Amazon KDP | Book Design

Leo Stride

Graphic Designer
Product Designer
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop

What is KDP?

KDP is a self-publishing platform offered by Amazon that allows authors and publishers to upload their eBooks and paperbacks directly to the Kindle Store. It provides creators with a suite of free tools to format, publish, and distribute their work, reaching millions of readers worldwide. The link to one of my published books.

It’s a Business

As an independent publisher on KDP, design is just one piece of the puzzle. To be successful, I wear many hats. This includes conducting thorough market research to identify profitable niches, mapping out content strategies, implementing keyword optimization for better discoverability, listing and promoting my books, and continuously analyzing sales data to improve future projects.

My Favorite Approach to Market Research

One of my favorite ways to conduct market research is by analyzing customer reviews of successful low-content books in my chosen niche. This provides valuable insights into what customers are looking for and what resonates with them. By identifying positive aspects of existing products, I can maintain those elements in my own designs, while addressing any negative feedback through improvements in functionality and user experience.

Meticulously Designed

My design approach prioritizes the core needs of the customer. User-friendliness is paramount, ensuring the book is intuitive to use without requiring extensive explanations. Attention to detail is another hallmark. This includes elements like:

• Enhanced readability with strategically implemented grayscale tones.

• Visual clarity is achieved through techniques like separating every alternate line or item for a clean and uncluttered layout.

• High-quality elements that enhance the user experience and overall value of the book.

By combining functionality with aesthetics, I create low-content books that are both beautiful and effective for my target audience.

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