Amazon launched a new service that helps educators and authors publish their own digital “textbooks” and other educational content that students can then access on Fire tablets, iPad, iPhone, Android smartphones and tablets, Mac, and PC.
“Educators and authors can use the public beta of Amazon’s new Kindle Textbook Creator tool to easily turn PDFs of their textbooks and course materials into Kindle books,” the company explained in its announcement. “Once the book is ready, authors can upload it to KDP in just a few simple steps to reach students worldwide.”
Features include flashcards, highlighting, and note-taking.
Those who publish through the KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) program can earn royalties of up to 70% and keep their rights and maintain 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,” Amazon said.
More information about the KDP program is available on the Amazon website.