Self Publish Your Book on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Select trim sizes, download templates &  format the book according to the requirements of Amazon KDP

Set up an Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing account & explore payment and tax requirements

Optimize the listing with keyword research tools and explore trademarks & copyright protection

Clock1.5 hours
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1.5-hour long project, you will be self-publishing a paperback book on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. You will be guided through the entire process of selecting a trim size, downloading a template, formatting the book according to the requirements of Amazon KDP, creating a book cover using the Cover Creator tool, setting up an Amazon KDP account and then publishing the book on Amazon KDP. We will also discuss keyword research & category selection to ensure your book appears on the search result. We will also be discussing the best practices to follow while choosing a Title and Pen name to avoid trademarks and copyright issues in the future. You will also be guided to handle tax and banking requirements while setting up a KDP account. By the end of this project, you will be confident in self-publishing any book through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.

Skills you will develop

self publishingbook publishingformatting the bookAmazon Kindle Direct Publishingbook cover design

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Uploading book manuscript to Google Docs

  2. Templates & Trim sizes

  3. Fundamentals of formatting a book

  4. Applying for Amazon KDP account

  5. Publishing the book: Title, Author name & Description

  6. Publishing the book: Keyword research & Category selection

  7. Cover creation & Print options

  8. Publishing the book: Preview, Pricing & Distribution

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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