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- 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
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News & recent updates
Here's what to know:
|.||Publish in Hardcover to give your readers more choices|
For books with 75–550 pages in select trim sizes, we now offer hardcover publishing. To format your cover with custom templates sized to your book’s specifications, you can try our new cover calculator and template generator. Learn more.
|.||Create A+ Content from the KDP Marketing page|
A+ Content allows you to add images, text, and comparison tables to your Amazon detail page to engage readers and give them more information as they consider buying your book. Learn more.
|.||Publish Serialized Stories with Kindle Vella|
Kinde Vella is a new storytelling option where you can publish serialized stories one episode at a time. Readers can explore Kindle Vella stories from https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella or tap Kindle Vella at the top of the Discover tab in the Kindle iOS app. Learn more.
|.||Paperbacks with cream paper are available in Australia|
After launching paperback printing on white paper in May, we’re excited to announce that we’re printing paperbacks with cream paper in Australia (amazon.com.au). Printing costs are distinct in every marketplace and may affect your royalties. For books with Australian distribution rights, we recommend reviewing your list price and estimated royalties for Amazon.com.au. For more details, visit our Help article.
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