How to Navigate Amazon’s KDP & Other Digital eBook Retailers

When you’ve done something a few dozen times, it loses the ability to overwhelm or cause confusion. But the first time I do anything, the learning curve can sometimes be overwhelming. Especially those little details you don’t even know you don’t even know about!

As it turns out, some of you haven’t gotten your books started because you can’t figure out how to get it up for sale on Amazon. I do talk a little bit about this in You Must Write a Book, but I thought some additional information would be incredibly helpful (and take the intimidation factor out of the mix).

First, you’ll need an account. Here are the links for the three major online retailers:

Next, you’ll need the following information for each platform:

Note: I highly recommend setting up a separate entity, or at least your business for your book(s) (as opposed to using your personal information/social security number).

Finally, you can set up your book! You’ll need all of the following information, and it’s a great idea to have everything handy before you begin.

For each book title: (items in blue are Amazon only)

I will be expanding upon keywords and book description in future posts. Feel free to ask me anything via email or in the blog’s comment section.

Happy writing!

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  • This is good info. Thanks.

    • Honoree Corder

      Thanks, Jay! Are you getting ready to publish a book?

      • Yes. It is taking longer than I thought. But your book was very helpful as well as the tips you provide.

        • Honoree Corder

          I’m so glad! 🙂 Happy writing!