A+ Content for Authors

If you’re trying to figure out how to create A+ content for your books on Amazon, I have compiled some helpful information and templates to get you started.

While I have tried to capture the key requirements for this new feature from various pages on Amazon so we can easily access them all in one place, be sure to review their content guidelines.

Amazon’s overview of A+ Content
Content Guidelines
Content Examples
Creation Instructions

Image Requirements

  • RGB colorspace
  • Resolution: at least 72 dpi (300dpi is recommended)
  • jpg or png
  • No animated images
  • No blurry images, watermarks, or unreadable text

Content Restrictions

  • No competitor references
  • No reviews from private individuals or customers (a maximum of 4 endorsements are allowed from well-known publications or public figures only and must be attributed)
  • No references to pricing, promotions, discounts or time sensitive information
  • No references to outside websites, customer service, or contact information

Image Sizing

Comparison Chart150×300, 3MB max
Standard Single Image & Sidebar minimum 600×180, 300 DPI, 3MB max
Standard Image & Text Overlayminimum 970×300, 300 DPI, 3MB max
Recommended: 1940×600
Standard Three Images & Text minimum 300×300, 300 DPI, 3MB max
Recommended: 600×600
Standard Multiple Image Module Aminimum 300×300, 300 DPI, 3MB max
Standard Company Logominimum 600×180
Standard Four Image & Textminimum 220×220
Standard Four Image/Text Quadrantminimum 135×135

Creating a 3 image set

Start by getting the background image properly sized. Since we need to end up with 3 images 1940px wide and 600px tall, we’re going to start with one large image using the same width and three times as tall. This way you can divide it vertically into three equal parts and end up with a perfect set of images.

Your initial background image should be 1940x1800px and 300 DPI.

Choose a background image with plenty of blank space for text to stand out.

Save this image as a PNG.

Background Image Template on Canva

Once you have designed your background image, we will now work with the 3 individual parts. These will be 1940×600 and 300 DPI.

Open your saved background image and place it into your new 1940×600 project. Align the top, left and right on you canvas.

Duplicate the background image or upload it into the second canvas. Align the left and right and then center it vertically.

Once again, duplicate the background image or upload it into the third canvas. Align the bottom, left, and right.

3 Block Template on Canva

Creating Images for Product Comparison

I used DIY Book Covers 3D Mockup tool to create a 3D image of each cover on an ereader.

You might prefer to leave the background blank, but this aspect ratio is a little awkward for most book covers, leaving a lot of blank space at the top and bottom of each image. With this design, I decided to place the book cover in the background as well, adding a blurred and faded effect.

Product Comparison Image Template on Canva

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