Kindle Textbook Creator makes it easy to create eTextbooks and other
educational content that enhances the learning experience with features
like flashcards, highlighting, and note-taking
Educators and educational content authors can easily prepare,
publish, and promote eTextbooks and other educational content that
students can access on Fire tablets, iPad, iPhone, Android tablets and
smartphones, Mac, and PC
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 2015--
(NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon.com today announced KDP EDU, a new segment of
Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) designed to help educators and authors
easily prepare, publish, and promote eTextbooks and other educational
content for students to access on a broad range of devices, including
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. Once the book is ready, authors can upload
it to KDP in just a few simple steps to reach students worldwide. Get
started today at kdp.amazon.com/edu.
“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.”
Books created with Kindle Textbook Creator offer features for students
and other readers that enhance the learning experience, including:
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
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.
“I’m in love with Kindle Textbook Creator! It’s a great solution for the
issues I had with converting many of my math-intensive print books to
Kindle format,” said Chris McMullen, author of Full Color
Illustrations of the Fourth Dimension. “Educational content often
includes many equations, graphs, and tables. Kindle Textbook Creator
made it easy for me to convert the print version of my geometry book to
Kindle and reach even more readers.”
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, visit kdp.amazon.com/edu.
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