12 simple steps to start

How kindle direct publishing works and what is it? Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is a platform provided by Amazon that allows authors to self-publish their books in digital format for Kindle devices and apps. Here’s how it works:

  1. Create an Account:
    • Visit the Kindle Direct Publishing website.
    • Sign in with your Amazon account or create a new one.
  2. Prepare Your Manuscript:
    • Format your manuscript according to Kindle guidelines.
    • KDP supports various formats, including .doc, .docx, .html, .mobi, and more.
  3. Design Your Cover:
    • Create an eye-catching book cover. Amazon offers tools to design one, or you can upload your own.
  4. Set Up Your Book Details:
    • Enter book details such as title, author, description, keywords, and categories.
    • Set the pricing and choose whether to enroll in Kindle Select (Amazon exclusive program) or not.
  5. Upload Your Manuscript and Cover:
    • Upload your formatted manuscript and cover to the KDP platform.
  6. Preview Your Book:
    • Use the online previewer to see how your book will look on different devices.
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7. Choose Territories and Royalties:

  • Select the territories where you want your book to be available.
  • Choose royalty options (35% or 70%, depending on factors like pricing and enrollment in Kindle Select).

8. Enroll in Kindle Select (Optional):

  • Kindle Select is a program where you agree to sell your eBook exclusively on Amazon for 90 days.
  • In return, your book may be eligible for Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.
  • Publish Your eBook:

9. Publish Your eBook:

  • Click the “Publish Your Kindle eBook” button to make your book available on the Kindle Store.

10. Promote Your Book:

  • After publishing, you can market your book through various channels.
  • Utilize Amazon advertising, social media, author websites, and more.

11. Monitor Sales and Reviews:

  • Keep track of your book sales and customer reviews through your KDP dashboard.

12. Update Your Book (if needed):

  • You can update your book at any time by uploading a new version.

Kindle Direct Publishing provides a platform for authors to reach a global audience with their eBooks while maintaining control over the publishing process. Ready to know more? Follow the video training HERE