Kindle Vella: Publish an Amazon E-Book a Chapter at a Time
What you'll learn
- What is Amazon Vella? Why you should self-publish on Amazon Vella today. How to get additional information on Amazon Vella and remain informed.
- How to create story images for Amazon Vella publication using Microsoft Powerpoint 2016. Image requirements and best practices. Download my template.
- How to outline a Vella story using my Vella Story Template - Bible download. How to write a Vella story and episodes using my Vella Story Template download.
- How to publish Amazon Vella stories and episodes. Marketing best practices. The entire process is demonstrated in detail separate workshop recordings.
- Access to Microsoft Word is required to fully participate in this course.
- Access to Microsoft Powerpoint is required to fully participate in this course.
How would you like to be a published author by the end of the day? Have you heard of Amazon Kindle Vella?
I'm talking about from scratch, meaning you haven't written a word yet, let alone an entire book. You don't have a book cover. You don't even have a plot yet. From scratch – as in a dead halt. In just eight hours, you can be a published author.
And not just anywhere, but on the largest book retailer in the world: Amazon. And not just in any format, but in the hottest format in the world: eBook.
And what if I was to tell you that your book would be targeted at the fastest growing reading platform in the world: Mobile devices (AKA cellphones). It turns out that cell phone readers are hungry for short fiction on the move, and Amazon is releasing the platform that satisfies that hunger.
Finally, what if I was to tell you that you had your best odds of becoming an Amazon bestseller on this particular platform because the platform is brand new?
Sound too good to be true? Well, it's all true, and it's all free.
So, do you have eight hours to spare?
Welcome to Kindle Vella, the self-publishing platform that allows you to self-publish your books a chapter at a time. Except that on Kindle Vella, books are called stories, and chapters are episodes.
Vella is a new Amazon self-publishing option, announced in April of 2021, that allows independent writers to self-publish eBooks in serial format on Amazon. Rather than waiting to publish a finished book, referred to as a story, you can publish individual chapters, referred to as episodes. Stories can contain any number of episodes, but episodes must be between 600 and 5000 words in length. Mobile phone readers prefer to read short fiction while on the go.
Amazon Vella is currently in beta release, which allows writers to begin publishing their work. The reader interface to Vella will be released before the end of July 2021. Now is the perfect time to get involved in Amazon Vella publication. Additionally, Amazon Vella provides the perfect opportunity for independent writers to self-publish their work without first writing an entire book.
Remember, this course not only teaches you how to publish on Amazon Villa, but it also helps you outline, write, and copy edit compelling short fiction. It does so by offering downloadable templates that include a plot template, people, and places bible and story image template.
Now is the time to strike. The commitment is minimal. I explain the entire process. So, preview the start of the course to see if you like my teaching style, then enroll. Time is running out.
Kindle Vella will only be available in the United States store.
You cannot also publish Vella stories in other formats including Amazon Kindle.
You can publish non-fiction Vella stories.
I'll see you in the classroom.
Who this course is for:
- Independent writers new to self-publishing wanting to test the waters before diving in.
- Independent writers experienced with self-publishing wanting to expand their distribution and increase their revenue.
- Hobbyists just wanting to have some fun.
I was born in the middle of the last century in Los Angeles, California. After moving for a time to the Silicon Valley, I graduated from Humboldt State University amid the redwoods of Northern California.
Two weeks after graduation I was working as a computer systems programmer for Lockheed Missiles and Space (LMSC) back in the Silicon Valley. Two months after that and I was married as I have been happy ever since (for 40 years).
After 14 years at Lockheed, I moved from working on IBM mainframes to using PCs running the Unix operating system and encountered a thing called the Internet. Cisco Systems seemed to be the right place to work, so I joined the company as their 650th employee. Eleven years later Cisco had grown to over 20,000 employees.
I retired at the age of 48 and instantly became bored!
Throughout my professional career, I'd always enjoyed both writing and providing technical training. So, I attended creative writing classes at my local junior college and began to write.
I managed to write and self-publish a handful of books, but things didn't take off until my wife, Melanie Jackson, an established author with a New York company, left traditional publishing to join me in self-publishing.
In 10 years, from 2010 to now, Melanie and I have made half-a-million dollars self-publishing well over 100 books. I also managed to record a pair of audiobooks for Amazon and Audible sale.
By 2014, our rapid rise to Kindle fame had already dwindled. I decided to pursue my second passion of giving training presentations.
Since 2014 I've published over 48 online video training courses for training sites such as Udemy and Skillshare. My goal is to provide low-cost high-quality screencast-based educational material focusing on my areas of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. I continue to expand my video training catalog while focusing some energy on resurrecting our flagging book sales using various marketing techniques. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.
I currently live in Las Vegas, Nevada, with my lovely wife and Butterscotch the cat.
I'll see you in the classroom,