The cover is, as Anselm says, surreal on my Kindle. I hadn't seen it before today although I loaded the cribs before Christmas. You have to page backwards from the "beginning" of a Kindle book to see the cover, and in many cases a bunch of other interesting stuff. Thank you for doing this Anselm - it's great, and the table of contents works well. Thank you for the cribs, Eric, I've always respected their clarity and accuracy. Happy New Year to all, Becky
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---------- Original Message ----------
From: Anselm Lingnau <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Loading Eric's cribs as EPUB to an iPhone
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 12:43:06 +0100
Oberdan Otto wrote:
> By the way, there is a pretty neat graphic for the "book cover" for which I > assume Anselm must take credit!
This is actually based on a photograph that I took from the balcony during the
�SCD Kaleidoscope� ball near Geneva in the summer of 2009. I like to take
long-exposure pictures because they look much more dynamic than the ones you
get where people are frozen in mid-air with appendages sticking out in various
directions. On hardware-based readers like the Kindle the surrealist
appearance is enhanced by the fact that the �e-paper� screens of these devices
can only display 16 shades of grey, but this experience is probably lost on
iPhone users who will see the �cover� in colour. Also, the Kindle cover is a
GIF picture while that of the EPUB version is in JPEG, i.e., it theoretically
supports more colours (which again is nothing that the e-paper users get to
take advantage of).
The cover is really there because the e-book creation programs tend to bitch
and moan if you don't include a cover.
Anselm Lingnau, Mainz/Mayence, Germany ................. firstname.lastname@example.org
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