How To Format And Convert Images For Your Amazon Kindle Ebooks

Converting Images For Your Kindle BooksI recently received an excellent question from one of our awesome customers (shout out to Robin!!) about how to convert images to the proper format for the Kindle. Since I know that many other people will have the same question, I decided to make a blog post and video about it.

When creating book covers for your Kindle Ebooks, the ONLY two image formats that Amazon accepts are .jpg and .tiff. Since .tiff is used more for print, I highly recommend using .jpg for ALL of the images that you use in your Kindle book, not just the cover.

If you have images that you would like to use, but they are in a different format (bmp, png, gif, etc), this video will show you how and where you can convert them to the proper .jpg format quickly and easily (and free!) for use in your ebooks. Watch the short video below:

(You can find the site I use to convert images at: www.convertmyimage.com)

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4 Responses to “How To Format And Convert Images For Your Amazon Kindle Ebooks”

  1. Tamara L Alexander November 11, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    Hi I’ve got a question that no one has been able to answer. I’m working on a Mac and a few days ago I got an edit back from my editor. She works on a pc using Windows editing pro?
    Anyway she corrected all my em-dash and ellipses. She said they aren’t correct and will not look good on an ebook formate. I press alt + semicolon for the ellipses and alt + shift + – for the em-dash. For example … — Do you have any suggestion before I paste my book onto the temple. I think they look fine but?
    Thanks Tamara Alexander

    • Admin November 11, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

      Tamara,
      I think they look good on ebooks and have seen them used many times. It may just be a personal or design preference of your editor. Functionally, there is no problem using them and I think your book will look good with or without them… In this situation, it comes down to what you prefer.

      • Tamara L Alexander November 11, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

        Hi, Me again. It’s not that she didn’t like them it’s that they didn’t show up correctly on her windows site. I was asking is there any other why to make an em—dash and ellipse, other than what I described.
        Thanks Tam

        • Admin November 11, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

          Tamara, I do know people who have used those marks in their Kindle books and it showed up correctly. You could test it and upload to the Kindle Preview Tool and verify if it shows up like it should. It should work and look good. The only other way to do it would be to insert them as images, but that’s only a good solution if there are a few here and there. Not sure how many times you are using those dashes etc?

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