New to Kindle Direct Publishing? Want a simple, step-by-step guide to publishing on Amazon? We’ve created KDP Jumpstart for authors like you. KDP Jumpstart is a streamlined, sequential approach to the steps required to go from finished manuscript to published book. To publish on KDP, you’ll complete four major milestones:
- Getting started. Enter your author, payment, and tax information to set up your KDP account.
- Book details. Enter information like title, author, and description to help readers find your book.
- Manuscript & cover. Transform your manuscript into a formatted file and design a cover that grabs readers’ attention.
- Rights & pricing. Decide where and for how much you want to sell your book.
The KDP Jumpstart advantage
KDP Jumpstart is designed to guide new authors through each step of self-publishing on Amazon. KDP Jumpstart includes:
12 step-by-step topics covering everything you need to know to publish your book on KDP.
Videos, activities, and insider tips to help you get the most out of publishing on Amazon.
Connect live with Amazon's experts and learn how to successfully publish. Learn more.
KDP experts created this step-by-step guided approach to help authors self-publish easily and effectively. Use the industry advice we'll give you and put your best book forward. Most KDP Jumpstart topics include these sections:
|Section||What's in it|
|What this topic covers||What you'll be able to do after reading the topic|
|What you'll need||Information to gather before going to KDP to enter it|
|Your progress||Progress bar that charts which milestones you've completed and which you have left|
|How to...||Videos and articles explaining what you'll need to do to publish on KDP and why it's important|
|Activity||Activities for you to research best practices for preparing, publishing, and promoting your book|
|Insider tip||Industry advice that introduces you to other Amazon resources that can help you reach your publishing goals|
|What to do next||Next steps at the end of each lesson, including a downloadable, printable companion guide for entering your information into KDP|
KDP Jumpstart topics
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