A Holiday Gift for You: Ebook Ornaments

You’ve all been so nice to me this year, thought I’d give you a little gift. Here are some ornaments you can use in your ebooks for scene break indicators or chapter head ornaments. Just copy the images, rename them for your ebook files, and insert them.

Enjoy!

scroll

scroll

spots and dots

spots and dots

gradient line

gradient line

snowflake asterisks

snowflake asterisks

curved arrow

curved arrow

 

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12 thoughts on “A Holiday Gift for You: Ebook Ornaments

  1. I thought the Amazon KDP system would reject a file formatted by Calibre. I tried to upload an updated version of one of my files some months back. It was rejected, saying the system would not accept calibre generated files. This may be because they were already aware of the problems with calibre files on the new devices. Mine was a simple file, so I converted it using the old MOBICreator program. Is that program still viable for features on the new devices?

    • I know Amazon will reject some Calibre generated files, but not all. I think the rejected files aren’t styled properly (or not at all) and don’t have a working internal table of contents. As for the old Mobipocket Creator, I am less and less certain of it. My version is several years old and I haven’t updated it, so I rarely use it anymore. The only thing I use it for is if I have a long doc to read pre-production. It’s super fast and the file it produces is good enough for my purposes. Mobipocket makes you jump through hoops, too, to insert images in a file. Maybe the newest version took care of that.

      I convert ebooks at the command line, so I don’t have to worry about extraneous garbage and quirks introduced by other programs. Because the Amazon/Kindle system is so complicated, what with all the platforms squeezed into one, it’s really sensitive to extraneous garbage. The ideal situation would be for Amazon to make the Kindle Previewer a bit friendlier.

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