Kindle Direct Publishing Login – Ultimate Guide To Getting Started

Kindle Direct Publishing Login – Ultimate Guide To Getting Started

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Looking for help setting up your Kindle Direct Publishing login? Having trouble signing into your KDP account? Maybe you’ve heard of Amazon KDP, but you’re not sure how you can utilize it for your dietitian side hustle. Keep reading to learn more! 

KDP is a free to sign-up, self-publishing platform offered by Amazon. It empowers authors, including dietitians, to publish their written work into digital and print materials, such as e-books and paperbacks, making them available for purchase to Amazon customers worldwide. Through KDP, dietitians can showcase their expertise, deliver valuable content directly to readers, and create a passive income stream.

In this article we’ll: 

  1. highlight some of the benefits of using Amazon KDP for dietitians 
  2. provide ideas for different types of books dietitians can publish with KDP
  3. go over a step-by-step how to create a KDP account, with screenshots and tips
  4. cover troubleshooting tips for common Kindle Direct Publishing login issues 

Ready to get started? Let’s dive in!

Kindle Direct Publishing for Dietitians

Establishing an Amazon KDP account unlocks a myriad of benefits. 

As mentioned earlier, Amazon has a vast customer base where self-publishing on KDP provides a platform to share your work on a larger scale. Additionally, creating, and self-publishing valuable content on KDP helps build your credibility, attract new clients and gain recognition as a trusted source of information. This recognition as an authority figure can help to open doors to opportunities, including ones you may not have considered like media interviews, speaking engagements and collaborations with other professionals or brands. 

I am not sure if I have the time (or desire) to write a long, traditional book. Are there other ways I can use KDP to self-publish content? 

Now that we’ve covered some of the KDP benefits and provided some ideas to help ignite that creative spark, getting you thinking about the self-publishing possibilities, let’s look into setting up your Amazon KDP account.

How To Create A KDP Account

When you decide to embark on your self-publishing journey through Amazon KDP, the first step is to create an account. Follow this step-by-step guide to set up your Kindle Direct Publishing login credentials and gain access to a world of publishing opportunities.

Step 1: Accessing the Kindle Direct Publishing Login Page

Kindle Direct Publishing Login

You have the option to either sign in with your existing Amazon account or create a new account if you do not have one already. Select the option that applies to you. 

Note: Per Amazon and KDP policy, multiple accounts are not allowed. This means, you cannot create a second account under a different email. You are also not permitted to create another account under an email that’s already associated with an existing account. 

Step 2: Creating Your Kindle Direct Publishing Login 

If you select “Sign in” in Step 1, the next step is to enter the email or phone number associated with your Amazon customer account in the appropriate field (see Image A below). Then enter your password and click the yellow “Sign in” button to login. 

Kindle Direct Publishing Login

If you select “Sign up” in Step 1, you will then be directed to a page to provide your name, email address, and a password (see Image B above). Once you fill in all of the fields, click the yellow “Create your KDP account” button.

What is Two-Step Verification?

Kindle Direct Publishing Login

Note: Regardless of whether you disable two-step verification for your Amazon customer account, this security feature cannot be disabled for you KDP account. 

Step 3: Terms and Conditions

Step 4: Setting Up Account Information in KDP Bookshelf

  • create a new book or series
  • update existing book details (description, cover image, list price)
  • remove previously published titles from Amazon

Before adding your work to this page, you’ll want to address the notice at the top, stating “Your account information is incomplete.” Click on “Update Now” to finish setting up your KDP account. 

Kindle Direct Publishing Login

Author/Publisher Information 

The first section pertains to Author/Publisher information. Start by completing the three fields under “Which country/region do you live in?”.  These fields include: Business Type, Date of Birth, and Country or Region. 

Kindle Direct Publishing Login

Next, fill in the name, address, and phone number fields. 

Kindle Direct Publishing Login

TIP: Enter your legal name, do NOT use a pen name for this section. Amazon uses this information when issuing payment and tax forms. Pen names may be used when setting up book details. 

