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Topic 2 - Account Setup (non-U.S.)


After reading this topic, you'll be able to:

  • Sign in to your KDP account
  • Enter your author/publisher information
  • Enter your payment and banking information
  • Complete the tax interview


To complete this topic, you'll need:

  • Your name, address, and phone number
  • Your bank account, and routing number (depends on your country)
  • Your Tax Identification Number (TIN)


You've just started Milestone 1. After you're done setting up your account, you'll enter your book details (Milestone 2), format your manuscript and cover (Milestone 3), and set rights and pricing (Milestone 4).


Sign in

To sign in, you'll go to kdp.amazon.com and enter the same login and password you use to shop on Amazon. If you don't have an Amazon account, click "Sign up" and follow the instructions to create a KDP account.

Enter author/publisher information

To enter your author/publisher information, you'll click the "(Your Name)'s Account" link at the top of the page. This will take you to the My Account page. In the "Author/Publisher Information" section, you'll enter your name, address, and phone number.

TIP: Don't enter your pen name here. This matters because we issue your payments and tax forms under the same name. If you want to use a pen name, enter it when you're entering up your book details.

Enter payment & banking information

To enter your payment information, you'll go to the "Getting Paid" section of the My Account page and enter your bank information. We need this so we can pay you royalties when customers buy your book.

TIP: We recommend choosing direct deposit (also known as Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)). 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.

Complete the tax interview

To complete the tax interview, you'll go to the "Tax information" section of the My Account page and enter information like your name, address, and Tax Identification Number.

Save your information

When you're done, remember to click Save at the bottom of the page.

Amazon requires all publishers, including non-residents of the U.S., to provide valid taxpayer identification information in order to comply with U.S. tax reporting regulations. This information must be collected in order for Amazon to determine whether any royalty payments made are subject to reporting and withholding to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Your account may be subject to 1042-S reporting if you receive royalty payments from sales on the U.S. store. Royalty payments for sales on the U.S. store are subject to 30% U.S. tax withholding. Publishers may be eligible for a reduced rate of U.S. tax withholding if their country of permanent residence has an income tax treaty with the United States. Learn more.


  1. Go to your Bookshelf.
  2. Click the "(Your Name)'s Account" link at the top of the page.
  3. Enter your information into the "Author/Publisher Information," "Getting Paid," and "Tax Information" sections.
  4. Save your information and go to Topic 3, which covers writing your book description.

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