How To Get on Amazon
6 Easy Steps to Get Your Book, CD, or DVD listed on Amazon
- Get an ISBN (for a book), or a UPC (for a CD or DVD).
- Get a bar code based on the ISBN or UPC.
- Sign up with Amazon
- Ship two copies to Amazon
- Send cover scan
- Get Money
1) GET AN ISBN/UPC NUMBER
Amazon requires that every book (or book like product) you want to sell has a unique number. For books that would be an ISBN (International Standard Book Number). Click here to get an ISBN assignment.
2) GET A BAR CODE
Your ISBN will then have to be made into a barcode and be printed on your product. If you have already printed your book, you can print your barcode on sticky labels and affix them to the back of your books or other products. Click here to obtain an ISBN number.
3) APPLY TO AMAZON
Once you have your ISBN and barcode (UPC for CD's and DVD'S), you can apply to the Amazon Advantage Program - click here to open that page in a new window now. The cost is $29.95 per year to join the program. This is a required step before Amazon will accept your book or other product.
4) MAIL BOOKS TO AMAZON
When your book is approved by Amazon, they will ask you to send them two copies. You will be asked to confirm your order on the Advantage website, and ship the books to Amazon. Be careful to ship the books in protective packaging to avoid returns to you. As your books sell, Amazon will ask you to send them more books to replenish the sold ones.
5) SEND COVER SCAN
Upload the cover of your book onto Amazon.. Once uploaded and approved, it will appear on their website wherever your book is displayed.
6) GET MONEY
Amazon will email you a statement each month telling you how many sales were made and the amount of money they will automatically deposit into your account. You can determine your income per book by taking the retail price of the book and subtracting 55%. In other words, you will receive 45% of your listed price. You must also pay for shipping books to Amazon. Amazon handles all shipping from them to the customer. Also: Because you will be an Advantage member, you can have Amazon scan the contents of your book. This will make your entire book searchable via Amazon's search engine. This is a great way to increase sales. Good Luck!