Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing
Publish your books independently with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) on the Amazon Kindle Store. Here’s how you benefit:
Keep control. Make changes to your book at any time.
Distribute globally. Publish once and reach readers worldwide.
Get to market fast. Publishing takes less than 5 minutes. Your book appears on Amazon within 24 hours.
Earn 70% royalty. Available to customers in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, India, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, and more.
Multiple languages. Publish in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese.
Publish to Kindle platform. Make your book available on Kindle devices and on free Kindle apps.
A Tax Cheat Sheet for Kindle eBook Self-Publishing
This article from TurboTax covers the basics of Tax ID Numbers, Schedule Cs, Losses Offsetting Gains, and the Hobby vs. Business test. It’s a great starting point for writers who are considering selling through Amazon’s Kindle store. (Thanks to Katie from Creative Girls Adventure Book Club for the tip!)
Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing Portal
Contemporary Books and Poetry for the Independent Reader
Smashwords is the world’s largest distributor of indie ebooks. We make it fast, free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to publish and distribute ebooks to the major retailers.
FOR AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS AND LITERARY AGENTS, Smashwords offers the fastest and easiest option for distributing an ebook to the world’s largest ebook retailers. We provide free tools for marketing, distribution, metadata management and sales reporting. At Smashwords, our authors and publishers have complete control over the sampling, pricing and marketing of their written works. Smashwords is ideal for publishing novels, short fiction, poetry, personal memoirs, monographs, non-fiction, research reports, essays, or other written forms that haven’t even been invented yet.
FOR RETAILERS, Smashwords offers a catalog of over 250,000 vetted, well-formatted ebooks from over 70,000 authors and publishers. We work with our retail partners to help them efficiently ingest and sell our titles.
FOR READERS, Smashwords provides an opportunity to discover new voices in all categories and genres of the written word. Once you register, the site offers useful tools for search, discovery and personal library-building. Most of our books are affordably priced, and many are free.