I chose Amazon to publish my book it took maybe an hour to publish in both ebook and print version, it was an incredibly easy process to do. You do have to wait up to 72 hours before it publishes live. However in my case it only took about a day for review. But compared to the weeks or months it might take a traditional publisher, it’s not that bad.
I want to give a shout out to Canva which I used to design the cover, instead of paying to use Amazon’s cover designer. There were sizing issues but they were easily sorted out. Tip: read their suggestions in the sidebar of the preview for your book. It makes resizing a whole lot easier! A huge round of applause to everyone who helped me with this book, if you are reading this you know who you are. Thank you for enduring with me while I wrote this book and for your support and encouragement. And let’s do a happy dance since I am finally done with this book! Now to pursue all of my other random book ideas!
Just for the next time you or I have to format and design a book for Amazon KDP. Remember to format a book cover for a 6in x 9in make your cover design 12.885in x 9.25in. If you are formatting in Google Docs make sure you use actual page breaks, and use page setup and choose B5 (6.93” x 9.84”). Since it was so hard to find this information when I needed it.