So how does it work?

Everything is done through the publishing arm of Amazon.com, called Kindle Direct Publishing, or KDP. Check it out here. Originally set up so that writers could make their work available for download, it now allows the option of paperback publication, too. Your book will be available to buy on Amazon, probably the world’s largest online marketplace.

There’s a process involved with KDP. Amazon call it self-publishing. The Man with the Beard offers to do all this for you for a sensible single fee. Supply him with your words and any images you would like to consider using inside the book or on its cover, and he will do everything to get your work published and available to buy online as an e-book or paperback. Don’t worry, you always retain the copyright in your work, and the KDP account is yours and yours alone. 

Just as the Man with the Beard does with his books, you can do it yourself if you have the time, the IT know-how and a keen eye for formatting and cover design. There are no up-front fees to pay to Amazon; they take their cut from each sale (read more about that here). Amazon is so massive that, when it comes to paperback sales, it literally prints and ships on demand.


Read : How good is the book quality?

Read : Will I make any money?

Read : Will I retain copyright in my work?

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