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Get Your Book Published for Free and Get Paid

by on February 10, 2011
in Computers and Software, Tips & How-Tos, Fab Websites :: 64 comments

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Amazon's free self-publishing services, Kindle Direct Publishing and CreateSpace, let you unleash your manuscript on the market and get up to 70% royalties.

For eBooks, the Kindle Direct Publishing process is reasonably simple. You need a book manuscript in Microsoft Word format. and a cover design, saved as a JPEG or TIFF file. (I created one, with a $15 photo from istockphoto.com and Photoshop Elements, in about half an hour.) At that point you follow the steps provided by Amazon to convert and preview your book, then upload it.

You set the pricing, within minimal size and policy guidelines. If your price is between $2.99 and $9.99, you are probably eligible for a 70% royalty rate. For higher-priced books, you get 35%.

Within a few hours, your work will be available for sale in the most popular eBook format out there. And given the broad reach of Kindle apps, readers can enjoy the fruits of your labors on iPhone, iPod and iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, Windows PC and Mac.

If you still crave the feel of a real printed book in your hands. Amazon has a separate service to meet that need, called CreateSpace. This is a print-on-demand system, where books are printed and bound as they are ordered. Royalty rates are lower than with Kindle, and the setup process is more complicated (but still free).

The end result: your book is available via Amazon, right up there with the Tom Clancys and Stephen Kings of the world. Authors get substantial discounts for copies they buy themselves, a key consideration if you’re planning to use your book as a business-building tool. And you retain all rights to your work, so if your brilliant self-published novel develops a following, you’re entirely free to sign that big contract with Random House.



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I have been searching on how to publish my novel free I already have my copyright certificate

From J.Hughes on January 19, 2019 :: 9:48 am

I I have managed to write my first novel, I have also submitted it into copyright and received my copyright certificate I have discovers some scam b book companies along the way, that were self publishing book companies. Many haggle you and they switch you to different departments offering different offers, they try to persuade you into creating a website and every department offers something different for a price. I am just trying to publish to see where my novel goes, I have successfully managed to save a manuscript on a disc and I have had a cover page created. I have been told my novel needs proofreading editing, because the grammar needs improving. This has become a stressful experience, I am hopeful that you will be the help I seek.

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HELP MY BOOK GET PUBLISHED

From FREDRICK SSEGAWA on January 23, 2019 :: 1:56 pm

I have written many books, but i feel this one is special and should get published. its titled; THE IMPACT OF LANDFILLS ON THE IMMEDIATE ENVIRONMENT.
any one interested to take my through this process, should reach me onmy mail or +256703398402.
regards

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i want to publish my book and poems

From Simphiwe Sanele Sidoyi on February 14, 2019 :: 7:03 am

i want to know that what can i do so that i can publish my first edition story and i want to know if my story is proctected from being stolen by someone else… and how will i get paid for it like i get paid when somones reads it online.
am from south africa.

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PEOPLE USING MY WORK FREE

From fredrick Ssegawa on February 14, 2019 :: 7:18 am

about 2 years ago i joined accademia.edu and i have been posting my publications, but i have realised from the notifications which i get that very many poeple are using/downloading my work moreover for free, i invest in alot of time to research and type, money, but am not gaining, so any one who cane help me out can reach me on +256703398402

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THE VALIENT PHYSICIAN

From ANANT N MAUSKAR,MD on February 23, 2019 :: 8:52 pm

This book is based on reasl story.My father was a physician in British Army during Workd War 1. He did a brave ,unselfish act to help army people at the front risking his life. This a story of courage, valor and sacrifice for hIs country men , taking supplies to the front and riskIng hif life. He was awarded the higfest military award for that

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Looking for publisher

From Devendra Adhikari on March 12, 2019 :: 1:39 am

I have a manuscript ready (100 pages) for editing, layout design and printing.  I look forward to finding the publisher who takes care of these.  I am open for the modality to share the royalty.

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Question

From Vincent Ter Sarah on April 16, 2019 :: 6:09 pm

Please, do you publish poetry works?

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Can I get a pin name?

From Angelica Bohrer on May 14, 2019 :: 1:13 pm

I was wondering if we can use pin names for the book and when we get paid?

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Misadventures of a Mediocre Man and his Misgivings

From JohnL.Ziemer on May 30, 2019 :: 11:56 pm

71 year old disabled mute navy veteran seeks publishing his autobiography comprised durin 2 time stroke survivor rehabilitstion.

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Khan versus All Mankind

From Abdul Salam Khan on June 10, 2019 :: 5:13 am

Dear I have compiled a unique combination of events they get once depict various versions of life. I wont get into the depth of the book but would expect for its publication with no cost in effect

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Abdul Salam Khan
Pakistan
+92-3438171713

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Khan versus All Mankind

From Abdul Salam Khan on June 10, 2019 :: 5:15 am

Either a Book or a Memoir may be published with no cost in effect, enabling me to produce more itrary work

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LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

From FLOYD F DICKERSON on June 21, 2019 :: 1:10 am

A Business executive who experiences Love at First Sight after seeing a gorgeous Red Hair lady and his experiences that take him through danger when the mafia tries to kill him while he tries romancing this Red Hair lady   Title of the novel is LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

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True Faith sermons

From Lilliam Murray Thomas on July 17, 2019 :: 2:04 am

I am a minister I had started write a book of sermon before I get started ministry it’s just been a year since I became a minister I was so excited I wrote all the sermons that I will prevent when I get a church Dee Simmons is all about my Father in heaven how he helped me through many things that people will say want to say and won’t say in the sermon

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Khan Versus Al Mankind

From Abdul Salam Khan on August 04, 2019 :: 5:49 am

Writing a book has ever been a dream for me that you people are supposed to bring it to be a Reality, In Pakistan book publishers are not so much encouraged therefore, and we are recessive. I affirm that once your firm Prints my Book “Khan Versus All Book” I shall thereafter be the Member of your Company and shall evolve it to the highest point you might not have thought of it.

Regards

Abdul Salam Khan
Former Justice of the Peace/CPO UNICEF Baluchistan, Pakistan
+92-3438171713

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