To take it a step further. There are publishers who believe that a slick cover will hurt sales on certain types of bound books. For example, a commodies trader writes a book on the secrets of commodies trading will be better off with a simple, bland cover than a glossy, professional looking one.
In short the ebook buyer is more concerned about content.
Storyman... "The quality of your content is going to overshadow any 16-bit icons....In short the ebook buyer is more concerned about content" ****
! So that's where I'm going wrong!
Ebfa.... Yes, I tend to agree with Storyman....and as regards 16-colour icons, I eventually found some designs I liked and altered them down to 16 colours with Paint Shop Pro, and then to the required size. I then spaced them out in the required order, placing them in a correctly sized bar. I then looked at the result, and tried again. I looked at that result, and tried once more. I fiddled around with some settings before trying one more time..... and that's when I gave up..... ‹(•¿-)›
A shortcoming for sure. My icons 'represent' my book on my customer's desktop. Shrugging it off as (they bougth the book and not the icon) would be unacceptable to me. In my opinion, they bought the icon too! I too am laughing when I read about solving the 16 color problem by using obsolete software. Yes, I'm disapointed with this limitiation. It would be nice for an update to bring Activ E-book compiler out of the stone age when it comes to icon support.
TechieTW.... If your desktop icon is that important, I suppose you could always compile your book with another program (e.g. Natata - you can use any icon you wish, and even change the icon text colour with ease) and then recompile in Activ using the Natata'd exe rather than the individual pages... Just a thought.....
That sure is a good idea. My point is that an icon by definition 'represents' a file. So quality (which is extremely important) does matter. Thanks for the idea. It will work around the 16 color limitation in ACTIV E-BOOK.
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