|11-16-2012, 05:40 AM||#16|
Join Date: Apr 2012
This book will later be published as an A5, the sizes comes from that, I think...
I get help from a designer, he´s the one who knows what these numbers mean.
|11-16-2012, 07:55 AM||#17|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, Kobo H2O, N7
You're getting stressed about a non-problem. Use the largest image you have, and everything will be just fine.
|11-19-2012, 06:29 PM||#18|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Sony Reader PRS-650, iPad, nook STR
|11-21-2012, 08:36 AM||#19|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Device: Kindle paperwhite
"Requirements for the size of your cover art have an ideal height/width ration of 1.6, this means:
• A minimum of 625 pixels on the shortest side and 1000 pixels on the longest side
• For best quality, your image would be 1563 pixels on the shortest side and 2500 pixels on the longest side
I just looked into an Amazon sample that had a cover 860 x 1226 px. The ratio is 1.426. So anything goes?
As for GraciousMe, who said in another thread she doesn't publish at Amazon, a cover with a size of 800 x 1000 px would be ok, though it has not the ideal ratio of 1.6 recommended by Amazon."
Thanks this has been useful as I've been playing around trying to get a better cover on a Kindle Paperwhite.
I started, following advice from elsewhere, with 600x800, ok but noticeably shorter than Amazon covers. I went up to 800x1280 as a ratio of 1.6 based on your post and other info. This is now the same height as Amazon covers but looks a little thin, being picky here.
So, I would suggest a near perfect rendition would be 960x1280 which at 1.33333 is yet another ratio.
Worth repeating though that I've only tried this on a Paperwhite.
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