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6 – Promoting Your Book & Getting Paid

6.1 Promoting Your Book

Amazon offers several different ways to promote and market your book to readers. For more information, visit Ways to Promote Your Book.

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Sign up for our KDP Community forum to connect with other KDP authors. The KDP Community forum includes a Marketing & Promotion topic where you can read and ask for promotion advice from other authors. Note this is not a platform to promote your book directly.

6.2 Sales Rank

Best Seller and Category Ranks are based on customer activity of your book relative to the activity of other books. For more information, visit Sales Rank.

6.3 Getting Paid

Once you meet the minimum threshold for payment, royalties are paid every month, approximately 60 days after the end of the month in which the sale was reported (90 days for Expanded Distribution). For more information, visit When Will I Get Paid?

6.4 Checking Your Sales Reports

You can access your KDP Dashboard easily, by clicking the Reports link that appears at the top of the page when you log in to KDP.

For details on the information available in your reports, visit KDP Reports.

Congratulations! You’ve reached the end of the KDP Jumpstart guide.

Suggestions to try now

  • Bookmark the KDP Help Center home page, where we periodically update the News & Recent Updates section to announce new KDP features, products, and service options.
  • Sign up for our KDP Community to connect with other KDP Authors.
  • Sign up, and start building your Amazon Author Central page.
  • Spruce up your Amazon detail page with A+ Content.
  • Learn about Transparency Barcodes, to promote an easy way for your readers to add reviews.
  • Check out Kindle Vella (for US authors only), to explore options for publishing serialized stories and earning more royalties. Browse the Kindle Vella store on Amazon to see what stories are trending, and to give you inspiration for starting your own Kindle Vella story or for your next book. Keeping a Kindle Vella story in addition to your published books can help you connect further with your readers.

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