Amazon KDP Self-Publishing
Amazon offers a self-publishing platform called Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) that allows authors to publish their ebooks and paperbacks on Amazon.com. Here are the general steps to self-publishing on Amazon through KDP:
- Create an Amazon account: To get started with KDP, you will need to create an Amazon account if you don’t have one already.
- Write your book: Write your book and prepare it for publishing. Make sure you proofread it carefully and format it properly. You can find guidelines for formatting on the KDP website.
- Create a KDP account: Once you have an Amazon account, you can create a KDP account.
- Upload your book: Log in to your KDP account and upload your book. You can upload a Microsoft Word document or a PDF file.
- Choose categories and keywords: Choose categories and keywords that will help readers find your book when searching on Amazon.
- Set a price: Set a price for your book. You can choose to offer it for free or set a price between $0.99 and $200.
- Publish your book: Once you have completed all the necessary steps, click the “Publish” button to make your book available for sale on Amazon.com.
Once your book is published on Amazon, you can track sales and royalties through your KDP account. Amazon pays royalties of up to 70% on Kindle ebooks sold in certain countries. For paperback books, the royalty rate is lower and depends on factors like printing costs and the list price of the book.
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