THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR AMAZON'S KDP : FREE BOOK PUBLISHING TOOL
if you are an author or a talented writer and thinking of publishing your book at worldwide. Since Amazon holds at least 80% of the eBook market, you definitely want to make sure that your book is available on their platform. But what is KDP, and how can authors take advantage of it? In this article, i will tell you everything about Amazon KDP.
What is KDP?
Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is Amazon’s book publishing platform that can allow you to publish your book at worldwide online with zero cost. Readers can purchase your as an eBook or print-on-demand book. KDP doesn’t charge anyone any money for writing and publishing a book nor for using its tools.
Amazon KDP is an important role plays in the publishing industry, currently its cover more than 70% of the eBook market. KDP is free. But as with all publishers, KDP takes a commission for each book sold — what you pay to them comes out on the back end, after an eager reader has purchased your book.
What types of content can you publish through KDP?
you can publish eBooks (Kindle) and paperback books.there are some limitations link KDP does not allow creating magazines, periodicals, or spiral bound books.
Content types typically published using KDP include,
Fantasy | Adventure | Romance | Contemporary | Dystopian | Mystery | Horror | Thriller | Paranormal | Historical | fiction | Science Fiction | Memoir | Cooking |Art | Self-help / Personal | Devlopment | Motivational | Health | History | Travel | Guide / How-to | Families & Relationships
Benefits to KDP Publishing
” She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. “
How to Self-Publish a Book on Amazon
Creating an Amazon KDP account
Starting with Creating an Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Account .Once you successfully login to your account, you’ll see your Amazon Author dashboard.
Kindle eBook Details
Language : which you want
Book Title : your attractive book title
Author : author details
Contributors : if your book has more than one author
Description: short summary of your book.Amazon lets you enter up to 4,000 characters for your book description. This is the writeup that will appear on your book’s detail page.
Publishing Rights :
Keywords : Think about these carefully. When you fill in these boxes, what you’re really saying is.
Categories : It determines where readers will find your book, what other books it’s competing against, and even how hard it is to get a bestselling flag.you can add more categories to your book listing, contact Amazon through Author Central after your book is published.
Age and Grade Range : Do not do anything with this box unless your book is for teens or younger readers.
Pre-order : Choose your book release option
3 Kindle eBook Content
Select DRM rights : Digital Rights Management prevents people from copying your book and sending it to other people for free.
Upload your book : this options provided (like pdf or doc files), turn your eBook into a well-formatted epub file before you upload it.
Upload your book cover : your finished book file, you will need a cover. There are a few ways you can get your cover.i suggest hire a freelancer.
Preview your book : Once you’ve uploaded your manuscript and cover, you can preview your book using the Kindle Previewer.
kindle ebook ISBN : You don’t need an ISBN or a publisher for a Kindle eBook. If you intend to publish only on Amazon, you can leave these blank.
KDP Select : Skip KDP Select for now (You can add it later)
Territories : Choose “All territories (worldwide rights)”.This will make your book available in all of Amazon’s globally.
Kindle eBook Pricing
Royalty and pricing : Choose Amazon.com as your primary marketplace, then set the list price. The price in other marketplaces will be set according to exchange rates, but you can set each one manually if you want to.
Book lending : These options are up to you, but you’ll have to enroll in book lending if you want the 70% royalty.
Save to draft until you’re ready
Amazon KDP allows for paperback publishing as well. This program is print-on-demand, which means Amazon will print your book when someone orders it. This means you don’t have to spend money on inventory. I will write future posts on paperback publishing through Amazon.