I was quite excited to upload my book and press the publish button.
But there's a couple of things that are pretty disappointing about publishing on Amazon.
a) They take a steep cut. 30% of revenues on digital books. That's pretty high considering that they are just providing the Kindle software platform.
b) They take a long while to pay you. 60 days! You would think that one of the biggest financial juggernauts in the world could process payments a little faster. They also don't tell me how much I'm getting paid, I just have to wait for the payment to arrive in the bank.
I'm not real happy about Amazon but as an author, you have to be on Amazon.
Review by Hypebeast1 year ago
If you've suffered the frustration of trying to publish that manuscript sitting on your desk, definitely consider KDP Kindle Direct Publishing. If you have a printing/graphics background it's a breeze. If not, they will help you through the process. Read everything they provide before you begin - they have lots of it. There is a learning curve but worth the effort to see you book publish around the world. I begin by publishing my book as a paperback on Create/Space who provide a button to move over to KDP for publishing of the ebook. Check out all the programs KDP provides in addition to publishing 'KDP select' in particular. If you're a new author, take advantage of this offer. Ciao.
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