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Series

A series is a set of your books that share common characteristics, such as characters, or setting, or chronology, that a reader would expect to find together on a bookstore bookshelf. Create a series to help readers find books collected on a single Amazon series detail page and enable them to easily navigate from one book to the next.

Recent Updates
We updated the series experience to make managing and publishing a series detail page easier. To help readers find the books in your series on a single Amazon detail page, take action for any titles in your KDP account. You can:

  • Create a series
  • Delete a Series
  • Add to and remove books from a series
  • Re-order books in your series
  • Change whether your title is main or related content
  • Manage your series
If you already had an eBook series detail page available on Amazon.com, we’ve added that series to your KDP account. Review your series information to ensure details are correct and make any changes by managing your series. If you don’t see your series in your account or did not have an existing eBook series detail page on Amazon.com, follow the instructions to create a series. Learn more about series pages and the Amazon store.

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How it works


If your book is part of a series, you can add it to an existing series or create a new one. You can add a book to one series at a time. To be a series, all books in the series must have a matching series name. For example, in The Lord of the Rings series, book number one is titled "The Fellowship of the Ring" and book number two is titled "The Two Towers." The series name (The Lord of the Rings) is the same for all books in the series.

Series may be ordered or unordered.

  • An ordered series is designed to be read in a linear order. Ordered series display numbers with the titles to indicate that books should be read in sequence. For example, the Harry Potter or the Lord of The Rings series.
  • An unordered series is related by settings or characters, and can be read in any order. An unordered series doesn't display numbers with the titles, as the books can be read in any order. For example, The Sherlock Holmes series. Your books, however, will be displayed in the order they appear on your series management page.
Based on the relationship between your titles to your overall series, your series may have main or related content.

  • Main content includes the primary titles that are part of the series. Main content will show on your Amazon series page. For example, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” which is the first book of the Harry Potter series.
  • Related content is supplemental to the main series such as novellas, prequels, or short stories. For example, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” is a supplemental book to the Harry Potter series. Related content is not yet supported on your Amazon series page but we are continuing to add series features and improvements over time. Providing accurate information for your series now will help ensure the best reader experience as additional features become available.
To determine if your book should be part of a series, check this chart:

Book CharacteristicsCreate a seriesOrderedUnordered
One storyline throughout multiple books. For example, Harry PotterYesYesNo
Books with the same characteristics, but don't need to be read in order. For example, Sherlock Holmes (Fiction/Non-fiction)YesNoYes
Books written by the same author, but are unrelatedNoNoNo
Books designed to be read in linear order (Fiction/Non-fiction)YesYesNo

Create a Series


For titles in your KDP account, create a series to help readers find the books on a single Amazon series page. Your series page should appear within 72 hours.

To create a series:

  1. Go to your Bookshelf.
  2. Click Create series.
  3. Enter your series details (Language, Series title, Reading order, and Description).
  4. Click Submit updates.

Series Details


The series details you fill out on KDP will appear on your Amazon series page.


Series detailOverview
LanguageChoose the language in which you wrote your series. All books within one series should be written in the same language.

Learn more about the languages KDP supports
Series TitleEnter the series title that corresponds to the books added in your series. Your series title will appear on the series page, to help readers find all the books in your series.
Reading orderA series can be ordered or unordered. Choose ordered if you want to display numbers next to the titles of your books to indicate a sequence. Choose unordered if the books can be read in any order.
Series imageWe'll automatically create your series detail page image using up to the first three book covers in your series.
DescriptionEnter a description for your series. If left blank, Amazon will display the description from the first book in the series

To format your series description, use HTML. View a full list of supported HTML.

For restrictions on what can be written, visit our Metadata Guidelines.

Manage a series


After you create a series, you can edit your series details, re-order your books, and change whether your titles are main or related content. Updates to your series will appear within 72 hours.

On the series manager page, you can choose from these actions:

  • Edit series details to update the series title and metadata.
  • Add existing title or Add a new title to add a book to a series
  • Remove a book from your series.
  • Edit book order to change the order in which series titles are displayed on the detail page.
  • Delete your series to remove the series from your account and Amazon.
  • Edit the relationship of a book to the series, to specify if the title is main or related content to the series.

Edit Series Details


To edit the series details displayed on your series page:

  1. Go to your Bookshelf
  2. Find the book in the series you want to edit.
  3. Click Manage series. This will take you to the series manager page.
  4. On the series manager page, click Edit Series Details. This will take you to the series set up page.
  5. Make your changes and then click Submit updates to publish changes to your series detail page on Amazon.

Add a book to a series


You can add a book to an existing Amazon series page directly from your KDP account. After you publish your changes, we'll automatically add any linked formats to your series.

To add a book from your Bookshelf:

  1. Go to your Bookshelf.
  2. Find the title you want to add to a series.
  3. Click the ellipsis button ("…") and click Add to Series.
  4. Follow the steps to create a series or add your title to an existing series.
  5. Click Confirm and continue to publish the changes to the book and the series. If the book order is incorrect, click Edit book order to update the order.

