Converting Children’s Picture Books to eBooks for Kindle, iPad and more

Fixed-layout eBook formats are used to produce fantastic, vibrant eBook versions of children’s picture books that look just like your print book or PDF. 

Many retailers and distribution channels – including Amazon, Apple, B&N, Kobo Overdrive, and Google Play now accept fixed-layout eBook formats, and illustrated children’s books are one of the fastest growing eBook genres.

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We can produce  a stunning eBook version of your children’s picture book and distribute it to all the major retailers including Amazon, Apple, B&N, Overdrive and Google Play.

You will need to supply a hi-res PDF or InDesign file containing your cover and content, and we will convert this to:

  • KF8 for Amazon Kindle
  • ePUB3 for Apple, Google, Kobo, OverDrive, e-Sentral, Google Play and StoryTel
  • NOOK Kids for Barnes & Noble

When you are happy with the files we will upload them to all suitable retailers, libraries and subscription services within our distribution network. To request a quotation email your files to helpdesk@ebookpartnership.com or complete our quote request form.

For more details of our distribution service and annual charges, visit our fixed-layout eBook distribution page.

Popular eBook formats for Children’s Picture Books:

Children’s picture books for Kindle (Amazon)

Amazon have their own format of fixed-layout eBooks – KF8. This format supports pop-up text (where the reader taps the text to see a bigger version) but not read-aloud narration. KF8 files can be viewed on all the oldest Kindle devices and most Kindle reading apps. The files are produced in full colour and will appear in greyscale on devices which do not have a colour display.

Children’s picture books for NOOK (Barnes & Noble)

B&N also have their own format for fixed-layout children’s eBooks – NOOK Kids. This format supports pop-up text and unlike Amazon’s KF8 you can include read-aloud narration. NOOK Kids files can be viewed on NOOK Color, NOOK Tablets and NOOK Kids for iPAD – all these devices have colour displays.

Children’s picture books for iPad, iPhone and Android devices

The most widely supported fixed-layout format is ePUB 3. This format can be distributed through a number of channels including Apple’s iTunes and iBooks store, Google Play, Kobo, OverDrive and StoryTel. ePUB 3 is the most advanced of the three formats and can include read-aloud audio and simple animation, although the support for these features will depend upon the device being used to read the eBook. Pop-up text is generally not included with this file type as most devices which have touchscreen zoom that enables the reader to zoom in to specific areas of the page.

To request a quotation email your files to helpdesk@ebookpartnership.com or complete our quote request form.

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