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Design with Cover Creator

If you don't have a cover for your book, you can use the KDP Cover Creator to make one based on an image you provide or a selection from our gallery of stock images, customizable with a variety of different layouts and font sets.

Starting a New Cover
Adding an Image
Choosing a Design
Customizing Your Layout
Previewing & Submitting Your Cover
Editing or Replacing a Cover


Starting a New Cover

To launch the Cover Creator, click on the title of an existing book or the "Add new title" button, then click "Design with Cover Creator" in section 4, "Upload Your Cover." The Cover Creator interface will launch and provide instructions on how to proceed.

Adding an Image

The image you use for your cover will be a focal point of your design, so choose carefully. You can provide your own image or select from the gallery of stock images available.

Images you provide should be of high quality and you must hold all rights necessary to use the image for your book cover.

Choosing a Design

After you've uploaded or selected your image, you can choose from one of ten base designs, which can then be further customized with various layouts as well as font and color schemes. In case you can't find an image you're satisfied with, we've included some basic designs that don't incorporate an image from your computer or the stock image gallery.

Customizing Your Layout

Once you've selected a base design, you can choose from an assortment of font sets, color schemes, and text layouts, or make changes to your text and images directly by clicking on each part.

Previewing & Submitting Your Cover

When you're done designing your cover, click the "Preview Cover" button to check how it looks in color, grayscale, and thumbnail modes.

Once you're satisfied with your cover, click "Save & Submit" to submit your cover to KDP. Cover Creator will close and your cover will be loaded in the "Edit book details" page of KDP.

Editing or Replacing a Cover

To edit your book's cover, click the "Edit my Cover Creator design" button. Cover Creator will launch and you can make the necessary changes to your cover. Just like other book detail changes, these changes won't be finalized until you continue to the "Rights & Pricing" page and click "Save and Publish."
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