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Top cities and states in the U.S. for self-publishing authors

As everyday routines continue to shift, many people find themselves with more time to read and to explore their passions, such as writing. Millions of writers around the world use Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) to build successful careers with self-publishing, so Amazon decided to look at which cities and states in the U.S. see the most literary activity from self-published authors.

In addition to their a la carte book sales, KDP authors earn money from the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Select Global Fund for their participation in Kindle Unlimited, Kindle’s subscription service. In the last twelve months, authors earned more than $334 million from the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Select Global Fund, totaling more than $1.2 billion since the launch of Kindle Unlimited.

Kennedy Ryan"I’d heard from too many author friends who’d encountered roadblocks and gatekeepers who didn’t see the potential for their work in traditional publishing, particularly when it comes to representation. I knew I wanted to be empowered to have more control over my career as a writer, where I wouldn’t have to compromise on diversity or be told there wasn't an audience for my work. I would not be able to reach hundreds of thousands of readers and support my family as a full-time author without KDP. It has changed my life in bigger ways than I could have imagined."

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