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There seems to be a lot of outdated and general misinformation out there about Kindle cover specifications, so I went directly to the Source: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

To Beautiful Books!