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How to Self-Publish a Book on Amazon KDP

How to Self-Publish a Book on Amazon KDP



With Amazon KDP being the go-to platform for most indie authors, this also raises the question: how to use it? Luckily, the platform is fairly intuitive, so in 10 minutes today we’ll walk through the steps needed to set-up your book on KDP, and all the details of file formats, KDP select, and choosing your categories and keywords!

LEARN MORE:
-How to Set Up Your Amazon Author Central Page: https://blog.reedsy.com/amazon-author-central/
-How to Publish with KDP: https://blog.reedsy.com/amazon-self-publishing/
-KDP’s Costs and Royalties: https://blog.reedsy.com/amazon-self-publishing-royalties/
-All You Need to Know About Amazon Algorithms: https://blog.reedsy.com/learning/courses/marketing/amazon-algorithms/
-Is KDP Select Right fo You?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an10-DLrpco&t=2s
-How to Sell More Books with KDP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an10-DLrpco&t=2s
-ePub to MOBI Converter: https://blog.reedsy.com/epub-to-mobi-converter/
-Self Publishing vs Traditional Publishing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5U_UWC8_6g&t=111s
-Should You Self Publish with Amazon KDP?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FvJDY801Bk&t=14s

TIMESTAMPS:
0:00 – Intro
0:44 – FAQs
1:56 – Creating an account and a new title
2:29 – Writing a description
2:57 – Keywords and categories
4:41- Uploading your manuscript
5:07 – Uploading your cover
5:48 – KDP Select
6:59 – Pricing your book
7:31 – Other Amazon programs
7:59 – Publish your book
8:15 – Being successful with KDP

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RESOURCES:
Book Editor: https://reedsy.com/write-a-book
Reedsy Discovery [indie book reviews]: https://reedsy.com/discovery
Webinars: https://blog.reedsy.com/live/
Bestseller Podcast: https://blog.reedsy.com/podcast/
Prompts & Writing Contest: https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/
Plot Generator: https://blog.reedsy.com/plot-generator/
Character Name Generator: https://blog.reedsy.com/character-name-generator/
Pen Name Generator: https://blog.reedsy.com/pen-name-generator/
Book Title Generator: https://blog.reedsy.com/book-title-generator/
Writing Exercises: https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-exercises/
Writing Contest Directory: https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/
Literary Magazine Directory: https://blog.reedsy.com/literary-magazines/
ePub to MOBI Converter: https://blog.reedsy.com/epub-to-mobi-converter/
Reedsy Learning [free courses]: https://blog.reedsy.com/learning/

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29 thoughts on “How to Self-Publish a Book on Amazon KDP

  1. In the spirit of giving back to support people. I'm giving away a FREE and very VALUABLE training on KDP PUBLISHING. This training makes me 6 figures/month and I'm sure that some people here might be interested in scaling their publishing business. Shoot me a mail if you're interested.

  2. 🙋 Danke für dein klasse Video. Ist wieder sehr gut gelungen😍

    Was denk Ihr, ob mein Kanal auch mal so gut wird?😎

  3. Hi. I’m confused at to what happens after you press the “review” button.What options do you have if no errors need to be fixed? For example, I have heard you can go back from ‘live’ to ‘draft’ status if you are not ready to have it in public view? How does this work? Love your clear explanations.

  4. Wow, your KDP self publishing presentation is refreshing, excellent, informative, and right to the point.
    👍Great Job !

  5. do you know a way of making a print cpy of a book but not publishing it

  6. I am loading up at present but I am confused as to the choice at the bottom of each page where it says “Save draft” or “ Save and Continue” Which one should I choose and when? Any help would be appreciated.

  7. I find you intriguingly attractive 🙂

  8. 1984 by George Orwell should be banned from Amazon

  9. Quality video! Question: If I publish on amazon, I'm assuming I don't have the right to distribute the book on my own website correct?

  10. Can you please help me to find books data ?how can I get books data and what kind of books is better ?

  11. One thing that wasn't covered here – ISBNs (your book's barcode). Amazon will offer you a "free" ISBN, but always buy your own if you can afford it. That'll ensure YOU are named as the publisher, rather than Amazon, and you won't have any control / ownership issues later down the line. Great vid guys, just goes to show how easy it is to get your book out there!

  12. Hello! CONGRATS on your channel. I appreciate your dedication.
    I need to know how do I find in KDP platform my own link to promote my published books, so that people access and buy them and I receive a better profit.
    Thanks in advance for your response.
    Gisela

  13. My non fiction book is finished but i am struggling to get information re colour 30 photos included, I cant cost the book and formatting looks tricky. help please

  14. My friend and I have a poetry book we are now looking to upload. Cover, done!

  15. I like this!! Very concise and clear. Picking the right categories and size of the manuscript are the hurdles I want to overcome. Thanks again.

  16. Fun and informative
    Will be uploading soon

  17. Hello

    When I design a cover for my book(CMYK color) and put it on Amazon kdp it appears in faded colors, but on the other hand I see books in clear colors for other people, should I put my book in (RGB color).

  18. your way of giving information is good and better keep giving more hints and thank you very much and have a good day…

  19. I published a romantic story yesterday , I hope that it will give me good response.. but I want to know what should I do to sell it people..

  20. I just released my first sci-fi/fantasy novel. I hope it does well.

  21. Great Video! Quick question, if I am publishing an Ebook, am I able to purchase a few copies of the paperback version? would I have to upload a paperback version in KDP in order to do that ?

  22. I spent most of time wondering if I could draw her or not. Gotta re-watch now to understand what the video was about

  23. Can you clarify?…KDP Select and the 70% royalties for books priced at a certain price point is referring to ebooks.

  24. I have a doubt on Kdp Select …

    Suppose I'm publishing an ebook, with kdp select, will that condition of exclusive on Amazon apply only for an ebook format or also for a print which I may publish later ?

  25. Eagerly Waiting for my novel to be completed and get published on kdp

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