Amazon Introduces Self Publishing Program for Children's Books Authors

Authors can now create their own books for children in an easy manner

By on September 4th, 2014 14:14 GMT

Amazon has just made a cool announcement for anyone who hopes to one day publish children’s books. The company has launched KDP Kids, as well as the Kindle Kids’ Book Creator.

KDP Kids was designed to help children’s book authors prepare, publish and promote both illustrated and chapter books in Kindle Stores everywhere in the world. Additionally, the book creator tool the company came up with will make it easier for authors to create illustrated children’s books that take advantage of Kindle features like text pop-ups.

Authors can upload their creations to KDP and choose the category, age, and grade range filters, which will help Amazon customers to later filter through the content to reach the right books for their kids.

Amazon is offering authors the possibility to earn royalties of up to 70 percent, keep their rights over the content and maintain control over the books.

“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. 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,” said Russ Grandinetti, senior vice president, Kindle.

Amazon states that through the digital editions of their books, authors can reach new audiences of Kindle readers.
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