Publishing on kindle Options
There are two royalty choices when it comes to Amazon Kindle: 35%
or 70%. The choice you make here will have some bearing on the price
of your eBook, so you need to be aware of the differences.
The 35% option is the simplest and the most flexible option. When you
choose this option, you can set your list price anywhere between $0.99
and $200.00. You will always receive a 35% royalty on the list price
regardless of the price the final product is sold for. You will be required
to adjust your list price if it is set lower than the cost to produce the
item plus applicable taxes. In other words, Amazon will not agree to
lose money so you can set your list price low.
The 70% option is less flexible, but – obviously – gives you a greatershare of the price. When you choose this option, you must set your listprice between $2.99 and $9.99. Your royalty will be equal to 70% ofthe list price minus the delivery cost. Delivery cost is calculated to be$0.15 per MB of download. So for a 1MB eBook, the delivery cost is$0.15. If you set your list price at $9.99, your royalty on each sale willbe 70% of $9.99 – $0.15, or $6.89.At first glance, you might think that the 70% royalty option is always better. However, depending on the size of the download, the 35% option may be a better choice for you. Take some time and do the calculations before settling on a price and royalty amount. You can change your royalty option at any time, should you find you’ve made a bad decision. Remember, too, that your list price is only a suggested retail price. Amazon is under no obligation to sell your product at list, nor is any other seller. However, any changes in the sale price will not affect your royalties, as royalties are calculated based on list price, not retail.
How to format for publishing on kinlde
There are some formatting problems you need to watch out for when
publishing for the Kindle.
· Frames within HTML are not supported
· Tables within any format are not supported
· Word 2007 documents are not supported – save your file as
Word 2003 before uploading
· PDF files are supported, but will frequently result in a poor
quality final product.
· Lists in Microsoft Word do not convert will to Kindle
· Tables of Contents will not update the page numbers properly (a
Kindle page does not always equal a Word page)
· CSS is supported, but XML is not