One of the easiest ways to create your own products is to write and publish your own books, magazines or journals. More than a decade ago when I planned to write and published a book, I was at a lost at the beginning. Most publishers will charge a hefty fee and force you to buy many copies of your books to protect themselves from incurring lost. While I was contemplating where to look for a publisher, suddenly an idea came into my mind, why not I look for an online publishing company?
After conducting an extensive search on the web, I came across Booksurge LLC, an On Demand publishing company. Incidentally, it is also an Amazon.com company. This is good news for me because if you can get your books published your books can be marketed globally through Amazon.com worldwide network. Books published by on-demand companies are essentially your own publication and you have full control of your product, including the design, content and the price.
A few years later, Booksurge LLC has changed its name to Createspace.com. Now Createspace.com allows anybody to publish books for free. The only condition is you have to buy the draft copy your book. Besides that, it allows you to publish digital books for Amazon’s Kindle. In addition, you can also publish music, video and films, CDs and DVDs, for free. Your products will be available for sale on Amazon.com and many other channels. All these books are marketed by Amazon.com and a few other channels and you can enjoy 35% royalty income for each sale.
I have published ten books so far
Kindle Direct Publishing
However, the best platform to publish your own books for free is Kindle Direct Publishing(KDP). KDP allows you to self-publish eBooks and paperbacks for free, and reach millions of readers on Amazon. The following are the advantages of KDP:
Get to market fast. Publishing takes less than 5 minutes and your book appears on Kindle stores worldwide within 24-48 hours.
Make more money. Earn up to 70% royalty on sales to customers in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, India, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and more. Enroll in KDP Select and earn more money through Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.
Keep control. Keep control of your rights and set your own list prices. Make changes to your books at any time.
Publish in digital and print. Publish Kindle eBooks and paperbacks for free on KDP.