Entering Paperback Details


Hi, I’m Kelly from Amazon and I’m going to walk you through entering your paperback book details for print books on KDP. If you enter this information correctly this will help your readers to be able to find and learn more about your books. Your book’s title and author information must match your book cover and interior files. The title is the distinguishing name for your book. Your subtitle should be a complete and descriptive companion to the title. If your book is in a series, the series name is the name for the whole sequence of books. The series number is optional. This should show readers which part of the series the book is in. Volume 1, Volume 2 Etc. If you want your readers to read these books in a certain order, this is where you give them that information. The information you include on these fields must match the information on your book cover and interior files. The Amazon Detail page contains the description and book dimensions, so do not add these to any of the title information fields on KDP. Also, no keywords, URLs, or advertisements. Last, make sure the title information in these fields does not confuse your reader. For example, if your book’s manuscript contains three anthologies don’t list the phrase “bundle set of three” in your title information. As this misleads the reader into thinking they will receive several physical books packaged together. Other examples of misleading information may include adding the wrong binding types such as eBook or mentioning discs inclusion. The book will print as a single perfect bound Paperback. An edition is a particular version of the book. The edition number tells readers whether the book is an original or updated version. If this is the first publication then your book would be edition one, but many authors don’t include an edition number, and that’s fine. If you’re planning on updating your book periodically, which creates multiple editions, do not overwrite the previous editions files. Instead set up a new book title on your KDP bookshelf. This way your readers can choose which edition they are searching for. The primary Author Field is the only required Contributor field. You can also use pin names as long as they are not misleading to your customers. Do not include URLs, keywords, and do not include only punctuation. The Contributor Fields are optional. You may include authors, editors, Illustrators, translators, or any others who assisted with your books creation. If you’re the one who did all of those jobs on this book, you should stick to keeping your name in the primary author field. Thanks for watching. Remember, the way that you set up your title and author information can actually engage or mislead the reader. We hope that this information has helped you with setting up your book details. Happy publishing!

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3 thoughts on “Entering Paperback Details”

  1. Charlie says:

    Hmm. . .no publishing house would ever put out a new edition without pulling older editions from the shelves first. The whole point of a new edition is to correct problems in the previous edition or to bring in new details to the work. Few people would want or need an older edition from the same publisher. They can be helpful for scholars, but that's what libraries and used book dealers are for.

  2. sarma somina says:

    You don't this many people working I want cs to move it print

  3. Joslyn Carter says:

    Thank you😎

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