Education for Southern California’s Independent Publishers

Amazon Kindle Spokesperson
 – RECORDING

Amazon Kindle Spokesperson Talks about Print Books and eBooks

RECORDING of the Phone Seminar

With Daniel Slater, Principal, Independent Publishing, Kindle Global Content

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) has a new (Beta) program that offers the opportunity to publish paperbacks in addition to Kindle eBooks. They will be adding even more print-related features in the future, like proof copies, author (wholesale) copies, and expanded distribution to bookstores and non-Amazon websites. CreateSpace still offers these features, and KDP will offer them as well.

Publishing a paperback can help you reach new readers. KDP prints your book (print on demand) and subtracts your printing costs from your royalties, so you don’t have to pay any costs upfront or carry any inventory.

DANIEL SLATER, Principal, Independent Publishing, Kindle Global Content, will present an overview of making your POD paperback available by KDP:

  • What making a book available for POD entails (overview, publishing specifics, economics, etc.)
  • Ability to publish as a Kindle eBook simultaneously
  • Best practices (metadata, product detail page information, etc.)
  • Difference between publishing in print via KDP or via CreateSpace
  • I’ve published a POD book (and hopefully the Kindle edition as well!) – what now?
  • Free tools/services for authors to increase discoverability of their published book:

— Author Central
— Goodreads
— Associates
— Non-Amazon
— Social Media
— Garnering reviews

 

About our speaker:

DANIEL SLATER, Principal, Independent Publishing, Kindle Global Content, oversees Author and Vendor Relations for Amazon Kindle and Independent Publishing. Daniel was a Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster and Penguin, and after leading sales for a publishing IT firm (VISTA, now Ingenta), Daniel joined Amazon to direct early digital content services, such as Amazon Shorts.  After joining the Kindle team to help launch the device and then oversee the digital content business of over 60 major trade publishers (including the Big 5), Daniel created a team to help authors, agents, publishers, and content providers find the best solutions to help make their content available digitally and in print on Amazon.

 

COST: $5 For PALA members: Nonmembers $15.00.


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