Friday, April 17, 2009

Kindle

My first Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mystery, Retirement Homes Are Murder, is now available on Kindle at
http://www.amazon.com/Retirement-Homes-Are-Murder-ebook/dp/B0025VJV98/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=digital-text&qid=1239662992&sr=1-1
The process was relatively painless given the guidance I received from fellow authors Sunny Frasier and Jon Baxley. After getting started at http://dtp.amazon.com/mn/signin I followed the directions and converted my Word manuscript to html (using Save As and specifying Save As Type as Web). After this conversion, I uploaded the document and added all the information requested from Amazon. The only big decision I had to make was on the price. I ended up pricing it at $4.99 which Amazon discounted to $3.99. Three days later, my book appeared on Kindle. Since then I’ve joined a number of Kindle Forums and began posting notices on:
http://www.amazon.com/tag/kindle/forum, http://www.booksummit.com/forum,
http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/board,9.0.html,
http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Thriller-Book-Recommendations-Kindle/forum/FxBVKST06PWP9B/Tx2S01XYFIZEPYU/1?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B000FI73MA, and http://www.amazon.com/Have-you-published-book-Kindle/forum/FxBVKST06PWP9B/Tx3IZAKD22TKOQ0/1/ref=cm_cd_pg_oldest?%5Fencoding=UTF8&asin=B000FI73MA&cdSort=newest. Also, I have been tracking messages from people who have downloaded a sample and have purchased the book. Quite a process.

2 comments:

Linda Hardman said...

Mike. Good going published author. Patiently waiting for number 2.
Linda Hardman

Lonnie Cruse said...

Good luck with it, Mike!