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Webinars

In our free 60-minute interactive webinars, you'll learn about strategies and tools to help you successfully prepare, publish, and promote your book on KDP. Each webinar includes best practices, and answers to frequently asked questions.



Upcoming KDP University @home sessions


KDP University is excited to bring the author and reader communities together in a new, exciting—and virtual—way. Join us for our free 60-minute interactive webinars featuring your favorite Indie Authors. Registration is hosted by GoToWebinar, so you'll visit their site to sign up by clicking the webinar image.


Participation is limited, so make sure to register early. Don't worry if you can't join this time. We'll be hosting more webinars in the near future.

Can't make the live event? You can watch recorded webinars at the bottom of this page!


Recorded Webinars


Getting started with KDP

Take a tour of the KDP website and learn about requirements and resources for book formatting.

Video: Recorded December 9, 2020
For more information and links to the resources discussed in the webinar, download this companion guide.

Tax talk: What digital content providers should know about taxes

Learn why Amazon needs tax information, where to download forms, and about taking the tax interview.

Video: Recorded January 10, 2019
For the resources discussed in the webinar, download this companion guide.

Paperback formatting essentials

Learn industry terms and best practices for turning a completed manuscript into a formatted file.

Video: Recorded December 17, 2020
For more information and links to the resources discussed in the webinar, download this companion guide.



Creative cover solutions

Learn about cover formatting, branding principles, and top 10 cover best practices.

Video: Recorded January 6, 2021
For more information and links to the resources discussed in the webinar, download this companion guide.

Discovering Metadata

Metadata influences how readers find and purchase your book on Amazon. Join us for best practices on how to identify categories and keywords to increase traffic and use metadata to create a strong detail page that impacts conversion to sales.

Video: Recorded July 1, 2020
For more information and links to the resources discussed in the webinar, download this author guide.

Developing a promotional strategy

Stand out from the hundreds of books that are published weekly by creating a plan for promoting your book.

Video: Recorded December, 2, 2020
For more information and links to the resources discussed in the webinar, download this companion guide.

Beginners Book Marketing on Goodreads

Designed for authors just starting out with the Goodreads Authors Program, this webinar will give you clear easy steps to begin engaging with readers and promoting your books to the world’s largest community of readers.

Video: Recorded March 24, 2021
For more information and links to the resources discussed in the webinar, download this author guide and these notes and highlights.

Advanced Book Marketing on Goodreads

Designed for the author who is already part of the Goodreads Authors Program, this webinar will teach you the best ways to maximize the reach of Goodreads, the world’s largest community of readers.

Video: Recorded April 28, 2021
For more information and links to the resources discussed in the webinar, download this author guide and these notes and highlights.


KDPUniversity @home with Alana Quintana Albertson

Alana Quintana Albertson is a Latina best-selling romance author of thirty-one books. Her newest Latinx romantic comedy series Spicy Rich Tacos has earned her a deal with Berkeley Publishing, and the first book in the series, Ramón and Julieta, was optioned for television. On July 22, Albertson joined us to share invaluable insights into serial content, and promotion!

Video: Recorded July 22, 2021

KDPUniversity @home with Orlando A. Sanchez

Orlando A. Sanchez’s writing journey started in his teens, creating scenarios for his Dungeons & Dragons adventures. Today Sanchez writes urban fantasy, with a twist of paranormal lurking behind the scenes, and a dose of magic, martial arts, and mayhem. On July 15, Sanchez joined the KDPU team to talk about taking the self-publishing leap, and the importance of building a strong, global reader group through social media.

Video: Recorded July 15, 2021

KDPUniversity @home with LJ Ross

After LJ Ross’s debut mystery novel Holy Island released in 2015 through Kindle Direct Publishing, it became an instant international bestseller. Following the same path, twenty more of her novels have become Amazon UK best sellers, with millions of copies sold worldwide. Passionate about supporting literacy, education, and the arts, Ross sponsors several philanthropic initiatives through her imprint, Dark Skies Publishing. Louise joined us on July 8 to share how she uses Kindle Unlimited and KDP Select to help reach her audience.

Video: Recorded July 8, 2021

KDPUniversity @home with Michael and Judith Anderle

Best-selling author Michael Anderle is known for his Kurtherian Gambit series and creating 20Booksto50K®, a 51,000+ member Facebook group dedicated to helping authors earn more. With his partner Judith, the Anderles also started and grew LMBPN® Publishing, which has helped publish close to 100 series, over 1,000 books, and over 200 audiobooks. On July 1, the Anderles joined the KDP University team to share their story and why they’re so invested in seeing other authors succeed, the importance of goal setting, and their best tips for growing a business as an independently published author.

Video: Recorded July 7, 2021

KDPUniversity @home with M.D. Cooper

With twenty years of software development experience, M.D. Cooper uses her expertise to create realistic science fiction that captures readers. A self-proclaimed extrovert, Cooper loves to hang out with her readers on social media or at conventions, where she just may be found rocking a catsuit or cosplaying one of her own characters. On June 24, Cooper joined us to reveal how social media advertising, like through Facebook, has helped her meet a whole new audience of readers.

Video: Recorded June 24, 2021

KDPUniversity @home with Sloane Kennedy

Sloane Kennedy always dreamed of being a writer but didn’t take the plunge until 2015 when she finally released her first novel. Since then, she hasn’t stopped, and she now has over 40 books to her name, including the Amazon best-selling gay-romance Pelican Bay and The Protectors series. Kennedy’s Twist of Fate (written in collaboration with Lucy Lennox) and Pelican Bay series have also both recently been optioned for film and television to an Emmy-nominated producer. On June 17, Kennedy joined us to share her story, the resources she used to educate herself about self-publishing, and her top tips for social media and giveaways.

Video: Recorded June 17, 2021

KDPUniversity @home with Meghan Quinn

A USA Today best-selling author of romantic comedies and contemporary romances, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book. Quinn’s bubbly personality shows throughout her distinctive branding and eye-catching covers with bright colors, and bold titles. Readers recognize her books when they see them! On June 10, Quinn joined us at KDP to share how her life was changed after accidentally publishing her first book on KDP, along with pro tips on branding, and reader engagement.

Video: Recorded June 10, 2021


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