Republishing with KDP – Customers don’t automatically get changes.

I’ve had a few problems moving from one edition of my Gmail book to another. I didn’t want to delete the other one as it sold well and was highly ranked. I would have to start from scratch. I tried putting a message in the original book to people who already bought it offering them the new one. I was expecting them to refund the book and get the new one. Turns out they weren’t getting the changes! The reason I didn’t want to keep the old edition because the name was…

Read More

Publishing for the Kindle: Images

Images are a nuisance. They can be beautiful when you design them but upload them to an ebook asn the magic can be lost instantly. This is my little guide, mostly for my own benefit so I don’t have to search the KDP website for minor details such as optimum sizes etc. Covers Covers are difficult. You might want to make them so they stand out on the Kindle store. If you have a non-fiction book sometimes it is nice to have a square cover, but otherwise I feel filling…

Read More

Indie Publishing on Kindle – Part One

This post is for Ricardo from G+, who asked me to blog about this. :0). I’ve published a few books on Kindle. While it won’t make you rich (unless you are very lucky) it will give you an enormous feeling of satisfaction for making someone happy or just helping a stranger who would find your books useful. So what did I do? First I came up with something I felt I could write about. I love my Android phone and was always trying out apps so I had my idea.…

Read More