Amazon offers independent publishing services that can help you get your ebook, print book or audiobook in the hands of millions of readers around the world, at little to no cost to you. The process is simple, quick and easy. Here are the options:
1. Publish to Kindle
In order to appeal to the modern reader who reads only digital books, you should definitely consider publishing your book to Kindle. It is free, and you earn up to 70% royalties. The books are available for sale to people in a wide range of countries and in multiple languages.
Once you have completed the setup, the book is published in minutes and will be listed on Amazon and its affiliate sites in 48 hours. Buyers can download it to their Kindle devices and free reading applications, such as Kindle for PC.
Visit http://www.amazonkdp.com/ for more details.
2. Publish to Print
CreateSpace is Amazon's publish-to-print initiative that allows you to publish and print your book worldwide. CreateSpace is easy to use, with simple tutorials and prompts telling you exactly what to do, to ensure you have the best quality print book. The system offers free tools to help you build your book, including cover creators and layout guides. CreateSpace will send you a proof copy (you only pay a small fee for shipping) to verify that your book is exactly as you want it to be, before it is listed on Amazon and its affiliate sites for global sales.
Books are printed on demand, which means that you don't have to buy large volumes of books upfront. When someone orders, it is printed and shipped to them, with no involvement from you.
You can set your list price and earn up to 80% in royalties and CreateSpace keeps track of your income via their advanced reporting module.
Visit https://www.createspace.com/ for more details.
3. Publish an Audiobook
Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) offers all the tools you need to publish your professional audiobook, including studio professionals and narrators.
You can earn high royalties for both exclusive or non-exclusive distribution. ACX allows you to distribute your audiobook through some of the top online retailers, such as iTunes, Amazon and Audible.
Visit http://www.acx.com for more details.