1. You cannot publish free books through KDP at this time.EvilB said:I don't want to give my true identity out. Sounds stupid, I know. And can you publish a book not connected with your kindle account for free? How many word formatted pages make a good-length book? (At least 250 book-pages)
But I didn't think that you could write kindle books on smashwords.VH Folland said:Regarding pseudonyms you can choose any name (or register a ltd company if you prefer). Amazon sets a minimum price you have to charge, and then chooses which books it wants to make free.
However you can publish Kindle Format books for free, just not through the Kindle store. Either you can download the free program Mobipocket, format your own Kindle book and put it on your website, or you could use a site like Smashwords who do the processing for you and are free. On Smashwords, you can choose any name and just need an email address and paypal account (and paypal only if you are taking royalties).
Other sites like Smashwords include Wattpad and Feedbooks..
Yes, Kindle (.mobi) is one of the formats that Smashwords makes available for download (if you choose it). It doesn't go directly to the user's Kindle, as Amazon's download does, so it's an extra step on the reader's part to move it there.EvilB said:But I didn't think that you could write kindle books on smashwords.
All epublish sites such as Amazon, B&N and Smashwords are free to upload. It does not cost anything to put your book on their site.EvilB said:Can I publish a free book without an Amazon account? Just asking this because I don't have my own; I use my mom's.