Do you like writing your own stories but wish you could share them with more people? It might be difficult and costly to get your book published, but not with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) on Amazon.
Your own e-book or paperback can be published free of cost on Amazon using KDP, where it will be made available digitally to the millions of Amazon clients who own Kindle readers. You can also deliver a tangible paperback edition of your book to your customers using Amazon’s free print-on-demand service.
What is KDP?
Kindle Direct Publishing, or KDP, is Amazon’s self-publishing platform that lets authors to sell their works to Amazon’s big audience without having to go through a traditional publishing platform.
Authors can use KDP to make e-books and paperback books with no charges or inventory orders. Besides, unlike traditional publishing platforms, KDP grants authors complete ownership of their books. If you are an author of any kind, KDP is a best way to get your works published and ready for purchase for free. You won’t have to pay Amazon any fees unless you make a sale, which we will cover in a later.
Benefits of KDP
At this point, I’m sure you’ve assumed the most important benefit, no cost to publish and list your book, but let’s discuss some other reasons why you should sign up for KDP.
You can publish e-books and paperback books: With KDP, you can publish a Kindle e-book or a paperback book. If you pick to sell a paperback book, Amazon will print your book and ship it out to your client for you.
In exchange for a revenue share, there are no upfront costs: While listing your e-books for sale on Amazon KDP is free, you will distribute the money with Amazon. The size of the share is determined by the royal option you select and the size of your e-book file.
You are free to publish as many ebooks as you wish: You can publish as many e-books or paperback books as you wish under one account, even under various pen names and kinds.
KDP allows you to buy wholesale paperback books. You can place a wholesale book order within your KDP dashboard if you wish to have some physical copies of your book on hand to sell or show to friends. Amazon will then print the quantity of copies you bought, you will pay the printing fee for each book.
Your books will have a sales rank on the Kindle Store. This is good news: as a small author, you will have the same chance to progress in rank and make sales as larger, more famous authors.
How to Login
Create an account: If you don’t already have an Amazon account, go to the Amazon website and click on the “Account & Lists” dropdown menu in the top right corner, select “Create a new account” and go with the directions to make your account.
Navigate to KDP website: After you’ve created an Amazon account, go to the Kindle Direct Publishing website. Go to the KDP homepage and click the “Sign in” button in the upper right corner.
Enter Amazon Login Credential: You must enter your Amazon login credentials to access KDP. This includes your email or phone number and your password. After you have entered your login details, click the “Sign in” button.
Click on the bookshelf tab: After you have successfully logged in to KDP, you will get your Bookshelf. You may view and manage your published books and drafts here. Your Bookshelf will be null if you have not still published any books.
Enter KDP features: You may now use KDP’s features after successfully logging in. These contain the ability to create a new book, modify an existing book, observe sales figures, and manage your account details.
To summarize, remotely logging in to Amazon KDP is a simple process that takes only an Amazon account and login credentials. You can comfortably access KDP from anywhere in the world with an internet connection and start publishing and handling your books by following the methods shown in this article.