The Ultimate Amazon
KDL Bleed, Trim,
Margin Guide For Self-
Brilliant idea. Check. Playful prose. Check. Idyllic illustrations. Check. Have you got
everything you need for a world-class children’s story, except for the know-how about
Amazon’s exacting publishing and printing specs? Luckily, that’s where J.J. Fast
Publishing comes in.
Focusing specifically on publishing picture
books for babies, toddlers and children, their
online writing, publishing and marketing-
focused course now includes more practical
formatting and end-product delivery details for
aspiring authors like yourself.
The update to their course structure coincides with the latest figures from IBISWorld.
They revealed that the children’s book market in the US is now worth $2.6 billion,
witnessing an average growth rate of 3.3% every year for the past five years.
However, many up-and-coming writers who are
seeking to self-publish have their work rejected
because it fails to meet the exacting publishing and
formatting specifications required by Amazon, and by
their professional book-printing creation service,
Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).
J. J. Fast Publishing are proud to now be integrating a
subsection on trim amount guidance into their comprehensive
online book selling courses.
Beginning with the absolute basics, J.J.
Fast Publishing’s course will introduce
you to key terminology like trim size and
bleed, which may be unfamiliar to you if
you are more word and story-focused.
Through the course, you will also be introduced to the most standard size
formats utilized by KDP for both picture books and chapter books and taught
how to conform your project to these specs.
The publishing advice platform stresses
that because KDP works with a margin of
shift, you must set your trim size
accordingly and submit your final book
with a mandatory bleed for the cover art.
If all of this sounds like another language to you, rest assured that
J.J. Fast Publishing’s online course is designed to take novice writers
like you to fully fledged professi