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Advice wanted – publishing on Kindle

I have decided to take the plunge and self-publish some of my work on Amazon Kindle, using KDP – Kindle Direct Publishing. I intend to start with an anthology of some of my not-very-serious short stories, after which I might publish a book for children that I wrote some years ago and which has languished in a long-neglected file ever since. There are some other projects in the back of my mind that could come later.

My problem is that I am a complete beginner at this game and would therefore welcome some advice – of the “dos and don’ts” and “tips and tricks” varieties. The question is, therefore, – is there anyone out there who has been down this road before and knows the way to proceed?

If you are already a Kindle publisher please say so – I might even buy your book!


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    Have you published an e-book?

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    Do you have any advice to offer?

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  1. I have been involved in paper publishing for some time, but have not yet gone down the e-route. The single most important piece of advice I can offer is, to engage an editor. We are all our own worst editors: we always see what we think we wrote!

    • I agree with that, but I have plenty of experience of proofreading and editing, and the pieces I want to publish were written some years ago, so I am reading them now as though they were written by someone else!

  2. I will leave you my Amazon author’s link. I have published two books of poems available on Kindle and in paperback. I am no genius when it comes to formating and both times I turned to publishers who format the manuscripts and who offer or create book covers. To me, it was well worth it because once they did their job I had all the links I needed and I just went to Kindle Direct Publishing and put together my book and that was that.


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