Last updated: March 10, 2019
- What is public domain?
- Sources of public domain books
- How to know and choose which public domain book to publish?
- Self-publishing PD Books ( download checklist PDF – see below )
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- public domain books, and audiobooks,
- tips, and techniques to correctly edit public domain books so that your KDP Account doesn’t get warned or banned,
- how to check for copyrights,
- how to set up your public domain book in your KDP eBook setup process, and more information like that with screenshots and details.
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Alright, now let’s get right into the business of publishing public domain eBooks that gets loved by people:
What is Public Domain?
Public Domain is a platform on which any articles, books, images, media, or any content that are made freely accessible to the general public to consume, edit, or make commercial usage possible.
Amazon KDP has been allowing and regularizing the publishing of Public Domain books on its Kindle platform, to allow creators to add-value to the existing old classics, and also make some money on the side doing it.
Here are some of the sources of Public Domain books:
- Gutenberg (https://gutenberg.com)
- Feedbooks (https://feedbooks.com)
- Get more sources from here: https://techlibrary.tv/20ebooks
How to know and choose which Public Domain book to publish?
Choosing a public domain book determines its success and more downloads and thus more sales and profits.
Not just that, adding more value to it is what makes it stand out from the competition, as there are so many books by the same title on Amazon Kindle eBooks’ store.
How to differentiate public domain books and how to add more value?
The following video takes a stab at that, so your readers can get more out of the old classics. There is also a checklist given in the video description, when you watch it directly on YouTube (see for the link in the video description).