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Old 11-21-2012, 08:36 AM   #19
purplepancake began at the beginning.
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"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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