Monday, January 26, 2015
Last Thursday, Amazon launched KDP EDU for academics to self-publish books through the Kindle Direct Publishing program:
Amazon’s new Kindle Textbook Creator Beta helps you convert PDFs of your textbooks, course notes, study guides and other educational content that includes complex visual information like charts, graphs and equations into Kindle books. Books created through Kindle Textbook Creator take advantage of features that enhance a student’s learning experience such as dictionary look-up, notebook, highlighting and flashcards. Plus, preview your book across all supported devices.
Faculty authors earn up to a 70% royalty and retain the copyright. The Kindle app is available on most smartphones, tablets, and computers. For more, see Tech Crunch.