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Kindle Vella

We're introducing a new storytelling option: Kindle Vella. With Kindle Vella, U.S. based authors can publish serialized stories, one short episode at a time. Readers can explore Kindle Vella stories from https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella or tap Kindle Vella at the top of the Discover tab in the Kindle iOS app.

Video: Introducing Kindle Vella

Learn more and start a story today:


Learn how readers find and interact with stories. Learn more.


Start a story now or learn more about how to create a story and enter your story details.


Instructions to publish an episode. Learn more.


Outlines what content to include in a Kindle Vella story and episodes. Learn more.


Explains royalty earnings, how to access reports, and payments. Learn more.


Have questions about starting a Kindle Vella story? Visit the KDP Community to discuss Kindle Vella with other authors and get your questions answered.

Frequently asked questions

1. What kind of content should I publish?

To provide the best experience for readers, Kindle Vella stories should be written specifically to be released in a serial format, one 600–5,000 word episode at a time. If you have a story in this format that is available elsewhere, you can also publish it with Kindle Vella. To ensure a good customer experience, Kindle Vella does not accept content that's freely available. Learn more about our content guidelines.

2. How do readers find my Kindle Vella story?

Readers can find Kindle Vella stories from https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella or tap Kindle Vella at the top of the Discover tab in the Kindle iOS app.

To see your story in the Kindle Vella store:
  1. Go to your Kindle Vella Library.
  2. Scroll to the story you want to view.
  3. Click the ASIN to go to the detail page.
You can copy and share this link to promote your story.

3. How do I earn royalties through Kindle Vella?

You earn 50% of what readers spend on the Tokens that are used to unlock your story’s episodes. You’re also eligible for a bonus based on customer activity and engagement. To make it easy for readers to find stories they love, the first few episodes of every story are free. The number of Tokens needed to unlock an episode is determined by the episode’s word count at the rate of one token per 100 words. Learn more about Token pricing and royalties.

4. Where is Kindle Vella publishing available?

Kindle Vella publishing is currently available to publishers who reside in the U.S. to publish stories in English.

5. How do I format my story image?

Upload a square image, with any important visuals centered. Follow the story image instructions to format and upload your image.

6. Can I include multiple author names?

With Kindle Vella, you can include one author name per story. Learn more about story details.

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