Prepare, Publish, Promote
- Getting Started
Prepare Your Book
Format Your Manuscript
eBook Manuscript Resources
- eBook Manuscript Formatting Guide
- eBook File Formatting Tips
- Supported eBook Formats
- eBook Conversion Formats
- Create a Table of Contents
- Format Images in Your eBook
- Character Encoding
- Create Links to Footnotes
- Reduce Your eBook Manuscript File Size
Paperback Submission Overview
- Paperback Interior Design
- Paperback Manuscript Templates
- Build Your Book - Format a Paperback Manuscript (Word for Windows)
- Build Your Book - Format a Paperback Manuscript (Word for Mac)
- Build Your Book – Format a Paperback Manuscript (Pages for Mac)
- Format Images in Your Paperback
- Paperback Fonts
- Create a Paperback PDF File
- Paperback Submission Guidelines
- Formatting on a Mac
- eBook Manuscript Resources
- Create Your Cover
- Format Your Manuscript
Publish Your Book
Enter Book Details
- Enter Book Details
- eBook Metadata Guidelines
- Paperback Metadata Guidelines
- Supported HTML for Book Description
- Supported Languages
- Publishing Public Domain Content
- Make Your Book More Discoverable with Keywords
- Browse Categories
- Enter Age and Grade Ranges
- Series Collection
- Upload Content
Set Rights and Pricing
- Enter Pricing Information
- Paperback Pricing
- eBook Distribution Rights
- Paperback Distribution Rights
- Expanded Distribution
- Enter Book Details
Promote Your Book
- Amazon Literary Contests
Kindle Merchandising Programs
- Author Central
- Lending for Kindle
- Buying and Gifting eBooks for Others
- Sample Chapters
- Kindle Countdown Deals
- Kindle Unlimited
- Kindle eBook Pre-Order
- KDP Select
- Free Book Promotions
- Kindle Owners' Lending Library
- Advertising for KDP Books
- Merchandising Tips
- Customer Reviews
- Amazon Programs
Tools and Resources
- KDP Tools and Resources
- Kindle Create Help Overview
- Kindle Previewer
- Kindle Comic Creator
- Kindle Kids' Book Creator
- Quality Issues Dashboard
- Enhanced Typesetting
- X-Ray for Authors
- Manage Your Books
Sales, Royalties, Taxes
- Sales Reports
- Getting Paid
- Tax Information Requirements
- Tax Forms
- Tax Account Status
- Tax Interview
- Tax Withholding
- Applying for a U.S. TIN (Taxpayer ID Number)
- Tax ID Validation
- Kindle Direct Publishing Terms and Conditions
- Program Policies
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
- Kindle Publishing Guidelines
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Prepare Comic eBooks with Kindle Create
What is Guided View?
Guided View allows readers to view a comic on a panel-by-panel basis in a way that mimics the natural motion of the user's eye through the comic. Suitable for mobile devices, Guided View animates panel-to-panel movement with each swipe to give a clear indication of how the story progresses across each page. Guided View features include:
- A guided panel-by-panel reading experience using the panel order set by the publisher
- Panels magnified to full-screen size and centered
- Custom masking colors around each panel when magnified
Create a comic from a PDF or JPEGThis feature is disabled by default. To enable comics, choose Help > Settings > Early Access (Windows) or Kindle Create > Preferences > Early Access (Mac) and then check the Enable Beta Features box. Kindle Create restarts to complete the process.
To create a new comic from a PDF or sequential JPEG images:
- On the Kindle Create launch screen, click the Create New button. You can also launch a new project by choosing File > New Project or using the shortcut CTRL + N (CMD + N for Mac users). The Choose File dialog box is displayed. Click the Comics option.
- Click the Choose File button, navigate to the PDF on your local hard drive, choose the file, and click Open. You can also choose the JPEG option and select sequential JPEG images.
- Your comic is imported and displayed in Kindle Create.
- Choose File > Save Project to save your imported eBook. The Save dialog box opens. Navigate to the location on your computer where you want to save the file. Enter the File name. Click Save.
Note: If you get an error message while importing the file, see troubleshooting tips.
Edit your eBook with the KCB fileWhen you click Save, Kindle Create stores your book’s KCB file and other resources in the folder you specify. Amazon recommends saving and backing up this KCB file, which is required for any future updates to your book. You can resume a previously saved project by choosing the relevant KCB file from the Recents column, or fromFile > Open Recent.
When you click Publish, Kindle Create produces a publishable file (KPF) that you can submit to KDP. The KPF file is only used for publishing. The KCB file is used for updates.
Add Guided View panels to your eBook
You can create Guided View panels for your books. These panels can be added automatically or manually.
Automatic panel detection:
To create panels automatically:
- Go to Edit.
- Click Panels.
- Select Auto-detect Panels for all pages or the selected page.
You could also go to the Page Attributes panel in Kindle Create and click the Auto-detect button.
Note: Automatic panel detection does not set mask colors or opacity for detected panel, this needs to be added manually.
See the Modifying a Guided View panel section below to learn how to assign mask colors and opacity.
Automatic panel detection doesn't always detect panels on a page. This works well when panels do not touch and the panel's borders can be distinguished clearly from its background color.
Manual panel detection:
To create panels manually:
- Click the Add button and drag the cursor across the area you want to magnify.
Modifying a Guided View panel
- To modify a panel, click the entry in the Page Attributes panel to reveal the details:
- Adjust Width and Height to change the size of the panel.
- Adjust Left and Right to change the position of the panel.
- Use Mask to change the mask color around the panel.
- Use Opacity to change the transparency of the panel.
- To delete the panel, click the trashcan.
To save your work, click File > Save Project.
Clearing Guided View Panels
You can use the clear panels feature to remove panels from a page or the entire book.
To clear panels:
- Go to Edit.
- Click on Panels.
- Select Clear Panels for all pages or the selected page.
You could also go to the Page Attributes panel in Kindle Create and click the Clear All button.
Insert pagesTo insert a page (JPEG images and PDF files are supported):
- Go to the Pages panel in Kindle Create
- Right-click the page where you want to insert a page.
- Click Insert page(s) in the menu that appears. The new page will appear after the page you right-clicked.
Add a Table of ContentsTo add a table of contents (TOC):
- Select the page where you’d like to start the table of contents.
- Go to the Page Attributes panel in Kindle Create.
- Check the box labeled Include in Table of Contents.
- Add the title of the section. Titles have a limit of 100 characters.
To replace a page (JPEG images are supported):
- Go to the Pages panel in Kindle Create.
- Select the page(s) you want to replace and right-click on them.
- Click Replace selected page(s) in the menu that appears.
- Navigate to the JPEG on your local hard drive. Choose the file and click Open. The new page will appear replacing the page(s) you right-.
Note: When you replace a page, you can also apply the panels you had on the previous page. However, panels can’t be retained if you are replacing multiple pages. If you get an error message while importing the file, see our troubleshooting tips.
The order of pages can be changed by dragging and dropping pages to their new .