Account & Taxes
- Set up your KDP account
- CreateSpace Account
- Year End Tax Forms
- What is my tax account status?
- Taking the Tax Interview
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- How Taxes Affect List Prices
Format Your Paperback
- Set Trim Size, Bleed, and Margins
- Format Front Matter, Body Matter, and Back Matter
- Save Your Manuscript File
- Paperback and Hardcover Manuscript Templates
- Cover Creator
- Create a Paperback Cover
- Format Images in Your Book
- Paperback Fonts
- Fix Paperback and Hardcover Formatting Issues
- Paperback Submission Guidelines
- Format Your Hardcover
- Format Your eBook
Tools and Resources
- KDP Tools and Resources
- Publishing Service Providers & Resources
- Kindle Create Help Overview
- Kindle Previewer
- Kindle Comic Creator
- Kindle Kids' Book Creator
- Quality Notifications Dashboard
- Guide to Kindle Content Quality
- Enhanced Typesetting
- X-Ray for Authors
- Format Your Paperback
- Start publishing with KDP
Create a Book
- Book Detail Resources
- Release Date Options
- Upload Book Resources
- Pricing Resources
- Book Status
- Low-Content Books
- Kindle Vella
- Start a Book Series
Orders & Book Copies
Proof and Author Copies
- How do I order a proof or author copy?
- How much do proof or author copies cost?
- What is the cost to ship my proof or author copy?
- When will my proof or author copy arrive?
- I’m getting an error ordering my author copy
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- Proof and Author Copies
- Amazon Store & Detail Page
Marketing & Distribution
- Ways to Promote Your Book
- KDP Select
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- A+ Content
- Advertising for KDP books
- Expanded Distribution
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- Nominate Your eBook for a Promotion (Beta)
- Book Updates
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- KDP Reports
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Legal & Content Guidelines
- Kindle Direct Publishing Terms and Conditions
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Kindle Publishing Guidelines
- Getting Started
- General Best Practices
Guidelines for Specific Types of eBooks
- Creating Reflowable Books
- Creating Fixed-Layout Books with Text Pop-Ups
- Creating Fixed-Layout Books with Image Pop-Ups or Virtual Panels
- Creating Fixed-Layout Books Without Pop-Ups
- Creating Kindle Editions with Audio/Video Content
- Creating Dictionaries
- Milestone 1 - Getting Started
- Milestone 2 - Book Details
- Milestone 3 - Manuscript & Cover
- Milestone 4 - Rights & Pricing
- KDP University
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KDP Tools and Resources
Manuscript formatting resources
eBookThe tool you choose depends on your book and file format (DOC, DOCX, PDF), and whether you want to use a guide or downloadable desktop formatting tool. This decision tree can help you choose the best resource for your book. After you decide, click the links below the tree.
Kindle Create | Step-by-step guide (Word for PC) | Kindle Kids' Book Creator | Kindle Comic Creator
*We don't recommend PDF for text-heavy books.
**Guided View technology allows readers to view a comic panel by panel on mobile devices in a way that mimics the eye's natural motion through the comic.
Paperback and hardcoverThe resource you choose depends on your word processor and whether you want to use a template. This decision tree can help you choose the best resource for your book. After you decide, click the links below the tree.
Step-by-step guide (Word for PC) | Step-by-step guide (Word for Mac) | Step-by-step guide (Pages) | Manuscript templates | File setup calculator | Print cost and royalty calculator
Cover formatting resourcesFor help formatting your cover, check out these resources:
- Design a basic cover with our Cover Creator tool.
- See a guide with detailed file type, size, and color requirements.
Paperback and hardcover
- Design a basic cover with our Cover Creator tool.
- Try templates to create covers with any program that will open PNG or PDF file and save a PDF file.
- See a detailed guide with file type, size, image, barcode, and color requirements:
File setup calculator
For paperback only: To get measurements of your paperback's interior, use our file setup calculator:
The tool gives you margin, bleed, and spine measurements.
- If you're using a Mac, make sure your Mac OS and Microsoft Office are updated before downloading this calculator.
- Popular, Japanese trim sizes are not available in the Paperback file setup calculator.
For cover measurements of your paperback or hardcover, use our cover calculator and template generator.
Printing cost and royalty calculatorTo estimate your printing cost and paperback royalty, use our calculator.
Figures generated by this tool are for estimation purposes only. Your actual royalty will be calculated when you set up your paperback on KDP.
eBookTo see how your eBook will look on tablets E-readers, and phones before you publish it, you have two options:
- Kindle Previewer. Use this free desktop standalone application as you format your book to make sure it looks as intended. Learn more about Kindle Previewer.
- Online Previewer. Use this tool to do one last check before you publish your eBook on KDP. The tool is on your KDP Bookshelf.
Paperback and hardcoverAfter you upload your files, you'll check them with our Print Previewer. This tool checks for errors you need to fix before you can submit your book for publication. Print Previewer is on your KDP Bookshelf.
Learn more about previewing eBooks, paperbacks, and hardcover books.
Upload filesTo update your manuscript and cover, go to your KDP Bookshelf. After you enter book details (e.g., title, author name, description), you'll upload your manuscript and cover files. Learn more about uploading files.
Update filesTo update your manuscript and cover, go to your KDP Bookshelf. See detailed instructions and requirements:
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