View Full Version : PDF sizes for various devices


splat
07-13-2007, 03:29 PM
Hi all,

I have a friend who is releasing a book in A4 pdf format and while they are not exactly open to / convinced of other more suitable formats at the moment, they are willing to release the book in various size formatted PDF to go with the various ebook devices that can support it (sony, iLiad etc).

To that end. Would anyone have a list of sizes for Pdf for various devices.

(nb: unfortunately I've been sworn to secrecy on the book for the moment so can't go in to any details)

NatCh
07-13-2007, 03:44 PM
You can get the sizing for the Sony Reader from the Wiki (http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Sony_Portable_Reader#Content_Formatting_Best_Known _Methods_.28BKMs.29) article. I would think that sizing would work well enough for any 6" display, but I don't know what you'd need for the iLiad.

Hey, I just had a brainwave -- you could download a sample file from Feedbooks (http://feedbooks.com/) or Manybooks (http://manybooks.net/) for each device and see what the pages are formated to from those files. :nice:

JSWolf
07-14-2007, 08:34 AM
Hi all,

I have a friend who is releasing a book in A4 pdf format and while they are not exactly open to / convinced of other more suitable formats at the moment, they are willing to release the book in various size formatted PDF to go with the various ebook devices that can support it (sony, iLiad etc).

To that end. Would anyone have a list of sizes for Pdf for various devices.

(nb: unfortunately I've been sworn to secrecy on the book for the moment so can't go in to any details)
The screen size of the Sony Reader is 90mm by 120mm.

Now why would your friend want to release PDF only? PDF is a rather lousy format for reading. It's too inflexible. One of the things that a reader is good for is being able to change the font size. Can't do that with PDF. AllI can say is if this book is only going to be in PDF and your friend is not willing to think about better formats for audience, then I think his sales won't do very well.

sianon
07-28-2007, 05:01 AM
for the illiad, 150mm by 120mm works very well

Karen