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Old 12-04-2011, 12:27   #1
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Writing for the Kindle

Anyone thought about this? Process seems easy enough.

The idea of being to upload stuff and - in theory - having that marketplace seems appealing. Still to do some proper reading about it (minimum price seems to be 99c so how can you give stuff away for free?) but I'm drawn in a way that previous e-book options never quite did. Maybe it's Amazon's storefront that appeals rather than uploading your stuff to some obscure e-book/PDF farm that no-one has heard of. For non-fiction anyway I reckon it could be quite easy to get decent rankings if you were niche enough.
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I had a play around with the kindle direct publishing, the price was set to $1.99 (£1.44) and Amazon weren't willing to move the price down.

Because of the lower price I am on the 35% royalty which means $0.70 on the U.S sales and £0.44 on the U.K ones.

Although I never publicised my kindle book I have had 10 sales, never going to get rich off it but nice to think of others reading it.
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