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Here is it!!! I can't believe I actually created my very own e-book! *Delight* Woo-hoo!

Product Type: Kindle
Amazon's Price: $ 2.99
So awesome! Congratulations, lady! I just went and purchased it and look forward to reading it and viewing your beautiful illustrations!
*Hug1**hug**Hug2* Thank you, Patrece~Too busy!!!! It was my first experience with ebooks and I must say, I enjoyed it! I hope you like it! *Heart*
Congratulations, Cubs!!!! It looks amazing!!!!

Lookie what's ready for...

Chapter One   (18+)
Write the first chapter of a book, inspired by the prompt.
#2251577 by Cubby creating e-book. ✏️


Merit Badge in Chapter 1
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Congratulations on your new merit badge! Thank you for supporting the Writing.Com community with your inspirations, participation and activities. We sincerely appreciate it! -SMs

Thank you, The StoryMistress, for creating this awesome MB!
And thank you to all the members who made it possible!

This WDC community rocks!

How pretty *Heartv*
Me likey!!! ❤
Very nice!!! Congratulations.

Congratulations on the new book!
Thank you, Jess!

Enjoy your special day!

Happy Daddy-Day, all Dads!

Any thoughts on...

KDP vs KDP Select?

Asking because I'm self-publishing a children's picture book on Amazon and I'm just not sure if I should go with Select or not. Any thoughts on this are greatly appreciated. *Smile*

Thanks in advance!
KDP is just the general non-exclusive Amazon self-publishing program. It's what you use if you want to sell your books on Amazon, but also want to make them available elsewhere.

KDP Select, at its most basic, is the exclusive Amazon program where you get paid a fraction of a cent for page reads (from those who pay for a Kindle Unlimited account) in exchange for making the book exclusively available on Amazon and not other retailers (Apple Books, Nook, Kobo, etc.).

There are a lot of factors to consider, and the "wide vs. exclusive to Amazon" strategies are a hot-debated topic in self-publishing. I'd be happy to discuss them in depth if you'd like, but it mostly boils down to this:

- KDP Select gives you more visibility on Amazon and more financial opportunity from page reads.
- KDP is the way to go if you want to widely release your books to find audiences on multiple platforms.

Since you're publishing a children's picture book, I don't think you're going to get a lot of extra money from page reads since the book is so comparatively short. So it really comes down to how you want to release. Do you want to just put it up on Amazon and see how it goes? Or do you want to put it up on every store and see how it goes?

The good news is that KDP Select is only three months at a time, so you can enroll at any time and, if you're not happy with it, after three months you can pull your books from KDP Select and release them elsewhere at that point.

Hope this helps!
Thank you, Jayne, for asking your friend! I'm interested in what she has to say. *Smile*

Also, thank you, Annette, for tagging Mara. I'm very curious to what she thinks, since she has published on Amazon.

Jeff, I appreciate all the great info! I didn't realize I could change my mind after three months. I might go for the Select, in that case, as I'm busy in the summers anyway, so that might work out well. *Smile*

Thanks, everyone, for taking the time to comment! *Smile*
Okay, now I'm thinking I won't go with Select. *Whistle* Actually, I'm not sure what I'm going to do. At least I understand it more now. *Smile* That's a huge plus.
I've added a new entry to my book, "Poetree:
         "Summer Night
I've added a new entry to my book, "A Little Bit of Everything:
         "Hydrating with Water
In this weather, it is important to stay hydrated. Among other things, dehydration causes kidney stones and kidney failure.
Another great reason to drink more water! Thanks for sharing, Chris Breva AKA Marvin Schrebe. *Smile*
I've added a new entry to my book, "A Little Bit of Everything:
         "The Price of Lumber!

Need inspiration?
Please check out my new contest!

Chapter One   (18+)
Write the first chapter of a book, inspired by the prompt.
#2251577 by Cubby creating e-book. ✏️

No plot
No word count
No complete story
Only Chapter One!

Come check it out!

I am humbly grateful for the donations and awardicon I received for my new upcoming contest:

Chapter One   (18+)
Write the first chapter of a book, inspired by the prompt.
#2251577 by Cubby creating e-book. ✏️

*Heart* This community is the best ever... *Sob*

I've ordered an exclusive MB
have only to fine tune the contest
before setting it loose!

I am in need of judges!
If you are interested, please send me an email.

*Note* Each entry will require an honest and encouraging review!
No copy & paste quickies.
*Note* I will provide a Judge's Forum for discussions, scheduling,
and a copy of each review.
*Note* I will give each review a Review Credit of 100gps, as long
as it is honest and encouraging.
*Note* Each judge will also receive a MB for the month they review.

I look forward to opening up this new contest
and I can't wait to read your entries!