If you're a small publisher or author with a self-published book, you can sell it on Amazon as hard copy inventory, print-on-demand, or via the Kindle Publishing Platform.
- TIP: CreateSpace, an Amazon company, will assign an ISBN to your book for free if you don't already have one.
- Step 1: Upgrade your CreateSpace account to the Pro Plan and sell your book through the Expanded Distribution Channel to online and off-line retailers. Start getting paid for your work!
- FACT: In 1999, _Time_ magazine named Amazon founder Jeff Bezos its "Person of the Year."
- Step 2: Open a CreateSpace account. Sell your book as print-on-demand and save on inventory costs -- books are produced only per customer order.
- Step 3: Sell your book through the Kindle Publishing Program. You'll need to convert a digital copy to Amazon's DTP format for the Kindle reader.
- TIP: There are also disadvantages. Amazon takes a percentage of your book's "official" price and may offer it at a discount.
- Step 4: Get an ISBN number and bar code for your pre-printed book. Buy an ISBN at the Bowker Identifier Services' site -- Bowker.com. Bowker and other vendors also sell bar codes.
- Step 5: Sell your pre-printed book via Amazon Advantage. You'll need North American distribution rights, a U.S. bank account, an ISBN, and a bar code for your book.
- Step 6: Know the advantages of selling via Amazon, including wide exposure to buyer traffic. They also ship copies to buyers and keep track of billing.