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Old 09-20-2021, 05:13 PM   #16
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@Karellen, I had a look at the code for the scramblled eBook. The following code will work much better then what's therefor your back cover.

CSS
Code:
html {
  margin-right: -45px;
  margin-left: -45px;
  break-inside: avoid !important;
}
body {
  widows: 1;
  orphans: 1;
  margin-top: 0;
  margin-right: 0;
  margin-bottom: 0;
  margin-left: 0;
  text-align: justify;
}
img {
  max-height: 100%;
  max-width: 100%;
}
p {
  margin-top: 0;
  margin-bottom: 0;
  text-indent: 1.2em;
}
.cover {
  text-align: center;
  text-indent: 0;
  height: 100%;
}
back_cover.xhtml
Code:
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" lang="en" xml:lang="en">
<head>
<title>Scrambled</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="stylesheet.css"/>
</head>
<body>
<div class="cover">
<img alt="" class="cover" src="back.jpg"/>
</div>
</body>
</html>
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Old 09-20-2021, 06:20 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by RbnJrg View Post

In my previous post I gave a link to another post of mine, where I describe the method to get what you want. I include again the link:

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...21&postcount=9
Oops, apologies, I overlooked the link

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Basically, it consist on include the image as a background of the html tag, as follow:
Oh, of course. Set the image as a background image. Why didn't I think of that. I haven't tried it yet, but will do so a bit later.


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Two more things:

a) If your image has, for example, a relation of 4/3 and the ereader has a relation of 16/9, there is no way to avoid blank spaces at top and bottom. Even Kindle shows covers with blanks when the image doesn't have the same with/height relation than the screen reader.

b) Not all ereaders, support perfectly an image as background in the html tag. For example, for Android, Readily, Lithium and PocketBook support zero-bleed imagery. But for eink readers, I don't know of any with that capability.

In general, readers based on webkit (specially modern versions of webkit) will support images with zero-bleed. It's more doubtful for readers based on RMSDK (Legacy ADE).
Understood. Thanks.


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I can't think why anyone wants the rear of a paper book in an ebook, though if it's for yourself you can add it and not fuss about white space. Very few paper books match phone, tablet or ereader screen aspect ratios.
You are correct, a back cover is not needed and not normal in an ebook. But I enjoy the challenge of recreating the artwork from both covers. Sometimes I enjoy that challenge more than the novel...

Where I also happen to own the paper copy, then I will recreate the front cover, and then at the same time recreate the back cover which is always much simpler than the front cover. These are for my own personal library and are not uploaded/sold/distributed anywhere. It is just for my own personal challenge and satisfaction.


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There's actually no fix for most vendors. Almost all vendors treat the front cover differently--Kobo, Nook, Apple.
Right. It was something I thought I was getting wrong, so just wanted to know where I was going wrong.


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Never send a MOBI to an iOS device to preview as a Kindle eBook. The preview is totally worthless; you'll see what is effectively a KF7 (primitive) version of the file. In KP3, convert the file to AZK and then use a USB cable, connected to a computer, connected to iTunes, to go to Sharing--Kindle and drop the AZK file there. (If you search the net, you can find illustrated instructions on this.)

Then and only then will you see something remotely close to what a MOBI in K4iOS will look like.
I had no idea about this. Thank you for this explanation.


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@Karellen, I had a look at the code for the scramblled eBook. The following code will work much better then what's therefor your back cover.
Thank you, I will give this a try also a bit later today.
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