To add a book from your Series Manager page:

  1. Go to your Bookshelf.
  2. Find a title in the series you would like to update.
  3. Click Manage Series. This will take you to your series manager page.
  4. Click Add existing title or Add New Title to add a title to your series.
  5. Follow the steps to add an existing or a new title to your series.

To add a book from your eBook or paperback details page:

  1. Go to your Bookshelf.
  2. Click the ellipsis button ("…") under KINDLE EBOOK ACTIONS or PAPERBACK ACTIONS next to the book you want to include in a series.
  3. Choose Edit eBook details or Edit paperback details. This will take you to the details page.
  4. Scroll to series and click Add series information.
  5. Follow the steps to create a new series or add your title to an existing series.
  6. Click Save and Continue. This takes you to the Content page.
  7. Click Save and Continue. This takes you to the Pricing page.
  8. Click Publish at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

Remove a book from a series


To remove a book from a series:

  1. Go to your Bookshelf
  2. Find the book in the series you want to remove.
  3. Click Manage series. This will take you to the series manager page.
  4. Find the book in the series you want to remove and click Series Actions.
  5. Click Remove from series.

Re-order the books in a series


To change the order that your books appear on your series page:

  1. Go to your Bookshelf.
  2. Find the book in the series you want to edit.
  3. Click Manage Series. This will take you to the series manager page.
  4. Click Edit book order. This will display edit buttons next to the book titles in the series.
  5. Click Edit and change the number to update the reading order. The numbers will automatically reorder for books in sequential order (for example, if you have book 1, book 2, and book 3, and you change book 3 to book 1, book 1 will be re-ordered to book 2. Book 2 will be re-ordered to book 3)
  6. Click Update to save the changes.
  7. Click Review Changes.
  8. Click Save and publish order to display the book order on your series page on Amazon.

Edit series relationship


To change whether your titles are main or related content:

  1. Go to your Bookshelf.
  2. Find the book in the series you want to edit.
  3. Click Manage Series. This will take you to the series manager page.
  4. Find the book in the series you want to change and click Series Actions.
  5. Click Edit Series relationship and follow the steps to update your title to either main or related content.
  6. Click Confirm and Continue to save the changes.

Delete a series


Delete a series to remove your Amazon series page. To delete a series, you'll first need to remove the titles from your series

After you've removed the titles, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Bookshelf
  2. Click Manage series. This will take you to the series manager page.
  3. Click the Manage series drop-down menu.
  4. Click Delete Series.

Amazon Store


An Amazon series page is a product detail page that shows an overview of your series details and gives readers the opportunity to buy and read all of the books in your series. Series pages are available on desktop computers and in mobile web browsers.
  • Amazon website (desktop and mobile)
  • Amazon app on iOS and Android
  • Amazon Kindle E-readers
  • Fire tablets


Marketplaces


Series pages are available to readers on:

  • Amazon.com
  • Amazon.co.uk
  • Amazon.de
The URLs for series pages differ across amazon.com and amazon.co.uk or amazon.de. Note that your KDP account directs you to the amazon.com series page only. To find the series page on .de or .co.uk, visit the page of a book in the series on the applicable marketplace and click the link next to the words “Book X of Y” below the star rating to see the full series page:

Please note that not all features are available in every marketplace. Series that contain paperback and pre-order books are available on Amazon.com, but not Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de.


Supported series features


In some cases, you can add a book to your series in KDP but it won't appear on your Amazon series page because the feature isn't supported yet. We're working to add series features and improvements over time. Providing accurate information for your series now will ensure the best reader experience as additional features become available.

FeatureSupported on KDPSupported on Amazon Store
PaperbacksYesYes, on Amazon.com
Pre-ordersOnly for eBooksYes, on Amazon.com

Contact us to add a pre-order title to your amazon.co.uk or amazon.de series page
Related ContentYesNot Yet
Series with contributions from multiple publishersNoYes, contact us to make changes for these series

1-click ordering


1-click ordering, or “bulk buy”, allows readers to buy all of the eBooks in your series with one click from your series page.

Series 1-click ordering is available for most series but subject to some limitations:

  • Up to 50 titles: If your series contains more than 50 titles, series 1-click ordering will not be available.
  • Single KDP account: If your series includes titles from multiple accounts, series 1-click ordering will not be available.
  • Series with items unavailable on Kindle: If your series contains a title that is unavailable for sale on Kindle, series 1-click ordering will not be available.
  • Pre-order titles not included: If a series has a title available for pre-order, it will show on the series page but won't be included in the 1-click order. Customers can pre-order that item individually from the series page. Series 1-click ordering is not available until the series contains at least two available titles.
  • Supported for eBook only: Series 1-click ordering is only available for Kindle eBooks. Readers can add paperbacks to cart individually and purchase them through the normal check out process.
  • Series “Read for Free” w/ 1-click is not supported: Series 1-click ordering is only available for “buy” actions. We support borrowing through Kindle Unlimited at an individual title level.
If your series page is not eligible for series 1-click ordering, readers can still buy the titles in your series on an individual basis.

Publishing timelines

If you create or update a series page, it will take time for the changes to reflect on Amazon. Learn more about our timelines.


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