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How to add a cover image to ePub and Kindle eBooks

To follow this guide, make sure you have downloaded and installed the latest version of HelpNDoc which is completely free for personal use and evaluation purposes. HelpNDoc is an easy-to-use, single-source help authoring environment which can produce multiple help, document and manual formats, including CHM, HTML, DocX, PDF, ePub and Kindle eBooks...

Step-by-step guide: How to add a cover image to ePub and Kindle eBooks

ePub and Kindle eBook readers can use a cover image to display a representation of the eBook in its virtual library. It is easy to define that cover picture in HelpNDoc.

Add the cover picture in the library

Step 1

Place the cover picture you'd like to use in your library. It's recommended that you use a .jpg or .png that is either 600x800 or 300x400 pixels.
See: How to add an item to the library

Access the generate documentation dialog

Step 2

Click the top half of the Generate help button in the Home ribbon tab.
This displays the 'Generate documentation' window.

Select the cover picture

Step 3

Select the ePub or Mobi/Kindle build you'd like to modify in the build list.
If the Template settings tab is not displayed, click Customize.
On the 'Template settings' tab, click Cover Picture.
This displays a drop-down menu of the images in your library.
Select the image that you'd like to display on the cover of your eBook.

Generate an ePub or Kindle eBook

Step 4

Click Generate to publish your eBook.
This displays a summary.
Click the link to view your eBook with the new cover.

HelpNDoc makes it easy to create a professional looking ePub and Kindle eBooks by providing an easy way to define a cover picture. Readers of your eBooks will be able to quickly spot it in their virtual library.