Aspiring authors and those with completed works often ask me about publishing options. In addition to the options I’ve described in past posts, Amazon offers a range of options. My thanks to Chris McMullen for such a comprehensive summary of those, and allowing me to share them with my readers.
PUBLISHING WITH AMAZON
There are at least a half dozen different ways to publish a book with Amazon.
Most people think of Kindle Direct Publishing, but that’s just one of many options:
- Amazon has multiple imprints, such as 47 North. However, like most major traditional publishers, Amazon Publishing does not accept unsolicited manuscript submissions.
- Another way to publish with Amazon as your “publisher” is through the new Kindle Scout program. This option is based on reader voting, not solely on an editor’s decision.
- For those who would like to write fan fiction, there is Kindle Worlds.
- Kindle Singles is a competitive publishing option for certain kinds of shorter Kindle e-books.
- Anyone can self-publish with Amazon using Kindle Direct Publishing.
- You can also self-publish a paperback book with Amazon using CreateSpace.
- The Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) lets you publish an audiobook that will be available through Amazon.
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