Transforming Your Kindle Cover into KDP Paperback and Hardcover Designs


  • Front cover *
  • Pages count *
  • Pages type (white/cream) *
  • Size of cover (example- 6x9) *
  • Text on spine (If more than 100 pages)
  • Back cover description, upload as word file
  • Others (author's image,ISBN Image)

* mandatory requirements

Transforming your Kindle cover into eye-catching KDP paperback and hardcover designs is easy with our service. We make sure your cover looks crisp and professional at a cost-effective starting price of just $10. And the best part? You can ask for as many changes as you like until you're happy with the result. It's the perfect way to give your book the cover it deserves.

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Creating Your Book Cover by Yourself: A Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Download the Cover Template

Visit the Amazon Cover Generator Tool at Fill the form and click on the "Calculate Dimensions" button.

Step 2: Accessing the Template

After filling the form, view the cover template measurements. Download the PDF and PNG files of the template using the "Download Template" button.

Understanding the Cover Template Parts

  1. Full Cover
  2. Front Cover
  3. Safe Area
  4. Bleed
  5. Margin
  6. Spine
  7. Spine Safe Area
  8. Spine Margin
  9. Barcode Margin

Calculating the Spine Width

Finding Your Spine Measurement

To format your paperback cover, calculate the spine measurements first.
Use the equations below:

Cover Width Equation

Cover Width = Bleed + Back Cover Width + Spine Width + Front Cover Width + Bleed

Cover Height Equation
Cover Height = Bleed + Trim Height + Bleed
Spine Measurements for Different Paper Types

For Black and White Books:
White Paper: Page count x 0.002252" (0.0572 mm)
Cream Paper: Page count x 0.0025" (0.0635 mm)

For Color Books:
Color Paper: Page count x 0.002347" (0.0596 mm)

Spine Text Guidelines

Spine text is printed on books with more than 79 pages.

Text on larger spines must fit with at least 0.0625" (1.6 mm) of space between the text and the edge of the spine.

Account for 0.0625" (1.6 mm) variance on either side of the fold lines for your cover.

Creating Your Paperback Cover and Hardcover with Adobe Photoshop: A Simple Guide

Opening the Template

Extract the zip file and open the PDF using Adobe Photoshop.

Mark front and back safe areas, spine areas, and barcode.

Adding the Front Cover

Drag and drop the front cover onto the template background.

Adjust the cover to fit and ensure all text stays within the safe area.

Use the clone stamp tool in Adobe Photoshop if the bleed area needs filling.

Designing the Back Cover and Spine

Choose a suitable background or color for the back cover and spine.

Utilize text on the spine if there's enough space.

Add back cover text using the text tool in Adobe Photoshop.

Finalizing the Paperback Cover

Check again to ensure no text exceeds the bleed area or covers the barcode.

Save the file as PSD and PDF, ensuring the PDF is in RGB color format.

Directly upload the PDF file to Amazon KDP for publishing.

Avoiding Common Mistakes

  • Ensure trim size matches the manuscript and cover.
  • Color profile of PDF should be RGB.
  • All text and elements should be inside the safe area.
  • Remove all crop marks.
  • Ensure spine space is sufficient for text and spine text margin.
  • Ensure back cover text doesn't cover the barcode area.

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