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KDP Paperback 5x8 margins for top, bottom, left, right?
« on: September 24, 2020, 10:10:56 am »
What do you recommend for:
- KDP Paperback 5x8 margins for top, bottom, left, right?
- Also generally what font, size, and paragraph settings would you use?

using ms word? (for nonfiction)
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    Re: KDP Paperback 5x8 margins for top, bottom, left, right?
    « Reply #1 on: September 24, 2020, 01:20:38 pm »
    Blueman3 -

    How's the rest of the Group?

    Anyhow, you can search the boards here for info on that. KDP also has a pretty good set of instructions at https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G202145400.

    My only advice is to add to the gutter margin maybe 0.25". If you're not sure, set it up and then order a proof copy and see how it looks before putting it up for sale. (Yes, the voice of experience is speaking)

    Good luck with the book.

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    Re: KDP Paperback 5x8 margins for top, bottom, left, right?
    « Reply #2 on: September 26, 2020, 07:15:46 am »
    My paperbacks are 5.25 x 8, and these are the margins I use:

    T: 0.65
    I: 0.65
    G: 0.13
    B: 0.5
    O: 0.35
       
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    Re: KDP Paperback 5x8 margins for top, bottom, left, right?
    « Reply #3 on: September 26, 2020, 12:42:59 pm »
    You need to compile your mobi and then plug the numbers in here to get the dimensions you need. https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/cover-templates?ref_=kdp_ts_pb_cov

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    Re: KDP Paperback 5x8 margins for top, bottom, left, right?
    « Reply #4 on: September 28, 2020, 05:11:48 pm »
    My paperbacks are 5.25 x 8, and these are the margins I use:

    T: 0.65
    I: 0.65
    G: 0.13
    B: 0.5
    O: 0.35

    Can you expand on TIGBO, so its easy to understand.


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