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Latex kit for KDP 5x8 inch paperback, and cover

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Offline Ian Hocking
23 Sep 2017, 11:01 AM | Post: #1

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Latex kit for KDP 5x8 inch paperback, and cover

Hi all

I'm in the process of creating paperbacks for some of my ebooks (e.g. Proper Job), and I thought I'd share with you my end product---it took me a couple of weekends of tweaking, but if you go to this link: https://github.com/OolonColoophid/kdpPbProperJob

...You'll find:

- a Latex template that I'm reasonably happy with (use this after installing Latex on your system to generate a PDF of the book internals)

- a PDF example from one of my books

- a 'Soulver' document (macOS app) that will help you calculate the exact cover size (this is based on the Amazon KDP page)

- a PDF of the cover itself

- a Pixlemator file (macOS app) that I used to generate the cover

- some photos of what the finished book looks like

If anyone needs more portable/non-proprietary versions of these docs, let me know.