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Update Your Book Details

Your book details, also called metadata, are the different book attributes you enter when setting up your book title. This information is used to create your book and your book’s detail page. Certain book details can be updated after publication to fix errors. Learn which attributes you can change and how to do it.

Note: If your book status is “In Review” or “Publishing”, you won’t be able to update your book until it is “Live” on Amazon.

What book details can be changed after publishing

After publishing your book, certain features are locked. These features can’t be updated unless you publish the book as a new title from your KDP Bookshelf.

Book Details Kindle eBookPaperback and hardcover
Book Title
Edition Number
Primary Author
Publishing Rights
Low-content CheckboxNot available for eBooks
Reading age
Digital Rights ManagementNot available for print books
ISBN choiceNot required for eBooks*
ImprintNot required for eBooks*
Ink and Paper TypeNot available for eBooks
Trim SizeNot available for eBooks
Royalty Rate
Expanded Distribution

  • *Adding the ISBN and Imprint to eBooks is optional. However, if you include them in your eBook’s set up, you won’t be able to complete updates after publishing or deleting the title.
  • Book details can be updated for pre-order titles until the submission deadline. Visit our help page on pre-orders for more information.

Update your book details

Examples of updates that can be made: book description, keywords, categories, territories, and price.
To update book details like description, keywords, categories, territories, or price:
  1. Go to your KDP Bookshelf.
  2. Next to the book you want to update, click the ellipsis button ("…").
  3. Choose Edit details.
  4. Edit your book details.
  5. Click Save and Continue. Repeat this step on the Content page.
  6. At the bottom of the Pricing page, click Publish.

Once your book is updated, we'll review it again to ensure it meets our content guidelines. Learn more about timelines for updating published books.
For updates to your book's tites, subtitle, author, or ISBN, you will need to create a new edition. Visit Book Titles & Editions to learn more.

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