|07-15-2011, 12:12 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2011
Inserting a blank page in Kindle ebook.
I have a quick question. I have been converting a book to an ebook in mobi format. The author would like me to insert blank pages into the ebook so there is separation between sections. I have used <mbp: pagebreak /> to separate the sections but if I use <mbp: pagebreak /><mbp: pagebreak /> it doesn't force a blank page.
Is there a way to make it display a blank page or does mobi not support blank pages?
Last edited by Patuba; 07-15-2011 at 12:38 PM.
|07-15-2011, 12:37 PM||#2|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Nebraska, USA
Device: PEZ, Color Libre, 2@Sony T1, Onyx i62HD
Tell your author that blank pages in ebooks are a distraction and cause extra button pushing, thus battery usage. The acceptable format is for the new section to start on a newpage, thus it will be the top of the page. Since we do not see two pages, a blank page is not necessary.
|07-15-2011, 01:41 PM||#4|
Kindler of the Flame
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: US of A
Device: K DX,3,KT,KP,KF, KFHD; Nook C, PRS600, iPad, Xoom, N900, N810, Zaurus
Hmm. I've never had the need. Let's see. What if you put some whitespace in between <mbpagebreak />'s (e.g., or <br/>, or some white graphic; or or some white innocuous text). Better yet, you could put some decorative graphic or illustration so that readers wouldn't think that the book is broken or misformatted (that's what I would think if I saw a blank page).
|07-15-2011, 02:22 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: Kindle PaperWhite 1st Gen, iPad 2, iPhone 5S
Easy... just add the text "This page intentionally left blank", then a new section break. :-)
Or... avoid blank pages that'll make people think that there's something wrong with the book.
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