I had not heard of this self-publishing feature - read this excerpt!!
LINKI've been one of Kindle's biggest critics. When Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) rolled out its electronic reader last week, I described it as a $399 paperweight.
Then I saw the light.
...it was an email with a link from Amazon to established publishers, inquiring about turning their existing paper tomes into Kindle-ready electronic books.
Amazon's Digital Text Platform is in beta, but it's an open beta. Anyone can sign up. Anyone can be published. In fact, the only requirements to get an item listed on Kindle are a title, an author's name, and of course, content.
In seconds, Amazon chewed [my novel] up and spit it back out in Kindle's HTML-coded format. All that was left was to price the puppy, from $0.25 to $200. I chose the low end of that scale and clicked the Publish button.
Several hours later, it was up on the site, complete with an Amazon-assigned ASIN code. That was too easy.