Recently, I wrote a series of blogs about academic publishing in humanities. These articles did not dwell much on the nitty gritty details of writing but on specific strategies of planning, writing, submitting and publishing a paper.
After I finished writing the four article series, I decided to also make it available on Kindle. I had never used the Amazon publishing platform before, so I was slightly apprehensive. The whole process, however, went really smoothly.
Since I already had a Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) account, all I had to do was to log in and create an entry for the new project.
After that, it was a matter of filling up the metadata, and uploading the word file. I used Amazon’s cover generator and used a freely provided stock picture.
KDP first requires you to prepare files for a Print on Demand (POD) book and they will transform your word file to appropriate size and format.
After you have uploaded and finished the POD book, you get the option to create a Kindle version.
I prepared both. While the POD is still being reviewed (Note: the print book had to be 24 pages or more) my kindle version is already alive!!
Overall, this has been a good experience in sharing my public writings with a wider audience.