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

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

How To Design A Cover

Today, someone asked me how to design 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There seems to be a lot of outdated and general misinformation out there about Kindle cover specifications, so I went directly to the Source: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 2560×1600 Kindle Template (BookCreative .bcd format)
Download the 1000×625 Kindle Template (BookCreative .bcd format)

Side Tip: It is best practice to always use high resolution images with your book covers. You want them to come out crisp and professional when viewed on any Kindle device. If you are having trouble finding high resolution images, you can jump over to our stock image page and download one straight from us or purchase a stock image from websites such as Shutterstock.

To Beautiful Books!



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