Account & Taxes
- Set up your KDP account
- CreateSpace Account
- Year End Tax Forms
- What is my tax account status?
- Taking the Tax Interview
- Tax Withholding
- Applying for a US ITIN
- How Taxes Affect List Prices
Format Your Paperback
- Set Trim Size, Bleed, and Margins
- Format Front Matter, Body Matter, and Back Matter
- Save Your Manuscript File
- Paperback and Hardcover Manuscript Templates
- Cover Creator
- Create a Paperback Cover
- Format Images in Your Book
- Paperback Fonts
- Fix Paperback and Hardcover Formatting Issues
- Paperback Submission Guidelines
- Format Your Hardcover
- Format Your eBook
Tools and Resources
- KDP Tools and Resources
- Publishing Service Providers & Resources
- Kindle Create Help Overview
- Kindle Previewer
- Kindle Comic Creator
- Kindle Kids' Book Creator
- Quality Notifications Dashboard
- Guide to Kindle Content Quality
- Enhanced Typesetting
- X-Ray for Authors
- Format Your Paperback
- Start publishing with KDP
Create a Book
- Book Detail Resources
- Release Date Options
- Upload Book Resources
- Pricing Resources
- Book Status
- Low-Content Books
- Kindle Vella
- Start a Book Series
Orders & Book Copies
Proof and Author Copies
- How do I order a proof or author copy?
- How much do proof or author copies cost?
- What is the cost to ship my proof or author copy?
- When will my proof or author copy arrive?
- I’m getting an error ordering my author copy
- I’m getting an error ordering my proof copy
- My proof or author copy came damaged
- My proof or author copy didn’t arrive on time
- My proof or author copy has printing errors
- Proof and Author Copies
- Amazon Store & Detail Page
Marketing & Distribution
- Ways to Promote Your Book
- KDP Select
- Author Central
- A+ Content
- Advertising for KDP books
- Expanded Distribution
- Merchandising Tips
- Nominate Your eBook for a Promotion (Beta)
- Book Updates
Payments & Reports
- KDP Reports
- Old Sales Reports
- KDP Payments
Legal & Content Guidelines
- Kindle Direct Publishing Terms and Conditions
- Program Policies
Kindle Publishing Guidelines
- Getting Started
- General Best Practices
Guidelines for Specific Types of eBooks
- Creating Reflowable Books
- Creating Fixed-Layout Books with Text Pop-Ups
- Creating Fixed-Layout Books with Image Pop-Ups or Virtual Panels
- Creating Fixed-Layout Books Without Pop-Ups
- Creating Kindle Editions with Audio/Video Content
- Creating Dictionaries
- Milestone 1 - Getting Started
- Milestone 2 - Book Details
- Milestone 3 - Manuscript & Cover
- Milestone 4 - Rights & Pricing
- KDP University
- Kindle Publishing Guidelines
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Create a Book
Enter book detailsEntering your book details is the first step towards publishing your book. These details directly correlate with what shows up on the Amazon detail page for your book. You have full control over what is displayed. However, keep in mind that some of these fields can't be modified once your book is published. We recommend paying extra close attention to ensure all of these details are correct.
To see an example of how your book details will show up on your detail page visit J.K. Rowling’s page for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
To see a list of what details can and can't be changed after publishing, visit our Update Your Book Details page.
The title, subtitle, author name, series information, and ISBN in your manuscript file must match the details you enter during title setup. Kindle eBooks, paperbacks, and hardcover books are linked automatically if the author name and book title of both editions match exactly. During the publishing process, KDP tries to match book details like title and author name to other editions available in the Amazon catalog.
For low- content books, you can choose to either use your own ISBN or publish without an ISBN. Learn more about low-content books.
Entering your book details is the first step of the setup workflow. To begin, follow the steps below:
- Go to your Bookshelf.
- Click the + Create button.
- Click to choose which type of book to create.
For more specific information, tips, tricks, and recommendations on each detail, use the links below:
Upload and preview bookThe next step in the setup workflow is to upload and preview your book. Here, you can upload your manuscript and preview it to see exactly what your book will look like.
This section of the setup workflow also contains information about your book’s ISBN. You will need a unique ISBN for each format of your book: eBook, paperback, and hardcover. To learn more about obtaining an ISBN for your book, visit our ISBN page.
- If you are publishing a paperback or hardcover book, you will have to enter your print options before previewing. To learn more, visit out Print Options help page.
- Ensure the manuscript you upload contains the books interior for the title and description you entered. Your book's description should describe the main plot, theme, or idea of the book. For eBooks, an error message will surface in case there is a mismatch. You'll be able to continue setting up your book after you upload the correct manuscript or go back and edit these book details.
Title creation limit
To ensure a positive customer experience, we limit the number of titles you can create at the same time and within a specific period of time. If you expect to regularly create a large number of titles, please contact us to inquire about an exception.
Set rights & pricingThe last step in our workflow is the Rights & Pricing section. Here you will set your book’s price, royalty rate, and agree to KDP’s Terms and Conditions before publishing. Your price can be modified at any time after your book is published.
How do I choose the proper royalty rate? Check out our Price Your Book page for additional information.
What's next?If you are publishing a paperback or hardcover book, it’s time to start thinking about ordering your proof copies. Ordering a proof is not mandatory, although it gives you the option to see your book in person before publishing. If you order a proof, you can submit your book for publication right away or wait until you’ve received and reviewed the proof. It’s up to you.
Want to learn more about proof copies? Check out our Proof Copies help page.