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Get Your Book Published for Free and Get Paid

by on February 10, 2011
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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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First Book

From Linda on October 09, 2017 :: 9:01 pm

I am writing a cookbook. I have several family recipes I collected over the years, and I want o share.

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Escape

From Emilia Ellis on December 25, 2017 :: 4:51 pm

I would like to just escape everything that I been through. I rather hurt myself, that way my pain is gone.
I feel like cutting my hair. That way I could start new. I feel like I wanna sleep never wake up.
It's easy to escape.
Been there before, in different way.
This is my true feelings.
Noir my kids don't understand either the man I love, don't understand

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I publish my own book

From iris ortiz on April 25, 2018 :: 1:41 pm

I publish my own book mean the world to me i would like a publisher to take a look at it i want to become a speaker to help other understand nothing is impossible when u have god and your family with you if u could suggest anything i would appreciate it i was young mother with a sick child i was their for him all his thriteen years of his life             irisortiz

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Free or affordable editing

From Olutayo on May 07, 2018 :: 5:05 am

I have a novel I just completed but editing proves to be a major challenge. In the cases where I can access, they are too expensive.

Is there any publisher who can edit and publish recoup their cost from the sales?

Or is there any site it can be done for free?

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need to publish my book for free

From JAMEL on June 03, 2018 :: 7:47 pm

i dont know much about editing publishing ect just i have just finished short stories book for children and i want someone guide me for the first steps plx and thanks this my phone number when you can reach me 2159807045 thanks

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Poetry book

From Jared Michael Hahn on September 10, 2018 :: 11:36 pm

I have a very dark and explicit poetry book I’ve been riding since I was 13 I’m looking to get my book published it’s not like any other poetry book it’s very dark and very real I’m very interested in getting it published if interested you can contact me at the information I provided sincerely Mr.Jared Michael Hahn

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Poetry book

From Wiseman Matafeni on September 16, 2018 :: 7:57 am

Dear sir/madam I’m looking for someone who can help me to publish my poetry book . My contact number 073 368 3773 please oh please help me i need your help really thanks .

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Hi I'm looking for any

From Leanne Bakarr on November 17, 2018 :: 8:41 pm

Hi I’m looking for any help writing my book.. It’s funny sad. Abuse. Drink. Pills. And jail. Man’s I’m the officer…
Who broke a rule and went jail..

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LOOKING FOR A FREE BOOK PUBLISHER

From JOHN N OMAMBIA on December 07, 2018 :: 7:16 am

Hello,I am through with my manuscript.Wish to have   the draft reviews, edited,published and the book marketed for free.Please help me achieve the goal.

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From emotions

From Dyamond on December 24, 2018 :: 11:31 pm

I look foward to y’all reading my special book

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Publishing

From Marie on December 29, 2018 :: 3:48 am

Hey I’m writing my first book and I want to self publish. I was wondering what’s the most updated source to use. It will be a short realistic book and I am hoping to find out how to copyright it as well. Any advice?

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How to publish my first book?

From Manu on January 01, 2019 :: 6:26 am

How I publish my first book and I’m looking for editor for free or that cost $50-$100 dollars please.

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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

Regards


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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Can you plz help me

From Thandokazi Mabena on September 06, 2019 :: 4:38 pm

Can you plz help me to publish my book its short and simple

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can I really get FREE publishing

From kayla marie on October 14, 2019 :: 12:47 pm

I’m a 16-year-old writer who wants nothing more than to get my books published and shown to the world and I want to get my books published for free. I can’t afford to pay to get my books published let me know if this is really free.

