Amazon Invites Children’s Book Authors To Kindle Direct Publishing, Rolls Out …
September 15, 2014 - Kindle Unlimited
Amazon announced this afternoon that it will be expanding a Kindle Direct Publishing business to support a needs of children’s books authors by a new module it’s job “KDP Kids.” Along with a program, that is directed during assisting authors prepare, tell and discharge books in a Kindle Store, Amazon is also releasing a new tool, the Kindle Kids’ Book Creator.
This apparatus will concede budding children’s book authors to emanate section books and illustrated children’s books that are means to take advantage of Kindle facilities like content pop-ups, explains Amazon in an announcement about a new services. After a book is finalized, authors can also use a apparatus to upload a book to KDP while also stipulating a category, age and class operation filters indispensable to get the book listed correctly.
Optionally, KDP Kids authors can also enroll in KDP Select that allows them to acquire royalties by Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. They would afterwards also have a ability use other selling collection accessible to Select authors, like the Kindle Countdown Deals and Free Book Promotions.
The book creator apparatus doesn’t usually have to be for new authors looking for a approach onto Amazon’s Kindle platform, however, though could also support determined authors looking to modify their books into a Kindle format in sequence to enhance their reader base.
The program is accessible as both a Mac and PC download, and lets section book authors import manuscripts in Word (doc/docx), as good as HTML, Mobi, ePub and other formats, so there isn’t most need for additional acclimatisation tools. Meanwhile, illustrated book authors can import files in PDF, PNG, JPG, TIFF, and PPM formats.
“Kids” is now one of many genres KDP supports today, that also includes categories like Literature, Business, Mystery/Thriller, Non-Fiction, Romance, Sci-Fi, Teens/Young Adult and more. But children’s books are a potentially flourishing difficulty for Amazon, as a youngest epoch of readers currently will be regulating inscription inclination even before their initial birthday in many cases, and will be gentle relocating to a digital reading format carrying never remembered a epoch where hardbound and paperback books were your usually choices for reading.
The proclamation comes during a time when Amazon is inextricable in a conflict with publisher Hachette, that has put authors – and their readers – in a middle. But it also comes during a time when indie edition is on a rise, carrying constructed break-out hits (of controversial literary quality) like 50 Shades of Gray. It creates clarity that Amazon would wish to daub into this flourishing trend for other genres, too – generally as it markets a possess Kindle Fire tablets to families with small children, where features like Kindle Free Time capacitate protected use of a device among ever-younger users, while other parental controls encourage and rewarding on-device reading.