One of the great things about technology is that it has opened up the world of publishing to everyone. Well almost everyone. If you are not tech savvy, can’t type and have trouble spelling, it is still difficult. Take heart because W.B Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and was unable to spell even simple words! The most common platform for self-publishing eBooks is Amazon KDP. They have a really good step by step guide.
Amazon is free to upload; however they do take a substantial part of the profit. The digital pricing page contains detailed information.
The price requirements are listed below.
|AUD Price Requirements for Amazon.com.au||Minimum List Price||Maximum List Price|
|35% Royalty Option|
|Less than 3 megabytes||$ 0.99||$ 220.00|
|Greater than or equal to 3 megabytes and less than 10 megabytes||$ 1.99||$ 220.00|
|10 megabytes or greater||$ 3.99||$ 220.00|
|70% Royalty Option||$ 3.99||$ 11.99|
The joy of self-publishing is that it is limitless. If you are willing to put in the work – and you will have to do all the work – you can get your writing out there. You will be completely responsible for every aspect of its evolution. If you are not ready for this, there is the assisted model of self-publishing, where you do some of the work and get assistance with design, formatting, editing and marketing. Mary River Press Services can help beginner writers navigate publishing with this support.