Amazon's Digital Text Platform (DTP) is where you go to manage all of your ebook-selling functions for Kindle, Amazon's eBook Reader--and the "Kindle Store" the place to get all things Kindle, books, newspapers, magazines, and other downloadable content.
DTP follows a simple structure, you have a Shelf with all your ebooks, reports to see what's going on with sales, and your account information--address, identity, and bank account information--who you are, and how you're going to get paid.
I signed up yesterday to include my novel Nanowhere, really just to see how easy it is to get things going with Amazon. And, yeah, it's very simple. Some basic account forms to fill out--the same information you need for PayPal--and you're on your way.
If you're doing this as an "individual" business type, then you may have to get some numbers together first, like a bank account and routing number. I mean, I don't carry this information around with me, but I do have a bank account specifically set up for online stuff--an account separate from our main account. I recommend this if you're doing business of any sort online--and this is a business arrangement, you're selling books through Amazon.com, and they need to know where to send your money.
You will have to provide one of the following:
Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
Social Security Number (SSN)
Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Here's a quick walk-through of the ebook setup (Click any of these images to see the larger versions).
I created a nice readable HTML version of Nanowhere (using simple tagging. See the link at the end for all the supported tags). The upload block also has a cool Preview feature to show you what your book's going to look like on a Kindle.
Then I set a price, and saved the whole thing to my Shelf:
Before you can get your ebooks into the Kindle Store, you need to add your account information:
and--so you can get paid--bank info:
And you're done. It's free to set up, and anyone with a Kindle can wirelessly download and read your books, articles, stories.
Supported HTML tags:
Kindle books through Fictionwise? No problem: