When Amazon released the wireless reading device called the Kindle First Generation in November of 2007, it sold out in five and a half hours and then remained out of stock for five months. The supply was replenished in late April 2008. Thereafter, the Kindle went through various updated versions.
Sales took off when novelist Stephen King helped promote the Kindle by publishing his novella, entitled UR, exclusively as a Kindle publication. This set the stage for today’s use of the Kindle as a significant publishing platform for authors.
James Scott Bell recently published his latest novella, Cover Your Back, solely through Kindle. Check out Randy Ingermanson’s article on Bell’s Kindle publishing venture:
Today many authors are turning to Kindle direct publishing, including topselling secular author David Morrell. Kindle direct publishing offers an opportunity for authors to expose their writing to a global audience while earning royalties of 70%. Not a bad deal.
If you’d like to look into Kindle Direct Publishing via Amazon, check out this website: https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/signin
More next week on the changing publishing industry.
Source cited: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Kindle