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How to Get Free Kindle Books

Amazon has blown open the digital book world by introducing their Kindle book lending program. If you were looking for a way to reduce your reading budget you just may have found it. The program has lots of features and you do not even have to have a Kindle book reader to participate. The Kindle works on phones such as the I-phone, Blackberry and all Android devices. You have to use those phones Kindle App which is free to read your material. If you have a Kindle, of course you can use that. You can also use a personal computer, an I-pad or a Mac. <strong>Rules</strong> There are a couple of rules concerning the lending program: <ul> <li>You will not be able to read the book that you lend to someone else during the loan period</li> <li>Only eligible books can be loaned. Eligibility is determined by the author, not Amazon.</li> <li>You can loan out books for 14 days.</li> <li>To find out if a book is “lendable” you can look in the product description of that book on Amazon, and it will say “lending enabled” under the ASIN number.</li> <li>If you have a bunch of books on your kindle already, you can go to Manage your Kindle (online) and click the “+” button next to the title. If the book is loanable, you will see it noted there.</li> <li>All you need to know is the name and email address of the person you are lending it too.</li> </ul> <strong>It is so social</strong> Not only do you get to really take advantage of borrowing books, you can make friends in the...

How to Market Your Published Amazon Kindle Book

If you are an author or an article writer who would like to grow your bank account, head on over to Amazon.com. Once there, you will see a number of self-publishing options, zero in on Amazon Kindle eBooks. If you enjoy writing, this opportunity can not only be fun, but a serious moneymaker. The Amazon Kindle is a portable, handheld eReader. It is equipped with Whispernet, which enables all users to browse or search the Amazon Kindle bookstore. Owners then purchase the eBook of their choice and it automatically downloads it to their device, even on the go. So, why should you write self-published eBooks for the Amazon Kindle platform? Why else? The money. After writing your product details and uploading your files for digital text conversion, you set your own selling price. Since Amazon handles the sale, they pay you 70% in royalties for each sale, as outlined in their Terms and Conditions. Unlike many other moneymaking opportunities, no investment is needed. It is free to list a digital text eBook on the Amazon website. Why wouldn’t you? Another reason why you should try to profit from the writing and sale of an Amazon Kindle eBook is because the devices are popular. I mean as of 2013, these things are really popular. As previously stated, owners can download books on the go. No cables are needed. And, since the Kindle weighs less than most paperback books, it is a hit! In fact, Amazon has had difficulty keeping these devices in stock. This goes to show how popular the Amazon Kindle is and how great the potential to profit...

Amazon Kindle books in the Britain

While having an excellent e-reader is necessity, it is useless without a large library of books to read on it. Amazon truly understands, and not only do they have the nearly all well authenticateed eBook store in the world, but they also constantly innovate and think of new ways to deliver Kindle books. Among a little of the up-to-date ways Amazon is distributing their books is the Kindle books lending course. This new program makes it can do for persons with a Kindle, or a costless Kindle reading app on their mobile phone or computer, to go to a local library to acquire books from the Kindle bookstore. This is a great addition to their already profitable online distribution method, and it will enable tons of public to read books that they otherwise couldn’t afford. Alternately of browsing the Kindle bookstore in the United kingdom online, you will be able to walk to a local library and plainly check out a book directly onto your device. Quickly, the purchase of the Kindle seems like an incredible deal because it will give you access to thousands of books that you can without a doubt acquire without having to spend any additional money. Although very bold, this up-to-date strategy can pay off for Amazon as it is sure to drive sales of the device itself which will continue to establish them as the go to device for e-reading. Not only can you lend books from the library, but this modern line also approves users to share items from the Kindle bookstore with every another for up to fourteen days. A book...

How To Use The Amazon Kindle Digital Text Platform

Amazon’s digital text platform, also known as DTP, may not mean much to you. It may be just another application you don’t want. But,stop right now! You can not afford to think this way. As an eBook author, Amazon’s digital text platform is not just an application, but thee moneymaking tool. It allows you to covert your eBooks into digital text format. What is so special about this format? It makes your eBook compatible with the popular Amazon Kindle. In fact, when finished, your eBook is sold in the Amazon Kindle Book Store! You can visit the Amazon DTP two ways. The easiest is by visiting DigitalTextPlatform.com. Access is also possible through Amazon.com. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Self-Publish with Us,” link. Choose the Amazon Kindle. Amazon owns and operates this website. All Amazon accounts will work. If you do not have an Amazon account, create a free one. All users need to visit the “My Account,” section on the dashboard. Make sure your information is up-to-date and accurate. They need a way to contact you and pay you when a sale is made. To start the publishing process, select “My Self,” from the dashboard headings. Then, click to add a new item. A new box will appear. This is step one of three. Enter in product details. An ISBN number is requested, but not required. A description of your book is optional too, but this is a must. Reader will not buy a book based on its cover and title alone. Write a short, but detailed description. Highlight the steps covered in...

