Amazon Ignite Lets Teachers Sell Curricula

Remember Amazon Inspire, the site Amazon launched almost four years ago which teachers could use to share curricula?

Amazon just launched a complimentary service, Amazon Ignite, only instead of sharing content, teachers can use the new service to sell their content to other teachers.

Where Amazon Inspire is a standalone site, Amazon Ignite is a part of along the lines of KDP, only with fewer restrictions on content, and also with better payment terms. Teachers can upload and sell Word DOCs, Powerpoints, spreadsheets, PDFs, and even ZIP files. They’ll earn a 70% royalty on all sales, except for items priced under $2.99, where Amazon charges an additional 30 cent transaction on each sale.

While Ignite is focused on teachers, the content is sold on, and is available to all. The selection can be filtered by grade level, topic, resource type, and educational standard across areas such as math, social studies, technology, science, and language arts. Amazon offers previews of materials with its “look inside” feature (just like in the Kindle Store), along with recommendations and customer reviews.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Kathy8 December, 2019

    Amazon takes 30% of the sale. Teachers Pay Teachers takes 20%. Not hard to figure out where the best place to sell teacher created resources is.

  2. Gilbert22 December, 2019

    Will this be open to Aussie Teachers?


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