Writing your own Ebook – Part Twelve Finale– Images – and Useful Links


If you are new to or not clear on #ebook #formatting and other structural issues in #self-#publishing, go back and start from the beginning of this great series! Great for all #indie #authors or potential ones!

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Images in Ebooks

There are two types of EPUB Ebooks: Standard Layout, that allow text to re-flow and Fixed Layout where the page layouts are fixed and text does NOT re-flow.

Standard Layout is used for books that are mostly text and they may have images embedded between paragraphs, or on separate pages. This is the format that is most widely used and is compatible with the widest range of Reading devices.

Fixed Layout is used when: you need to have a background colour or to wrap text around images; if your pages have aspect ratios that you don’t want to change or if you want to have horizontal orientation or columns of text.

For most fiction books and many non-fiction books the Standard Layout is fine and I will only address that format here.

Image Guidelines

Different Ebook retailers have different guidelines regarding images and you need to…

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