Self Publishing A-Z: Publish Your First E-book on Amazon KDP

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In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Format the Ebook using Google docs to make it compatible with Amazon KDP & create an Ebook cover using Canva

Create an Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing account & publish the Ebook on Amazon KDP

Optimize the listing with keyword research, category selection, HTML descriptions & explore tax and payment options

Showcase this hands-on experience in an interview

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

In this 1.5-hour long project-based course, you will be self-publishing an ebook on Amazon KDP. You will be guided through the entire process of formatting an ebook on Google docs according to the requirements of Amazon KDP, creating an ebook cover on Canva, setting up an Amazon KDP account and then publishing the ebook on Amazon KDP. We will also discuss keyword research & category selection to ensure your ebook appears on the search result. You will also be guided to handle tax and banking requirements. By the end of this project, you will be confident in self-publishing any book through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. If you have a manuscript ready, it is recommended to have that with you for this project. But even if you are here just for the purpose of learning, I will be providing you with all the necessary resources in order for you to complete this project including the manuscript. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.


No prior experience in self publishing required

Skills you will develop

  • Google Docs
  • formatting
  • Canva
  • Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing
  • self-publishing

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 the Ebook manuscript to Google Docs

  2. Fundamentals of Ebook Formatting

  3. Formatting the Ebook- TOC

  4. Formatting the Ebook- Front Section 

  5. Create an Ebook Cover using Canva

  6. Create an Amazon KDP Account

  7. Publishing the Ebook- Title, Subtitle, HTML description

  8. Publishing the Ebook- Keyword & category selection

  9. Publishing the Ebook- Preview , Pricing & Publish

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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