Amazon started as a bookstore, and taking care of authors is at the heart of our company. We’re committed to supporting independent authors by helping them find readers and grow their revenues with services like Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). KDP enables authors to self-publish and distribute their books to millions of readers around the world and earn up to 70% of every sale in royalties.
In May 2021, Amazon opened its first ‘Print on Demand’ facility in Australia, the first for Amazon in the Southern Hemisphere.
The state of the art printing service enables authors and publishers to print paperback books at its Western Sydney Fulfilment Centre, making their selected catalogue of titles continuously available for fast delivery to Australian readers. Its launch will see customers have access to millions of books on amazon.com.au that will be delivered faster to customers in Australia, as the books will be printed locally.
For authors around the world, sharing their story with readers is a lifelong dream. In 2007, Amazon launched KDP to make it easier for authors to fulfil that dream. KDP offers a free, easy and fast way to self-publish eBooks and paperbacks. With KDP, the power of publishing is accessible to authors worldwide, allowing a more robust and diverse set of voices to share stories with a wider audience than ever before.
Christopher Cartwright tried the traditional publishing route but nothing took off. It wasn’t until 2015 when he was off work with a back injury, that Christopher turned to Kindle Direct Publishing and found success.
A USA Today bestselling author (multiple times) of historical fantasy and historical mystery, Melbourne-based writer Carolyn Archer reached a global audience through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).