to expect (i.e., that they aren't buying a full book). It's so obvious and transparent, but I'm not sure I'd have thought of it on my own. If you have a library full of info articles, blog posts, etc., and you are not yet distributing them as eBooks, invest the few pennies it costs to buy this Kindle article, and start to think of all the ways you can repurpose your content, and how might help improve the sales of your bigger books as well.

I work with non-fiction authors to help them publish and promote their books. I'm going to share this review on my Spirit Authors blog, because I know my readers will find this eBook to be useful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gutenberg II... 18 July 2012
By John P. Jones III TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
Johannes Gutenberg revolutionized the world of documents and information in the 15th century with his invention of movable type. No longer did monks have to laboriously copy documents manually. No longer did Bibles have to locked up, read only by the "high priests." Knowledge, both religious and secular, became much more available to everyone, due to a much cheaper process of production and re-production. And the power of the "high priests" dropped dramatically. There is little hyperbole in saying that the Internet in general, and the particular subset represented by electronic readers, has performed a similar function in the 21st century. And the "high priests" in the publishing industry are trying to come to grim terms with it. Kindle, along with other electronic readers, has now made it possible for one writer to connect to one reader, directly, sans all those intermediaries. And the writer has far better control over how s/he is compensated; and the price is so cheap, that the reader need not waste time seeking alternatives, even like a trip to the library. Poets, short story writers, novelists can offer their works to the reading public, but it seems that the most effective use, for the present time, is the dissemination of specialized knowledge, often in the form of short articles, without going the magazine route. But one must learn the new rules of the game, the "grammar" of electronic publishing as it were, and Kate Harper has produced an excellent guide, available for all, for less than a buck. It is flat amazin'.

I found at least 50 ideas, each, by themselves, worth the price of the entire article. For example, reduce the non-essential information at the beginning, because Amazon will offer the first 10% of the book to the customer for free, to entice a sale.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great book, pictures could be better though 26 Dec 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
excellent value for money, but I think the screenshots could be better, pehaps zoomed in segments instead of full screen which are a little difficult to read on the new kindle, otherwise excellent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value! 23 Jan 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
You could pay upwards of £3.95 for a magazine on the high street that carries one article you particularly wanted. This kindle article has achieved two things. First, it has given good tips on publishing kindle articles on Amazon (which I didn't know about as it happens!) and secondly, made me realise this is a better way to buy just the content you want! For 77p I have just the content I want so I feel I have saved myself at least £3.18 over the traditional way I might have obtained this article and not had to pay for other articles and ads I don't want. I feel this is definitely the way forward. If you want to write articles for the Kindle then begin here first. Well worth the investment.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Overview

The overview was alright, but a bit light on what to do. It is not the best book on the subject.


Eric Sutherland
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Eric Sutherland
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and practical with great resources
Read the whole book in an hour and feel confident to get started on publishing my first booklet. A really great article.
Published 11 months ago by Richelle Arundel
4.0 out of 5 stars Pithy and Practical
A good example of how short can be better - this article covers the main dos and don'ts of publishing articles for sale on the Kindle, Noodle and other e-readers. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Martin Rigby
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice tips to give the readers the most I like it!
OOOO good idea to say what the size is of the book I know I have seen some reviews complaining.
Wondered how best to work out pricing will keep that guide handy and lots of... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Sue
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful read
Useful little book, plenty of tips and advice that assists in the process if you have not used Kindle to publish before. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Jim Franklin
5.0 out of 5 stars Very usefull
Without this book and one or two others, I would not be the Published Kindle writer I now am. Thanks
Published 17 months ago by David R Freeman
4.0 out of 5 stars Good ebook
Goes into some detail on the whole topic and ideal for the beginner or those with some experience of kindle publishing. Several aspects and resources I didn't know about already.
Published 17 months ago by Livinghope
5.0 out of 5 stars Really useful preparation for publishing on Kindle
I bought this book as part of my preparation for publishing my own book on Amazon. It was full of good ideas and helplful advice and I was really glad I bought it.
Published 18 months ago by Angela Bowey
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful summary
I am completely new to the concept of self publishing and especially self publishing articles.
This book, and it's sister book on how to create the digital cover image, gave... Read more
Published 19 months ago by RayAnne Carr
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worthwhile.
Very good ebook that does exactly what is says on the tin. One of the book's main virtues for me was its advocacy of writing articles as ebooks at all, a concept that hadn't... Read more
Published 19 months ago by M. WILLIAMS
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A good formula for pricing an article is: - 10 pages (3,000-5,000 words) or more = 99 cents - 20 pages (5,000-10,000 words) or more = $1.99 - 30 pages or (10,000-30,000 words) or more = $2.99 &quote;
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Therefore, put most of the front matter at the end of your article instead of the beginning. Consider limiting your front matter to four basic items, and put them all on one page. - Title of Article - Author Name - Topic List or "Table of Contents" (TOC) - Copyright &quote;
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You can use a .tiff or .jpg image around 900 x 1200 pixels at 72 dpi, ideally in color. &quote;
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