Sunday, October 11, 2015

10 Reasons Why You Should Self Publish a Book on Kindle

There are so many reasons as to why you should self publish on's Kindle platform. I can come up with a list of about 30 reasons, but I don't want to bore you with my incessant gush and babble. Here are the top ten reason why you should consider self publishing.

1. You Are In Control

When you self publish your book on Kindle, you are in total control of every aspect of your book. You choose the price of your book, your book's title, and the length of your book. You are in charge of the marketing, the content, and everything else regarding your book.

2. Profits

Traditional publishers may only give you 5 to 20 % royalties. With Kindle, you can earn 35 to 70 % percent per sale. There is no middleman taking a chunk of your profits.

3. Start Getting Paid Monthly After 60 Days

After the initial two months wait, you will start getting paid for your sales each month.

4. You Own Your Work

On Kindle, you own your work. You can decide if you want your book to be exclusive to Kindle or whether you want to publish your book on other platforms.

5. Tax Write-offs

As a self-published author, you are now self-employed. You can write off the things you purchase for your business. For example, when I was writing about bread baking, I wrote off all the ingredients I had to buy to test out recipes. I also wrote off my computer purchase because it is strictly for my business as a writer. Keep records of all your business purchase, from webspace to domains to the supplies you needed to purchase to write your book.

6. Publish as Often as You Want

No one tells you how soon or how long to wait until you write and publish your next book. You are in control of your time and when you decide to sit down and begin writing your next book.

7. See Your Book Published Immediately

Traditionally, you would have to wait about a year until your book was published. With Kindle, you write the book, upload it, and within a day or two it is available for customers to download.

8. Direct Contact with Your Customers

Many writers put their email address in their ebooks. Direct contact with customers can be a great learning experience and may even lead to new book ideas.

9. You Don't Need an ISBN

Your book does not need an ISBN if you publish it on's Kindle.

10. Global Distribution

When you sell your ebook on Kindle, you can sell it worldwide. Not only will you reach an audience in the United States and Canada, you can sell your ebook to the UK, India, Australia, and other parts of the wonderful world. How awesome is that?

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