What is Amazon-KDP?
Amazon is an e-commerce business platform that enables the buying and selling of books and other goods and services. However, buying and selling of books is the major activities on Amazon. Amazon was set up on July 5, 1994 by Jeff Bezos, an American business mogul and has it headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. Amazon is a global business that is recognize all over the world and is currently worth trillions of dollars. KDP is an acronym which means, Kindle Direct Publishing. Therefore, AmazonKDP simply mean Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.
Amazon-KDP allows you to self-publish eBooks, paperbacks, and hardcover books for free on Amazon.com. Also, Amazon-KDP give also you direct access to your book on Amazon, and this aenable you to create a product detail page for your book. You also have the option to expand your book’s availability on a global scale, making it more accessible for readers around the world.
Before you can trade or do anything like publishing a book on Amazon, you must have a registered account with them.
Creating a new KDP Account;
1. Go to https://www.amazonkdp.com
A page like this will appear;
2. Click on sign-up
And you would be taken to a page like this:
3. Click on individual
4. Select receive payment on/from global account/clients.
A page will load having columns for first name, last name, email (and it's confirmation), date of birth and phone number.
Note: Add your first and last name or the name of your publishing company (Don’t enter your pen name here).
The page looks like this:
Fill in your date of birth correctly. And click on next.
c. Select country and your city's postal code or region of residence.
e. Enter the mailing address you want Amazon to use for tax reporting purposes and royalty payment. After filling all the columns, Amazon will sent you a mail in your registered email where you can get the code that will enable to have access to their website. While there, set your account password and confirm the code they sent to your registered phone number and you are good to go.
Their page looks like this:
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