KDP Publishing How-to

There are 3 book sizes that meet the expanded distribution requirements for both KDP and LS. These sizes are (in inches):

  • 5 x 8
  • 5 x 8.5
  • 6 x 9
  • 7 x 10 (white paper only, not cream)
Kinds of PDF:
— LS wants PDF/X-1a (SWOP)
— KDP wants PDF/X-1a 2001

KDP Printing Cost and Royalty Calculator
https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/GSQF43YAMUPFTMSP

KDP Print Options and Trim Sizes
https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201834180

KDP Expanded Distribution (includes requirements and eligible trim sizes)
https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/GQTT4W3T5AYK7L45

KDP Format Your Paperback
https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201834190

KDP Create Paperback Cover
https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201953020

Create Cover Solutions (webinar)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZj3MKxDB8A

KDP Paperback Cover Templates
https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/cover-templates


Information you need to make your book’s back cover:
  • ISBN
  • Back cover copy
  • Photos for back cover
  • Publishing logo
  • Bar code (or a white=rectangle space for bar code)
  • BISAC categories for top of back cover

KDP Format Your Ebook
https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201723130