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Submitting Your Paperback to KDP

Ready to upload your manuscript to KDP? For the best results, we recommend using a PDF file. Before you upload your file, see the overview of the submission process below. Understanding the steps of this process can help you publish a higher quality book faster.

1. Format


Before you upload your manuscript to KDP, you'll need to format it so it meets our quality standards. Check out our formatting resources:

2. Upload


Before you upload your files, review the issues we look for during our automated and manual quality checks. If necessary, update your original files and upload the revised files to KDP.

3. Automated check


After you upload your files, you'll check them with our Print Previewer. This tool checks for errors you need to fix before you can submit for publication.

You can also preview your book by downloading a digital proof (PDF) in the Previewer or by ordering a physical proof.

4. Manual check


After you submit your book, we manually check your interior and cover files. If we find any issues, we'll email you instructions on what to fix.

Once your book passes our manual check, it will become available for sale on Amazon. See our Help page for publication timelines.


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