How to Use Amazon KDP’s Paperback Beta Program for Print Publishing
Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is a self-publishing platform that allows authors to publish and sell their books in both digital and print formats. The KDP Paperback Beta Program is a new program that allows authors to publish their books in paperback format directly through Amazon. This program is still in beta, but it offers a number of benefits for authors, including:
- A streamlined publishing process
- Free professional book formatting
- Free access to Amazon’s print-on-demand (POD) service
- Access to Amazon’s global distribution network
In this article, we will walk you through the process of using Amazon KDP’s Paperback Beta Program to publish your book in paperback format. We will cover everything from creating a book file to setting your book price.
Creating a Book File
The first step in publishing your book in paperback format through KDP is to create a book file. This file can be in either EPUB or PDF format. If you are not sure which format to use, EPUB is the more common format for ebooks.
Once you have created your book file, you will need to upload it to KDP. You can do this by going to the KDP website and clicking on the “Manage Your Books” tab. Then, click on the “Add a New Book” button and select the “Create a New Book” option.
On the next page, you will need to enter your book’s title, author name, and ISBN number (if you have one). You will also need to select the format of your book file (EPUB or PDF).
Once you have entered all of the required information, you will need to click on the “Continue” button. You will then be taken to a page where you can upload your book file.
To upload your book file, click on the “Choose File” button and select the file from your computer. Once you have selected the file, click on the “Upload” button.
KDP will then process your book file and make it available for sale in the Kindle Store. This process can take a few minutes or a few hours, depending on the size of your book file.
Free Professional Book Formatting
One of the benefits of using KDP’s Paperback Beta Program is that you can get your book professionally formatted for free. KDP’s free formatting service will automatically convert your book file into a format that is compatible with Amazon’s POD service.
The KDP formatting service will also add a cover to your book and create a table of contents. You can choose to use KDP’s default cover or upload your own cover.
If you want to use KDP’s free formatting service, you will need to select the “Yes” option when you are asked if you want to use KDP’s formatting service.
Free Access to Amazon’s POD Service
Another benefit of using KDP’s Paperback Beta Program is that you can get free access to Amazon’s POD service. Amazon’s POD service allows you to print your books on demand, so you only pay for the books that you sell.
Amazon’s POD service is a great option for authors who want to self-publish their books in paperback format. It is a cost-effective way to print your books and get them into the hands of readers.
Access to Amazon’s Global Distribution Network
When you publish your book through KDP’s Paperback Beta Program, your book will be available for sale in the Kindle Store in all of the countries where Amazon has a presence. This means that your book can be sold to readers in over 100 countries worldwide.
Having your book available in the Kindle Store in all of the countries where Amazon has a presence is a great way to reach new readers and increase your sales.
Setting Your Book Price
When you are setting your book price, you need to consider a few factors. First, you need to decide how much you want to earn per book