How To Design A Cover for Kindle (It's easier than you think)

Today, someone asked me how to create a cover for Kindle (KDP) in BookCreative.

There seems to be a lot of outdated and general misinformation out there about Kindle cover specifications, so I went directly to the Source:

According to Amazon's KDP: "To ensure the best quality for your image, particularly on high definition devices, the height of the image should be at least 2,500 pixels. Ideal dimensions for cover files are 2,560 x 1,600. The minimum image size allowed is 1,000 x 625 pixels. The maximum image size allowed is 10,000 x 10,000 pixels and your image must be less than 50M."

Well, there you have it! I created a couple templates based on these dimensions. Just open, plug in your cover content, and export as a JPG or TIFF file.

Download the 2560x1600 Kindle Template (BookCreative .bcd format)
Download the 1000x625 Kindle Template (BookCreative .bcd format)

Current Users: You can also find these on the http://www.bookcreative.com/update page.

To Beautiful Books!

xoxo

 

Yes, Virginia, You Can Design Your Bestseller for Under $50💃🏼

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Good News: If the holidays have left you in a bit of a fix, you can still get BookCreative for only... $47! 

Nope, that isn't a typo :)

Order here >

Due to popular demand, we are now offering a 5-month Easy Payment Plan for the full version of BookCreative.
This includes:

  • A bunch of free templates added weekly,

  • Full access to our private Facebook group,

  • Q&A forum,

  • Tutorials & Tips,

  • Networking with other users,

  • & Wine. (Okay, maybe not, but you can send a picture of your Pinot, which we will all vicariously enjoy🍷)

So now what are you waiting for? Start designing your bestseller TODAY. <3
http://www.bookcoverpro.com/bookcreativesoftware/

Whew!! What A Week To Be a Geek! 💪🤓

Hey everyone! I'd like to offer a warm, heartfelt thanks to all who ordered BookCreative before launch. This first week has rocked! The compliments and words of encouragement I've received mean so much as we continue to improve upon its features. Now we all know that with every program's First Release In The History of The Universe, there will be bugs to work out... but that's okay—because of your feedback, my developers have been ON it to eradicate those bugs and improve upon the program, and the results have been amazing. In the software business, we can always expect those loveable "Negative Nancys" (they are inevitable) who bless us by building our strong character and thick skin... But the vast majority of you have been truly amazing with your support and comments that let me know that we are definitely moving in the right direction. Here's what you can expect for the next updates:

Coming Up in Cover Design:

  • Property measurements to accept a thousandth, ex: .125.
  • Images to extend past the canvas, ex: importing an image and moving off the canvas to only show a portion. 

Coming Up In Page Design:

  • Introduce additional features, such as directly supporting importing of large amounts of text by adding an additional screen that would allow browsing the imported text file and defining the font name, size and other settings for the text elements to be added, and for pasting large amounts of text.
  • A new simplified text element that would perform more efficiently and would allow for quickly calculating the number of required new pages and text per page for importing huge amounts of text, and could not be moved outside of the margin area.
  • In-place editing (ex: editing directly in the canvas and not through the properties pane on the right), or still use the same interface model but allow expanding the text editing area in some way so the editing feels more convenient.

Again, thank you for "sticking it out" with us as we continue to implement these new features. I may not have the Microsoft or Adobe budget to create a mind-blowing program that does all the writing and design for you – plus wash the dishes and walk the dog (that might explain why the initial cost was $97, not $897) – but my team and I are committed to bring as much excellence to the table as possible so you, as a writer, publisher, or designer, can create books that will fly off the shelves, easily and affordably. Please remember to check for updates at bookcreative.com/update (or Help > Update in the program).

And keep the feedback coming! info@bookcreative.com

Blessings to you all for a wonderful Holiday & Happy New Year,

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New Release Update

Based on last-minute user requests (thank you for all your feedback!), we've given our development team a few more tasks to complete, and a little extra time for beta-testing to ensure full functionality with all platforms. 

BookCreative will launch on or before December 12th. We do apologize for the delay.... But we sincerely thank you for your patience and understanding while we continue this stringent process!

As a little token of our thanks, please enjoy some free professional-quality book cover design and page design templates that will be delivered with the release.

To outstanding book design,

 

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