In the world of self-publishing novellas for language learners, most authors use Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Why? For authors, it is easy to use - you just need to upload your manuscript and cover artwork and you are pretty much ready to publish. With KDP, your novella is published on Amazon and is accessible to Amazon's massive customer base. Many customers already have an Amazon account and are probably familiar with how Amazon works, so customers can buy your novella in a matter of seconds.
Sound too good to be true?
There are some drawbacks to KDP compared to other self-publishing websites, such as:
- If you have ethical concerns about Amazon
- KDP's royalty rate for authors is lower than those of other self-publishing websites
- KDP (almost) only supports publishing in languages that use the Latin alphabet
- Writers of Latin novellas use it (such as these)
- Lulu allows free edits (some self-publishing websites charge a fee if you need to fix errors in your book - no thanks!)
- No language restrictions! (Caveat: Books in Greek can only be sold on Lulu and are ineligible for their wider distribution service)