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Getting Started - How to Publish Your Book on KDP

You’ve just finished writing the next hit romance novel. Or maybe a memoir destined for the big screen. Or perhaps the first volume of a gripping fantasy series. Now you’ve decided to self-publish your book on KDP, which lets you publish both eBooks and paperbacks. How do you want to start?



  Publish Your eBook on KDP


Benefits of publishing eBooks with KDP include:

  • Rights: Keep control of your rights and set your own list prices. Make changes to your books at any time.
  • Get to market fast: Set up your book in minutes, and it will appear on Kindle stores worldwide.
  • Royalties: Earn up to 70% royalty on sales to customers in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, India, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and more. Enroll in KDP Select and earn more money through Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
Here’s how to publish your eBook:

  1. Prepare your manuscript and cover. Check out our tools and resources.
  2. Make sure your book meets our content and quality guidelines.
  3. Use your Amazon account to sign in to KDP or create a new one.
  4. Make sure your browser is updated.
  5. Go to your Bookshelf. In the "Create a New Title" section, click + Kindle eBook.
  6. Enter your information for each section:

    • Kindle eBook Details: Enter your title, description, keywords, categories, etc.
    • Kindle eBook Content: Upload your manuscript and create your cover. Preview your eBook.
    • Kindle eBook Pricing: Select the territories where you hold distribution rights. Select a royalty plan and set your list price.

  7. After entering your information, click Publish Your Kindle eBook. It can take up to 72 hours for your title to be available for purchase on Amazon.
Want to change your eBook after publishing it? You can update most of your book details, manuscript, and cover image.



  Publish Your Paperback on KDP


Benefits of publishing paperbacks with KDP include:

  • Rights: Maintain creative control and own your copyright with our non-exclusive agreement.
  • 100% availability: Printing on demand means your book will never be out of stock.
  • Distribution: Reach readers through Amazon websites in the US, Europe, and Japan.
  • Royalties: Earn up to 60% royalties on the list price you set, minus printing costs.
Here’s how to publish your paperback on KDP:

  1. Prepare your manuscript and cover. Check out our tools and resources
  2. Make sure your book meets our publishing and content guidelines.
  3. Use your Amazon account to sign in to KDP or create a new one
  4. Make sure your browser is updated.
  5. Go to your Bookshelf. In the "Create a New Title" section, click + Paperback.
  6. Enter your information for each section:

    • Paperback Details: Enter your title, description, keywords, categories, etc.
    • Paperback Content: Choose paper type and trim size. Upload your manuscript and create your cover. Preview your paperback.
    • Paperback Rights & Pricing: Select the territories where you hold distribution rights. Set your list price.

  7. After entering your information, click Publish Your Paperback Book. It can take up to 72 hours for your book to be available for purchase on Amazon.
Want to change your paperback after publishing it? You can update many of your book details, manuscript, and cover.

Do you already publish on CreateSpace? You can move your title to KDP and manage both formats from one website. Learn more about moving your CreateSpace paperback to KDP.

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