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Great on Kindle
BenefitsIf your nonfiction eBook qualifies for Great on Kindle, it will be eligible for:
EligibilityTo qualify for Great on Kindle, your nonfiction eBook must be:
- Selected to participate
- Available for sale on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
- Submitted in one of these file types: DOC/DOCX, MOBI, EPUB, or ZIP
- Have no open recommendations or quality issues on the Quality Notifications Dashboard
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 quality 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.