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There seems to be a lot of outdated and general misinformation out there about Kindle cover specifications, so I went directly to the Source: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.
Current Users: You can also find these on the http://www.bookcreative.com/update page.
To Beautiful Books!