What is a Kindle eBook and why should I put my book in this format?
Developed by Amazon.com, Kindle refers to both a type of eBook file and the device on which it is read. Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, and it now sells more Kindle books than print books. Having your book available in the Kindle format means you can access this growing market and reach more readers.
Do I need a Kindle reader to view the content of an eBook in Kindle format?
What file formats does Kindle support?
Kindle currently supports both the open PRC format and the .Mobi format. When you upload your book to Amazon.com, it will be converted into Amazon’s proprietary .AZW format.
Why shouldn’t I use an automated software to create my eBook?
Each eBook needs to be designed with the format limitations and device specifications in mind, using the same attention put into laying out a print book.
Also, Amazon is now rejecting eBooks made with some types of free conversion software like Calibre.
Where can I sell my eBook?
To sell your new eBook, you can choose Amazon.com (or any other online eBook store), or, of course, you can sell it on your own website or blog sales page.
If you choose to publish in the Amazon store, our CloudVA.net conversion service includes a complete step-by-step guide to getting your eBook online. Or, we can help you in a live chat session (for an additional charge).
Can I see some examples of the CloudVA.net conversion service?
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Our CloudVA.net conversion service steps
Here is the process for converting your book to Kindle format:
Step 1. You send us your book files (.pdf, .doc, .txt, .rtf).
Step 2. We send you a cost and time estimate based on the complexity of the files and your desired end result (images inside the book, layout, etc.).
Step 3. After you accept the estimate and submit payment, all the titles will be converted into Kindle format and sent back to you.
Step 4. After the eBook has been delivered, you will have a chance to review the book and request any changes.
Step 5. You upload your Kindle file to Amazon using CloudVA.net’s step-by-step guide or to another website of your choice.
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