After more than a month of waiting, Amazon has finally announced the release of its guidelines for their new format, Kindle Fire 8 (KF8) today. While Amazon’s Kindle Fire 8 format is not ePUB of any kind, Amazon does take ePUB, and now ePUB 3, for conversion through their site and through KindleGen. Since Amazon is still the biggest eBook retailer and most ePUB producers are probably also responsible for uploading files to Amazon, I’m sharing this information here.
Amazon has a page up titled Kindle Publisher Tools with KF8. There is a List of Supported HTML Tags and CSS Elements. There is a revised Amazon Kindle Publishing Guidelines PDF. KF8 guidelines are available as a PDF.
If you use InDesign to produce your ePUBs, you may also be interested in the new Kindle Plugin for Adobe InDesign (Beta) with KF8 support.
The Kindle Direct Publishing site has also been updated to support KF8.
As I have a chance to review the guidelines and use the new tools, I’ll let you know what I discovered.
By the way, my new Kindle Fire arrived yesterday, so I am excited to see what KF8 can do.
What do you think of KF8? Are you excited by the new format? Have you found anything interest in the new documentation or tools?