Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) empowers you to do just that—it's an easy-to-use self-publishing platform that lets anyone who has a story publish it. Whether it's a book you wrote years ago that never got picked up 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 Kindle Stores around the world. You can also publish and distribute your book in print with CreateSpace—it's free and offers similar benefits to KDP like worldwide distribution and higher royalties.
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With KDP, writers become published authors. You upload your own content. Write your own sales copy. Decide how much your book should cost. And publish in minutes—with your book appearing 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%.