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Old 10-19-2016, 06:15 PM   #1
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Amazon Releases New Kindle Publishing Guidelines

http://the-digital-reader.com/2016/1...ng-guidelines/

version 2016.1

https://kindlegen.s3.amazonaws.com/A...Guidelines.pdf


2016.1
 Updated 2.2.1 KindleGen: Referred to installation instructions in ReadMe file and deleted 2.2.1.2 Installing KindleGen and 2.2.1.3 Using KindleGen which are contained in the ReadMe file. Moved content from sections 2.2.1.1 Source Files to Use with KindleGen and 2.2.1.4 KindleGen messages to section 2.2.1 and deleted subsection headers.
 Updated 2.2.2 Kindle Previewer Software: Deleted reference to iOS skin
 Updated 2.3 Third-Party Conversion Services: Deleted suggestion to search the web. Deleted the sentence about converting non-reflowable content to reflowable content.
 Updated 3 Comparing Formats: Clarified guidance for Fixed-Layout with Text Pop-ups
 Deleted 3.1 About Kindle Format 8
 Updated 4.1 Marketing Cover Image Is Mandatory: Clarified that marketing image is separate from eBook file
 Updated 5 Navigation Guidelines: Moved nested anchor tags guidance to sections 10 and 11
 Updated 5.2 NCX Guidelines: Added “Using the Kindle menu” for clarification
 Updated 5.2.1 Creating a logical TOC Using a toc nav Element: Added “The toc nav element should be a separate HTML document from the HTML TOC”
 Updated 7 External Link Guidelines: Added “Links to previous or subsequent books in a series”
 Updated 8.1 Testing Kindle Books: Updated devices available to test on Kindle Previewer
 Updated 9 Creating Text-Heavy Fiction and Non-Fiction eBooks (Reflowable): Removed “background” in relation to images for clarity
 Updated 9.4.5 Photographs Should Be Optimized for High-Resolution Devices: Removed Adobe instructions.
 Updated 9.4.7 Image and Font Size Requirements for Line-Art and Text: Removed examples of table images
 Updated 9.4.8 Prefer HTML to Images: Changed “if an image contains whole paragraphs of text” to “If text can be separated from the surrounding art”
 Updated 9.5.1 Avoid Large Tables: Recommended HTML tables over table images and removed table image. Added recommended constraints for maximum table size
 Updated 9.5.2 Create Simple HTML Tables: Added guidance to avoid negative margins
 Updated 9.5.4 Optimize for Maximum Table Size: Removed content and title and replaced with title Table Features with Enhanced Typesetting and associated content
 Updated 10 Creating Children’s Picture Books (Fixed-Layout with Text Pop-Ups): Added sentence from section 5 regarding nested anchor tags in fixed-layout books and removed link to sample
 Updated 10.1 Metadata Guidelines: Clarified guidance for image and orientation metadata
 Updated 11 Creating Graphic Novels/Manga/Comics (Fixed-Layout): Added nested anchor tags guidance
 Updated 11.1 Metadata Guidelines: Clarified guidance for image resolution and orientation metadata
 Updated 11.3 Image Guidelines: Added values for 200% zoom factor. Deleted 11.3.1 Asset Requirements and 11.3.2 Image Quality and moved content to 11.3
 Updated 11.5 Virtual Panels in Comics and Manga: Changed “designed content with panels” to “included Region Magnification panels on any page.” Added image for devices that display three panels
 Updated 11.6.2 Optimizing View Panels: Changed second paragraph to clarify positioning and alignment instructions for view panels
 Deleted 11.6.3 Optimizing for Wide or Tall Action Scenes: Moved content to 11.6.2
 Updated 12 Creating Fixed-Format Books Without Pop-Ups: Changed “optimize the font size” to “optimize for digital reading”
 Updated 12.1 Metadata Guidelines: Changed “equal” to “be in proportion to” in regards to image resolution
 Updated 13 Creating Kindle Edition with Audio/Video Content: Clarified use of embedded audio that acts as read-along content
 Updated 14.2 Text Guidelines to include the text that was previously in 14.2.1 Dictionary Entry Template, which was the only subsection
 Updated 16 Appendix B: HTML and CSS Tags Supported in Kindle Format 8: Added unsupported elements to both tables and alphabetized both tables
 Updated 17.3.2.1 Using the display:none Property with Complex Tables: Added recommendation to use HTML-based tables
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