How To Calculate The Size Of Your Low and No Content Book Cover Requirement
Hi there, I hope you are all having a wonderful day.
Today, I want to share with you another short tip about how to create and make money with Amazon via publishing your own Low and No content books, using Amazon's KDP platform - KDP stands for Kindle Publishing, by the way.
Creating Your Cover For Your Book:
In order to create a cover that is accepted by Amazon for your low and no content paperback or hardcover book, you need to know exactly how large your cover needs to be in inches. This varies, depending on the paper quality, the size of the book of course, as well as the amount of pages that your book will have.
The best tool to use for this, is the tool that Amazon provides now for you. You can find it here.
https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/cover-calculator - This link is not an affiliate link, it is simply a free tool that Amazon provides its publishers
When you are in that calculator you will see one setting that may confuse you a little, which is the "page-turn directions", for most standard books that you would be selling on Amazon, the page orientations will be from left to right, so simply choose that setting.
Once you have filled out the form, with the appropriate information, such as the page count, and the size of your book, you will get a table of information on how big your cover should be.
The most important numbers to be concerned about is the calculation that appears in the spot that I highlighted in the following image.
The example that you see in that image is the cover size that you need for a 6 x 9 inch paperback book with 120 pages, with black and white interior - so basically a simple lined journal. Your entire cover for this type of book will have to be - as it says here - 12.52 x 9.25
You can now go over on Canva - or whatever other program you may use, and create a cover with these dimensions.
If you want to write something on the spine of the book, the calculator also shows how much space you have to write on, in the spine area - in my example that would be highlighted in the following image.
I hope you all found this information useful. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below, and I will try to get back to you ASAP.