Amazon Launches Kindle Textbook Creator for Mac

Amazon Launches Kindle Textbook Creator for Mac

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Amazon has announced the release of a Kindle Textbook Creator for Mac that lets educators and authors easily turn PDFs of their textbooks and course materials into Kindle books. Once the book is ready, authors can upload it to Kindle Direct Publishing in just a few simple steps.

“Kindle Textbook Creator makes it easy for anyone to take any PDF and create a richly featured and widely available eTextbook,” said Chuck Kronbach, Director, Kindle Direct Publishing. “We look forward to seeing how authors use the new tool and getting their feedback to guide us in adding more features to KDP EDU over time.”

● Multi-Color Highlighting—Highlight and categorize key concepts for easy reference.
● Notebook—Capture key passages, images and bookmarks and automatically add them to the notebook. Students can add their own notes and easily access them from one location.
● Flashcards—Create flashcards and study important terms, concepts, and definitions in each chapter with a simple, easy-to-use interface.
● Dictionary—Find definitions and Wikipedia information for difficult terms to improve retention.
● Buy Once, Read Everywhere—Read eTextbooks on the most popular devices students use, including Fire tablets, iPad, iPhone, Android tablets and smartphones, Mac, and PC.

Amazon says that with KDP, authors can earn royalties of up to 70%, while keeping their rights and maintaining control of their content. They can also choose to enroll their books in KDP Select for additional royalty opportunities like Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, and access to marketing tools like Kindle Countdown Deals and Free Book Promotions.

To learn more about publishing textbooks through KDP, or to download Kindle Textbook Creator, hit the link below...

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Amazon Launches Kindle Textbook Creator for Mac

Amazon Launches Kindle Textbook Creator for Mac
NoGoodNick - January 22, 2015 at 10:47pm
Uh, isn't this feature ALREADY available for ALL platforms (not just Macs) if they publish thru Amazon's Createspace service? As far as I can see, they aren't changing anything, just converting pdfs into Kindle format without adding any new features to the Kindle. Besides, if they publish paperbacks via CS, they can also access classrooms that insist on physical books as well.