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KDP Select News

KDP Select is an optional program for you to reach more readers, and it gives you the opportunity to earn more money. Now, when you enroll your title in KDP Select, your title will be included in Kindle Unlimited (KU)–a new subscription service for customers in the U.S., U.K., and Germany. When your title is read past 10%–about the length of reading the free sample available in Kindle books–you will earn a share of the KDP Select monthly global fund. Your book will also be included in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (KOLL) for customers in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, and Japan where you will earn a share of the KDP Select monthly global fund when your book is borrowed.

We have continued to see significant early trial response from customers to KU. Similar to what we’ve done in the past around holiday spikes in borrowing activity, we are adding a bonus of $2 million in September on top of the regular base fund amount of $3 million bringing the total fund to $5 million. To further highlight KDP Select books and authors that are most popular with customers, we have also introduced a new element to the program: “KDP Select All-Stars.” Based on what KDP Select titles are being read the most during the month, we will identify each All-Star author and title on each applicable KDP Select title’s detail page. In addition, KDP Select All-Stars will earn financial bonuses. Anyone with titles in KDP Select–even a debut author with a single title–can qualify if their work becomes a customer favorite. To learn more, visit KDP Select Global Fund Updates.

Visit your Bookshelf to enroll your books in KDP Select, or if you are already enrolled, visit your royalty report to see your results. If you’d like to learn more, visit KDP Select.


Formatting Your Book’s Product Description

When you are adding or editing the description of your book on your product detail page, you can use HTML tags to format it. You’ll be able to arrange the paragraphs, headings, lists, spacing, and text options (bold, italic, underlined) by using the different tags KDP supports. To check the list of supported tags, and find more information about formatting your description, you can visit the KDP Help pages.

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