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Old 01-30-2017, 08:52 AM   #1
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Kindle Publishing Guidelines 2017.1

Amazon Kindle Publishing Guidelines version 2017.1 is now available from the usual web page. (Refresh the page if you see the old guidelines.)

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  • Changed "e-Ink" references to "E-reader" throughout.
  • Updated 2.2 Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing Platform: Revised reference to Kindle Format 8.
  • Updated 2.2.1 KindleGen: Clarified best uses of KindleGen.
  • Updated 2.2.5 Kindle Kid’s Book Creator: Specified accepted file types.
  • Updated 2.3 Third-Party Conversion Services: Clarified preferred file format.
  • Updated 3 Comparing Formats:
  • Revised Manga support and clarified feature support on Kindle Cloud Reader.
  • Clarified best use cases for each format.
  • Updated 4.1 Marketing Cover Image is Mandatory: Updated cover image guidelines.
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:49 AM   #3
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Amazon Kindle Publishing Guidelines version 2017.2 is now available. (Refresh the page if you see the old guidelines.)

A number of clarifications in various areas and a new section (11.7) added on Guided View for comics.
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:52 AM   #4
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Amazon Kindle Publishing Guidelines version 2017.3 is now available. (Refresh the page if you see the old guidelines.)

Not much changed, mostly clarifications. No new features.

They did add some information on SVG: "SVGs are not supported in iOS. Enhanced Typesetting does not support SVG images."
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Amazon Kindle Publishing Guidelines version 2017.3 is now available. (Refresh the page if you see the old guidelines.)

Not much changed, mostly clarifications. No new features.

They did add some information on SVG: "SVGs are not supported in iOS. Enhanced Typesetting does not support SVG images."
KFX is a lousy format.
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KFX is a lousy format.
It does seem to be true that it's a lossy format.
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It does seem to be true that it's a lossy format.
KFX is a lossy and lousy format.
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