If you look at the cover of the Kindle version of "The Sky Below," you see that the astronaut's eyes blink a couple of times. This book is a great example of what can be done as it contains stunning photography and videos, etc. within the book. I would like to put a small motion graphic on the cover only of a book I am writing for KDP. Is this possible?
Hugh Howey did this with an omnibus edition of his Wool series. I found the effects annoying and immediately turned them off; they were simply eye-candy that distracted from an otherwise excellent book.
I found the effects annoying and immediately turned them off; they were simply eye-candy
I had the same experience with a book earlier this year. Dunno if it was the same one -- I stopped reading. Probably was a free sample anyhow. I think it was a space epic. Pages in full color, edge to edge, stuff like that. It was impressive, but I don't think it would appeal to someone not freshly out of middle school and those graphics-heavy textbooks now universal. Eye candy indeed!
(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)