This section covers a bunch of the stuff that you need to know when publishing a Kindle book. None of the Kindle ebook formatting information is here, though—that’s all in the Word to Kindle module.
Filling out the “Add new title” page for new Kindle books
Once you’ve clicked that, you’re on what I’m calling the “Add new title” page. This is where the meat and potatoes of Kindle ebook publishing gets done. It’s where you enter in all of the book’s information (title, description, categories, etc.), create or upload a cover, and upload the actual book file that you have properly formatted and saved. Here is a screenshot of the whole page.
There are several numbered sections or parts that make up that page. These sections are covered below, along with any relevant information you should know or things you should consider when publishing your ebook.
Introducing KDP Select
(This is the blueish box at the top of the page.)
Section 1: Enter Your Book Details
- Book name and subtitle
- Book series, edition number, and publisher
- Book description
- Book contributors and language
- Publication date and ISBN
Section 2: Verify Your Publishing Rights
Section 3: Target Your Book to Customers
Section 4: Upload or Create a Book Cover
Section 5: Upload Your Book File
Section 6: Preview Your Book
For help here, refer back to the 3 ways to preview and test your book section of the Word to Kindle module. Here is the Mac version, and here is the Windows version. Scroll down about halfway down the page to find the 3 ways section.
Section 7: Verify Your Publishing Territories
Section 8: Choose Your Royalty
Sections 9 and 10: Kindle MatchBook and Kindle Book Lending
The only thing left to do once you’ve finished up with sections 9 and 10 is to check the box to signify that you agree to the KDP Terms and Conditions. Once you’ve done that, click the orange/yellow “Save and Publish” button and you’re good to go!
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Header photo: Peter Van Lancker