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Amazon Academy

Amazon have announced that they will be holding another Amazon Academy/ Kindle Direct Publishing event, this year in Glasgow.

Last year’s event in Edinburgh was a raging success, and left me so inspired and buzzing for days… in fact I’m still a bit buzzed from last year. I feel like I finally found a focus, and the hurdles I saw in my way from traditional publishing suddenly fell away when I realised how truly easy and sensible it is to publish through Amazon. Through their platform, writers maintain control and copyright of their works and earn upto 70% royalties, unlike the negligible amount through publishing houses. It can mean more work for the author, to build their own brand, and in terms of exposure, it’s how you manage it yourself – but with social media and blogging sites like wordpress here, it’s never been easier or more natural to do so.

I’m presuming to hear much of what I did at last year’s event, but perhaps with different speakers, and updates in the system (like the physical proofs and the Print On Demand feature rolled out more extensively). Also, lunch was provided free… not to mention that the whole event is free!

Even if you have only the tiniest inkling of ever wanting to publish something, or are just curious and are free on April 17th then book your place and come along!

*N.B. I am not affiliated nor sponsored by Amazon or KDP, I just genuinely want to share it!

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