CJ's Easy as Pie Kindle Book Cover Image

While publishing on the Amazon Kindle, is easy as pie for the most part, when it comes to uploading the image for the cover, they suddenly go into mumbo jumbo about pixels this way and pixels that way, that left me out in the cold with silly looking covers.

To do it my way... CJ's Easy as Pie way, I simply got out my little desk ruler and measured the image area of my Kindle 2... it measures 5 inches by 3.5 inches.

Then, I simply cut a 5 x 3.5 portion out of a large photo, and that was it... it works perfectly!

Notice that is "cut" or "crop"... not re-size or re-sample or any of the other fancy things you can do with photo tools.


  1. Are you saying 5" high by 3.5" wide or vice versa? Sorry I don't have a Kindle yet!

  2. Hi MamaRed,

    Yes, that is right... 3.5 inches wide by 5 inches high. That was written some time ago, and was correct for Kindle 1 and Kindle 2.

    The new Kindle Fire has a larger screen.

    I'll re-write that article to include cover information for the other sizes of Kindle.

    Thanks, MamaRed!