In this article I will be guiding you on how to create an Amazon Kdp account in Nigeria. As an author who has done research on how to self-publish your books, short reports or stories. You must have heard about Amazon kindle direct publishing.
Amazon is the largest online retail store in the globe and it holds over 80% of the eBook market. Being an author, you will definitely love to make sure your eBook is available on their platform. In this article, we will explain in detail the essential things you need and how to create an Amazon KDP account in Nigeria for you to be able to make money and receive the money directly to your Nigeria bank account.
WHAT IS AMAZON KINDLE DIRECT PUBLISHING (KDP).
Amazon’s KDP is a tool authors can use to self-publish their works online. Publishing with Amazon KDP means your eBook will be available on Amazon to kindle readers and you can make money from it. The KDP interface has lots of features you can use to customize and format your books and track sales as well as receiving payments for the purchase of your book.
KEY THINGS YOU NEED TO CREATE A KDP ACCOUNT.
The key things you will need to create and verify your KDP account are; a functional email, mobile phone number, a Payoneer account to receive your funds and of course you need a stable internet connection and maybe your iPad,computer system or your mobile phone.
STEP BY STEP GUIDE HOW TO SETUP YOUR AMAZON KDP ACCOUNT.
When you click on the website, it takes you to the homepage where you can sign in or create a new account. Since you are new and want to create a new KDP account, you will click on the option that says “Create a new KDP account” it takes you to an interface where you can input your full names, email address and a password you will be using to log into the KDP account.
Note: Your password must be at least six characters for it to be accepted. After filling all the necessary and required fields, you will click on “create KDP account” and then it takes you to an interface for you have to solve a puzzle just to prove that you are not a robot. When you are done solving the puzzle, it takes you to another interface where you will verify the email address you have provided.
An OTP will be sent to your email for verification. You have to go to your mail box to check for the OTP. If you can’t find it in the mailbox, you can check the spam folder. Copy the OTP and paste it on the verification page then click verify.
The next step is for you to input and also verify your mobile phone number. You will need to use the drop-down box to select your country “Nigeria” and then add your phone number to the space provided for you, then click on add phone number. An OTP will be sent to your mobile phone number for you to verify the number.
Check your phone messages for the OTP and input it on the space provided then click on the option “Create your Amazon account”. Accept and agree on the Amazon’s terms and conditions to continue. Immediately you are done accepting the terms and conditions, it takes you to a page where you can create, manage and publish your articles.
But bear in mind that your profile is not complete yet and it is not ready for use. You will see a caution message that says “Your account information is incomplete” and an option will be provided for you to update the account information. Kindly click on the “update now” for you to update your profile.
UPDATING YOUR KDP ACCOUNT INFORMATION.
When you click the “Update Now” option, it takes you to a two-step verification page where you will need to enter your phone number to get an OTP to repeat the initial phone number verification process.The next step is for you to update your information on where you live, how you want to get paid and your tax information.
Now you need to pay rapt attention and detail to the following processes on how to update your information and get your account verified. On the page where you will be updating your information, choose the option “Individual” for the business type followed by your date of birth, your country, input your legal name you used in opening the Amazon account and your home address. Then proceed to the section “Getting Paid”.
LINKING YOUR BANK TO YOUR KDP ACCOUNT.
On the “Getting Paid” interface, you will see a question that says “where is your bank?” Do not select Nigeria because they do not support payments to Nigeria bank accounts. Select the option “United States”. When you select United States, you will see where you can add your account details and the type of account.
This is where your Payoneer account comes into play. If you do not have a payoneer account yet, kindly check on our blog post on how to create a payoneer account or head over to our YouTube channel to see how to create a Payoneer account that works in Nigeria.
Log in to your Payoneer account, click on “bank and cards” then click on “receiving account”. An interface will open for you to request for an account you can use to receive payment from your Amazon KDP to your Payoneer account.
After requesting for the account, copy the details and fill them on the Amazon platforms where they requested for your USA bank account details like the Account holder’s name which is same as beneficiary name on your Payoneer, the type of account which is checking, the account number which you will enter twice on the two fields provided for you and add the routing number then click on “add”.
When you have successfully added the account, you will get a success message that says, you are set up to receive payment for sales across all Amazon marketplaces.
COMPLETING YOUR TAX INFORMATION.
In order to have a hitch free payment and funds transfers. It is mandatory to complete the tax information. Kindly click on “save” then proceed to click on the “complete tax information”. You will be asked about your tax classifications. Choose “Individual” You will be asked if you are a US citizen. Select “No” You will be asked if you are an intermediary receiving payment on behalf of another person. Select “No”.
When you are done filling those fields above, your full name pops up, choose “Nigeria” as your country of citizenship.On the space provided for TIN Value, you can add your NIN which is your national identity number on your national ID card or Your VIN number on your voters’ card.
Make sure to select the option that says “I have a non US TIN” because you are not a US citizen. Click on continue, change the country of tax resident to Nigeria. Check the consent and certification box, append your full names as the electronic signature then click on “save and preview”.
A preview of your tax information will be displayed for you to go through and see if there is anything you might likely want to change. If all the information you provided are copacetic, then click on “submit form” and you will get a success message that says your tax information has been successfully received and validated.
If you follow all these processes keenly, that means you’ve successfully created and verified your Amazon KDP account and you can start receiving money directly to your Payoneer account.