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What is Amazon Self-Publishing: Comprehensive Guide for Authors

What is Amazon Self-Publishing: Comprehensive Guide for Authors

Amazon self-publishing, also known as independent or indie publishing on Amazon, allows authors to publish their books directly to Amazon and its Kindle Store without the need for a traditional publisher. It has opened up publishing to more writers by eliminating many barriers such as struggling to get a publishing deal. However, with great opportunity also comes challenges that authors should weigh when considering self-publishing on Amazon. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore what is involved with Amazon self-publishing, the pros and cons, as well as key insights for success. What is Amazon Self-Publishing? Amazon self-publishing refers to authors independently publishing their books directly for the Kindle Store and in print through Amazon’s suite of self-publishing services. This differs from traditional publishing, where authors work with a publishing house that covers editing, distribution, marketing, etc. With Amazon self-publishing, the author handles both the content creation process and publication process themselves. Amazon simply facilitates bringing the book to market by providing self-publishing platforms and distribution channels. Authors retain full rights and creative control over their books. …