Whether you are writing a cookbook, travel guide, or the next great novel, Kindle Create will help prepare your book for publication.
Kindle Create allows you to add front-matter pages like title, copyright, dedication, and more.
Use Kindle Create (PC or Mac) to turn your completed manuscript, of any trim size, into a beautiful book. You can make three types of books with Kindle Create: Fixed size, Mobi file, Reflowable, interactive print replica, and comics with Guided View. Learn more about the book formats available in Kindle Create.
Kindle Create is a free interior formatting tool that works well with most books you want to publish on Amazon, but there are requirements and supported features that you need to know about before you download.
RAM – 8 GB recommended, 4 GB minimum
Processor – 1.2 GHz minimum, 2 GHz recommended
Windows 8.1 (64-bit) or later for PC (64-bit) running on Intel or AMD CPUs
macOS 10.13 (64-bit) or later for Mac
– There are four templates or themes with basic elements styles: chapter title, chapter subtitle, chapter first paragraph, separator, and body text predefined which make formatting an e-book easier, and the templates are changeable if you don’t like it.
-Once formatting is completed, a preview is available. Simulated views on various devices are available. Links can be checked as well as the Table of Contents.
-Kindle Create works only with Word DOCX files. The information page specifies that files from Word, Google Docs, or exported from Apple Pages can be used. Users are reporting that files exported with OpenOffice work but not with LibreOffice files.
-You cannot use the Mobi file for other publishers like IngramSpark, Barnes & Noble, and any other publishing company that needs the ePub version for eBooks.
-Over user-friendly, like child’s games.
-Kindle Create clearly states images, separators, lists, tables, and footnotes cannot be edited or formatted within the app. The user guide says if these elements aren’t correct, make the changes in Word then open it again in Kindle Create.
-The PDF upload option in Kindle Create is called a print replica. No formatting can be done with Kindle Create. It is nothing more than a previewer. When saved for publishing, the PDF is also saved as a KPF file. When the file is upload through KDP, it is a fixed-layout book that is only viewable on tablets, phones, and Kindle Fire. It is reported to be an alternative to the Textbook Creator.