How I self-published a book through Amazon with a $ budget - Business InsiderThe author not pictured here used Createspace to write a book. Of course, this entire process starts with your idea, which you bring to life with good design and illustration and then share with the world through publishing your own book. My mother in law and I had often joked about how there was a growing list of places she was unwilling to drive as she got older. It started with bridges and then expanded to tunnels, highways, night driving and more. We thought a neat idea for a story would involve a very circuitous route to Grandma's House for a weekend sleepover with our daughter. That idea eventually became " Grammy Doesn't Do That.
How To Self-Publish Your Book Through Amazon
Download the Kindle Kids' Book Creator tool to prepare your illustrated kids book. Prepare your manuscript using Microsoft Word or any similar program. KDP will automatically convert your book for Kindle so you do not need to work with complex conversion tools. Download the official guide to learn more about preparing a professional-quality digital file of your book: Building Your Book For Kindle. Sign in to KDP by using your Amazon account or create a new one.
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Not so long ago, the first hurdle for an aspiring book author was to get past the gatekeepers. First you would have to spend weeks or months writing a book proposal and sample chapters. Then you might contact a bunch of agents to see if they would be interested in pitching your book to major publishers. If they didn't ship the package back to you unopened, they would either send you a form rejection letter or make you a lowball offer. Various tools for self-publishing have taken down these barriers for authors who prefer to go it alone.