How to view book covers on Kindle: turn on Display Cover

The very touch of the paper and its particular smell have always been two of the main attractions of a book in physical format. However, it is not the only aspect that attracts their attention. The design of its cover as well. Well, of these three characteristics the last one is no longer something that e-book readers will continue to envy. So you can show the cover of books on Amazon Kindle.

The cover of the books

If you are a book lover, and even if you are not, you have to recognize that when you walk into a bookstore or simply come across someone holding one in their hands there is something that usually draws a lot of attention: the cover.

Yes, that element that may seem unimportant is the first argument with which authors and publishers seek to attract your attention so that you are immediately interested in it. Logically, you shouldn’t just get carried away by them and buy because they seem attractive to you, but no one doubts that beyond an attractive content it also plays a fundamental role in the purchase decision.

Well, until now, e-book readers were at a disadvantage with physical books because of the feel of the paper, the smell of it and the covers. In readers like the Amazon Kindle this changes, and what could not be shown until now, yes. So let’s see how to enjoy their art and take advantage of the advantages of having the covers of your books visible on a Kindle .

One of them is the ability it offers to start conversations with strangers. Who hasn’t asked someone else how about the book just because the cover caught their attention or who hasn’t started chatting about a particular one that they’ve also read and now see in someone else’s hands? So we are going to see it all, so that you take advantage of these types of interactions that books have been favoring for years.

What is Display Cover

As its name suggests, Display Cover is the option that Amazon has implemented in its e-book readers. Thanks to it, it is possible to show the cover of them and although it is not spectacular, the utility is attractive to many.

These covers will show up when your Amazon Kindle is on the lock screen. That will be the moment where the cover will be shown as if it were a book that we have closed with us. So, while the experience will not really change, it will bring a different point of view and help in different situations.

Which books show their cover

The books that will show their cover once this option is activated on the Kindle are all those that have it, but that does not mean that they have to be purchased through the Amazon book store itself.

The books that you load on your Kindle through applications like Caliber will also show the cover if they have it. In case the digital book does not have a cover and you want to add one or modify the one you have, you can choose this application and ePub manager.

Access the Generate Help options and then in the customize options, touch Cover Image to change it to one that you have in your images folder or the location where you saved it.

Display Cover Compatible Kindle Models

The function of showing cover or Display Cover is compatible with some Kindle models, not all and that is important to know to avoid wasting time looking for something that does not appear or appear.

The models that allow the use of Display Cover are:

  • Eighth and 10th Generation Kindle
  • Kindle Paperwhite 7th and 10th Generation
  • Kindle Oasis 8th, 9th and 10th generation

These Amazon e-books are the ones that will be able to activate the option and enjoy it.

How to activate Display Cover

Well, now that you know what exactly this is about Display Cover, what models of Amazon Kindle e-books are compatible and you have identified whether or not it is the model you have, you will wonder how to activate the option. So that’s what we’re going to see. Although we already warned you that it is so simple, that the strange thing is that you do not discover it for yourself when entering the settings.

To activate Display Cover this is what you have to do:

  1. The first thing is to update your Kindle to the latest version of the device’s signature.
  2. Once you are at least in the version that activated this feature, the next step is to go to the Settings tab
  3. Within Settings access Device Options
  4. There you will see that a new option appears called Show Cover or Display Cover depending on whether you use the Kindle in Spanish or English
  5. Activate the option and the book cover will automatically appear when the Kindle enters screen lock or sleep mode

As you can see, the display of covers on the Kindle is very simple and you don’t have to do anything really special. What’s more, you won’t even have to do something extra so that the covers are then in the books in ePub format and are inserted normally. If you don’t have it, as we said before, you can add it with some Caliber-type applications. Obviously the cover does not appear in color for more than obvious reasons, and it is that the electronic ink screens of today’s Kindle continue to offer grayscale, and not the desired color that many have long expected.

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