Authors can easily publish children’s books and reach millions of
Kindle readers around the world
Kindle Kids’ Book Creator for illustrated children’s books available
for download today
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 3, 2014--
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today announced KDP Kids, designed to help
children’s book authors prepare, publish and promote both illustrated
and chapter books in Kindle Stores worldwide. Children’s book authors
can use Amazon’s new Kindle Kids’ Book Creator tool to easily create
illustrated children’s books that take advantage of Kindle features like
text pop-ups. Once the book is ready, authors can upload it to KDP in
just a few simple steps, and use KDP’s category, age and grade range
filters to help millions of Amazon customers choose the right books for
their kids. Authors can earn royalties of up to 70%, while keeping their
rights and maintaining control of their content. Authors can also choose
to enroll their books in KDP Select for additional royalty opportunities
like Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, and access
to marketing tools like Kindle Countdown Deals and Free Book Promotions.
Get started today at kdp.amazon.com/kids.
“Authors want to focus on telling great stories and we want to help them
do that. No one should have to be a computer programmer to create a
beautiful, illustrated Kindle book for kids,” said Russ Grandinetti,
Senior Vice President, Kindle. “Kindle Kids’ Book Creator makes it easy.
In addition to helping authors craft their books, we’re helping
customers find them with things like age and grade range filters.”
By creating a digital edition of their book, authors can reach a whole
new audience of Kindle readers, who have already downloaded millions of
children’s books this year.
Some authors got an early look at what KDP Kids offers, and here’s what
“The new Kindle Kids’ Book Creator is exactly what I’ve been looking
for,” said children’s book author Niki Alling. “I was able to create fun
popups with ease. I have plans to upgrade my existing children’s books
with this new tool, and to use it with future books also. I highly
recommend it to children’s book authors who want to add some extra fun
to their eBooks.”
“As a self-published author, doing all the work myself and being no
technical expert, I found this so easy to use,” said children's book
author and illustrator Michele Lynn Seigfried. “It will definitely save
me time and money when I publish my future books.”
“Since I’ve published books for children of all ages, it’s a big plus
that the Kindle Store helps parents find books by their kids’ age
range,” said children’s science books author Seymour Simon. “KDP gave me
all the tools and information I needed to get my books in front of the
To learn more about publishing children’s books through KDP, or to
download the Kindle Kids’ Book Creator, visit kdp.amazon.com/kids.
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