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How to Change Your eBook Price on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing)

How to Change Your eBook Price on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing)

How to Change Your eBook Price on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing)

As a self-published author, knowing how to change your eBook price on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) is essential. Adjusting the price of your Kindle eBook allows you to respond to market trends, experiment with promotional strategies, and maximize your book’s potential. In this post, we will walk you through the process of changing the price of your Kindle eBook on Amazon, ensuring you have the flexibility to adapt to your readers’ needs. If you’d like to learn how to make your eBook free on Amazon KDP, click here.


What to Know Before Changing Your eBook Price On Amazon

When you change the price of your book on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), the royalty rate you receive for each sale can be affected. KDP offers two royalty options: 35% and 70%. If you price your book at $2.99 or higher, you will qualify for the 70% royalty rate. If you set your book’s price below $2.99, you’ll earn a 35% royalty on each sale.

One workaround many authors use to offer books below $2.99 and still earn the full 70% royalty rate is using a Kindle Countdown Deal if they are enrolled in KDP Select and Kindle Unlimited. If your book’s normal list price is $2.99 or above and you run a Kindle Countdown Deal for say $0.99 or $1.99, all sales you receive while the book is at that temporary discounted price will be at the higher rate. If you are enrolled in KDP Select and want to set up a Kindle Countdown Deal, check out this useful explainer here.

These different royalty rates can vary in each region, so double-check the eligibility requirements carefully before making any decisions on pricing.

Steps to Change Your eBook Price on Amazon KDP

Step 1 – Log in

Log in to your Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) account. If you don’t have one, create an account by providing the necessary information and agreeing to the terms and conditions. Once logged in, you will be directed to the KDP dashboard.

Step 2 – Access Your Bookshelf

Access the ‘Bookshelf’ of your KDP dashboard. This is where you can manage all your published eBooks. Locate the eBook for which you want to change the price and click on the ‘…’ button next to ‘Promote and Advertise’. Then click on ‘Edit eBook Pricing.’

How to change your eBook price - step 2.1

How to change your eBook price - step 2.2

Step 3 – Change Price

You will now be taken to the pricing page. Here, you can change your eBook price based on the currency of the marketplace you are targeting.

Update pricing options - step 3

Step 4 – Set Royalty Option

You can also set the royalty options in this section and see the royalty calculations for each marketplace. Amazon offers two royalty options for eBooks: 35% and 70%. The 70% royalty option is available for books priced within a specific range, depending on the marketplace and delivery costs. Review the royalty requirements and select the appropriate option for your eBook.

Step 5 – Save and Publish Changes

Confirm the changes and save once you have entered the new price and selected the royalty option. Check that the pricing and royalty option changes align with your preferences. When you are satisfied, click on the ‘Save as Draft’ or ‘Publish Your Kindle eBook’ button to change your eBook price.

Publish your changes - step 5

Your price change has now been updated in Amazon KDP. It is worth noting that any changes can take up to 72 hours to display on Amazon.

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