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.azw is basically .mobi with the possibility to add DRM. According to the wikipedia article you cited it even has less instead of more features. Since using DRM is kind of pointless if you also offer a DRM free .mobi version, there is no advantage. .kf8 supports some HTML5 and CSS3 features which the other formats don't. This allows creating more advanced ...


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DPI/PPI settings aren't used in the web and are based by pixel dimensions and several web images .png, .jpg, and .gif files sometimes do not include the settings in the internal data. You also didnt mention how you are including the illustrations in the ebook. Are these vector or scanned images? If vector: If you have built your illustration in either ...


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If you have a fixed layout epub 3.0 file, it's not much of a jump to prepare it for conversion to KF8 fixed layout. KF8 is, of course, the newest version of Amazon's proprietary ebook format. KindleGen or Kindle Previewer are the two options for creating a KF8 file from an epub file. Kindle Previewer is essentially a graphical interface for KindleGen that ...


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There's plenty of information about this in section 3.6 of the Kindle Publishing Guidelines. To sum up: use .jpg for photos use .gif for line-art and text use HTML over images whenever possible. "If an image contains whole paragraphs of text, it should not be an image. Instead, it should be HTML." all images should be 300 dpi images should be color when ...


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I just wanted to add that latest version of the "Amazon Kindle Publishing Guidelines" PDF (updated 1/2014) http://kindlegen.s3.amazonaws.com/AmazonKindlePublishingGuidelines.pdf can be downloaded for free from the Amazon site. This last revision contains a lot of updated recommendations for images. With the recent guidelines Amazon has changed their ...


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It really depends what you mean by "support". If you package your EPUB according to the KDP guidelines (see section 4, "Creating Fixed Layout Children’s Books"), then KindleGen will convert it to MOBI. You can test it yourself, by installing KindleGen locally on your machine (the Kindle web site does nothing more than running it for you remotely, if you ...


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KindleGen will work equally well on epub 3.0 and epub 2.0. Just make sure that you're being consistent throughout with the structure—you can't use an epub 3.0 toc.xhtml for navigation in an epub 2.0 document, for example. As long as you have a valid epub document of one flavor or another (validated with the current version of epubcheck), your file ...


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Well kindlegen basically just strips all code that isn't on Amazon documentation from HTML and CSS. So if your ePub is not too complicated the results should be satisfactory. This can change when you will try convert fixed layout where hierarchy of DOM isn't logic. To give you straight answer: It not make any difference unless your DOM is in logic order. ...


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