For authors around the world, sharing their story with readers is a lifelong dream. Amazon launched Kindle Direct Publishing to empower authors to fulfil that dream.

Whether it's a book you wrote years ago or a short story you wrote last month and want to share with readers, KDP empowers writers to bring their work to readers in Amazon Stores around the world in ebook and paperback.

I used Amazon's technology to blow through all the traditional gatekeepers. Can you imagine how that feels, after struggling so hard, for so long, for every...single...reader?
Creston Mapes, author of Nobody
Best tips and insights for successful publishing from a book expert.

With KDP, writers become published authors. You upload your own content. Write your own sales copy. Decide how much your book should cost. And once published your book will appear on Amazon within two days. As an author, you can also distribute your book globally and publish your book in multiple languages. You keep your copyrights and derivative rights. You publish on your own schedule. Another win for KDP authors—you get paid royalties of up to 70%.

KDP provides many resources to help authors on their journey. Indie authors can be incredibly supportive and willing to share their experiences - the KDP Community is one place you can go to learn from other authors.

Ready for the world to see your work? Then set yourself up with Kindle Direct Publishing and visit the KDP sign-up page to start publishing your first book today.