Tutorial: Saving Multiple Images to Target File Size for Kindle MOBI

In a recent project, I converted a graphic novel originally destined for print to EPUB and Kindle (MOBI) formats. The author/illustrator reformatted any spreads to work on single pages, and provided me with nearly 300 images, each each of which would be a single page in the ebook. Rather than creating a fixed-layout ebook, I found the more efficient route in terms of was to create a regular reflowable ebook in EPUB format, then after filling out the metadata and adding various code tweaks, converting it to Kindle format using Calibre. Continue reading “Tutorial: Saving Multiple Images to Target File Size for Kindle MOBI”

iTunes Store Ebook Uploads: Image Size Limitations

Shortly after the I uploaded the epub file in my previous blog post, I received the following email from Apple:

Dear [hidden by AZ – this is a client],

Your book, vendor ID: [hidden by AZ], could not be delivered. The following images are larger than two million pixels and must be resized:

Full ePub:

cover.jpeg

To calculate the image pixels, multiply the image height by its width. For more information on image specifications, see the FAQ module on iTunes Connect.

Once you have corrected the issue, you can resubmit your book.

Regards,

The iBookstore team

The screen resolution of the Retina display on the new iPad (aka iPad 3) is 1536 x 2048, or a total of 3,145,728 pixels, which is indeed a hell of a lot larger than two million. I thought I’d be clever and upload a cover that was precisely this size. Not allowed…or so I thought. Continue reading “iTunes Store Ebook Uploads: Image Size Limitations”

New Clamour website

The new Clamour website is finally up and running! A great deal of work has gone into producing a responsive design that will function on any device and in any browser, and will feature weekly blog posts from digital content expert Allen Zuk, featuring in-depth hints and tutorials from the front lines of ebook production and all other forms of digital content delivery.

Please bear with us while we work out the few remaining bugs, and enjoy the new content!

Media Release: Clamour Creative Inc. Enters into the Rackspace Partner Program

Clamour Relies on Rackspace to Provide Customers with a Reliable and Scalable Hosting Infrastructure

Toronto, Canada – September 9, 2012 – Clamour Creative Inc. today announced they have entered into a partnership in the Rackspace® Hosting Partner Network, (NYSE: RAX), the service leader in cloud computing. This agreement is designed to add mutual value for their current clients and to increase targeted exposure and reputation for both companies.

“Rackspace provides our customers with a solid and reliable infrastructure on which to host their blogs, content management systems and other website-related functionality,” said Allen Zuk, Clamour President and Creative Director.

Zuk adds, “Their unparalleled managed hosting expertise backed by Fanatical Support® provides our clients with the most trouble-free hosting solutions, ultimately increasing our customer loyalty through a mutually beneficial relationship.”

Clamour primarily uses open source technologies such as WordPress as a platform for websites that can easily be edited and updated by users with limited technical skills, particularly authors and entrepreneurs who are too busy to concern themselves with web development or hosting issues. The Rackspace infrastructure has proven to be the most powerful and trouble-free environment for content-focused websites, and as such, Clamour has decided to offer the full complement of Rackspace services.

“We look for synergistic relationships with industry leaders like Clamour that enable us to add greater value to our customer base and sustain our ongoing commitment to Fanatical Support,” said Christopher Rajiah, Rackspace.

About Clamour Creative Inc.

Clamour provides consulting and digital content publishing services to the cultural industries in Canada and elsewhere.