View Full Version : Publishing on Amazon Kindle - what's your take?

10-07-2008, 04:18 AM
Hello everyone,

I have been wondering about the publishing opportunity through Amazon Kindle for new authors. How would this publication affect a writer's chances of being picked up by traditional publishers? Does Kindle work, in terms of actually selling books and making some money? Personally, I don't know anyone who has this machine for reading books.



10-07-2008, 04:19 AM
Well, being in Edmonton (I assume) you probably wouldn't see too many people with Kindles -- neither the hardware nor the books are available outside of the US at the moment.

As to you other question, I have no idea. My publisher sold ebook rights for me, including to Kindle, so it was all part and parcel.

10-07-2008, 04:33 AM
You don't really publish 'on Kindle'. If you have already decided to publish in ebook form Kindle/Mobi is a format you or your publisher may offer. If you have a good epublisher Kindle sales will be a pretty small proportion of your total sales.