NEW! Total KDP KU Author Earnings for May are $55.9 Million. Learn more
Kindle Direct Publishing

Welcome to Kindle Direct Publishing

Self-publish print and digital books, and reach millions of readers around the world on Amazon.
Illustration of a little girl looking into a body of water

KDP provides you with free and simple tools to self-publish your book in more than 10 countries in over 45 languages.

Collage of books

Be your own publisher

KDP gives you control over your book's content, design, price, audience, and advertising.
Self-publish easily
Publish print and digital formats in three simple steps, and see your book appear on Amazon stores around the world in 72 hours.
Earn more
Earn up to 70% royalty and offer your eBook on Kindle Unlimited by enrolling in KDP Select.
Keep control
Retain ownership of your content, publish on your schedule, and set your own list prices.

Share your story

Publish in different formats to reach more readers in their preferred way to read.
Upload your manuscript and distribute your eBook in Kindle Stores around the world. Reach even more readers with Kindle Unlimited.
Print books
Bring your book to life in paperback and hardcover formats. KDP will print your books on demand and ship them to customers around the world.
Kindle Vella
Publish serialized stories, one short episode at a time. Available to US-based authors to publish in English. Visit Kindle Vella site
Books in print and digital formats
Collage of a Kindle book, Kindle Vella story on a mobile, and paperbacks

Earn more with Kindle Direct Publishing

Get paid for each page read with Kindle Unlimited
Earn royalties for each page read on Kindle Unlimited when you enroll your book in KDP Select.
Earn up to 70% on eBooks
Choose between two royalty options (70% or 35%) depending on your eBook content and which countries it’s sold.
Earn up to 60% on print books
Earn up to 60% royalty on paperback and hardcover books sold through KDP.
Earn up to 50% on Kindle Vella
Get 50% of what readers spend on tokens used to unlock your story’s episodes. You're also eligible for a bonus based on customer activity and engagement. (Only available for US-based authors in English)
Tricia O'Malley
Tricia O'Malley
USA / Romance
"Self-publishing through KDP and Amazon has changed my life. My books have made it to the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists."
Jèssica Macedo
Jéssica Macedo
Brazil / Fantasy
“I always dreamed of living off books, but it was something that seemed unattainable until I discovered Amazon KDP. With KDP, I gained readers in my country and even around the world.“

Publish multiple types of books

Business & Investing
Children's Books
Literature & Fiction
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Teens & Young Adult
Comics & Graphic Novels
Short Stories
...and more!
Hal Elrod
Hal Elrod
USA / Business & Money
"I've sold over 2 million copies of my book, The Miracle Morning, since publishing with KDP in 2012. It is one of the best decisions I've ever made, as it has enabled me to impact millions of lives while providing financial security for my family."

Join our community of authors

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.
Ready to publish your book?
Illustration of a stick man
Kindle Direct Publishing
Earn more money and reach new readers
Connect with experts and fellow authors
Link your existing account to KDP
Indie audiobook publishing made easy
© 1996-2023,, Inc. or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved. Amazon and Kindle are trademarks of Inc. or its affiliates.