Yesterday morning I uploaded Audrey of Farmerton to Amazon so that it could be published via Kindle Desktop Publishing (KDP). The uploading process was simple. Approval was supposed to take up to 48 hours, but just a few hours later my book was live on Amazon here. Today I created an author page on Amazon and linked it to this blog.
Amazon will publish nearly anything as a Kindle ebook providing it meets their format and content guidelines. The formatting was straightforward because I was using software (Scrivener) that supports the Kindle format.
I opted for KDP Select as an additional option. This allows people with Kindle Unlimited subscriptions to read my book for free. Amazon Prime members can also borrow it for free. In exchange, I am guaranteeing Amazon exclusivity, which means I can’t sell copies myself or through any other retailer.