In this blog post, we’ll explore KDP Formatting Guidelines to help you properly format your manuscript for KDP. Follow the conversation between our gal and geek as they discuss the essential formatting requirements.

Gal Explaining

For your book to look great on Kindle devices, it's essential to follow the KDP formatting guidelines.

Geek Curious

What are the main guidelines I should know?

Gal Encouraging

First, make sure you use a consistent font and font size throughout your manuscript. Kindle devices support most common fonts, but it's best to stick to popular ones like Times New Roman or Arial.

Geek Wondering

Okay, what about paragraphs and spacing?

Gal Smiling

Use indents or space between paragraphs for easy reading. Don't use tabs or spaces to indent, as it may not display correctly on Kindle devices. And remember, a 1.5 or double line spacing usually works best!

Geek Amazed

Wow, I didn't know that! What about headers and footers?

Gal Proud

Headers and footers, including page numbers, aren't necessary for eBooks, as they're reflowable. Kindle devices automatically paginate the content based on the user's settings.

Geek Laughing

No more worrying about page numbers? That's a dream come true! 🎉

Gal Nodding

You got it! Lastly, don't forget to create an active table of contents and use the "Heading" style for chapter titles. It makes navigating the book a breeze for readers!

Geek Ready

Thanks for all the tips! I'm going to format my manuscript like a pro!


You now have a better understanding of the KDP Formatting Guidelines. By adhering to these guidelines, you’ll create a well-formatted, professional-looking eBook that readers will enjoy. Time to get formatting! 😃