In this chapter, we’ll learn about the publishing process on KDP. Follow the conversation between our geek and gal to understand the steps involved.

Gal Excited

So, you've written your book, and now it's time to publish it on KDP! 🎉

Geek Curious

Wow! How do I do that? 🧐

Gal Encouraging

It's quite simple! First, you need to upload your manuscript and cover. Let's get started!

Geek Ready

Alright, let's go! 🚀

Step 1: Uploading your manuscript and cover

Gal Explaining

Go to your KDP Bookshelf and click on "Create a new title." Then, upload your manuscript and cover files.

Geek Nodding

Got it! What format should my manuscript be in? 📚

Gal Proud

KDP supports multiple formats like Word, PDF, and ePub. Just make sure it's formatted correctly for Kindle devices.

Geek Smiling

Perfect! My cover is uploaded too. What's next? 🎨

Step 2: Setting up pricing and distribution options

Gal Determined

Now you need to choose pricing and distribution options. You can enroll in KDP Select for higher royalties and promotional tools.

Geek Wondering

Hmm, I'll consider KDP Select. And I can set my own price, right? 💰

Gal Nodding

Absolutely! You can choose a price that works best for you and your audience.

Geek Enthusiastic

Awesome! I'll do some research to find the sweet spot. 😄

Step 3: Launching your book

Gal Encouraging

Once you've set everything up, click "Publish" to launch your book on the Kindle Store! 🚀

Geek Surprised

That's it? My book will be live? 😲

Gal Laughing

Yes! But remember, it may take up to 72 hours for your book to appear on the store. Patience is key! 😉

Geek Amazed

I can't believe I'm about to become a published author! 🤩


Gal Pleased

Congratulations! You've learned how to publish your book on KDP. Good luck on your author journey! 🌟

Geek Happy

Thank you! I couldn't have done it without your help. 🙏

Now you know the steps to publish your book on KDP. Embrace your new role as a published author and share your stories with the world! 😃