Some of the typical errors one comes across when uploading an ebook into Smashwords:
This probably means that your image is not a .jpg format. Your best option is to delete the image in your book and then insert it back into your document making 100% sure that your image is really a .jpg format.
Sometimes you could be using a .png image that has been cut & pasted into a basic graphic software package (such as paint) and then saved as a .jpg….. it might look like a .jpg BUT is isn’t really a .jpg.
How to test this:
Download and open the epub file that Smashwords created from your document. If the image shows black then it isn’t a .jpg but a .png that is saved incorrectly.
How do you find out which image is the corrupted one?
- Download the epub file and save in a directory on your pc / laptop.
- Find the epub file in the directory in which you saved it.
- Right click on the file and extract with IZArc or similar software (see below for link).
- You will now see a directory that look like the following example (see below).
These image file names will correspond to the error image number.
Download IZArc – http://www.izarc.org/download.html