Wednesday, 18 July 2012

How Accurate is the Kindle Cover Previewer?

A word of warning to anyone about to publish on Amazon Kindle: The Kindle Cover Previewer is awful, and not at all indicative of how the cover will look once it is published on the site.

To illustrate my point, take a look at what I saw when I uploaded the cover of my book:

Imagine the horror on my face. I immediately googled to see if I was dreaming, and as it turned out, many other authors have had the same problem.

Why the preview image is so damn compressed is a mystery to me, but once it is published, it does not look nearly as bad. Here is my cover on the product page:

And as a thumbnail:

Like night and day!

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