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With Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), it’s simple to publish and sell your book around the world on Amazon.
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Publish with Kindle Direct Publishing in 3 simple steps

Step 1: Prepare your manuscript and cover files

Format your manuscript file and create your front, body, and back matter, such as your title page, table of contents, and author bio. Kindle Create can help you format your books.
Use our free Cover Creator tool, download a template, or create your own cover file.
Learn more about preparing your manuscript for:
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Step 2: Publish in print and digital formats

Enter book details such as the title and the author.
Upload and preview your prepared manuscript and book cover.
Select your publishing rights and list price. We'll make your eBook available in Kindle Stores, and we'll print and ship your paperback and hardcovers on demand to customers around the world.

Step 3: Promote your book to readers

Use KDP’s free marketing tools to help readers find your book:
Offer your eBook on Kindle Unlimited by enrolling in KDP Select.
Create an author page to share information about yourself and your books.
Set up customized ads to reach more readers through Amazon Advertising. (Subject to availability per country)
Enhance your book detail page with custom images, text, and tables using A+ Content.
Make your paperback available to bookstores, libraries, and other retailers with Expanded Distribution. (US and UK only)
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Laura Rocca
Laura Rocca
Italy / Romance
"Becoming a KDP author allowed me to fulfill my childhood dream, to make a living doing the work I love, to be a writer. I owe KDP the direct connection with thousands of readers and the opportunity to share my books with the public in absolute freedom."
Sundari Venkatraman
Sundari Venkatraman
India / Romance
"Amazon KDP is the reason I write and publish my novels at the speed at which I do. It’s highly motivating to have a readymade service where I can reach out to a whole world of readers. And it's excessively thrilling to receive a monthly income. I am my own boss, which means FREEDOM!"
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Publish a serial story with Kindle Vella

Kindle Vella is a new way to tell a story, one episode at a time. Available for US based authors in English only.
Marah Woolf
Marah Woolf
Germany / Fantasy
"I have no idea who or what I would be today without KDP. Most likely not a writer. When I started writing I had no idea what journey I was going on. Today, over 10 years later, I can only advise everyone - if you dream of something, make it come true and if unexpected opportunities arise, take them."

We can help you get started with Kindle Create

Turn your manuscript into a beautiful book. Whether you’re writing a comic book, cookbook, travel guide, or novel, our free formatting tool will help you prepare your manuscript.
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More free KDP tools to help publish your book

Kindle Previewer
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Convert your comics, graphic novels, and manga into eBooks
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Have a question about your account or how to market your book? Ask for help from fellow publishers or lend a hand to someone new.
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