Kindle Direct Publishing is an easy way to get your book on a Kindle device or reader.
Publishing takes less than 5 minutes and your book will show up on Amazon within 24 hours!
Publishing is pretty standard, you upload your pdf file and cover art then fill out a short form with things like your book title and ISBN number (if you have one) and Amazon takes care of the rest! You can preview what it will look like using their online previewer or download their kindle previewer.
You set the pricing and choose between 35% royalty or 70% royalty. Books between $2.99 and $9.99 are only eligible for the 70% royalty. My $.99 ebook was a mandatory 35% for example.
You set the pricing, but your max royalty will come from books in the $2.99-$9.99 range. NOTE: There is a $.15MB fee for (delivery) downloads passed on to authors. Picture books get hammered here.
When you use KDP, you grant Amazon non-exclusive rights to distribute your book. Take a look at the Grant of Rights section of the terms of service and make sure you are ok with everything there (and the rest of the TOS for that matter).
Thousands of people use KDP and I haven’t heard of any complaints of overbearing TOS… but read it anyway.
Kindle Direct Publishing at a Glance
|Seattle, Washington||Founded some time in the 21st Century|
|Yo! Kindle, where’s the love..?!|
Support is handled through the Help Center as well as the KDP community. The retail pricing goes from $.99-$200 and book pricing shows between 35%-70% royalty.
The process is step by step and ample help is available along the way. Help sections include Book Prep, Publishing, Updating, Merchandising, and Managing your Sales.
Books are delivered via Kindle devices and Kindle readers.
You can even publish your book in physical form through Amazon’s partnership with CreateSpace
|Author Rights:||Remain with Author|
|Book Pricing:||From $.99-$200|
|Retail Pricing:||35%-70% royalty|
|Delivery Platform:||Kindle devices and Kindle readers|
|Ease of Use:||Step by step guides make Kindle Publishing easy to follow|
Editor’s note: Parts of this information was taken directly from the company’s page
Publish your books independently with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) on the Amazon Kindle Store.
Here’s how you benefit:
- Keep control. Make changes to your book at any time.
- Distribute globally. Publish once and reach readers worldwide.
- Get to market fast. Publishing takes less than 5 minutes. Your book appears on Amazon within 24 hours.
- Earn 70% royalty. Available to customers in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, India, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Brazil, and more.
- Multiple languages. Publish in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese.
- Publish to Kindle platform. Make your book available on Kindle devices and on free Kindle apps.