How to Publish Ebooks on Amazon With Kindle Direct Publishing

MakeUseOf | 2/13/2018 | Dann Albright
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So you’ve written a book. You’ve crafted the next great novel, or collected your experiences into a memoir, or gathered experts’ experience in a new way. And now you want to get it out there. It’s time to learn how to publish an ebook on Amazon with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

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KDP is Amazon’s self-publishing tool, and it’s a simple way to take your book, turn it into a Kindle file, and start selling it on Amazon. They’ll help you sell it and pay royalties on each sale. It’s a great way to publish and sell a book, especially if you don’t want to pay a fortune for printing a hard copy.

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But getting through the Kindle Direct Publishing process can be a bit intimidating. Let’s walk through the process here and see how to publish an ebook on Amazon.

Once your book is written, you’ll need to head over to the KDP website. Go to and sign in with your Amazon account. The first time you sign in, you’ll see their terms and conditions:

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It’s a good idea to read through all of these. There’s information on royalties, payments, distribution, and other things you should know. The terms and conditions also reference the Pricing Page, which you’ll want to review as well. It contains information on royalties that you’ll need to know later (we’ll go over that information in a moment).

After clicking Agree, you’ll see the KDP dashboard. If you get this “Your account information is incomplete” error, click Update Now to add your address,...
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