My Book Has Chapter Heading Images.  Will Those Look Right?

It depends.  Sometimes we can, sometimes we cannot.  As we explained back in What are the Limits of eBook formatting?, there is no such thing as absolute vertical or horizontal positioning in an eBook.  If you used a picture of an apple, let’s say, as the letter “a” in every Chapter heading that had an “a,” it's possible that it would not come out perfectly.  Kindle e-ink devices, remember, do not allow for inline images, so it is highly likely that the layout won’t match your print layout perfectly. 

But...

However, many creative ideas can make the Chapter heads look very similar to the print book.  This is something to bear in mind when you are putting together your manuscript.   To show you how Chapter heads can work, see the below examples.  The first is a handbook for "The Hyster Sisters" in Kindle Fire format, with the chapter graphic; the second is the same book in Kindle e-ink format.  These work because the chapter images are above the chapter title.  They would also work if below. What does not work very well is when the image or graphic is incorporated in the same line as the text. 

 

 

The Hyster Sister Chapter Heads, shown here on a Kindle Fire device.  As you see, these work well, no matter the device, because the artwork is above the text of the chapter head.
The Hyster Sister Chapter Heads, shown here on a Kindle Fire device. As you see, these work well, no matter the device, because the artwork is above the text of the chapter head.
 

 

Same book, now on a KF7 Amazon reader (e-ink).
Same book, now on a KF7 Amazon reader (e-ink).

 

 

Holiday Closing Alert! Memorial Day, 2020   

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As amazing as it is, this year, for the first time ever,  we're going to be closed for Memorial Day!

That means we're going to be closed, Saturday-Monday May 23rd-25th,  2020.

I know what you're thinking--what???  The whole country's been closed down for two months!  Whaddya mean, you're taking off?  Well, we haven't been closed.  We've been here working harder than ever, due to a wildly increased demand for our services, so honestly, the Crew and I desperately need these days away.  No telephone calls or emails will be answered.  The admin office needs a break.  We'll be back, everything to the ready, the morning of Tuesday, May 26th, to get cracking.  Thank you for your support and understanding.  And please, don't forget why we honor Memorial Day.  We should never--never--forget The Fallen.  

For those of you already in production, the production crew is running full steam; Judith (QA--Quality assurance, our Princess of Perfection) and Jay (Our Doyenne of Customer Delight) will be here and working, checking books and sending them out, so please, don't worry.  It's just we lazybones in the admin office that need a break!