Account & Taxes
- Set up your KDP account
- CreateSpace Account
- Year End Tax Forms
- What is my tax account status?
- Taking the Tax Interview
- Tax Withholding
- Applying for a US ITIN
- 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
- 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
- I’m getting an error ordering my proof copy
- My proof or author copy came damaged
- My proof or author copy didn’t arrive on time
- My proof or author copy has printing errors
- Proof and Author Copies
- Amazon Store & Detail Page
Marketing & Distribution
- Ways to Promote Your Book
- KDP Select
- Author Central
- A+ Content
- Advertising for KDP books
- Expanded Distribution
- Merchandising Tips
- Nominate Your eBook for a Promotion (Beta)
- Book Updates
Payments & Reports
- KDP Reports
- Old Sales Reports
- KDP Payments
Legal & Content Guidelines
- 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
- KDP University
- Kindle Publishing Guidelines
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Great on Kindle
Great on Kindle is an Amazon program to help customers discover high-quality nonfiction eBooks. Great on Kindle eBooks offer enhanced features that readers value. This program is currently for select nonfiction titles. This program is available in the following stores:
Your book also needs to meet all the requirements in these steps:
BenefitsIf your nonfiction eBook qualifies for Great on Kindle, it will be eligible for:
- Inclusion in the Great on Kindle store on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com.au, Amazon.in, and Amazon.fr
- A detail page message that identifies the book is “Great on Kindle”
- Amazon funded promotional credit offers for US customers only
EligibilityTo qualify for Great on Kindle, your nonfiction eBook must be:
- Written in English or French language
- Selected to participate
- Available for sale on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.com.au, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.in, or Amazon.fr
- Submitted in one of these file types: DOC/DOCX, MOBI, EPUB, or ZIP
- Have no open recommendations or issues on the Quality Notifications Dashboard
- Must be priced lower than the print counterpart
Your book also needs to meet all the requirements in these steps:
Correct all typos, formatting errors, and quality issuesWe track typographical and formatting errors on the Quality Notifications Dashboard in your KDP account. All recommendations and issues must be addressed and in the Resolved state.
Common errors/recommendations include:
Make sure all images are high resolutionReaders can enlarge and interact with images in eBooks, so take advantage of these features by adding images with the highest resolution possible. All images and tables must follow the requirements outlined in our Image and Table Guidelines.
The cover image should be at least 1200 x 1800 pixels. A cover image should have a full-page layout and have the image width or height set to 100% in the image tag.
Check Image Pixel SizeTo check the pixel size on a PC:
If you’re trying to improve images already in the document, you’ll need to follow the steps to turn off image compression, delete the image(s) from the document, and reinsert the images.
Do not increase the size of your images in Word document because it will decrease resolution.
Enter unique, accurate book detailsThe book details you enter when setting up your title on KDP (e.g., title, author name, and category) describe your book to readers. This information matters because it helps customers find your book and drives purchasing decisions. Keep these criteria in mind when entering book details to help readers find your book:
See tips on entering book details. Also, to ensure the details you enter don’t result in inaccurate or overwhelming search results, read these guidelines.
Make sure Enhanced Typesetting is enabledEnhanced Typesetting is a series of typographical and layout features that provide benefits such as faster reading with less eye strain, beautiful page layout, and large fonts. See benefits of Enhanced Typesetting.
Use Kindle Previewer to see if your book supports Enhanced Typesetting:
Turn on X-RayX-Ray is a Kindle eBook feature that allows readers to learn more about a topic, event, place, or any other term by pressing and holding on the word or phrase that interests them. Nonfiction readers love X-Ray to get answers to their questions—all without leaving the book. Even a few descriptive words can make a big difference to readers as they try to learn more about your content.
X-Ray enables you, the author, to add your own descriptions or commentary that will show up when the reader engages the X-Ray feature. With X-Ray for Authors, you can add new X-Ray entries, edit existing ones, or enable X-Ray for a new book.
For example, you could use X-Ray content to provide more information about an industry term, event or place in your book:
Create an Author PageCreate an Author Page on Author Central. Your Author Page provides a handy place for customers to learn about you. Share information like bibliographies, biographies, author photos and videos, and feeds to blog posts.