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Kindle Direct Publishing is free to use and offers different royalty options so you can earn more from your craft.
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Earn more with multiple income streams

Earn up to 70% royalties on eBook sales
Earn your share of the KDP Select Global Fund based on your book's pages read
Earn up to 60% royalties on print book sales

Royalty for eBook sales

Choose between two royalty options for each of your eBooks
eBook Royalty Rate
Available in certain territories. Your royalty will be 70% of your list price (excluding) sales tax, less delivery costs.
eBook Royalty Rate
Your royalty will be 35% of your list price (excluding sales tax) for each eBook sold.

Earn royalties for pages read in Kindle Unlimited

Reach millions of readers through Kindle Unlimited when you enroll your book in KDP Select.
Why enroll in KDP Select?
Reach a larger audience
Make your eBook available to millions of Kindle Unlimited subscribers in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, India, Japan, and Australia.
Earn your share of the KDP Select Global Fund
The KDP Select Global Fund size is announced monthly. Your share is based on your number of pages read for the first time by customers in Kindle Unlimited.
Maximize your book's sales potential
Use two exclusive promotional tools:
• Kindle Countdown Deals: Discount your eBook for a limited time on or
• Free Book Promotion: Offer your Kindle eBook for free for up to five days to attract new readers.
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Jupiter Phaeton
Jupiter Phaeton
France / Fantasy
"KDP has changed my life. I was able to fulfill my dream of becoming a full-time author while retaining control over my copyrights. I am the decision maker from A to Z on everything related to my book, and I love it."
LJ Ross
LJ Ross
United Kingdom / Thriller
"I choose to publish independently because it offers flexibility and allows me to retain full control of my work. There are no glass ceilings and I am able to connect with readers, whose opinions matter the most."

Royalty for print book sales

Print in both paperback and hardcover
Earn up to a 60% royalty on print book sales
We print your paperback and hardcover books on demand so you don't have to pay any upfront costs or carry any inventory. We deduct the cost to print your book from your royalty rate when we ship an order.

Offer your book in libraries and book retailers with Expanded Distribution for paperbacks

Book retailers and libraries purchase paperbacks from large distributors. If you enroll your paperback in Expanded Distribution, we'll make your book available to distributors so book retailers and libraries can find your book and order it. (US and UK only)
Print Royalty Rate

See what you can earn with KDP

Sample pricing for US only
List Price (without tax)
Royalty Rate
(up to 70%)
(up to 60%)
File Delivery / Printing Costs
2 MB x $0.15
(250 pages x $0.012) + $1.00
Total Royalty
$1.79 per eBook sold
$1.99 per Paperback sold
*File delivery costs based on 2MB file sold on
**Printing costs based on a paperback with 250 pages, regular trim size, and black and white ink sold on Learn more about paperback printing costs for all marketplaces, ink types, and page counts.
Use our pricing calculator to estimate printing costs and royalties for paperbacks and hardcovers.
Fernando Gamboa
Fernando Gamboa
Spain / Adventure
"In 2007 I began publishing novels with traditional publishers, but despite selling tens of thousands of copies, I never believed in the possibility of dedicating myself to writing professionally. Something that didn't happen until I started self-publishing on KDP in 2011 and selling my books on Amazon. Since then, my books not only reach readers around the world, but I have also become one of the most successful authors in my country. So I can say without any doubt that today I am a professional author thanks to Amazon and Kindle Direct Publishing. What more could I ask for?"

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