INFERNO by Dan Brown – Amazon Book Reviews – Kindle eBook

WHAT IS DAN BROWN’S INFERNO REALLY ABOUT? The reviews are out and we’ve finally got a look at what the author of THE DA VINCI CODE is up to. Along with ANGELS & DEMONS and THE LOST SYMBOL, Brown has been revealing the results of his research and interest in the legends and myths of Western civilization. Okay, DA VINCI owed at lot to THE HOLY BLOOD AND THE HOLY GRAIL by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln. And in ANGELS, Brown hugely underestimated the world’s response to the death and election of a Pope. But he sure wrote some great thrillers! And now, what are they saying about INFERNO? Robert Langdon, the hero of Dan Brown’s novels, would enjoy the detective work that led to this book review of INFERNO: A NOVEL, recently published in the USA by historian Sanford Holst. It comes after the worldwide distribution of this novel’s prologue, first chapter and official teasers. The review brings some good news and bad news for DA VINCI fans. Especially intriguing in INFERNO is the woman who comes to Langdon’s bedside early in the novel, Dr. Sienna Brooks. Yes, this is Dan Brown writing, so it takes place in a hospital rather than in romantic moonlight. Even so, she is captivating. In her early 30s, she appears before him in blue scrubs with her blond hair tied back in a ponytail that swings behind her as she approaches him. Will she be a major player in what is to happen? Oh yes. Noted historian Sanford Holst brings wry insights and historical perspective. His last book explored the...

How To Make Your Amazon Book Rank Soar

Many readers and authors would laugh if I announced, “My book has broken into the Top 80,000 best-selling books at Amazon.com.” Yet that’s what I did. I also updated that announcement three weeks later when my book fell to 278,000 and then broke into the Top 10,000. You see, my ranking began at 950,000 – and I like progress. Read on if you care to learn why these rankings matter for indie fiction and non-fiction authors, as well as business people who know they have a book (or article) in them but are too busy to take the leap. The Amazon Kindle Select program fueled my rise (and fall and then rise). As a member I am allowed five giveaway days every three months. This promotion tool allows an author of articles and books to get some much-needed attention – if the author does some simple promotion. You may wonder, why give away a book for free? Free is the new windfall. By sharing your article or book for free, you have the potential to achieve significant downloads. If you do this well, the Amazon system will be very pleased and begin improving your book ranking – even though no actual sales have occurred. Yet sales eventually will occur. More on that later. In June of 2012, my first free day netted 209 downloads. I was thrilled because a writing colleague had told me that even 100 downloads can be significant. In July of 2012 my second free day netted 5,376 downloads. I was stunned. My ranking soared from about 275,000 to as low as 9,950. How did it...

Kindle Formatting: Requirements for the Kindle Book Cover Image

You have prepared your manuscript and are ready to e-publish. Now you need to know how to prepare your book images and upload your Kindle book cover to the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing system. There are two covers you will need: the Product Cover and the Internal eBook Cover. The best file format is JPG, which is acceptable for publishing both the product and internal cover image. NOTE: I will be talking about the Product display and internal cover only. (not book covers for print) Formatting Images Inside Your Kindle Book Kindle Direct Publishing will convert your images and text for upload to the Amazon Kindle Store as well as display on Kindles and other supported devices. Kindle Direct Publishing can process your book covers in the following formats: GIF (or.gif) PNG (or.png) BMP (or.bmp) JPEG (or.jpeg) NOTE: Images will appear in color ONLY on the Kindle Fire device. All other Kindle devices will display black and white. Internal Book Cover The best formats to use for the internal Kindle e-book cover is a JPG or GIF image, 127 KB* size at 300 dpi. This will provide enough clarity for images, particularly for large images, or content with gradient patterns. But you also don’t want the e-book file size to become too large. *Amazon recommends a 127K size for book covers. “The largest element of almost any Kindle book will be the image content. Inside your book file, the Kindle book format supports JPEG and GIF images up to 127KB in size. Images that are in other formats supported for upload to KDP (such as BMP or PNG), or...

