Hello I'm nearly ready to upload my e-book for kindle and was wondering whether I'm allowed to have pictures? I know you can upload a front cover from your files but how do you go about loading pictures for each of my poems? The self help video only shows you how to upload the front cover. Do I have to send the pictures to the company in zip file or is there a facility to upload each one as and when required. I am a new author, all new to this stuff and would really appreciate your help.
If you are using word as input then of course you can include pictures. You will need to be careful of the actual size of the pics so that word doesn't resize them; in other words they should fit on the page without word resizing them. If you are using html as input then again images are ok. There is free software called calibre, downloadable from internet that will convert from html to a variety of ebook formats. Amazon also has a kindle fire previewer available for download and with that you can check the converted file as if reading on the kindle fire. The biggest problems with pictures are sizes and centering on the kindle page .... but it can be done.
I will simply insert the picture (image) where I want it to be in the text
it works best when the imagew is on its own private line
after insertion the image can be right clickes and formated.
the layout should be in line with text but the size can be altered
the standard eInk kinlde is 3.5" wide and 4.75" tall
anything bigger gets transformed to a full page image.
large images should be left aligned while smaller ones should be centered.
very small images (1"square) can be right , left or center aligned.
Word docs containing images can be uploaded directly
if the doc is converted to HTML, it must be prepared for upload:
[b]From Word.doc => Word.htm (Webpage, Filtered)
1) Open the Word.doc and do a Save As Webpage, Filtered, But direct the Save into a separate, empty File Folder.
NOTE: This folder should be created ahead of time, placed in a convenient place, and given a distinct name that is easy to find.
2) Word will issue a dire warning just ignore it and click the YES button!
3) After the save as, your open Word.doc will become Word.htm
4) Close it
5) Find the empty file folder (now it will have the Word.htm and a file of your images in it) send the entire file folder (Word.htm and Image folder) to a zipped file by right clicking it and selecting Send to ... Compressed (Zipped) File.
NOTE: This Zipped filefolder is what you upload to the KDP Bookshelf
The zipping ties the images to the Word.htm; otherwise, the Conversion engine will ignore them.
NOTE: If you do not have ==> ANY <== IMAGES AT ALL, You do not have to zip the Word.htm file [/b]
the above is for PC Word Mac Word is a bit different
Archiving instead of zipping and the HTML save is Display information only