First impressions on publishing on Amazon

I did a thing.

Yesterday I published my first one-page story on amazon!

(Hooray!! clap! clap! clap!)

I did this as part of a writing challenge I’m doing, in which I have to publish a one-page story every week.

I wrote about it in this post:

So here are some things I’ve discovered, and my impressions.

First off, it is so easy to publish on amazon!

I honestly didn’t expect it to be so easy!

I published through the Kindle Direct Program. In it, you can publish eBooks in under five minutes from signup to publish (providing you already have everything you need to do so, such as the cover and your book in an acceptable format).

It also offers to publish your book in paperback, though I wont go into this since I opted to not go this way.

I was very disappointed that you can’t publish for free.

The cheapest your eBook can be is $0.99, and this came as a disappointment because I originally had intended for them to be free.

That said, you can create a free promotion where your book is free for up to five days. But that’s it.

All in all, it’s a great experience.

While as a designer I cannot condone the UI of the whole thing, publishing proved to be incredibly hassle-free, and that’s a great thing. I can’t wait for next week.


If you have any suggestion for a one-page story, please feel free to tell me about it!