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Old 06-01-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
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Optimized for Kindle DX

Anybody else notice that certain books are being tagged with "optimized for Kindle DX"

http://www.amazon.com/Its-Good-Be-Ki.../dp/B000FC0QE8

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This title has complex layouts and has been optimized for reading on Kindle DX's larger screen, but can still be viewed on other devices.
I wonder if they are actually rescanning these or if they are just adding a tag.
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:52 PM   #2
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I'm looking at it on my PC, and I can't see anything unusual about this title.
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:56 PM   #3
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I too see nothing special. Also, I don't see that eBook as needing a complex layout.
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:57 PM   #4
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I didn't see at first but here it is.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:42 PM   #5
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I didn't see at first but here it is.
Yeah, sorry about that. Guess I should have pointed it out in the first post.

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I too see nothing special. Also, I don't see that eBook as needing a complex layout.
Maybe the pictures were scanned in at a higher resolution that the Kindle DX can take advantage of? That's the only real thing I can think of.

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Old 06-02-2009, 12:42 AM   #6
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Maybe the pictures were scanned in at a higher resolution that the Kindle DX can take advantage of? That's the only real thing I can think of.
Not that I can tell.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:47 AM   #7
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Not that I can tell.
I mean the pictures in the book (I imagine it has pictures in the middle like most wrestling autobiographies)
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:03 AM   #8
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I mean the pictures in the book (I imagine it has pictures in the middle like most wrestling autobiographies)
If there were any high resolution pictures I'd see them when reading the book with MobiDesktop.

This book was in AZW, which is identical to Mobipocket format. Mobi has the option of embedding 3 different resolution images in one tag: "losrc", "src", "hisrc". I can see all 3 with MobiDesktop. None of the images in this book are big enough to need the "hisrc" attribute.
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If there were any high resolution pictures I'd see them when reading the book with MobiDesktop.

This book was in AZW, which is identical to Mobipocket format. Mobi has the option of embedding 3 different resolution images in one tag: "losrc", "src", "hisrc". I can see all 3 with MobiDesktop. None of the images in this book are big enough to need the "hisrc" attribute.
Oh sorry, I didn't know you could view Kindle books on the PC or that you purchased the book.

I wonder what makes this "optimized for Kindle DX" if it isn't the pictures.
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:25 AM   #10
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Maybe the person who made the book just put that there without it really meaning anything.
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Maybe the person who made the book just put that there without it really meaning anything.
Seems to be an Amazon thing though, the tag shows up when you look at the book listing in the Kindle store (on the device)

There also seems to be more with it

http://www.amazon.com/Batista-Unleashed/dp/B000UZJRYK
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:47 AM   #12
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:37 AM   #13
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Here's another one:

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Old 06-02-2009, 09:02 AM   #14
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Here's a thought: perhaps you actually have to have a Kindle DX registered, so that when you buy it for the DX, you'll get a different file than if you buy it for the Kindle device?
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The problem is that that is a graphic and there is no way to search for eBooks optimized for the DX. So basically, that tag is useless.
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