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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    The e-book published on IS is on Amazon very quickly. The cover might show up a few days later. I believe you can upload one yourself if you grow impartation. The e-book is free on IS, if you publish it at the same time as your hardback. You can update the e-book file on IS, but have to pay $25 per file. Sometimes IS run a campaign with free updates.

    I can't answer the "sales" part.

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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    Do you have an Author Central account at Amazon? https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/help

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  • Margaret Courtney

    I don't yet, but I'm glad to hear they're quick about getting the info. up quickly. I just heard back from another author friend. If I want to offer "sales" on my work, she thinks it would be easier for me to manage my e-book through Amazon. Also, they don't charge for their ebook pub. so that would save me some money, since Ingram Spark would still charge the service fee. At this point, I'm leaning toward Amazon to do my ebook. Thanks for the link. I'll check it out. I appreciate your response! :)

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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    You can see my authors page here: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00J6GYDMU You can have 3 pen names to one authors page. I had to make a different one for my pen name, Eriqa Queen: https://www.amazon.com/Eriqa-Queen/e/B071PF77LQ

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  • Eric V. Van Der Hope (Globalnet Publishing)

    Hi Margaret,

    Yes, it's easier to manage your eBook (Kindle) and faster via Amazon (KDP for Kindle). So I'd recommend that you go directly to Amazon (KDP) to set up your eBook (Kindle book). Setting up your eBook for other platforms is good using IS, but for for your Kindle book, use KDP (for Kindle) directly.

    -- Eric

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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    Amazon Kindle is only the mobi format, right?

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  • Eric V. Van Der Hope (Globalnet Publishing)

    KDP recommends that a .mobi format file be uploaded. However, other formats (like ePub) can also be uploaded as an option. However, that file will ultimately be converted into a .mobi by KDP. So it's best to simply upload what they recommend - a .mobi file.

    -- Eric

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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    So if publishing through Amazon people have to convert from mobi to epub, and publishing through IS, people have to convert from epub to mobi?

    I publish e-books at smashwords.com as well as IS (to different outlets than IS) to get different formats out like, mobi, pdf, lrf, epub. It takes some work though. https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ErikIstrupPublishing

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  • Eric V. Van Der Hope (Globalnet Publishing)

    No. If authors use KDP and they have an ePub file, all they have to do is upload the ePub file version. KDP will automatically convert it to a .mobi before the book is approved and goes 'live'.

    As far as IngramSpark is concerned, they only accept ePub files.

    -- Eric

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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    Thanks, Eric!

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  • Eric V. Van Der Hope (Globalnet Publishing)

    You are very welcome Erik! :-)

    -- Eric

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    Ghost Publisher - Book Marketing Strategist - Social Media Facilitator
    Host & Creator of The Publishing Success Summit
    Virtual Contact Desk: http://ReplyToEric.com
    Official Website: http://www.EricVanDerHope.com
    Summit Info: http://www.PublishingSuccessSummit.com
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  • B. Morris Allen

    It's very easy to generate a MOBI version from an EPUB using a Sigil plugin. That way, you can check it yourself with the Kindle app, and submit a MOBI to KDP. However, as Eric notes, you can also submit the EPUB direct to KDP if you prefer.

    I build all my e-books as EPUBs, and convert to MOBI for KDP. I also have to make a special Ingram EPUB because of how they (mis)interpret the format requirements, but that's a different story.

    There's not a huge benefit to using Amazon and Ingram, but the bulk of my sales are on Amazon, so I find it worthwhile.

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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    Thanks, Metaphorosis!

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