We are happy to announce improvements to our Kindle Publishing Tools - KindleGen and Kindle Previewer.
The updated KindleGen 2.7 software includes:
*) Enabled support for JP vertical rendering and multiple page writing modes (L to R, R to L)
*) Enabled support for facing pages (left or right)
*) Enabled support for double page spreads
*) Enabled properties to support spine for fixed format content
*) Added KF8 and M7 file size stats that will be displayed after conversion
*) Added Mobi7 support for HTML tags with multiple classes (e.g., class="class1 class2 class3")
*) Data URI support for images and embedded fonts so that they can be referred directly in HTML and CSS files
*) Multiple bug fixes and enhancements.
The updated Kindle Previewer 2.7 software includes:
*) Kindle Fire HD viewing mode
*) Kindle Paperwhite viewing mode
*) Japanese vertical writing mode support in Kindle Paperwhite skin
*) Preview support for fixed layout books with virtual panels & double page spreads (Kindle Paperwhite)
*) Preview support for fixed layout books in both portrait and landscape orientations (when orientation lock is not specified in book) in Kindle Paperwhite viewing mode
*) Support for changing background color in Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD skins.
*) Provides device groups namely Kindle for eInk, Kindle for Tablets and Kindle for iOS. Enables Single click to switch between devices within a group.
*) Multiple bug fixes and enhancements
All Kindle Publishing Tools and the Kindle Publishing Guidelines can be downloaded from http://www.amazon.com/kindleformat. Please refer to the Kindle Publishing Guidelines for help on using the Kindle Publishing Tools and for information on creating content for Kindle devices and apps.
For the detailed list of features and bug fixes for all tools, please refer to the specific tool's Release Notes.
We expect to make ongoing improvements to the Kindle Publishing Tools and encourage you to send us feedback in this forum or to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindle Publishing Team
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