What are the terms and conditions I need to be aware of when publishing on KDP?
When you publish a book on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), you are agreeing to the KDP terms and conditions. These terms and conditions set out the rules and regulations that govern your use of KDP, including your rights and obligations as a KDP author. It is important to read and understand these terms and conditions before you publish your book on KDP, so that you are aware of your rights and responsibilities.
Key terms and conditions of KDP
The following are some of the key terms and conditions of KDP that you should be aware of:
- You retain all rights to your book when you publish it on KDP. However, by publishing your book on KDP, you grant Amazon a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-bearing license to use your book in connection with the KDP service. This means that Amazon can make your book available for sale in its online store, as well as in its Kindle app and other devices.
- You are responsible for setting the price of your book and for determining the royalty rate that you will receive. Amazon will pay you a royalty of 70% of the net sales price of your book. The net sales price is the amount that Amazon receives after deducting taxes, shipping costs, and other fees.
- You are responsible for ensuring that your book meets the KDP content guidelines. These guidelines set out the requirements that your book must meet in order to be eligible for sale on KDP. For example, your book must not contain any offensive content, and it must be free of errors.
- You are responsible for marketing and promoting your book. Amazon will provide you with some marketing tools, but it is ultimately up to you to promote your book and to make sure that people know about it.
Additional terms and conditions
In addition to the key terms and conditions listed above, there are a number of other terms and conditions that you should be aware of when publishing on KDP. These terms and conditions can be found on the KDP website.
It is important to read and understand all of the terms and conditions of KDP before you publish your book. By publishing your book on KDP, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.
By following the terms and conditions of KDP, you can help to ensure that your book is successful on Amazon. By understanding your rights and responsibilities as a KDP author, you can make the most of the KDP service and help to reach a wider audience for your book.