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A+ Content for Amazon Authors

Updated: May 31

For the longest time, A+ content was a feature that was unavailable for most self published children's book authors but now, you can add A+ content to your Amazon listing page directly through KDP.

A+ Content

What is A+ Content?


Think of A+ content almost like an ad. It's a space right on your Amazon product page that is labeled "from the publisher" where you can show off what makes your book special: spreads, reviews, etc.


This is an opportunity for you to use eye-catching images, illustrations from your book, and headlines to convince people that your book is exactly what they are looking for.


According to Amazon, A+ content increases sales an average 3-10%. Plus, it makes you look more credible and on par with traditional publishing houses. Win-win!



How do I create A+ content?


Start by thinking about what angles of your book you want to showcase and then use a program like Canva to create some eye catching designs.


Each graphic you create needs to fit one of the provided templates. There are 17 templates to choose from but you can only pick up to 5 to use.


Take a peek at just a few:

A+ content templates from KDP Amazon

As you are designing your graphics and sizing your pictures, take note of each module's size. You will need to make sure your jpegs are the exact size for that module or they will end up distorted.


What can I showcase in my A+ content section?


Start by thinking about all your book has accomplished: Have you been featured somewhere? Podcasts? Magazines? Partnerships? Or maybe you have an incredible review!

A+ content | KDP Amazon

A+ content allows you to feature all of it right there on your Amazon page.



If you’d like to highlight an award or endorsement it must have been received within the last two years. You also need to make sure you are adding the date you achieved your accomplishment.


Look at your illustrations and pick out the favorites that you know others will love too.


You'll also want to decide if you want to use one of the five modules to showcase your other books. They act as links and FREE advertising for your other products!


Some great examples


📚 Family Dynamics by Courtney Vowell Woodward

📚 Abby the Crabby Tabby by Andrea Lane

📚Embarrassing George by Kimber Fox Morgan


Or take a look at these directly from KDP Amazon's website.



Quick graphic design tips

  1. Decide on a vibe. Are you going to playful? Serious? Select fonts and colors that help elevate your book's message.

  2. Keep it simple. You don't want to overcrowd the graphics with too much text. It should look easy on the eye.

  3. Use your illustrations. You hired an illustrator to bring your book to life...showcase that! Pick some interior pictures that aren't shown in the Look Inside feature or that you want to draw more attention to.


Take this information and get designing. Even if you're not the most experienced with graphic design, you can use a program like Canva to make the content you need.


Remember, this isn’t a description. Your buyer can easily scroll to see the synopsis of the book. This is your time to showcase everything else and use eye-catching designs to do so! Make it something worth remembering.



How to upload your A+ Content through KDP


Once you've created your A+ content graphics, it's time to get them loaded into KDP. If you're a visual learner, we highly recommend the video below to show you how to upload step-by-step. But if you'd prefer the written directions, click here or keep reading below.


To add your A+ content:

  1. Login to KDP

  2. Click the Marketing tab at the top

  3. Scroll until you see A+ Content

  4. Choose your country/marketplace

  5. Go to Manage A+ Content

Then, you'll want to start plugging in the graphics that you've made. Keep in mind that this will only apply to the marketplace you've chosen so if you want to have your A+ content appear in other countries, you'll need to add them manually to each desired marketplace.


And that's all there is to it! Please consider liking or sharing this post if you found it helpful. When you're done, comment with your book link below so we can see your A+ content in action!

 

Did you know that we can create your A+ content for you?


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