Formatting comics and image-heavy eBooks can be a confusing and sometimes frustrating task. Every e-reader on the market has a different screen size, meaning that as a creator/publisher, you have to format your comic multiple times.
UPDATE: This ebook includes new processes for preparing your comic for the Nook, using our new, resizable ePub template (available as a free download when you buy this ebook).
This how-to guide covers how to prepare your comic pages or other images for the two biggest e-readers on the market: Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook and Nook Color.
Written by the creative team for the ground-breaking digital comic IN MAPS & LEGENDS (artist Niki Smith and writer Michael Jasper), this eBook covers how to convert the images for your comic into the Kindle and Nook formats, and how to package those images in the most effective manner for those two formats.
The creators also share what they have learned about digital comic distribution for sites other than Amazon.com and BN.com.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: Preparing Graphics
- Adjusting for a Smaller Screen
- Tweaking the Text Size
- Adjusting Image Legibility, and Deciding on Grayscale vs Color
- Setting Pixel Dimensions for Kindle
- Setting Pixel Dimensions for Nook
- Adjusting the File Size
- Streamlining the Formatting Process
- Creating the Cover
Part 2: Uploading Your eBooks
- Uploading Your Comic for the Kindle
- Uploading Your Comic for the Nook
Part 3: Working with Digital Distributors
About the Creators
Each chapter is accompanied by step-by-step screenshots to help you format your images and put together your Kindle and ePub files. This ebook is essential reading for anyone who may have an image-heavy book to turn into an eBook -- from a comic book to a coffee table book to a kids picture book, to a photo book or art book.