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Kindle Create

Use Kindle Create (PC or Mac) to transform your completed manuscript into a beautiful Kindle eBook. You can make three types of eBooks with Kindle Create. See Choosing your book type to find the format that's right for your book.

Video: Introducing Kindle Create

(Windows 7 or later)

(MacOS 10.9 or later)

Choosing your book type

This chart describes the book formats available in Kindle Create. Only one format can be used for each Kindle book.

If your book is Use this type of source file To build this type of eBook Detailed instructions here
Text-heavy book, such as a novel, essay, or memoir
.doc or .docx Your .doc(x) file is converted into a "reflowable" eBook. Reflowable eBooks allow the reader to resize text and are available on all Kindle devices and free Kindle reading applications.

You can use Kindle Create to:
  • Format your text with styles and themes
  • Build a table of contents
  • Add or edit text
  • Add, delete, resize, and/or align images
  • Edit your eBook at a later date
  • Preview your eBook and create a file to publish to KDP
Building Your Text-Heavy eBook with Kindle Create
Comic or graphic novel of low complexity
.pdf Your PDF is converted into a comic eBook. Comic eBooks include Guided View, which animates panel-to-panel movement with each swipe to give a clear indication of how the story progresses across each page.

You can use Kindle Create to:
  • Add Guided View panels
  • Edit your eBook at a later date
  • Preview your eBook and create a file to publish to KDP
Building Your Comic eBook with Kindle Create
Book with lots of images and complex formatting, such as a textbook, travel book, or cookbook
.pdf Your PDF is converted into a Print Replica eBook. Print Replica eBooks maintain the look of their print editions and offer many of the advantages of standard Kindle eBooks, but they do not allow the reader to resize text and are only
Fire Tablets
  • Kindle Fire HDX 8.9''
  • Kindle Fire HDX
  • Kindle Fire HD(2nd Generation)
  • Fire HDX 8.9 Tablet
  • Fire HD 7 Tablet
  • Fire HD 6 Tablet
  • Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
  • Kindle Fire HD(1st Generation)
  • Kindle Fire(2nd Generation)
  • Kindle Fire(1st Generation)
  • Fire HD 10
  • Fire HD 8
  • Fire
Free Kindle Reading Apps
  • Kindle for Android Phones
  • Kindle for Android Tablets
  • Kindle for iPhone
  • Kindle for iPod Touch
  • Kindle for iPad
  • Kindle for Mac
  • Kindle for PC
available on certain devices.

You can use Kindle Create to:
  • Build a table of contents
  • Add audio, video, images, and hyperlinks
  • Edit your eBook at a later date
  • Preview your eBook and create a file to publish to KDP
Building Your Complex eBook with Kindle Create
Installing Kindle Create

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Language and system requirements

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