Reblogged from Chris McMullen:
WORD TO KINDLE FORMATTING MAGIC
I will share some Kindle formatting tips and also introduce my newest book, Word to Kindle Formatting Magic, which is available in both paperback and Kindle editions.
- Kindle ASIN: B07BL5K6DH
- 522-page Paperback ISBN: 978194169122
The beginning of Kindle design comes from understanding the semi-reflowable nature of eBooks. A typical eBook isn’t quite reflowable in the same way that a scrollable webpage displays (although the Look Inside feature displays that way), but it also doesn’t have a predictable fixed layout like a print book.
Since different customers will read the eBook on a variety of screen sizes and aspect ratios, from cell phones to HD tablets, and since the customer can adjust the type face, font size, background color, and internal margins, you can’t predict which information or how much information will show on any given screen.
The main idea is that a typical eBook doesn’t consist of well-defined pages like a print book does.
This impacts the design of Kindle eBooks in various ways.
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