That’s the power of now.
I mean the internet and social media.
You can write a book and sell it to million of people on your own.
There’s no need to pass through book publisher or any agency.
You can manage everything on your own. But make sure it’s a good book! Otherwise nobody is going to buy it.
My book “Cambodia In My Dream” is now available to download at Amazon Kindle Store.
It was a dream to me to see my name as an author on Amazon. Yes it’s really an exciting moment to me. I could not believe that I can manage everything on my own.
This is the first process. The book didn’t make any sale yet. I need to find more review from the well-known source, get the book some good rating, then the sale will come!
If you already read the book during the period I set it to free download, I hope you could help to give 5 starts reviews to the book. I mean if you really like to book. If you don’t, that’s OK, just give us as the book deserves.
But the rating and review would help to make the book more visible and people could easily find it when they look for good books related to Cambodia.
If you are a writer and want to know this process, contact me and I would tell you everything. You can publish your book for free.
I used two free services:
- PressBooks - To edit and publish your book for free. You can export it to different formats such as: pdf, .modi and .epub. The interface is similar to WordPress. If you are familiar with WordPress, you will find it very easy to edit and publish your book.
- Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing – To submit your book in .mobi format into Amazon Kindle Store. You can customize the book cover, title and the most important thing is to set the price for your book.
The only concern right now is how to get the money from the sales? For now Amazon didn’t support bank transfer in Cambodia. They provide only payment by cheque for Cambodia.
That should be fine. It will work exactly as Google Adsense cheque. I will need to wait until the cheque arrives, take it to the bank. Pay for the fee of clearance. You have to pay before you get the payment. That’s pretty amazing but it need to work that way.
Then you need to wait until the cash go into your bank account. It usually takes two to 3 months to get the cash on your hand.
But what excites me the most is that now I have my own product to sell. I can make money from my writing. Now I am on my way to write my first full length novel.
It is also an amazing journey to me. To make it more amazing, please go and rate for my book, give it a short review if you really like the book.
To rate, just go to the book page and click on something like: “Be the first to review this item”, or scroll down a bit to the middle of the page and click on “Write a Customer review”.
Again, here is the link to the book page on Amazon: