Self-publishing is a boon for aspiring writers, making the editing and monetization of literary work transparent. Kindle Direct Publishing is one such service, which has given authors the ability to publish their books and reach millions of readers around the world. KDP is home to authors who value their own creativity and writing style in regional languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, and English.
With KDP, publishing a book takes minutes, and it appears in Kindle stores within 24 to 48 hours. In addition, your work is not only open to the public from all over the country, but also the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and more. For authors who are looking for a transparent way to publish their work and earn up to 70% royalty on their work, Kindle Direct Publishing is becoming a go-to support service.
Here’s why aspiring authors should consider self-publishing as their gateway to the exciting world of publishing:
70% royalties for authors:
As the momentum of eBooks continues to attract new readers, self-publishing products like KDP offer a higher advantage to its authors where they earn up to 70% royalty on their eBooks published on KDP. Select. Beginner authors also get free access to KDP select – 90-day Kindle eBook program. It gives you the ability to reach more readers through Amazon and Kindle promotions. All authors and publishers, regardless of their place of residence, are eligible.
Transparent process to publish your stories:
Self-publishing services have a friendly affiliate, which makes it easy to publish your eBook. These are usually free services for which there are no publisher fees and printing costs involved. You can write and download a manuscript as an eBook with any cover you choose. There are step-by-step processes that walk you with the little details involved in self-publishing, how you self-promote your books, and earn the rewards for your work.
Convenient way to promote
Just like traditional publishing, self-publishing e-books also requires promotional activities to increase sales. Amazon and KDP offer a set of promotional tools that help authors reach their target audience on the Kindle store. KDP also offers free promotional options accessible through its KDP Select program, such as free promotions on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. On top of that, the stories posted on KDP can be accessed in any corner of the world, which is a big boost for writers who publish their excerpts in regional languages. A self-published story in Tamil or Marathi can now reach anyone in any part of the world seamlessly.
Exhibition through competitions
Self-publishing services often run creative contests to empower aspiring writers. These competitions help writers express themselves and have a chance to be judged and mentored by some of India’s top writers. Pen to Publish is one such competition organized by Kindle Direct Publishing which recognizes outstanding and unpublished work by self-published authors in English, Hindi, and Tamil. The 2021 edition saw four debutants win the top prizes in all formats.
Become an author-entrepreneur:
Authors who approach their writing with a strategic mindset, connecting with readers, understanding their imaginations, and taking control of marketing and promotion become “writer-takers”. They can market their work, track sales and royalties, manage distribution, and engage their audiences flexibly and transparently with live dashboards. This even leads traditionally published authors to adopt self-publishing for some of their works. Author-takers can boldly experiment with stories, formats and languages with the confidence that distribution of their work is just a click away. The quality of the storytelling – their true talent and desire – is all that matters.