How to Publish a Book Using KDP

Learn How to Self-Publish a Low Content Book Using KDP

In this video I’m going to give you a very brief tutorial on how to open a free KDP account; and then I’m going to walk you step by step through the entire process of uploading your first low content book to KDP, so that it can be published and listed on Amazon, all over the world.

Now for those of you who aren’t familiar with KDP, it stands for Kindle Direct Publishing; and Kindle Direct is a Self-Publishing company owned by Amazon.

In a nutshell, this is how the company works. As an author you create a book that you want to have published. You go to KDP and open a free account. You then upload your book to KDP free of charge and then once your book is approved, KDP will list your book on Amazon, once again, free of charge. So for the most part, there are no upfront costs here whatsoever.

KDP is a print on Demand Company, which means that they only print copies of your book when someone orders them, so there is no inventory to carry; which is great for authors who are just getting started.

Now if someone buys your book, KDP will print a copy of it, package it and ship it to the customer for you. You get to set the retail price of your book. When a book is sold, KDP will subtract the printing cost and any other fees Amazon charges for listing your book, from the retail price that the customer paid, and whatever is left over is your profit. The shipping is paid for by the customer or by Amazon if they are Prime members. Either way, you don’t pay for it. It’s that simple.

If you need a little more help creating your cover or book interior, go back and watch my last video, How to Create a Low Content Book to Sell on Amazon. I’ll put a link to it below.

So if you’re ready, click on the video and let’s get started.

How to Publish a Book Using KDP

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