We're pleased to announce a wide range of new features and enhancements - including HTML5 support - coming in Kindle Format 8 (KF8). KF8 is the next generation file format for Kindle books - replacing Mobi 7. As showcased on Kindle Fire, KF8 enables publishers to create great-looking books in categories that require rich formatting and design such as children's picture books, comics & graphic novels, technical & engineering books and cookbooks. 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, opening up more opportunities to create Kindle books that readers will love.
Kindle Format 8 books have already been created by a number of publishers, some of which were on display at the Kindle Fire launch. In the coming months, we will roll out KF8 to our latest generation Kindle e-ink devices as well as our free Kindle reading apps. Stay tuned for more information regarding the upcoming releases of Kindle Publisher Tool enhancements and new Kindle Publisher Guidelines that will help publishers use these new capabilities.
More information about the new capabilities in Kindle Format 8 is located at http://www.amazon.com/KindleFormat.
The Kindle Team
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