Questions tagged [kdp]

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is a system where authors can upload ebooks for delivery via Whispernet and set the price for downloading.

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how to NOT have calibre reduce pictures' resolution when converting from epub (or anything I guess) to MOBI

I'm selling art ebooks on KDP Amazon, and I need the pictures not be shrinked as they automatically are when passing from odt to mobi/epub. But it would be easier if Amazon didn't have to convert epub ...
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Publishing same book with difference layout

I am writing an alphabet book for toddlers. While, the paperback version has multiple characters (and their accompanying pictures) on the same page, I figured the kindle version should have only one ...
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Kindle Direct Publishing: How to mention other Books

Somebody knows how I can create "View in Store" Links within my Kindle E-Books? I noticed that some books I've bought on Amazon use these special type of links which have a little book symbol next to ...
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Any way to identify source of traffic on Amazon KDP?

Given a kindle book published on Amazon KDP, is there a way to find out from where traffic or sales came from? For example, I might add links pointing to my book on my website, or on social media, on ...
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Diagrams and code formatting in kdp format [duplicate]

I need to create a Kindle eBook containing code and diagrams. Can anyone suggest the best tool to create diagrams and code blocks that blend easily into KDP format?
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Code block formatting in KDP

I am planning to create an ebook and publish on Amazon (kdp) format. However,When I converted my rough copy to kdp . The code formatting was not up to the mark . What is the best way to include code ...
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Can I make my ebook free while retaining the paperback available on KDP

I have a computer title as an ebook and a paperback on KDP. Because the book is about an open-source software I have promised to make the ebook free after one year. I can make the epub a free download ...
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How do you create and add a .apnx file to a Kindle book to display real page numbers?

I have a decent amount of experience creating epub files and converting them to .mobi using Kindlegen or Amazon Kindle Previewer 3 for self publishing on KDP. I'm looking to add the "real page numbers"...
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Kindle Book published old version

I am the book author and I have access to KDP and can preview my internal texts from there. I have checked and double checked the internal version did indeed update to fix typo and a program (for ...
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My Amazon book does not have links from ToC to chapters, why?

I recently wrote a book. The book is published. When I looked over the result, I found out that the Table of Contents does not have links going to the individual chapters (and sections within ...
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Publishing HTML to Kindle - Encoding problem

I am publishing an HTML page (a book) to Kindle using kdp.amazon.com and I encountered an encoding problem so I added: lang="en" to: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www....
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Royalties on self-published ebooks on Amazon

Do you get your royalties as a one-off payment, or you are paid per sale of each publication on an ongoing basis?
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What triggers the “adult” designation on Amazon Kindle books (romance genre)?

I do software development for an ebook publisher specializing in Romance novels. One thing we encounter from time to time is that a book gets classified by Amazon as "adult". That effectively removes ...
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How do I publish a book permanently free on Amazon

I have tried to publish a book permanently free on Amazon but I couldn't. I have seen many books on Kindle that seems to be permanently free. How do I publish a book on Kindle and keep it free forever?...