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Kindle Metadata Attributes

Here you will find the complete set of Kindle metadata attributes, along with their allowed values, as given in the Kindle Publishing Guidelines. The EPUB3 equivalents are also provided for tho two attributes that have them, with their value options as well. In all cases where there is a default value it is given in bold on the right along with the other options.

METADATA

VALUES

Layout can be specified using one of the following metadata fields:

1) Kindle Method
<meta name=“fixed-layout” content=“value”/>

2) EPUB3 Method
<meta property=“rendition:layout”>value</meta>

Required.

true, false
Default is false.

pre-paginated, reflowable
Default is reflowable.

Orientation can be specified using one of the following fields:

1) Kindle Method
<meta name=“orientation-lock” content=“value”/>

2) EPUB3 Method
<meta property=“rendition:orientation”>value</meta>


portrait, landscape, none
Default is none.

portrait, landscape, auto
Default is auto.

<meta name=“original-resolution” content=“value”/>

Required. Identifies the original design resolution and aspect ratio of the content in pixels (i.e. 1024x600). height x width

<meta name=“RegionMagnification” content=“value”/>
- NO LONGER SUPPORTED -

true, false
default is false.
- NO LONGER SUPPORTED -

<meta name=“primary-writing-mode” content=“value”/>

horizontal-lr
horizontal-rl
vertical-rl
vertical-lr
Default is horizontal-lr.

<meta name=“book-type” content=“value”/>

Required for comic, optional otherwise.

children, comic  [or none]

<itemref idref=“page-id” properties=“value”/>

Not technically a metadata value, this is entered as an item attribute in the spine entry of a given page.

Required for comic, optional otherwise.

page-spread-left
page-spread-right
facing-page-left
facing-page-right
facing-page-center
layout-blank
Default is facing-page-center.

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