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Proof Copies (Beta)

Preview your paperback before it becomes available for customers by ordering a proof. You can check for grammatical errors, typos, and formatting. You can also review images or graphics to make sure they meet your expectations.

Proofs are snapshots of how your paperback would currently print. If your proof doesn’t print as expected, it may be due to formatting issues. Also, if your book doesn’t meet our quality standards, you'll need to edit your files and resubmit them. For more information on paperback formatting, see our Publishing Guidelines.

Proofs are different from regular copies. They have a "Not for Resale" watermark on the cover and a unique barcode but no ISBN.

Proofs are currently available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Dutch. Japanese will be added later.

Note: KDP doesn’t currently support paperback distribution to Amazon.com.au, Amazon.com.br, or Amazon.nl. Australian users can place orders from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk. Portuguese language users can place orders from Amazon.com. Dutch language users can place orders from Amazon.de.

You can place as many proof orders as you want with a maximum of 5 units per order. Ordering proofs is not mandatory, and you don't need to wait to submit your book for publication if you order a proof. However, if your submission doesn’t pass our quality review, you'll need to edit your files and resubmit them.

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