Kindle Direct Publishing GuidelinesChildle Direct Publishing Guidelines
In order to ensure compliance with the Kindle Direct Publishing guide, the 2700 x 1688 pixel recommended has been modified to 2560 x 1600 pixel and the filesize is limited to 50 Mbytes. Updates 9.3.8 Use of embeded fonts: Add a Kindle font listing that should not be included in e-books. Prior to starting this diary in January 2010, I worked with e-books, e-book reader and digitally publishing for about 2 years as part of the MobileRead Forum.
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This is a living and good concept at Amazon, where an unschuldiger error could take your books off the market or even ban you completely from Amazon. That' s why it is important for writers to know the regulations Amazon has laid down. Unfortunately, publishing with Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon is easy, but the publishing regulations may be unclear.
For your comfort, I have compiled these guidelines and bans in this paper, minus the encoding and formating detail. Although this abstract has been up to date since October 2016, Amazon's policies are open to modification without notice. In case of any doubts, please acknowledge the regulations with the Amazon legal documents or the Amazon After-Sales-Service.
Cover art must not violate the copyrights of any artist or other publisher. Accompanying textbooks such as student handbooks, abstracts, reviews or analyses must indicate that before the topic materials (e.g. "Critical analyses of 50 shades of grey") must be shown in the same type area as the remainder of the topic titles.
Left must be pertinent to the work. Permissible hyperlinks are for example The forbidden hyperlinks include: Uncertainty arises from a poorly formulated provision in the Kindle Publishing Guidelines: This seems to forbid any kind of mailinglist subscription forms, such as MailChimp or AWeber, even if they are placed in the side bar of an author's website.
So I asked if a mailinglist subscription page would be an appropriate option, either as a mailinglist subscription or just as a hyperlink to the author's website. According to our guidelines for substantive excellence, both of the following described sceneries would be accepted if they were added to the contents of the work.
In fact, this ban applies to the "Black Hat" policy of publishing e-books with lacking contents. Once the user has reached the end of the part of the contents, he is directed to click on a hyperlink and fill in his details to get the contents for which he has payed. Conclusion: Mailinglist subscriptions are ok.
Amazons view certain kinds of contents as not suitable for notebooks. It is possible to take these ledgers off the market. Amazons do not approve contents that contain: Bonuses (additional storylines, preview, comments, characters profile, etc.) must be subject to certain limitations. The bonus contents must be pertinent and not disturbing. Amazons can take a product off the market or place a CFQI (Customer-Facing Qualität Indicators) on ledgers with problems of poor product performance.
Headings may only contain the real name of the work. Accompanying textbooks such as student handbooks, abstracts, reviews or analyses must have a heading that begins with this information (e.g. "Critical analyses of 50 shades of grey"). Subtitle and subtitle should not contain any foreign words (e.g. description) that do not appear on the covers of the album.
Don't type in serial track information if the product isn't part of a show. The Subtitle and Serial Heading boxes are restricted by the same rules as the above mentioned headings. Presentations must not contain any pornography, obscenity or objectionable material that Amazon determines. No description may contain any advertising or promotion for other goods.
Warrants may not contain time-critical information such as itineraries. Key words cannot contain any of the following: Publishers must either contain your name or the name of your publishing house. Pre-production specimens are excluded from the KDP Select exclusive conditions. Contents available for purchase through KDP Select may not be sold in electronic form or for free on a website outside Amazon, with the exception of a 10% pattern.
The addition of new contents to a product available elsewhere does not make it a different product in the sense of KDP Select exclusiveness. Bonuses (stories, preview, comments, characters, etc.) in KDP Select titles are covered by the same exclusiveness standards as the primary one. That means you can't post a storyline for free on your website and you can't add it to a KDP Select game.
They may not make pre-orders for publicly accessible e-books. They may not place pre-orders for a previously released work. Lastly, here is the summary of the set of policies and guidelines referred to in our summary.