Self-publishing is a boon to budding writers, making publishing and monetising literary work seamless. Kindle Direct Publishing is one such service, which has given authors the opportunity to publish their books and reach out to millions of readers across the globe. KDP is home to authors who value their own creativity and style of writing in regional languages that include Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati along with English.
With KDP, publishing a book takes a few minutes and it appears on Kindle stores within 24-48 hours. On top of this, your work is not just open to audiences across the country but also the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and more. For authors who are looking for a seamless way of publishing their work and earn up to 70% royalties on their work, Kindle Direct Publishing is becoming a go-to assistance service.
Here’s why aspiring authors need to consider self-publishing as their entryway into the exciting world of publishing:
70% Royalties for authors:
As the momentum of eBooks keeps engaging new readers, self-publishing products like KDP provide a higher edge to its authors where they earn up to 70% royalties from their published e-books on KDP Select. First-time authors also get free access to KDP select – 90-day program to Kindle eBook. It gives you the opportunity to reach more readers through Amazon and Kindle promotions. All authors and publishers, regardless of where they live, are eligible.
Seamless process to publish your stories:
Self-publishing services have a user-friendly affiliate, which makes it simple to publish your e-book. These are usually free-of-cost services where there are no publishers’ fees and printing costs involved. You can write and upload a manuscript as your eBook with the cover of your liking. There are step-by-step processes that guide you with the small details involved in self-publishing, how you self-promote your books and earn the rewards for your work.
Convenient Way to Promote
Just as traditional publishing, self-publishing eBooks also require promotional activities to boost sales up. Amazon and KDP offer a set of promotional tools that help authors reach their target audience on the Kindle store. KDP also offers free promotional options that can be accessed through their KDP Select program, like free promotions on Kindle, and Kindle Unlimited. On top of this, stories published on KDP can be accessed in any corner of the world, which is a boost for authors who publish their from in regional languages. A story self-published in Tamil or Marathi can now reach someone in any part of the world seamlessly.
Exposure Through Contests
Self-publishing services often organize creative contests to empower budding writers. These contests help writers to express themselves and have a chance of being evaluated and mentored by some of India’s leading authors. Pen to Publish is one such contest by Kindle Direct Publishing that recognizes exceptional and previously unpublished work among self-published authors in English, Hindi and Tamil language. The 2021 edition saw four debutantes bag the top prizes across formats.
Becoming an authorpreneur:
Authors who approach their writing with a strategic mindset, establishing a connect with readers, understanding their imagination, and taking control of marketing and promotion, become “authorpreneurs”. They can market their work, track sales and royalties, manage distribution, and engage their audiences in a flexible and transparent manner with the live dashboards. This is leading even the traditionally published authors to embrace self-publishing for some of their works. Authorpreneurs can boldly experiment with stories, formats, and languages with the confidence that distributing their work is a click away. The quality of storytelling – their true talent and desire – is all that matters.