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Publishing E-Books For Dummies by Ali Luke

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Filling In Your E-Book’s Information Correctly

To add your first e-book to the Amazon site, follow these steps:

1. Click the yellow Add New Title button on the KDP Bookshelf (refer to Figure 13-1).

You can add a new title before entering your account information (as described in the preceding section), but you can’t publish your e-book and have it available on Amazon until your account information is complete.

warning_bomb.eps When you start to add a new book, a prominent section above the Your Book form asks whether you want to enroll your e-book in the KDP Select program, which debuted in December 2011. The later sidebar “The advantages and disadvantages of using KDP Select” can help you decide whether KDP Select is for you.

The first part of the form for adding your book to Amazon — Your Book — is shown in Figure 13-3.

Figure 13-3: The Your Book form.

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2. Fill in these options in the Enter Your Book Details section:

Book Name: Enter the title of your book, including a colon and the subtitle, if appropriate.

This Book Is Part of a Series: Select this check box, and add the series title and volume number if you’re publishing a series of books. You can update this information later, if you create a sequel.

Edition Number: The first time you publish an e-book, you’re publishing its ...

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