Why You Should Convert To Kindle Or Other eBook Formats?

There is a large majority of people who still believe that paperback is the best format that they can have. However, the field of books has undergone a major change as you can find a lot of new digital formats have come up. If you are wondering as to why you should opt for eBook conversion services, the following points are worth going through. -Larger Exposure When you are selling eBooks, your main onus is to reach as many people as you can and sell the highest number of copies. When you are choosing the best eBook conversion services, you will be able to reach a large number of people and the exposure that your books will get will increase in a whopping manner. There are a lot of people who fail to read and download books simply because the rates for international shipping are extremely high. By opting to choose the services of eBook conversion companies, you can make it easy for people to download your book in a digital format and they will be able to access your books regardless of their location. -Save Your Money When you convert to ePub or even when you convert to Kindle; the cost that will be incurred will be significantly less. By opting to convert to Kindle or any other digital format, you can get your book published by spending a little money. If you are skeptical of the cost factor, you can choose the best eBook conversion companies who are known for being the best in the field and then be hopeful of having your book published in an...

Convert PDF to Kindle Format

If you are like me, you have tons of PDF files stored on your computer hard drive that you have promised to actually read some day. If you absolutely love reading books on your Kindle, you will probably realize that if these PDFs somehow got transferred to your Kindle, you would definitely read them right away. The question is, how do you convert PDF to Kindle format and then transfer it to your device? Why Convert a PDF to Kindle Format? If you are the proud owner of a Kindle eBook reader, there have undoubtedly been situations where you wish you had the ability to convert PDF to Kindle format. But why? There is no argument that the Kindle has always had the built-in ability to display PDF files without losing the formatting of the original file. All you need to do is use your USB cable to transfer the file from your computer to your device, email it to your Kindle email address or use the built-in web browser to view it. In fact, the most recent versions of the Kindle have enhanced PDF support which allows for features such as magnifying text, viewing documents in landscape mode, adding notes and highlights, dictionary lookups, zooming and panning. But if you own an older version of the Kindle, none of these features are included. While you will be able to view PDF documents in their original format, you would not be able to use any of the features listed above. But what if you absolutely needed these features? The answer is simple: you will need to convert your PDF...

Change Your World by Converting Your PDF Files Into Kindle Format

Are you having an enormous amount of PDF files on your desktop? You should get them converted into kindle format to make them more readable. If you enjoy and love reading books on your Kindle, then you can get these files converted into Kindle format so that you can read them in a right way. You will enjoy reading in Kindle format. The main question that would be going in your mind must be how to convert PDF into Kindle format and then transferring that to your device? The need of conversion of PDF files into Kindle Format? If you are having your own kindle eBook reader, you must be wondering of getting your files converted into Kindle format. Kindle have the in-built ability to display on it without hampering the original format of the document. All you have to do is, transfer all your data from your computer into the USB device and give it to the professional PDF to Kindle Conversion Services. These services will help you to get your files readable on your own Kindle device. The most recent versions of Kindle already have enhanced PDF support systems that allow you feature like magnifying text or images, adding notes and highlighting them, viewing documents in landscape mode, dictionary lookups, panning and zooming. But if you have an older version of the Kindle, you will not be able to enjoy these features. You can see original form but you will not be able to use the above said features. If you need these features you have to convert your PDF files into Kindle format. PDF features available...

How to Create a Book Trailer With Free or Inexpensive Tools

Learning how to create a book trailer to promote your book with free or inexpensive tools is easier than one might think. Any author, who has taken the time to write and publish a book, desires to see it read by their intended audience. One way to increase the number of people reading your book is to create a quality book trailer. All you really need is a computer, high speed internet access and a few photos of your cover. Higher Conversions It is best to keep a book trailer between thirty and sixty seconds long. For this reason it is important to choose a phrase for every 3-5 seconds of the trailer. Typically, you have ten seconds to hook the viewer, the next ten to engage them and the last ten to persuade them to buy your book or seek more information. Make these phrases count. Make them poignant. They should convey the heart and soul of the message or story from your book. Another essential element of a successful book trailer is the selection of music. The music should express the primary feeling or emotion of the book, but make sure it also keeps the attention of those watching and listening. If you or someone you know has a great speaking voice, consider adding a voice over to the trailer. This can easily be done if you have a built-in or external microphone. Finally, you will want to gather some additional photos that help present your book to its intended audience. There are a number of sites that offer royalty free use of photos. Just type in...

How To Create A Kindle Book – Starting Your eBook Empire

Be among the first to create a Kindle book in your niche. The Kindle is hot; you can get it almost all over the world; and it’s free to create your own Kindle eBook. Great news! It’s not even difficult to do it. You might be wondering, if it’s worth the effort to create Kindle books, since there are still a lot of people, who don’t own the device. Not to worry. You can get a version for both PC and Mac, and even for iPads as well as some mobile phones. So you can find potential clients everywhere. Before you set up your eBook for sale on one of the biggest book marked places in the world, you have to write it, of course. At the moment, Amazon supports the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. It is not recommended to write in other languages, and if you do, special characters from that language will show up erroneously. So stick with the main languages for now, and you should be good. You can upload plain text format to Amazon, and they would transform it into Kindle format. However, your best choice is HTML, and you can produce that easily in several ways. One way is to write your book in either Word or Open Office, and then save as HTML. Make sure to include your pictures and HTML-file in a folder. You’ll have to compress the folder with content into a zip-file, and then upload everything. Another way is to write your whole book in a home page editor. You can get a product like...

Create A Kindle Book – Is That For Established Authors Only?

If you know how to create a Kindle book, you have a great potential to make lots of sales and money. However, would this possibility be reserved for already known authors? Or can anyone publish a Kindle eBook? You’ll know the answer to that question and several others, before you’ve finished reading this article. Q: Who can create a Kindle book? Do I have to be an established author? A: Anybody, who has an Amazon customer account, can publish a Kindle eBook. This is good news. In fact, you don’t even have to be a writer yourself, since you can publish books that are in public domain. I wouldn’t recommend this practice, though. Already now, if you search for certain topics, you’ll find several copies of the same book, produced by different “authors”. Amazon will probably want to delete those surplus copies sooner or later. Q: What programme should I use to write my book in? A: You can use a plain word processing programme like Word or Open Office. You can even use a WYSIWYG home page editor like KompoZer. The advantage of using a home page editor is that you can save directly in HTML format. If you use a word processing programme, you have to export in HTML format, when you’re done. Q: How do I create the special Kindle format to fit the reader? A: You don’t have to. Leave this to Amazon. When you start your project and are about to create your Kindle book, you can upload the content in different file formats. Choose between text, document, PDF, and HTML. The best format,...

How To Create A Kindle Book

A Kindle book is really an electronic book that can be read on a Kindle device and other electronic devices. In this article I am going to explain how you can create your own Kindle book. If you know how to type a document in a word processing program then you know how to write a Kindle book. It really is quite simple and straightforward f you think of it in terms of writing a document and then uploading that document to the Kindle publishing site. Amazon has made it very easy for people to publish a Kindle book and have provided all the software that you need in order to do so. This is what you need to do: Decide what your topic will be about. Make sure that it is a topic of interest and that there customers already purchasing similar Kindle books. You need to produce a product that will be profitable. Write your book in a word processing document and save it. Make sure that you include a title page and any copyright or disclaimer information. If you want to add images in your book then you will need to use Microsoft word because you will need to save your document as a .docx file. If you want to create a click-able table of contents then you will need to save your document as a .html file. Once you have your document file saved then you are ready to upload it to the publishing site. You will need to create an account and you will need to give your bank details so that you can...

Self-Publishing to the Amazon Kindle – A Few Tips

It is certainly possible to have a book published to the Amazon Kindle in less than an hour, and selling in just a couple of days. Unfortunately though, no one is looking over your shoulder to make sure you are doing it right. Not to mention, the typical self-published author is only making 4 sales a month, a rather dismal amount. To make sure you don’t fall among these unhappy masses take a second to follow a few crucial tips to ensure your success publishing to the Kindle. Formatting – Your material needs to be well formatted for the kindle or it will look terrible and lead to bad reviews. Avoid any and all spacing wherever possible, understanding that the kindle is more like an unfurling scroll rather than a physical book. I do this by selecting the entire document and going to format => paragraph => spacing => after and selecting 10 pt. Now I go through the entire document and remove any extra spacing. I also always use Microsoft word, since it is the most compatible with the Kindle formatting engine. You should also add a clickable table of contents and various other small details. Google “Smashwords style guide” for more free information on how to format for the kindle and other eReaders. Title – Possibly the most important component of your eBook. If you are a non-fiction writer this is even more crucial. People need to find your eBook in the wilderness called Amazon. Which means you need to know what they are searching for. I use Google’s keyword tool to research what people are searching...
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