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Kindle Comic Creator


Kindle Comic Creator
* Create a guided navigation experience with Kindle Panel View
* Create books with double page spreads or facing pages
* Import artwork from jpg, pdf, tiff, png and ppm formats
* Preview content across Kindle devices before publishing

Kindle Comic Creator is a free tool for authors and publishers to turn their comics, graphic novels and manga into Kindle books. Kindle Comic Creator makes it easy for authors and publishers to import artwork, create their preferred customer reading experience and preview how their book will look on Kindle devices. Once satisfied with their Kindle book, authors can publish to Kindle and share their story with millions of Amazon customers worldwide.

Kindle Comic Creator makes it fast and easy to create a guided navigation experience with Kindle Panel Views. Kindle Comic Creator automatically detects and recommends Kindle Panel View placement in your book. Kindle Comic Creator also makes it simple to create books with double page spread, facing pages and right-to-left page turns.

Kindle Comic Creator accepts the most prevalent graphic file types, so authors are free to create art in their preferred design tools. Kindle Comic Creator can import single or multi-page images in jpg, pdf, tiff, png and ppm formats.

Kindle Comic Creator also makes it quick to preview how the content will look across Kindle devices. With an integrated preview feature, authors can validate that their books look beautiful on Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle eInk readers.


Highlights of Kindle Comic Creator

• Create guided navigation experience with Kindle Panel View
• Create books with double page spreads or facing pages
• Import artwork from jpg, pdf, tiff, png and ppm formats
• Preview content across Kindle devices before publishing
• Auto updates for future enhancements

System Requirements

• Windows 7 or later
• Intel Mac OSX 10.9 or later


Downloads

By downloading this application, you agree to terms of use


Kindle Comic Creator v1.1 for Windows (7 or later)*
Kindle Comic Creator v1.1 for Intel Mac (OSX 10.9 or later)*


You can download the following version of Kindle Comic Creator if Kindle Previewer is already installed on your system


Kindle Comic Creator v1.1 for Windows (7 or later)*
Kindle Comic Creator v1.1 for Intel Mac (OSX 10.9 or later)*


In Mac 10.8 (or later), Kindle Previewer requires Java 6 and X11 (version equal or lower than 2.7.8) to run. Please run this patch after installing Kindle Comic Creator in Mac 10.8 or later.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the benefits of using Kindle Comic Creator?
A: Comics and graphic novels are among the fastest growing content categories in the Kindle Store. Kindle Comic Creator has helped to ignite this rapid growth in Kindle comics and graphic novels. Kindle Comic Creator makes it easy for authors to import artwork, create their preferred customer reading experience and preview how their book will look on Kindle devices. Kindle Comic Creator eliminates the need for authors and publishers to understand the complexities of HTML/CSS in publishing their content on Kindle.

Q: What source formats can Kindle Comic Creator accept?
A: Kindle Comic Creator can accept source files in jpg, pdf, tiff, png and ppm formats. Additionally, it allows import of EPUB and KF8 files created according to the Kindle Publishing Guidelines for graphic novels, comic and manga. If your preferred source format is not currently supported, please send us your feedback on kindle-publishing-tools@amazon.com

Q: Can I use Kindle Comic Creator to create graphic novels, comics or manga from EPUB’s not created according to Kindle Publishing Guidelines?
A: Yes, authors can extract images from EPUB’s not created according to Kindle Publishing Guidelines and import them into Kindle Comic Creator. Please see Kindle Comic Creator user guide for more details.

Q: What types of books can be created using Kindle Comic Creator?
A: Kindle Comic Creator is for creating graphic novels, comics and manga.

Q: What reading features can I create using Kindle Comic Creator?
A: Kindle Comics Creator enables authors to create Kindle Panel View experience for comics, graphic novels and manga. Kindle Comic Creator also allows authors to specify other reading options like double-page spread, facing pages and right-to-left page turns.

Q: What is the advantage of using Kindle Panel View?
A: Kindle Panel View is a guided navigation experience. It allows the author to control the story flow as readers progress through the book. Kindle Panel View also creates a better customer experience on smaller form factors devices like Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle iPhone app and Kindle Android app. Kindle Comic Creator can automatically detect Kindle Panels from your artwork; you can override the recommended panel placement to create a customized customer experience.

Q: Can I do bulk conversion to Kindle books using Kindle Comic Creator?
A: Kindle Comic Creator is designed to help authors and publishers in converting their artwork to Kindle books one at a time.

Q: Will comics, graphics novels and manga created using Kindle Comic Creator work on all Kindle devices and apps?
A: Comics, graphics novels and manga created using Kindle Comic Creator will work on Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle for iPad, Kindle for iPhone and Kindle Android apps. Please refer to Kindle Publishing Guidelines for full details on features supported by Kindle devices and apps.

Q: What are the benefits of making comics, graphic novels and manga available on eInk Kindles?
A: Our customers love to read comics, graphic novels and manga on all Kindle devices and reading apps including Kindle eInk readers. Kindle Comic Creator makes it easy for authors to create Kindle books that look beautiful on all Kindle devices and apps.

Q: How can I test comics, graphic novels and manga created through Kindle Comic Creator?
A: You can preview your book using the integrated previewer in Kindle Comic Creator. You can adjust preview settings to review your book on both eInk Kindles and Kindle Fire devices.

Q: Can I use Kindle Comic Creator to preview comics, graphic novels or manga across all Kindle devices and apps?
A: Currently you can preview comics, graphic novels or manga for Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, Kindle Fire and Kindle Paperwhite. Support for previewing on Kindle app for iPad and Kindle app for iPhone is coming soon.

Q: How can I learn more about publishing my book on Kindle?
A: To learn more about publishing on Kindle, please visit http://kdp.amazon.com. If you are a publisher with an existing Amazon relationship, please visit https://vendorcentral.amazon.com.

Q: I have an older Mac operating system, will Kindle Comic Creator still work for me?
A: We are not able to test Kindle Comic Creator on any Mac OS version older than Mac OS 10.9. While we don’t block the installation onto older Mac versions, we will be unable to resolve any issue you may find as you work with Kindle Comic Creator. We recommend upgrading your Mac OS to meet current OS requirements.

Q: I am having trouble previewing my Kindle Comic Creator books in Kindle Previewer 2.94. Is there a way for me to get improve this situation?
A: There is a new patch for KPR 2.94 that improves the ability to preview books from Kindle Comic Creator. After installing KPR 2.94, please install this patch. Note that for Authors whose MacOS installations include X11.app version 2.7.8 or higher, it’s not possible to preview Kindle Comic Creator eBooks using the E-Reader simulations.








Resources

> Kindle Format 8
> KindleGen
> Kindle Textbook Creator
> Kindle Kids' Book Creator
> Kindle Previewer
> Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign® (Beta)
> Kindle Publishing Guidelines
> Supported HTML5 / CSS3 tags
> Forums



Kindle Comic Creator Documentation

> User Guide (PDF Format)