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1 – Set Up Your KDP Account

What you'll need:
  • Your existing Amazon account sign-in information (optional)
  • Your name, address, and phone number
  • Your bank account and routing number information (depends on your country)
  • Your tax information / TIN (for non-US authors)

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To publish with KDP, start by signing in to kdp.amazon.com using your Amazon customer account. If you don't have an Amazon account, click Sign up, and follow the instructions to create a KDP account.

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We recommend using your existing Amazon account. This will help prevent issues with ordering proof or author copies of your books in future. You can create a separate Amazon account if you’d prefer to keep your consumer account and KDP account separate. However, you’ll need to keep track of separate account details (for example, the email address and password associated with each of the accounts).

Once you've created your KDP account, you'll need to enter author, payment, and tax information. For instructions, visit Create a KDP Account.

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Don't enter your pen name in your account details. We issue your payments and tax forms under the name listed in your account details. If you want to use a pen name, you can enter it later, in 4 – Title Setup: Book Details, Content, & Pricing.

If you have questions when adding your bank account information, visit How to add (or edit) my bank account?

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We encourage you to use direct deposit (also known as Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) when available. EFT allows you to receive royalties in your local currency without a minimum threshold. It’s also more secure and environmentally friendly than paper checks. Visit KDP Payment Options for further details.

For detailed instructions on how to complete the tax interview, and to review steps for non-US authors, visit Taking the Tax Interview.

Important: Amazon requires all account holders, including nonprofit or tax-exempt organizations, to provide valid taxpayer identification information to comply with U.S. tax reporting regulations. This information is required for Amazon to determine whether royalty payments made are subject to reporting and withholding to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Your account may be subject to 1099-MISC reporting if you receive at least $10 of royalties during a calendar year.

For further information on setting up your account, visit Set Up Your KDP Account.

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