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Previous Webinars

Missed the live webinar? Don't worry. You can watch recorded webinars and read the most frequently asked questions from the Q&A sessions.



KDPUniversity @home with James Hunter

Full-time ink slinger, James Hunter agreed to take time away from his incredibly busy schedule to speak to us about his publishing company, Shadow Alley Press. James discussed his marketing strategies and what it means to be a member of The Royal Order of the Shellback.

Video: Recorded July 23, 2020



KDPUniversity @home with Stephanie Bond

Stephanie Bond has not only published more than 80 novels but also shares her writing secrets in her book "Your Personal Fiction-Writing Coach (365 Days of Motivation & Tips to Write a Great Book!)". In this webinar Stephanie talks about her top suggestions for writing and marketing your book.

Video: Recorded July 16, 2020



KDPUniversity @home with Nana Malone

USA Today best selling author, Nana Malone, decided to meet with us while she is waiting for her dream of becoming a Ninja to come through. Nana is spoke to us about her day job as an author, her upcoming new release, and her marketing best practices.

Video: Recorded July 9, 2020



KDPUniversity @home with Shayne Silvers

We pried Shayne Silvers away from his coffee shop to discuss his best selling Nate Temple series. We picked his brain about his writing style, what it’s like to be an independent author, and his marketing best practices.

Video: Recorded July 2, 2020



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.




KDPUniversity @home with Elizabeth Hunter

KDP University caught up Central California USA Today Best Selling author, Elizabeth Hunter, to talk about the travels that inspire her writing. Elizabeth discussed what motivates her to include paranormal or fantasy themes in her writing. Watch while she shares with us her advice for new and aspiring authors.

Video: Recorded June 25, 2020



KDPUniversity @home with Saiswaroopa Iyer

In this webinar, we had a Q&A session with a successful KDP author Saiswaroopa Iyer. She has written and published multiple bestsellers like Draupadi: The Tale of an Empress, Avishi: Vishpala of Rig Veda Reimaginedon Kindle, both through KDP and traditional publishing. She shared her perspective on her journey as an author and also insights on how to market your book. She also spoke about why she chose to go for self-publishing on KDP.

Video: Recorded June 25, 2020



KDPUniversity @home with Melissa Foster

USA Today Best Selling author Melissa Foster agreed to sit down with KDP University to discuss how she writes books that are both stand-alone and part of a series. Melissa spoke about her upcoming release, A Little Bit Wicked, along with her step-by-step process for marketing her book launches. We talked to Melissa on June 11th about her experience as a hybrid author.

Video: Recorded June 11, 2020



KDPUniversity @home with Lindsay Buroker

We spent an hour sitting down with USA Today best-selling author, Lindsay Buroker discussing how Lindsay turned a steady appetite of Star Trek and Dungeons and Dragons novels into a full-time job resulting in more than 2 million books sold on Amazon. During the webinar on May 28th we talked to Lindsay about the first book in her Death Before Dragons series, Sinister Magic, and what tools an indie publisher author can’t live without.

Video: Recorded June 4, 2020



KDPUniversity @home with Amy Daws

We were able to pull Amy Daws away from writing sexy love stories to discuss her author journey and new book, One Moment Please. We met with her May 21 and spoke with Amy about her heart warming author journey, her favorite writing spot (rumor has it it’s a tire shop), and her steps for marketing a book release.

Video: Recorded May 21, 2020



KDPUniversity @home with Joshua Dalzelle

Dragon Award Nominee Joshua Dalzelle, agreed to spend an hour with us talking about he was able to turn his pipe dream of being a writer into his full-time job. We met with Joshua on May 14 to discuss what it takes to break into Amazon’s Top 100 as a Indie author.

Video: Recorded May 14, 2020


KDPUniversity @home with Sheldon Siegel

KDP University caught up with busy author and lawyer, Sheldon Siegel, to chat about his success as an Indie Author and his new release, The Dreamer on May 7. During the webinar, Sheldon discussed how he got started and what he learned along the way, along with his top 10 tips for independent authors.

Video: Recorded May 7, 2020

For more information and links to the resources discussed in the webinar, download this author guide.



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 October 29, 2019

For more information and links to the resources discussed in the webinar, download this author guide and these notes and highlights.



Creative cover solutions

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

Video: Recorded August 7, 2019

For more information and links to the resources discussed in the webinar, download this companion guide.



Creating, reviewing, and optimizing your Amazon Advertising campaign

Are you looking to help Amazon customers discover and purchase your book? Amazon Advertising has marketing options for KDP authors to promote and advertise their books.

Video: Recorded February 12, 2019

For more information and links to the resources discussed in the webinar, download this companion guide.



Getting started with KDP

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

Video: Recorded December 11, 2018

For more information and links to the resources discussed in the webinar, download this companion guide.

Frequently asked questions



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 August 27, 2018

For more information and links to 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 November 2, 2018

For more information and links to the resources discussed in the webinar, download this companion guide.

Frequently asked questions



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.


Publishing essentials

Get an overview of the KDP website, as well as publishing tools and marketing tips.

Video: Recorded October 27, 2017

For more information and links to the tools and resources discussed in the webinar, download this companion guide.

Frequently asked questions


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