updated 07:15 am EDT, Fri October 21, 2011
Amazon details new Kindle Format 8
Amazon has detailed its new Kindle e-book format designed to leverage the capabilities of its new Kindle Fire Android tablet. The new Kindle Format 8 adds HTML5 support and gives publishers the ability to produce rich format print material. The format is said to be especially suited to children’s picture books, comics & graphic novels, technical & engineering books and cookbooks.
The Kindle Format 8 replaces the Mobi format and adds over 150 new formatting capabilities, including fixed layouts, nested tables, callouts, sidebars and Scalable Vector Graphics.
Amazon also adds that upcoming enhancements to Kindle Publisher Tools will make it easier and faster for publishers to create high quality Kindle books. KindleGen 2, available soon, will help publishers create Kindle content from a wide variety of sources including HTML, XHTML, and EPUB. Kindle Previewer 2, also available soon, will provide publishers an easier way for to preview how titles will look on Kindle devices and apps.