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E-Book Cover

 I need an actual cover page for my e-book
 
PatDowning Hi Fellow E-book Publishers.

I am a newby - just learning the ins and outs of e-books.

Cover Factory is amazing. I was able to create a beautiful picture of a book. It looks great.

The final image that I get is the 3-dimentional graphic of the book.

Now I want to use the front cover picture as the actual cover of my e-book, but I can't figure out how to extract it from the Cover Factory program.

I would appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks,
Pat


Posted on: 7:10 pm on March 31, 2005
EBookCompiler 1. In CoverFactory do Render to File.  Render into a PNG file.

2. Then repeat, but this time Render into a BMP file.

You might want to do step 1, with a very big background (say 500X500 pixels), then change the background size in that tab to a bit smaller before doing step 2 (say 300X300 pixels or perhaps 200X200).


3. Now assuming, you're using Activ E-Book Compiler to make your eBook, you can do two things (either or both as you prefer):

4. You can use the BMP file as a splash screen. This is the graphic shown when the eBook is loading.  In Activ E-Book Compiler go to Edit Start Up, use the Browse button to select the BMP file you made in step 2.

5. You can use the PNG file as the first page of your ebook.  To do this:
(i) Copy the PNG file to the same folder as your HTML files
(ii) Make a blank HTML page, and slap the PNG file right in the middle of it, you might want to make this your index.htm page
(iii) On the blank HTML page you might want to add a hyperlink and/or text leading to the first actual page

Enjoy


Posted on: 3:19 am on April 2, 2005

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