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How to Join the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)


You might have probably heard the word, “Amazon KDP”, or Amazon Self Publishing. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you out with everything you should know about Amazon KDP.

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is Amazon’s e-book self-publishing hub that was launched in November 2007, concurrently with the first Amazon Kindle device. it launched Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), originally called Digital Text Platform for online authors and publishers to independently publish their books directly to their stores.

So, Amazon KDP is just concerned about writing and publishing, so if you’re a writer, good luck to you.

Brief History of Amazon KDP

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) was in an open beta testing format in late 2007 and the hub was approved and promoted to established authors by e-mail and by advertisements at Amazon. In December 2009, in an interview with The New York Times, Jeff Bezos, the CEO, revealed that Amazon keeps 65% of the revenue from all e-book sales for the stores.

Amazon KDP doesn’t just involve the writing and publishing aspect but also the funds’ aspect for their concerned writers. These writers tend to enjoy whooping sums of money just by writing and publishing articles on the Kindle directly.

The only difference between the Amazon KDP and Write And Get Paid is that the former doesn’t only involve writing but real-time publishing, while the latter only concerns writing and getting paid instantaneously.

Below are the possible ways to join Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP);

1.  You must have an Amazon account, that is, you must download the app and either sign up or sign in.

2. You must be a regular and conversant customer for like a period of 6-8months.

3. You must be referring people to also purchase kinds of stuff via Amazon as well. You can refer your friends, family, and loved ones.

4. You must also sign up on the Amazon Self-publishing hub called Amazon KDP.

5. On your KDP account, make sure you make all the necessary settings on the first log-in.

6. Insert all your personal data and website details (if any).

7. Set your country and the country’s currency or your preferred currency.

That’s how to be an active and vibrant writer/publisher on Amazon KDP. If you have any inquiries or suggestions, drop your notes in the comment section below. Thank you.


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