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thrasherll

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KDP Jumpstart
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 10:57 PM
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Two days ago I received an email from Amazon that mentioned KDP Jumpstart in the subject heading. It also mentioned it was a guide to publishing on KDP but I didn't have any questions about publishing so I didn't open the email. I just noticed it again and decided to take a look at it. Or a glance would better describe it. It's a step-by-step guide to preparing a manuscript and uploading it. It includes sections about formatting both ebooks and print books, writing book descriptions, rights and pricing for both ebooks and print, uploading, covers, and all the other topics you would expect. When you first go to the link in the email, you'll see a video, which I didn't watch. Scroll down and you'll find a list of links to each subject. I didn't read through it so I can't really comment on the content but I do like the format.

Just thought I'd mention it since I typed Jumpstart in the all forums search box and got nothing.

If you didn't get the email, just use your browser and search KDP Jumpstart. I only checked on Google but I assume any other browser would find it, too.
L. L. Thrasher

Edited by: thrasherll on Oct 17, 2017 10:58 PM
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Donna St Felix

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Re: KDP Jumpstart
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 11:31 PM   in response to: thrasherll in response to: thrasherll
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I went thru it all when I got the email and I can't say it showed anything not known.
My impression is that they are trying to push new people to the Kindle site for ALL books (including paperbacks).
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Re: KDP Jumpstart
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 1:23 PM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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Donna St Felix wrote:

I went thru it all when I got the email and I can't say it showed anything not known.
My impression is that they are trying to push new people to the Kindle site for ALL books (including paperbacks).

Maybe having both print and ebook directions together is the reason they did it. I've never noticed whether they added print instructions to the other FAQs.

I do wish they would make a separate forum for print books. It gets a little confusing when you can't understand questions and it's because the posters didn't mention they mean print books. I also think "Kindle Direct Publishing" doesn't exactly make it clear that you can also publish print books on Amazon. It's like a company that is called SomeName Heating and Cooling and then they start doing plumbing and electrical work, too, but don't change their name. Newcomers to the area aren't going to stop there to see about getting electrical work done on the house they just bought. If I were new to the whole idea of self-publishing and I wanted to publish a print book, I don't think "Kindle" would sound like what I needed.

L. L. Thrasher

Edited by: thrasherll on Oct 18, 2017 1:23 PM
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