How to Publish a Book on Amazon

Real Advice from Someone Who's Doing It Well
By: Sam Kerns
Narrated by: Anna Crowe
Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Are you tired of "how to publish books" that are full of fluff and no real information? I was, too.

Before I began my publishing career with Kindle books, I read just about everything out there, looking for real answers to questions I had about the industry. But much to my disappointment, most of the books were filled with fluff or stories of people who "hit it big" without really telling me how or why.

I determined to jump in and learn for myself - and that's exactly what I did. I started with my first book, How to Work from Home and Make Money, and then quickly published three more. I was looking for the topic of my fifth book when it hit me - why not share what I've learned with the people who still haven't made the leap and published their own book?

It all began when I received an email from a book promotion site. One of the features was a how to book about publishing Kindle books, so out of curiosity, I followed the link and read the reviews. And sure enough, the page was full of people complaining that the book didn't contain any valuable information.

So here's what I decided to do. Write a book that answers all of the real questions without painting an unrealistic view of the possibilities.

©2016 Sam Kerns (P)2016 Sam Kerns

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Great information!!

This book had great information.. very helpful.. so much that I thought was valuable that I was going to listen to certain chapters again but decided to purchase the paperback version so I will have that information in front of me.. I think it will help being a new author and the best book I have listened too so far on the topic. I love the person who did the speaking as well.. she was great too!

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This 'How to' book answers all your questions

Where does How to Publish a Book on Amazon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Sam Kerns book is right on the top because it's a treasure trove full of ideas and good advice no matter if you're an aspiring writer or someone who has a few books under his belt already.

What other book might you compare How to Publish a Book on Amazon to and why?

There is no other book quite like this out there. Sam Kern takes you by the hand and leads you from the moment you make the decision to write a book, helps you find out what book to write, how to do your research, where you can find help for various tasks, the many ways to sell your book, all the ways to promote it and everything in between.

Have you listened to any of Anna Crowe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I think that this is the first time I've listened to something Anna Crowe narrated. She does a wonderful job and as a reader of this book, you get the possibility to ask her if she would like to narrate your book as well.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Whatever problem you might face or question you might have while planning, writing, publishing and promoting your book, you will most likely find the solution/answer in 'How to publish a Book on Amazon'.

Any additional comments?

This is my go-to-book for publishing on Amazon.

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Must Have for Any Author who wants to Self Publish

Excellent book and a must have for authors who want to self publish on Amazon (or other online platforms)! But, don't buy the Audible version! YOU WILL WANT A HARD COPY so you can easily find, mark and use the plethora of reference material. There are so many important details, steps and references here you won't be able to keep up just by listening, unless you have a photographic memory. I enjoyed listening to this as an overview, the narrator is clear and easy to listen to but but by half way had decided I needed the paperback version. Buying that one now.

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Solid advice , no fluff!

If you are seriously considering self-publishing, then this is the book for you. Direct, clear and easy to follow advice with out all the fluff and empty promises. A must read for first-time aspiring authors.

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Deserves 6 Stars

This is an excellent book for anyone looking to publish a book on Amazon. It covers all the details of the process. I particularly like the way the book is presented from a "do-it-yourself" perspective (like the author, I am a perfectionist and like to do everything myself). Yet still, the book gave suggestions and options for doing it other ways. I feel armed with the knowledge to tackle the process. Very well written and the Audible version is very well narrated.

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Best book on publishing

I have read and listened to several books on writing and publishing but this is the best one by far!

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A Must Have Book

Most audio books have one two good take always and you have to wade through the rest. This book is a step by step process to turn ideas into actual books you can sell. Worth the time and money.

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How to publish your book

Will listen again for steps to.gettonh publizbed, with gipz of pitfalls and missteps zuthor msde. will help svojd thrm myxelf!!

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I was skeptical but Sam is the real McCoy!

Five stars across the board. This is not a book of opinions, but a well-thought out and researched instruction manual. I liked the evidence offered as supporting "documentation." Best ebook I have read. This is a full length book, not some 50 page wannabe. I also purchased the audio version, which I highly recommend. Written for all levels of experience.

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Very good, onest, the title meet the expectations

Was the first book about this topic with real information, real numbers and very good information about this subject. I bought the audio book but right now I will buy the paper book because has detailed information that I plan to use.

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great stuff

best guide on how to write and sell a book on Amazon I have found.