English | Help | Sign in | Give Feedback

How would you rate your experience using this page?

Visit our help center for resources to common issues

Click here to take our survey and give us detailed feedback.

Thank you for your feedback.

Click here to take our survey and give us detailed feedback.

Help Topics

Contact Us

Have feedback? Can't find your answer in our Help pages?

Contact Us

5 – Publishing & Review

Once you’ve submitted your book for publication, it goes into review. During review, we check your book to make sure it meets our formatting and content guidelines.

As discussed in 4 – Title Setup: Book Details, Content, & Pricing, while In Review, your book is locked for changes.

Jumpstart Tip

The time it takes to complete review varies, based on the type of book you submitted, but, generally, it takes 3 – 10 business days. To check the timeframe, visit Timelines. If further information is needed to validate your publishing rights, the review time may be longer than what is shown in Timelines. For more information on validating publishing rights, visit Intellectual Property Rights Frequently Asked Questions.

You can return to your KDP Bookshelf at any time during the review process to check your Book Status.

To understand the status shown, watch our video or visit Book Status.

Jumpstart Tip

If you’re notified about a formatting issue for a print book, you can find guidance to correct common issues in Fix Paperback and Hardcover Formatting Issues. If your issue is with an eBook, try the Quality Notifications Dashboard.

Once your book is available for purchase, it takes up to 72 hours for it to appear in Search Results.

If you need to make updates to your book, you can do so once your book is Live.

To check which details you can update, and how to update, watch our video, or visit Update Your Book Details.

Jumpstart Tip

Now that your book is Live, you have the option to purchase proof or author copies of your book. To learn more about proof and author copies, visit Proof and Author Copies.

Was this article helpful? Share Your Feedback

The survey is hosted by Qualtrics, so you'll visit their site to fill it out.

An unexpected error occurred. Please try again later.
Your session has expired

Please sign in to continue

Sign In