Does KDP allow pen names?

Does KDP allow pen names?

Does KDP allow pen names?

Yes, you can publish on Amazon with a pseudonym, to preserve your identity, for whatever reason. ... KDP — as the name suggests — is a platform for self-publishing. As the publisher of the works you upload there, you need to register under your actual identity to remain compliant.

Can I publish a book with a pen name?

Yes, authors can self-publish using their pen name or nom de plume. If you're self-publishing a book, you can definitely use a pseudonym when writing and publishing your book. In fact, many indie authors use a pseudonym or nom de plume when they publish books in several different genres.

How do I set my KDP pen name?

You log into your KDP Publisher's Account, go to your Bookshelf, and then "Add New Title." Then, you'll click "Add Contributors." In that section, you'll type the Kindle publishing pseudonym that you've chosen, as the Author. (See image). Simply by doing that, you've created your Amazon self publishing pseudonym.

Is it illegal to use a pen name?

Rest easy knowing that, yes, using a pen name is completely legal. It might even be a wise business move. Say, for instance, if you're a male writing romance novels. Trends show female names often sell better in that market, so it could be to your advantage to take on a female pen name.

Can I change author name in KDP?

Just "edit book details" from the three dots menu on the right of your Bookshelf. Make the change and hit Publish again to make the change go into effect. ... For a print book, no, sorry, once it's published you can't change the author name. You'd have to unpublish and start over from scratch.

Why you shouldn't use a pen name?

Pen names can complicate social gatherings, especially if you forget and introduce yourself to someone under your given name, or fail to respond when someone calls you by your pen name. Also, conferences and signings may become challenging if you're juggling two names.

How do you legally use a pen name?

You can register a manuscript under a pen name at the copyright office ( You'll have to provide some information, including your real address. But if you really want to keep your true identity under wraps, set up a post office box and have information from the office sent there.

What is Amazon pen name?

Your Amazon Pen Name is the public name associated with contributions to the Amazon Community. You are asked to pick a Pen Name the first time you participate in the community but you can change it later. ... Your Amazon Pen Name can be your real name (and an Amazon Real Name, see below) or a pseudonym.

How do I promote my book under a pen name?

If you're worried that you can't market books under a pen name because you don't want the real you to appear in public, the only promotion you need to cross off your list is public appearances. A virtual blog tour or online publicity is a much better idea for an indie author anyway.

Can you have more than one KDP account?

  • You can still only have ONE KDP account (the main account where you upload all your books and check on your sales every five minutes, every day), but you can have multiple author central accounts (as many as you need). Don’t confuse the two.

Do you have to write under a pen name?

  • You should write under a pen name if you feel it’s the right choice for you. Whether it’s to choose a more memorable name, because you’re concerned about what people may think about your work, or if you think it just sounds fun, it’s up to you! Is it Legal to Use a Pen Name?

Is there a generator for a pen name?

  • A pen name generator is a piece of software that randomly goes through a database and finds legitimate-sounding names. If you use the steps above, then you likely have a first name in mind. However, sometimes figuring out an interesting last name that doesn’t scream “I’m a fake” can be difficult.

Is it legal to sign a contract with your pen name?

  • You can technically sign contracts using your pen name. It’s not done often, but it’s technically legal (according to Mr. Knight). Using your pen name won’t shield you from legal issues, though. You shouldn’t use another author's pen name or real name.

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