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Great on Kindle (Beta)
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 an invite-only beta and on a book-by-book basis.
EligibilityTo qualify for Great on Kindle, your nonfiction eBook must:
- Be available for sale on Amazon.com
- Meet the program's quality standards
- Be submitted in DOC/DOCX, MOBI, ePub, ZIP, or PDF format
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 – images need to have at least 300 pixels per inch (ppi).
Here are some tips for making sure the photos, illustrations, charts, tables, graphs, and maps you add to your book meet reader expectations:
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. Learn more about the benefits of Enhanced Typesetting.
You can see if your book supports Enhanced Typesetting by using Kindle Previewer, a free desktop application that allows you to see how your book will appear to customers. Here’s how:
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.
Enable 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:
Correct any typos or formatting errorsBefore publishing, carefully review your book for typographical and formatting errors.
Set up an Author PageSet up 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.
BenefitsIf your nonfiction eBook qualifies for Great on Kindle, it will be eligible for:
- A detail page message that identifies it as a high-quality book
- Promotional credit offers for customers (don’t worry, this won’t affect your royalty)
- Nominations for potential merchandising opportunities