In today’s modern publishing world, the streams of how we monetize our books is somewhat confusing, so in an effort to break it all down, we are going to go into a bit of detail about how these streams help us fund our little house, and what each of these methods mean, for you the consumer.
Kindle is Amazon’s digital platform, built initially just for their hand held reader, it now has the ability to be read on any device with the Kindle App. The App (which we have provided downloads for at the end of this article) synchronizes with your Amazon account. The format that kindle outputs its called an epub, or electronic publication. This is a common format, that has long existed as a digital standard, and is able to be read and opened on any device that supports the .epub extension.
EPUB is supported on: PC, MAC, IPAD, IPHONE, IPOD TOUCH, KINDLE AND KINDLE FIRE, ANDROID, NOOK, NOOK COLOR AND NOOK TABLET, SONY READER, AND OTHER E-READERS.
Kindle Unlimited is a service that Amazon provides to PRIME members or to those who pay for access to it. The service allows you to ‘lend’ a book, and pays us by page turns. So, let’s say you check a book out of Kindle Unlimited, and you read 1,000 pages, Amazon pays us for every page you read. Sometimes readers may want to see what a book is before they buy it, sometimes they may just prefer the lending or borrowing method than buying. Whatever the case, we feel that KU adds a service that is inline with what others are doing.
We use Print On Demand and custom printing to create a hybrid model of constantly available books and limited runs. We strive to create the best quality books, by ensuring all of our publications go through several check points. Our team carefully reviews all books before release, ensuring the meet the standards of our print house.