Kindle Direct Publishing

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NOTE: This page is a daughter page of: Amazon


Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is Amazon.com's e-book publishing unit launched in November 2007, concurrently with the first Amazon Kindle device. KDP is used by publishers, to independently self publish their books directly to the Kindle Store.


My Books

My books are listed under amazon.com/author/andrewnoske .... only 1 book so far:

Ice cream book cover on amazon 400w.png Title:

Ice Cream = Sex: What your flavor says about your fantasy, and how to make it happen

Length: ................... 112 pages
Book Website: ........ www.icecreamequalssex.com
Amazon URL: ......... Amazon Paperback + Kindle Version
Publication date: .... April 29, 2020


How to Guides

(1) Design your Cover

KPD has a page size guide to help estimate your cover size, and also when you go to publish it will tell you the expected size. I think Adobe InDesign is a fantastic choice to design your cover and export it to a PDF, so I have a guide: How To: Make a Book Cover for KDP in InDesign.


(2) Create an Audio Book

To make an audio version of your book you must use Amazon's Audio Creation Exchange as per the KDP instructions.


(3) Submit Your Book

This is actually a bit tricky. I suggest saving a draft and make sure you're ready for a launch date. If you have an eBook version launch that before any paperback version. One you click submit, it says it can take up to 72 hours to "review" (although probably it will be much less). For me only ~8 hours, and even though my paperback passed the initial review, my cover, some of my text came within 10 mm of the edge, so I had to submit again. To my shock, once it's published it's published!

Really I would have like to figure out how to get pre-order copies (you can order 1-5 at a time at print cost - for me ~$8 for my 112 page color book) before it was published out there, but at least you can change the PDF at any time... pretty much only the title and author name are locked in forever, which is good, because I saw grammar errors in my description.

Other things like the "Look Inside" feature can take longer. More information lives under the KDP Timelines page.


(4) Create an Author Page

To create an author page is a separate website from KDP: authorcentral.amazon.com.

I'm not certain if you can create an author page profile ahead of launching your first book, but you can use this site to "add" your books (linked to the same email address), and you should link them very soon after you have launched each book. :)


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