KDP Tools and Resources

Kindle Textbook Creator

Kindle Textbook Creator is a downloadable tool that helps you convert pdfs of your textbooks and other educational material with rich graphics (like charts, graphs, and equations) for Kindle devices and apps. Once published, students can automatically take advantage of highlighting, notebook, flash cards, dictionary look-up and more. Download the tool and, starting with a PDF of your textbook, you can follow the steps in the Kindle Textbook Creator User Guide to convert your book for publishing to Kindle.      

  Windows 7, or later
 MAC OS 10.8 or later

Kindle Kids' Book Creator

Kindle Kids' Book Creator is a downloadable tool that helps you create illustrated children's books. You can import a file from PDF, JPG, TIFF, PNG, or PPM formats. Books created with this tool will work on:

-Fire HD
-Fire HD 8.9"
-Kindle for iPad app
-Kindle for iPhone app
-Kindle Android app

  Windows 7, or later
  MAC OS 10.7 or later

: You'll only be able to create illustrated Japanese-language books with horizontal text in the Kindle Kids’ Book Creator.
To create a Japanese-language book, select “English” as your book language and enter horizontal Japanese text for your book content.

Kindle Kids' Book Creator features

  • Features unique to Kindle devices and apps like text pop-ups (for illustrated children's books).
  • Add pages and text to imported PDF files.
  • Create books with file sizes of up to 650 MB.
  • Import illustrations in any of the following file formats: jpg, png, and tiff. You can also import and convert PDF files.
  • Use the app in multiple languages, including English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. Keep in mind that the tool information page is only available in English, but the app is available in multiple languages.
  • Preview how your books look on various Kindle devices before publishing.

Learn more about Kindle Kids' Book Creator

KindleGen v2.9

Delivering a high quality, properly formatted book to your readers is important. Books that aren't properly formatted may impact your sales in the form of negative reviews from readers, and in some cases, be removed from the Kindle Store. There are many file types that can be uploaded and published using KDP; some requiring only minimal formatting. We encourage you to check out the tools and resources listed below which can help in creating and previewing your book prior to publishing.

Note: By downloading the KindleGen, Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign, or Kindle Previewer applications you are agreeing to the terms of use.
KindleGen is a command line tool used to build eBooks that can be sold through Amazon's Kindle platform. This tool is best for publishers and individuals who are familiar with HTML and want to convert their HTML, XHTML, XML (OPF/IDPF format), or ePub source into a Kindle Book.

KindleGen v2.9 for Windows (Vista, 7)
KindleGen v2.9 for Linux 2.6 i386
KindleGen v2.9 for Mac OS 10.5 and above i386

Kindle Previewer v2.94

Kindle Previewer is a tool that emulates how books display on Kindle devices and applications. Kindle Previewer makes it easy to preview the layout of a book and make sure its text displays properly for any orientation or font size. This tool is recommended for publishers, eBook conversion companies, and individual authors in combination with KindleGen to produce the highest quality Kindle books. It is available for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms.

Documentation for Kindle Previewer is available for download in Kindle and PDF formats.

Kindle Previewer v2.94 for Windows (7 and above)
Kindle Previewer v2.94 for Intel Mac (OSX 10.7 and above)

Kindle Comic Creator v1.1

Kindle Comic Creator is a downloadable tool that helps you create graphic novels, comics and manga. This tool is recommended for anyone who wants to create Kindle Comics, graphic novels and manga out of their existing artwork. This tool supports import from PDF, JPG, TIFF, PNG and PPM formats, and is available for both PC and Mac. We encourage you to check out our instructional video and other resources here before downloading.

Documentation for Kindle Comic Creator is available for download in PDF format.

Kindle Comic Creator v1.1 (with Kindle Previewer) for Windows (Vista, 7)
Kindle Comic Creator v1.1 (without Kindle Previewer) for Windows (Vista, 7)
  Kindle Comic Creator v1.1 (with Kindle Previewer) for Intel Mac (OSX 10.6 and above)
Kindle Comic Creator v1.1 (without Kindle Previewer) for Intel Mac (OSX 10.6 and above)

Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® v0.973 (Beta)

Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® is a plug-in which can be used to convert documents or books created in Adobe InDesign® to Kindle format. For more information on creating books for the Kindle platform from Adobe InDesign®, please see the Publishing Guidelines for Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® available for download in PDF, Kindle and Adobe InDesign® formats.  

Adobe InDesign® version CS4, CS5 CS5.5, or CS6 must be installed before installing Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® v0.973 (Beta). On a Mac, Security Update 2010-005 should also be installed. Please read the Help and Release Notes for more information about the plugin.  

For Mac users running OS X 10.6.7 or later, install the VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA available here to the "System" Keychain before installing the plugin. For detailed information about installing the certificate, please refer to the following instructions.

Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® v0.973 (Beta) for Windows (Vista, 7)
Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® v0.973 (Beta) for Intel Mac (OSX 10.5 and above)

Kindle for PC/Mac

Read Kindle books on your computer. The Kindle for PC and Mac applications allow you to download and read your books without a Kindle device. Are your books best read in color? The Kindle for PC and Mac application offer full screen reading views, color modes, and brightness controls to offer an immersive reading experience. Read more about Kindle for PC here. Read more about Kindle for Mac here.

Kindle for PC (Vista, 7)
  Kindle for Mac (Mac OS X 10.5 and above)

Kindle Direct Publishing Community

The Community is the perfect place to converse with authors and publishers who are discovering how to create and publisher their eBook to Kindle or sharing sage advice to others who are beginning. We invite you to participate in the discussions, whether you are a beginner or expert!

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