Creating a Cover (+ pdf)

and

Your cover must be a single PDF that includes the back cover, spine, and front cover as one image.

see https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201953020

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201113520

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/cover-templates

from

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNRHQh4Gyr3t4Qkenr1w7eo-sBNiuQ%3A1572453911378&ei=F765XdbmFvbSz7sPoIaGiAU&q=Amazon+cover+creator+pdf&oq=Amazon+cover+creator+pdf&gs_l=psy-ab.3…21367.34958..35620…0.2..0.363.4549.0j2j14j3……0….1..gws-wiz…….0i71j35i304i39j0i7i30j0i13i5i30j0i8i13i30j0i13j0i13i30j0j0i30j0i8i6

LINKS (link pages)

Links see https://wordpress.com/page/amazonpublish.home.blog/195

KDP videos at https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G202159120

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201953020

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help?

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G200783400

https://kdp.amazon.com/help/topic/GYEKAVKMSE23PFTM

from

https://wordpress.com/page/amazonpublish.home.blog/195

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201834180#finish

Paperback file setup calculator

To get precise measurements of your paperback’s interior and cover, use the calculator:

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G200735480#setup_calculator

from  https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201834260#size

More links (useful)

http://www.bookow.com *

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201834180#finish

from https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201834180#

* https://www.creativindie.com/kindle-direct-publishing-paperback-option-is-nearly-unusable-stick-with-createspace-for-print-on-demand/

https://bluepapertech.com/epublishing/avoiding-createspace-book-cover-size-issues/  ???

To learn more about creating your paperback cover, check Help:
https://kdp.amazon.com/help/topic/G201953020
To learn more about paperback cover resources, check Help:
https://kdp.amazon.com/help/topic/G201834210
To learn more about our formatting resources, check KDP University:
https://kdp.amazon.com/help/topic/G200783400

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Videos on paperback publishing

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G202159120

To learn more about creating your paperback cover, check Help:
https://kdp.amazon.com/help/topic/G201953020
To learn more about paperback cover resources, check Help:
https://kdp.amazon.com/help/topic/G201834210
To learn more about our formatting resources, check KDP University:
https://kdp.amazon.com/help/topic/G200783400

Also see my page at

https://amazonpublish.home.blog/kdp-university/

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Issues that can prevent your book being published (immediately)

6 X 9 = 15.24 X 22.86 *

Trim size and bleed

Chose the wrong trim size? Do your images not bleed far enough outside the trim zone?

* 15.54 x 23.46 cm

  1. Open the original Word file. Reposition objects and images that don’t bleed far enough or go to the next step to reset your page size.
  2. In the “Page Setup” section of the Layout tab, click Size.
  3. Select More Paper Sizes. This will open a dialog box.
  4. Calculate your book’s trim size. If your book has bleed, add 0.125″ (3 mm) to the width and 0.25″ (6 mm) to the height. For example, if your trim size is 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm), set the page size to 6.125″ x 9.25″ (15.54 x 23.46 cm). For help calculating your book dimensions, try our calculator.
  5. Enter your book’s trim size, including bleed if necessary, into the “Width” and “Height” fields.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Upload your revised file to KDP.

Note: After you change the page size, the text will shift and the page count will change. Make sure the margins you entered are correct based on the new page count.


Margins and gutter

Is your content outside the margins? Does it extend into the gutter?

  1. Open your original file. Reposition content that is outside the margins or continue to Step 2 to reset your margins.
  2. In the “Page Setup” section of the Layout tab, click Margins.
  3. Select Custom Margins. This will open a dialog box.
  4. In the “Pages” section, select Mirror margins from the “Multiple pages” drop-down menu.
  5. In the “Preview” section, select Whole document from the “Apply to” drop-down menu.
  6. Enter your top, bottom, inside, and outside margins based on your books page count* and whether it contains bleed (see margin requirements) and click OK.
  7. Upload your revised file to KDP.

Issues you need to fix before your book can be published on KDP

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201834260?ref_=pe_3052080_402379700#text

Interior

  • Update all text in your manuscript file so that it’s unobstructed and fully legible, and does not blend with similar colors in the background. See examples on PDF page(s) 3.Learn more about illegibile text.

Where possible, we give pages numbers with examples. To make sure your entire book meets our guidelines, please review your entire manuscript file and fix all issues.

To update book details, go to your KDP Bookshelf. If you update your manuscript or cover, you’ll have to upload the revised file to KDP. We’ll review your book again to ensure it meets our requirements.

Learn more:

Update book details

Upload a revised manuscript

Update a revised cover

Troubleshooting tips

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Hi!

We checked your files and found issues you need to fix before your book can be published on KDP:

Cover

  • Add your complete book title, as entered during setup, to the front cover or spine in your original file.

Interior

  • Update the title, subtitle, edition, or series name in your manuscript file, so they match the details you entered during setup.

Where possible, we give pages numbers with examples. To make sure your entire book meets our guidelines, please review your entire manuscript file and fix all issues.

To update book details, go to your KDP Bookshelf. If you update your manuscript or cover, you’ll have to upload the revised file to KDP. We’ll review your book again to ensure it meets our requirements.

Learn more:

Update book details

Upload a revised manuscript

Update a revised cover

Troubleshooting tips

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