Training #265 – Hot Seats & Ask Us Anything

In training #265, we covered hot seat requests from Alan Hesse (Children’s/Comics) and Dinah Taylor (Children’s).

We covered topics ranging from children’s comic books on Kindle, Kindle Comic Creator, maximum file sizes for each price point on Amazon, genre appropriate cover illustrations, the differences between 35% and 70% royalties, how to setup an Author Page on Amazon, finding comparable titles, categories with keyword requirements, choosing the appropriate age range for your children’s book, adding a border to Kindle books with a white background, where to set your book’s metadata, ISBN numbers, acknowledging illustrators, using a pen name as an illustrator, copyright considerations on illustrations you hire out from a website like, using multiple pen names, publishing books FROM different countries (and how to fill out your tax interview by getting a US EIN number), publishing books TO different countries (both in Amazon and out of Amazon and how to set appropriate pricing).