Publishing Your Paperback on Amazon: Introduction

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You have already published your book on Amazon in digital format, so it’s now available for readers to purchase and download to their Kindle, tablet, phone, or computer.

Good job, you!

(If you haven’t, see my previous posts: Preparing Your Manuscript for Digital (e-book) PublishingPreparing a Book Cover for Online Publishing, Pulling the Trigger: Publishing (Uploading) Your E-Book, and Preparing a Book Cover: Update.)

So now you’re ready to publish your book in paperback format, so that your Aunt Martha can receive a copy and have you sign it at the upcoming family reunion in Tallahassee. Oh, joy!

Here’s the good news: You can do this.

Here’s the real news (not bad news, just real news): It’s going to take some time and effort.

Here’s the good news again: You can do this.

Here are the steps you will need to take to publish the paperback version of your book on Amazon:

  1. Preparing and submitting your book description and author description.
  2. Preparing and submitting your manuscript.
  3. Preparing and submitting your book cover.
  4. Setting your price and other details.

I will be posting on each of these steps, and how they went for me. I’ll tell you what was easy, and what was, shall we say, challenging.

Here’s the great news: There were some steps that I stumbled through because I didn’t fully understand them. Now I know what to do, and what not to do. And now you can benefit from my learning curve. You don’t have to go through all the false starts that I went through. You can jump right into the fast lane!

So stay tuned; in the next blog post, we will talk about your book description and author description. I know, you want to jump right into downloading your manuscript, but (to quote High Anxiety):

“Yes, it’s nessa!”

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