3 Steps to Self-Publish on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) with Amazon-includes pictures and video

Welcome to a new Self-Publishing Success Series. This series will break down 15 Easy Steps to Self-Publish on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Each blog post I will give you 3 steps at a time that you can accomplish in a week. By the end of this series, you will know the exact steps I have used over the last 7 years to self-publish 10 plus books and how I help other women of faith to do the same.


Here are the first 3 Steps to Self-publish on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Watch the video inserted for a discussion of each step. Let's dive into part 1 of 5.


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Step 1- Set up a Free KDP account- you can do this today go here. It will look like the picture below.


Step 2- Get the Full Cover size for your Book- For example, if you are publishing a standard

6 x 9 inch book the full size you will need is 12.52 x 9.25 inches for a 120-page book. This will be important for designing your cover. However, there are many different book sizes to choose from. KDP offers a cover calculator https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/cover-calculator

Below is just an example



Step 3- Research at least two Categories to publish your book with- example of a category is non-fiction self-help, inspirational and motivational. You will need two categories to self-publish on KDP. Below is just an example


Watch my video for a discussion of these 3 steps.


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