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I need an editor for reasonable price

From Terry King on November 11, 2019 :: 2:39 pm

My second book but I believe it is a go great addition

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Need feedback

From Terry King on November 11, 2019 :: 2:40 pm

Need feedback

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Fight with Bipolar

From Abdul Salam Khan on February 22, 2020 :: 5:37 am

“KHAN VERSUS ALL MANKIND” is the title of a book written by a person within a age of 33 almost, unfortunately the Author does not have siblings and this makes him the apple of eye for his parents. He remains very active, keen and talented in his school life. The author has hyper emotional attachment with his mother, well to say mother influenced. When he was in 7th Class 14 years when author mother planned to get his only son married, his mother was illiterate and had psychotic sign and symptoms while father had no such direct command over the mother. I went all-out hard not to go for this responsibility, yet I am a child and I had had a passion and dream to do my CSS (Central Superior Services) and become a Senior Police Officer but all in vein and the mother wins the race

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thanks for the info i

From Victor Escareño on March 04, 2020 :: 1:58 am

thanks for the info i went check it out they look pretty legit. can you tell me a little how they helped you?

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How can I publish my

From Thabang Donald Maponya on March 14, 2020 :: 8:28 pm

How can I publish my book how can you help me

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E-Book and Kindle

From Therese Basha on March 17, 2020 :: 12:49 pm

Hi all,
I have had published my two books through a company that provided the publication on Amazon. I just need to know if E-book means kindle? Because my books were published in kindle format and just one of them also in paper and the other one since it’s in Arabic, they told me that they don’t print Arabic books anymore!
I am confused! Can anyone help clarify this for me, please?

These are the name of the two books in case you want to check and see what I meant!
”The Birds and the key” &  - يلا نطير مع افكار  - by Therese Basha

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Looking for free Publisher

From Adeel on March 28, 2020 :: 11:31 pm

I have wrote an complete real biography book on my personal life. It’s contain with 60,000words around. Not financially stable to pay for the cost of publishing. So need “Amazon free publishing” help to inspire my story.
Email is attached, please email for any inquiry

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DEAR SIR. MY BOOK IS

From Muhammad Iftikhar Ahmad on April 22, 2020 :: 4:54 pm

DEAR SIR. MY BOOK IS READY FOR PUBLISHING ON NET. PLEASE ADVISE.

BEST REGARDS.

MAJOR IFTIKHAR

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new auther

From abigale on April 28, 2020 :: 5:03 pm

im a new auther

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STILL ALIVE

From MAJOR IFTIKHAR on April 29, 2020 :: 1:31 pm

I AM A RETIRED ARMY AVIATOR. WHO DIED OVER TEN TIMES DURING MANY CRASHES INCLUDING MID AIR COLLSSION, MI-35 GUNSHIP HIGH JAKING, FIGHTING TWO GREAT WARS WITH INDIA, CRASHING WHILE RECOVERY A PILOT AT NIGHT AND MANY OTHER EXITING NEAR GRAVE EPISODES. THE READERS WILL NOT STOP REDING TILL THEY FINISH THE TRUE AUTO BIOGRAPHY OF A REAL TIME WAR HERO ACHNOWLEDGED EVEN BY THE ENEMIES.

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STILL ALIVE

From JMAJOR MUHAMMAD IFTIKHAR AHMAD on April 29, 2020 :: 7:04 pm

THE BOOK IS AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ARMY AVIATOR. WHO LIVED A GREAT THRILLING LIFE. HE DIED A LIVED OVER TEN TIMES WHICH INCLUDED MANY AIR CRASHES, AIR BATTLES, HIJACKING OF A RUSSIAN MI-35 GUNSHIP FROM LIVE BATTLE FIELD AND DOG FIGHTS WITH FIGHTER AIRCRAFT WITH A SMALL CESSNA AIRCRAFT. HE ROSE FROM THE SLUMS OF POVERTY TO THE GREAT RICHES AND OWNED HIS OWN AIRCRAFT WITH GREAT HELP FROM HIS WIFE AND THE LOVE OF THE CREATOR. AT THE AGE OF 75, HE IS STILL YOUNG MAN WHO EXERCISES THREE HOURS A DAY AND LIVES AN ACTIVE LIFE. THE BOOK IS WORTH READING MANY TIMES OVER.

