I heard KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing by Amazon) just two months back.
I decided to give it a try and publish five books all blank journals(“low” Or “no” content books) the first month I sold nothing. And I thought this not for me.
After one month I rechecked my account and bingo sold my two books with $2.00 per book sold lol.
And below result after publishing 32 books.
Not bad 🙂
So how to get started with KDP?
Amazon KDP = Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.
KDP lets you to self publish your books
Besides, it provides you a distribution to Amazon huge shopper base!
In simple its print on demand books through the KDP program.
All you need to upload a cover, an interior(inside book content), a title, and some keywords and your paperback book ready for sale on Amazon. Generally, it takes 24-36 hours to confirm your book before it goes active on Amazon.
Whenever your book sold, Amazon will print the paperback book, send the book to the shopper. And you get your royalty! Easy right?
Step 1: Create a KDP Account
Sign up for KDP: https://kdp.amazon.com/
If you already have an amazon account, you can log in with the same email.
But, I suggest Sign up with new email id.
Note: You can create only one KDP account for life for one pc never open another account for a test or any use they will ban you for multiple accounts.
Complete the inquired information.
Now you can publish notebooks, journals, planners, diaries, sheet music paper, comic book paper, and more with KDP.
And the cool part is that you don’t have to be a writer at all.
Create Content Interior:
In order to get a FREE interior, go to this page on bookbolt.io interior wizard
Create 6 x 9 No Bleed Jorrnal with 120 pages (Black Lined Journal)
Live Example: https://bit.ly/2yrBuzq
Create 6 x 9 Cover:
If you are expert in Photoshop or Illustrator, you can create download individual templates from here
it must be 12.550 inches wide by 9.250 tall.
To make the process easy, I am using a designer tool of Book Bolt paid tool.
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Now Choose Template
After you click Submit, it will make out your cover template.
In order to make sure that your books go within on the KDP for sale, we want to make sure that cover doesn’t have a transparent background.
For that click on the shapes menu on the left-hand menu, pick a rectangle shape and give it a color, then drag it over your book.
As you can see my book a black background.
Now we add Title to our Book
NOTE: Your book cover MUST equal whatever title that you give your book in KDP.
Now that you have your low content book cover and interior
Get ready for upload on KDP 🙂
Uploading to KDP:
Now go back to KDP where you created your account and log in.
You will see +paperback. This is what you want to click.
Note: these are print on demand books, NOT ebooks.
You now have 3 various tabs to fill out:
First, pick a language. Select English for this cause we are selling on Amazon.com
The second box requires you to add a book title:
Skip next boxes like Series, Edition Number and contributor section.
But, you need to add an author.
You can use pen names. If your book gets rejected, you will want to go back and add your author to your cover around.
For this example I’m using: Jaclin Lined Journal
Add Small Description:
check this box:
for this, you can use amazon.com itself with auto suggestion query
I selected this keywords:
Select No and Click Save and Continue
Upload your manuscript:
Upload PDF file interior that you downloaded from the interior wizard.
Upload Book Cover:
Book Preview: Click Launch Previewer and wait…
Once the process has made your files, just click approve in the lower right hand corner:
Pricing: save and continue
Scroll down the bottom of the page and click on publish your Paperback Book.
Note: It can take up to 72 hours for your book to be available on Amazon
Live link – Here
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KDP Royalties Update: November 2019
KDP January 2020 earnings:
$148.05 – $47.07 = $100.98
Good Luck 🙂
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