Amazon’s KDP Program | Understanding 6 Key Legal Points

If you are ready to self-publish your book, even if you already have, you need to know these key contract points.

  • What are your rights?
  • What are your promises to Amazon?
  • Do you really control pricing?
  • What if there is a dispute?
  • What is your liability?
  • Can Amazon change the deal?

You took the time to write your manuscript, now take the time to understand legal aspects of self-publishing on Amazon’s KDP platform.

Kindle Direct Publishing Program Documents: (zip file 1M)

NOTE: Amazon has changed its contract since the video was published. Be sure to check their most recent contract.

Full text of the video: (pdf 200k).

Video image and music credits: (pdf 450k).

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Although I am a lawyer, I’m not your lawyer. The video and materials on this page are for educational purposes only and are not legal advice for you specifically.