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Love this

From Ifeyinwa Jennifer Chukwuemeka on May 23, 2020 :: 2:52 am

Love this

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This is great

From Ifeyinwa Jennifer Chukwuemeka on May 23, 2020 :: 2:57 am

This is great

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I have a great

From Javier Dale on May 23, 2020 :: 3:49 pm

I have a great story it took me 20 years to write it and it will make for a great book or movie

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I have a Manuscript I want to Publish

From Michael on May 25, 2020 :: 11:29 am

I have a manuscript I want to be considered for publication

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I would like to talk to someone about my book about my life story

From Juanita. Watkins on May 30, 2020 :: 6:59 pm

Hi my name is juanita Watkins and I would like to talk to someone about my book about my life can you help me with my book can you help me now

                Thank you
     
          Juanita A Watkins

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Educative Youth book

From Bassey, Justice(Bajuclems) on June 14, 2020 :: 6:41 am

I have a book I have written but I don’t want to print or publish or even market it, so am lookin for who will pay me and go ahead with the printing ,publishing and marketing of the book and what they will realize from the book will be yours my phone contact:+2348119350331

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I have a book to publish

From Dean Aston on July 20, 2020 :: 2:55 pm

Hi, I have a 90891 words non-fiction manuscript about my 1354 days if solitary confinement. I am looking for a book publishing contract. It is ready for publishing.

Thanks,

Dean

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VISION WITH TWIN MESSAGES

From Prince Anthony on August 12, 2020 :: 1:32 pm

Where we no longer created in the image and likeness of God?  A true religious way of thinking is accommodating and universal.  Regardless of where we live and work, the needs of others in the distance should also be found in our thinking faculty, believing they are the extension of humanity.  When we look at what is happening today, it is obvious that the world need more stepping up to the plate. In other words, the world needs more developmental working hands.  The under-developmental status of the black race seems to be against these needs.  That is what this book has come to confirm if really they are for or against the world’s needs.
          On the other hand, believing in the image and likeness of God we were created, consisting the trinity trait of God, being God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, which reflected on humanity in the form of the white race, the milks, and the blacks, with domestic terminologies of the father race, mother race, and the son race, geographically referred in this book as the sunshine, the moonlight, and the nightfall, this developmental charge seems not to be meant for the black race alone, but also another member in the Trinitarian body called, “the moonlight.”
            Making up the result of blood permutation between the white and black races, it cannot be denied that this new born race somewhat inherited some developmental blood factors of his father race, should it be said developmental abilities are attributed to blood line.  To prove this claim, or to serve the world better in their growing up stages of today, they ought to first become independent of the black soils and umbrella, wherein he inhabits more or less as tenant, and which remains a cog in his willingness to speed up its developmental services, especially when seeing as the joint inhabiting of the milk and the black race ends up producing nothing but confusion and conflict, of which conflict was exemplified in the author’s true life story indicated in this book, a story that prompted to a divine cry that attracted a divine illumination as a divine assignment for the author to deliver as a message.  In this need to separate the both races, there is need for the start up racial religion in the human world, in order that race will be understood more with evidences as a family unit, and the insurance of societal upbeat for racial equilibrium in the world will become inevitable.

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Japan trip chapter book

From Emily Adams on September 21, 2020 :: 3:30 am

I would like to get my book published for free and get paid for published book about me being a potter for making different shapes out of clay I wo

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Japan trip chapter book

From Emily Adams on September 21, 2020 :: 3:34 am

I am interested in getting paid while I publish my none fiction book about the Japan trip

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Victims...

From Jessi on September 29, 2020 :: 11:27 am

Jesus christ.. look at all you sad sack victims begging for free handouts. Why don’t you do the research, do the footwork to get YOUR stuff published? Why is your lack of basic capability, everyone else’s problem? Watch a freaking youtube video. You have access to every resource and every scrap of information that everyone else does. Stop begging people to do it all for you. That’s why no one wants to publish your stupid writing.. because you probably included your entire sob story on the first page. Jesus

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