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Does Amazon offer print-on-demand for my books

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Are Amazon KDP Books Print On Demand

One of the questions I get asked is if Amazon KDP is a print-on-demand service for books.

The answer is yes, books are printed on-demand on Amazon KDP. 

When I upload my webcomic book to the Amazon KDP service they are only made when people buy them.

(Related Post: Creating a cover for my webcomic books)

When a book is ordered on Amazon, then they print my book

The files for my book will sit there on the Amazon server until someone orders it. Then the printer for Amazon makes the book. Amazon puts it together and takes care of the rest. 

So the printing and the shipping that's all covered by amazon. I don't have to do anything.

I also get my own Amazon author page

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Also, I get an author page on Amazon when I make a book. When I create a book on amazon I get an account as an author that I can edit and update!

When I create more than one book I can send people to my author page and it will show all the books that I have available and people can scroll through and see them. So I'm able to link to that from my website. 

Like this 😊 https://amzn.to/3LUtZ84

I can also order my own "Author Copies" of the book to sell

On top of Amazon KDP being print-on-demand, I don't have to just sell my books on amazon. If I wanted to I could buy my own books and have them shipped to me. I can then sell my books in person or I can set up a page for it on my own store on my website to sell my books.

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Author copies order form in Amazon KDP

I can order these books as "author copies" it's a button that's right next to the book that I have on my Amazon KDP set up. I can order up to 999 copies of the book at printing cost rather than the markup cost I sell them at. 

But I do have to pay for shipping. So that part kind of sucks but it's still a better price.

Check out my video for more

I made a video talking more about this and the whole process of making my webcomic book. You can check that out on the site here! Making a Webcomic Book on Amazon - Part 2


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