Using Amazon KDP Publishing is Easy!

I recently published Book 2 in my Abby & Holly Series (MG/PT/YA) with Amazon KDP Publishing. I was nervous because I have only published in the past with Create Space.




BARNES & NOBLE (coming soon)

Using Amazon KDP Publishing to publish your paperback or ebook is easy! There are three steps for each process to complete. First is the basic information such as your name, title and tags, etc. The next step is downloading your book and cover. The last step is pricing your book.

Suggestions to make this go smoothly:

1. Make sure you have formatted your book and left wide enough margins

2. Put in page breaks after each chapter so they will each line up on a new page.

3. If you make your own cover be sure to include the two cutoffs all around the edges when placing your title and name within these cutoffs. (One cutoff is white and the inside cutoff is red). CS only had only cutoff. Check with KDP for margins needed to complete this.

4. You need to put your title and name on the middle outside binder of your book. KDP doesn’t put it there for you like CS did. I like being able to put it there myself, or I should say, my husband takes care of that for me. It came out better than it did with CS. You can control size, bold, color and styles of printing by using Adobe Photoshop to create your cover and binder. There are other methods to use but this is what John, my husband, uses.

I had to call Amazon KDP Publishing once to confirm the margins for my book cover and they were extremely helpful and pleasant to deal with. All in all it was a rewarding experience with little or no angst.

When I have a children’s book with colored illustrations to publish I will let you know what kind of experience I have publishing that too.

We authors need things to go smoothly when publishing. Don’t we? To get to this point with our books is rewarding and takes much energy and hard work. We just want to move along without any more problems creeping up on us. Well, Amazon has surprised and delighted me with the new publishing process. It is pain free.

Thank you for stopping by. Good luck with your own book publishing with KDP Publishing. Don’t be afraid to call and ask for help if need be.


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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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17 Responses to Using Amazon KDP Publishing is Easy!

  1. D. Parker says:

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  2. Reblogged this on Author Don Massenzio and commented:
    Check out these tips on using Amazon KDP publishing from Janice Spina in this post from her blog.

  3. Thanks for the tips, Janice! 🙂 Sharing… xo

  4. Thanks, Janice. I’ve only ever used KDP. Always found it very user-friendly.

  5. dgkaye says:

    Thanks for sharing Janice. Congrats again on your recent release. Enjoy Aruba! ❤

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