According to Statista, the global e-reader market was valued at 18.13 million U.S. dollars in 2020 and is projected to reach 23.12 billion U.S. dollars by 2026.

According to the Association of American Publishers, in 2019, the trade e-book revenue in the United States amounted to 1.1 billion U.S. dollars, which was a 6 percent increase from 2018’s earnings of 1 billion U.S. dollars

Even though it might feel like Amazon has been around forever and has a monopoly over e-commerce, it’s only been around since 1994, and the Kindle came out in 2007

The original Kindle device cost $399 – a price tag that would seem outrageous today!

Amazon has sold between 20 million and 90 million Kindles worldwide

Statista expects the eBook user base to increase significantly, from 950.5 million in 2019, to 1.11 billion users in 2023

In 2019, 52 percent of U.S. adults owned an e-reader

There are currently more than 1.4 million books available on Kindle Unlimited (KU)

1.3 million books are Amazon Exclusives (AE)

That leaves barely 100,000 non-exclusive books

What is Kindle Direct Publishing

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer. Founded in 1994, it continues to attract and retain customers by offering a wide array of products at reasonable prices, including eBooks.

Amazon’s Kindle Store allows authors to sell their digital books through the KDP publishing service. Authors are charged by how many pages they add to their book or eBook.

Amazon provides you with several tools to help you promote your book. You can provide links not only to your own website, but also to blogs, forums and social media profiles.

You can also include links to Facebook fan pages, Twitter accounts and YouTube channels which will earn you additional revenue.

Publishing KDP

Joining Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing is free and easy. You retain the rights to your book, and you get to decide how it’s published. If you have a manuscript ready to go, your book can be live on Amazon within 24 hours!

Get to market fast

Publishing takes less than 5 minutes and your book appears on Kindle stores worldwide within 24-48 hours.

Make more money

Earn up to 70% royalty on sales to customers in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, India, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and more. Enroll in KDP Select and earn more money through Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

Keep control

Keep control of your rights and set your own list prices. Make changes to your books at any time.

Publish in digital & print

KDP publishes your print book on Amazon.com and ships it to customers—on demand. With KDP Print, you can order author copies or sell them on Amazon.com at full price list ($7.99 for a 100-page book). KDP pays 60% list price when customers buy your paperback from Amazon.com.