Sign up with Amazon
If you are an Amazon customer, you already have an Amazon.com account; just go to the page below and sign in.
You can also sign up for a new account there, if you don’t already have an account, or if you don’t want to use your personal account as your “Publishers Account”. (Amazon does not allow us to have more than one Publishers Account, so choose carefully.)
Read the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing Terms of Service
There’s not a lot of song and dancing to go through, but you do need to be aware of what’s there.
Here are a few examples from Amazon KDP Terms of Service:
> You have to be old enough to sign a contract, and you have to understand what Amazon will and will not publish.
> Amazon wants unique content… they will reject or delete anything that is “freely available” in digital form elsewhere.
> Amazon will reject or delete anything they consider “offensive content”.
Next Step Get Your File Ready
Depending on where you are in the process of preparing your file, go to one of the following links:
MS Word or HTML… which is best?
Steps to Clean Up MS Word
Create Kindle eBook Sample
Do you have an HTML or MS Word file that you think is ready or almost ready?
As long as you don’t get overly-excited and push the Publish button, there is no reason why you can’t create a Sample File to get an idea of what your book will look like on the Kindle.
You will also be able to see and understand what’s wrong with your book, and what you need to do to make it perfect.