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Publishing Kindle Books

For many Internet marketers e-books are one of the cornerstones of their online business. Whether as an affiliate or an author, most online marketers will have sold or at least given away (maybe as a bonus) e-books at some time.

The vast majority of e-books today are distributed in PDF format - suitable for the ubiquitous Adobe Acrobat reader. This makes a lot of sense - almost everybody has a copy of Acrobat on their PC. Even if they don't already have it, users can download a copy completely free of charge from the Adobe website.

Publishing your e-book, whether you have written it yourself or have bought PLR rights, is pretty simple. There are any number of programs which will produce a PDF file for you. All you have to do then is market it. Putting it on Clickbank is a fairly popular option.

However, there are other options available and at least one of these is very new. The Amazon Kindle reader is a pretty hot gadget right now. It is, very definitely, a nice piece of kit. The fact that virtually every new e-book reader released which shows the slightest promise is instantly christened the "Kindle killer" only serves to confirm that Amazon's Kindle is not only the market leader, but is the standard against which all other e-book readers are measured. The key ting to note. from the point of view of an Internet marketer, is that more people have Kindle readers than any other type.

Apart from the hardware, one of the key factors in the success of the Kindle to date has been the large number of Kindle books which users can choose from on Amazon's website. There are over 420,000 titles available at the time of writing - and that number is increasing at an average rate of 500 new books every day. Which is all very fascinating of course, but what does it have to do with Internet marketing?

To get straight to the point, in addition to providing users with a new method of reading the Kindle also makes new publishing methods available. Anyone who has an Amazon account can quickly and easily publish a Kindle e-book. All you have to do is format your e-book using Microsoft Word, and then save it in HTML format before uploading it to the Amazon website. In no more than a matter of minutes your e-book could be on sale by the largest bookseller in the word.

As long as you set the price of your e-book between $0.99 and $9.99, Amazon will let you keep 70% of the sales price - minus a few cents for the delivery of the book (the delivery fee depends upon how many kilobytes the book takes up). This may be somewhat less than you might typically make selling a $97 e-book - whether as an affiliate or an author - but the potential for large sales volumes, and the fact that the process is free, may make it worth your while in the long run.

The Kindle is often presented as a future of reading. Obviously, this may be applied to both books and, potentially at least, e-books. Publishing your own Kindle book could be an excellent opportunity for you to be involved, and to profit from, a new technology in its early, developmental phase. So why not consider a Kindle edition for the next e-book that you decide to publish?

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