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Use these helpful tips on how to publish on Amazon from the self-publishing experts at Publish Pros

What Is the Best Way to Publish On Amazon?

There are tons of articles and videos talking about how easy it is to self-publish on Amazon. While most of them cover the “how” of self-publishing on Amazon, very few dive into the “whys” that affect you as an author. Let’s look at the key points to consider before you self-publish on Amazon.

Buy your own ISBNs to publish on Amazon

One of the ways in which Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform makes publishing easy is by offering a free International Standard Book Number (ISBN) for your book. For new authors publishing for the first time, this may sound like a great idea. So, if KDP will give you free ISBNs, why bother getting your own?

Easy – control and options.

With your own ISBN, you have complete control over your book. Because you’ll be listed as the publisher on record, you control when, where and how your book is published and distributed. Having your own ISBN ensures you manage your book’s metadata – including description and category – and makes it easier to publish with multiple companies and expand your reach. This makes it even easier for readers to find you.

Set yourself apart from the competition

Did you know that an estimated four million new book titles are released each year? How do you stand out in that sort of crowd?

Answer: Professional editing and design. Hiring a professional editor to review your manuscript means your work is error-free, easy to read and resonates well with your intended audience. Professional editing ensures your:

  •  Story is clear and consistent
  • Plot is organized and well-developed
  • Characters are authentic and relatable
  • Dialogue and pacing keep your story moving

Using a professional designer to develop your cover art helps you stand out even more. Yes, it can be more expensive than using a cookie-cutter template, but it also allows you to brand your work in a unique way that readers will love.

Increase your reach without breaking your budget

We all want to get the biggest bang for our buck, right? In today’s digital world, ebooks offer the best of both worlds, enabling self-publishers to get work to market faster and increase their reach and profits as readers demand access to content that is convenient, portable, cost-effective, and accessible from nearly everywhere.

While self-publishing on Amazon makes it super easy to create ebooks, offering your book in multiple formats ensures you reach your audience right where they are. Thanks to print-on-demand technology, self-published authors can bypass the extra time and expense of printing hard copies and easily offer readers a choice between digital and paperback options without breaking their budget.

Turn to your self-publishing partners

No canned solutions or one-size-fits-all solutions here. With Publish Pros, you’ll get the individualized attention, guidance, and editing and design assistance you need to successfully self-publish your book. Take the first step today!