Whether you like Amazon or not it’s still the largest bookstore, they have Kindle, and they make it easy to publish an ebook. First, you’ll need to get your poems together with a nice cover, in the size you want, and then save everything as a PDF. You can use a free tool like canva.com to upload or type out the poems and download as a PDF. Once you have a PDF or maybe you already do, all that’s left is to convert to Kindle format and then upload to Amazon.

**Convert PDF to Kindle Format**
Since your poetry book is currently in PDF format, you’ll need to convert it to a Kindle-friendly format such as AZW3. Here’s how to do it:

**1. Find your Kindle email address:**
* Go to the Preferences tab on Amazon’s Manage Your Content and Devices page.
* Scroll down to Personal Document Settings to find your Send-to-Kindle E-Mail Settings.

**2. Verify your email address:**
* Ensure the email you’ll use to send the PDF is on the Approved Personal Document E-mail List.

**3. Email your document for conversion:**
* Create an email using your approved email account and attach your PDF.
* Type “Convert” in the subject line.
* Send it to your Kindle email address.

_Alternatively_, you can use an online service to convert your PDF document to AZW3 format. Just search the web for free PDF to Kindle format convertor.


**Publish on Amazon**
Once you have your book in the correct format, follow these steps to publish it on Amazon through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP):

**1. Prepare your manuscript and cover:**
* Ensure your poetry book is formatted correctly according to Kindle Publishing Guidelines.
* Design a cover that meets Amazon’s specifications.
* You will find all of this information at the publishing site.

**2. Create a KDP account:**
* If you don’t already have one, sign up for an Amazon KDP account.

**3. Set up your book in KDP:**
* Go to “Your Bookshelf” in your KDP account.
* Click on “Kindle eBook Actions” next to the title of your book.

**4. Enter book details:**
* Provide your book’s title, description, keywords, and categories.
* Choose whether you want to enroll in KDP Select for exclusive distribution.

**5. Upload your book files:**
* Upload the manuscript and cover files.
* Preview your book using Amazon’s online viewer to ensure everything looks right.

**6. Set your pricing and distribution:**
* Decide on your book’s price.
* Choose the territories where you hold distribution rights.

**7. Publish your book:**
* Review all the details.
* Click “Publish Your Kindle eBook.”

Your book will typically appear in the Kindle Store within 24-48 hours after publishing. Remember that marketing your poetry book is crucial, as poetry is a niche market and may require additional effort to reach your audience.

Keep in mind that while converting and sending a PDF to your Kindle email address for personal use is straightforward when publishing a book for sale on Amazon, you should ensure the formatting is professional and adheres to Amazon’s guidelines for the best reader experience.

**Additional Resources:**
[1] https://www.theverge.com/21314512/pdf-file-amazon-kindle-convert-how-to-read
[2] https://www.amazon.com/live/video/3eab3607d60f492dbf8b1823c42698c2
[3] https://self-publishingschool.com/self-publishing-on-amazon/
[4] https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/GU72M65VRFPH43L6
[5] https://pdf2kindle.com
[6] https://youtube.com/watch?v=PtoluDDxlCA
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[8] https://selfpublishing.com/amazon-kdp/
[9] https://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/how-to-convert-pdf-to-kindle/
[10] https://www.publishing.com/blog/how-to-self-publish-poetry-book
[11] https://www.amazon.com/Guide-Self-Publishing-Poetry-Formatting-Marketing/dp/B096TRXLRY
[12] https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G202172740
[13] https://goodereader.com/blog/kindle/easy-and-quick-trick-to-convert-pdfs-into-kindle-format
[14] https://www.reddit.com/r/KDP/comments/1375n8b/publishing_poetry/?rdt=52604
[15] https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G200672390
[16] https://products.aspose.app/ebook/conversion/pdf-to-kindle
[17] https://blog.reedsy.com/guide/kdp/how-to-publish-a-book-on-amazon/
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[19] https://pdf.wondershare.com/how-to/convert-pdf-to-kindle.html
[20] https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/GHKDSCW2KQ3K4UU4
[21] https://www.junglescout.com/blog/amazon-kindle-direct-publishing/
[22] https://www.xda-developers.com/how-to-convert-pdfs-to-ebooks-for-amazon-kindle/
[23] https://authority.pub/publish-poetry-book/
[24] https://www.sellerapp.com/blog/amazon-kdp-kindle-direct-publishing/
[25] https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-convert-a-pdf-for-your-kindle/
[26] https://www.amazon.com/How-Publish-Your-Poetry-Second/dp/0757000010

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