Your cover pdf must be the exact size as given by this calculator and your background colour and or images must go all the way to the edges. For an 81 page book as shown in our example the correct template would be 81 90 pages.
When calculating your cover size please take this into account.
Kdp cover template size. The templates with sample content include formatted front matter e g title page table of contents and chapters with placeholder text. If you want help formatting the other parts see our step by step guides for preparing your manuscript in word for windows and mac. The blank templates have the page size and margins set.
This is a 2 part overlay. Our templates make it easier to create a print ready paperback cover with programs that can open a png or pdf file and save a pdf file. The cover image you upload will appear on your amazon detail page.
Bleed for your cover for production reasons all covers need to have bleed. You can use this overlay to develop a cover that will fulfill the guidelines for amazon s kdp print books and as the base for creating your ingramspark 6 9 books. Browse the topics below to learn about creating an ebook cover.
Paperback cover templates. If you want to set up your file yourself try our calculator. Different printers use different paper which determines the spine width which is why this calculator is specific to amazon kdp and createspace same paper.
Afterward download the cover template. To create your cover. Make more money reach more readers learn more.
Alternatively you can use the following. Before you start creating your cover make sure you have all rights necessary for the content of your cover image and that it complies with our content guidelines when you publish or re publish your ebook we ll automatically add your cover image to the inside. Flatten all layers save the file as a press quality pdf and upload the file via kdp.
This online calculator tool will help you arrive at the dimensions your full cover needs to be for amazon kdp or for createspace or you can just use it to figure your spine width. Download a cover template. After you enter your ink and paper choices trim size and page count the calculator will generate a layout like this.
To get your kdp paperback cover template go here. Kdp select global fund may 2020. Open the appropriate cover template from our kdp print cover powerpoint templates these templates step up in increments of 10 pages.
Open the pdf or png file for the paperback book cover template in your image editing software. Then you ll enter trim size page count and paper color. The full width and height calculated here includes the spine and bleed.
Front and back with bleeds and margins including spine margin and the default barcode size and placement. Kdp cover size calculator calculates spine width and total width and height of the print cover for kdp. Use our helpful cover resources.
All publications are trimmed 0 125 3 2 mm along their edges at the end of production for quality control. Then you ll enter trim size page count and paper color. According to your page count and choose the appropriate template to use.