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Amazon advocates self-publishing for writers at Wired Festival Brasil

Amazon advocates self-publishing for writers at Wired Festival Brasil

Kindle Direct Publishing, from Amazon, was the theme of the table at the Wired Festival Brasil 2017 this Thursday, the 8th. The tool, designed so that writers can publish their own books independently, is an alternative to the traditional publishing market. KDP has as its main advantage the practicality and the promise of a percentage of gains of up to 70% on the cover price of a book offered in the online store.

1 of 2 Ricardo Garrido, Alexandra Farah and Raiam Santos at the Amazon table at the Wired Festival Brasil 2017 – Photo: Disclosure

Ricardo Garrido, Alexandra Farah and Raiam Santos at the Amazon table at the Wired Festival Brasil 2017 – Photo: Disclosure

The system was presented at the event by the general manager of Amazon Brazil’s Kindle content acquisition, Ricardo Garrido. According to him, the possibility of self-publishing caused several independent authors to emerge as exponents on the network and also revealed some new names in the literature.

In addition, the KDP has gradually been adopted also by well-known authors, who have opted for the tool due to the low bureaucracy and the high percentage paid for the copyright for each book sold. An example is the writer Paulo Coelho, with some virtual books available directly on Amazon.

2 of 2 Amazon stand with Kindles at the Wired Festival Brasil 2017 – Photo: Helena Yoshioka

Amazon stand with Kindles at the Wired Festival Brasil 2017 – Photo: Helena Yoshioka

Two authors were present at the table and told a little about their own experience with the tool. Journalist Alexandra Farah, author of «101 films for those who love fashion», chose KDP as a platform for the broadcast of her first book, which was written using Word. In addition to it, Raiam Santos spoke about the publication of his seven books, among them the best seller of Amazon Brazil «Hackeando Tudo», his first work and the most successful.

Kindle Direct Publishing is a free tool, available to all users and compatible with Word, ePub, HTML, PDF, Mobi and Kindle 8 files. Books registered online can be accessed by readers from more than 170 countries.