Getting Paid

Direct deposit or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is recommended by KDP for a number of reasons including: 

  • typically has no minimum payment threshold
  • provides the fastest method to receive payment 
  • most secure way to receive royalty payments
  • environmentally friendly

To get started with this section, select the appropriate answer for “Where is your bank?”. Then continue to fill in the remaining fields: account holder name, type of account number, and routing number. Then click the “Add” button at the bottom of the page.

TIPS: 

  1. In order to avoid delays or issues with receiving earnings from your book sales, make sure to enter the account holder’s name exactly as it appears on the associated bank account records.  
  2. Once you add your bank account information, you will not be able to go back and edit the details provided. If needed, you can delete the existing bank account you have on file in KDP and then add a new account with the updated information. 

After successfully entering your bank account information you’ll see a message in green at the top of the screen (see image below). You can then move on to the final section, Tax Information.  

Tax Information 

Amazon issues payments that can be considered “income,” therefore, you are required to provide your tax identity information before you can publish books to your KDP bookshelf. 

For this last section, click on the “Complete Tax Information” button to get started. This will take you to the “Tax Information Interview” page. Select the appropriate tax classification for your situation as well as citizenship status. 

TIP: For the tax classification, you will select “Individual” if you’re either:

  • an individual
  • a sole proprietor
  • a single-member LLC where the owner is an individual

After answering the first two questions, you’ll move on to the Tax Identity Information. Here you’ll complete the Name, Address and Taxpayer Identification Number fields. The image below provides general guidelines to help complete the “Name” field correctly. When you get to this page, you can view additional guidelines for the Address and Taxpayer Identification Number fields by hovering your cursor over the information icon next to each field.

TIPS:

  1. Your Tax Identification Number (TIN) is either your Social Security Number (SSN), Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN).
  2. If you are a single-member LLC, enter the owner’s SSN or EIN. In order to enter an EIN in the field, click on the box where it says “SSN or ITIN.” There should then be a drop-down option for EIN.

Once you finish the Tax Identity Information questions and click “Continue” at the bottom, you will go to the Sign and Submit section. In this section, you will read the certification statement in the gray box. Then sign by typing your full name in the Signature field and click “Save and Preview”. 

In the next screen, review the completed W-9 form before submitting. You will receive an email if the information you provided is invalid. In that case you will need to retake the tax interview. 

After submitting your tax interview information, click Exit Tax Interview. This is the final step in setting up your Amazon KDP Account. 

Troubleshooting Common Kindle Direct Publishing Login Issues 

Having trouble accessing your KDP account? See the table below to help resolve common Kindle Direct Publishing Login issues. 

Kindle Direct Publishing Login IssuesTroubleshooting TIPS
Unable to sign-in due to incorrect EMAIL or PHONE NUMBER notificationMake sure you’re entering the correct email address or phone number if you have more than one
Remember to use your phone number (instead of email) to login IF that’s what you used to create your account
Unable to sign-in due to incorrect PASSWORD notificationCheck CAPS Lock and NUM Lock are not unintentionally turned on
Use Password Reset/Forgot Passwordif you don’t receive an email from Amazon to reset, check junk or spam folder
Recently changed your password and not able to login?try clearing any saved passwords from your browser before re-entering your new one
Sign-in issues due to MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS*you accidentally created another KDP account with the same email and different passwordIf you accidentally indicate you are a new customer when signing in, multiple accounts get created.
To resolve: sign-out of the current account then sign back in again with the email and password you associate with your KDP account
Error Message404 Not FoundThis message MAY mean your account is closed 
To resolve: reply to the email message sent to you regarding the status of your account
Error Message 500, Internal Server ErrorThe KDP website may be down for maintenance or high traffic
To resolve: wait 10-15 minutes before next attempt to login

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, Amazon KDP offers a multitude of benefits for dietitians looking to expand their reach, establish authority, and generate passive income. So, why wait? Start your self-publishing journey today by establishing your Kindle Direct Publishing login and setting up your account using the guide above. While creating a KDP account does not automatically guarantee book sales, it is an important step that when done correctly the first time, can help save you time and unnecessary frustration on the road to your self-publishing goals. 

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