Episode 13: Bonus: Kayla Fioravanti: How to Publish Your Book on Amazon [Podcast]

Welcome to the BONUS of Season 1 of the Indie Business Podcast! In this thirteenth episode, a bonus for Season 1, you will meet Kayla Fioravanti. Kayla is a wife, mom, author, kitchen chemist, farmer, entrepreneur, aromatherapist and poet, and she's going to share how to publish your book on Amazon.

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One of Kayla's dreams has always been to have the time to write and publish books, and that dream has come true many times over during the past few years. In this episode, Kayla shares a step-by-step overview of how to take your idea and turn it int a book that's ready to publish on Amazon. If you have a book in, you (and who doesn't?) then this episode will not only inspire you, but it will tell you exactly what to do to make your book available to everyone in the world. I love the sound of that, don't you? Settle in and enjoy NOW!

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If you don't set a series of carefully crafted deadlines, you'll never EVER write your book.

Kayla Fioravanti, Author

Season 1, Episode 13: Show Notes

Here are few episode thirteen highlights.

Kayla's pre-author life, from launching Essential Wholesale in 1998, to the sale of the company in 2011 (starting at 3:17)

Why Kayla published with Amazon when there are so many other options (starting at 5:40).

The costs associated with publishing on Amazon (and how Kayla's first book's costs were just $327.75) (starting at 7:10)

How to price your book (hard copy and Kindle version), and how long it took Kayla to make her initial investment back (starting at 9:25)

Kayla's step-by-step overview of the Amazon publishing process, from topic idea to book sales (starting at 11:30)

How Amazon handles printing, fulfillment and shipping, and how you can expect to be paid for each book sold (starting at 21:47)

How publishing your book can help your business, no matter what kind of business you have (starting at 25:07)

Where to find designers and editors (starting at 25:36)

The importance of setting deadlines, and some samples deadline structures (starting at 28:55)

Season 1, Episode 13: Resource Links

Book seller: Amazon

Self-publishing tool: Create Space

Reading community: Good Reads

Professional community search LinkedIn groups

Design and editing: Eco-Office Gals

Design and editing: Kirkus

Connect with Kayla Fioravanti

Kayla Fioravanti online, and on Facebook, and Twitter. Check out her Amazon author page here.

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