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.