KDP Select and Wattpad

Well, I got my answer on this one since I had asked if Wattpad breached the exclusivity part of the KDP Select contract.  It was a long-winded answer that felt a little bit like I was being re-read the contract, but I can understand that.

“Publishing your content in multiple parts or a varied format on another site is not acceptable. All content made exclusive to Amazon in KDP Select must remain for sale on our site only. However, you may choose to make up to 10% of your book available on other sites as a sample.

There you have it.  10% of your book on Wattpad can count as a sample and not be in breach of KDP Select.  So, now I just have to decide on if I’m definitely going to go back and see if this helps.  The pros are outweighing the cons, but I wouldn’t be able to set things up until Sunday night.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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16 Responses to KDP Select and Wattpad

  1. Papizilla says:

    Would it be easier to just wait until the KDP select time frame is over? Sounds like a lot of drama to me.


  2. Kira says:

    I would like to thank you Charles for sharing all of this information with all of us. I think it is extremely helpful to everyone who is even considering the possibility of publishing. I find it fascinating to see all of the intricacies. Hats off to you…


  3. RLDraws says:

    Thank you for the info! I have a story I plan to put on kdp with the next book release. That exclusivity thing is quite annoying.


    • It’s easy to handle once you get used to it. I’m not hit by it too badly because very few people on the other e-reader sites showed interest in my book. That is until I said I was going Amazon exclusive and then they came out of the woodwork.

      Just remember that setting up on Amazon Kindle is one thing and KDP Select is something else. You can have your book on Amazon Kindle without signing up for KDP Select. I think a lot of people are thinking that the programs are one of the same. Think of it as a basic membership and a gold membership.


  4. L. Marie says:

    You are awesome. So awesome that I nominated you for the Shine On award: http://lmarie7b.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/shine-on/


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