Pixels and Dots and Why They Matter to Writers

I did not know exactly how this worked. Thanks, Joan.

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“CreateSpace rejected my head shot because of poor image quality. But it looks fine on my computer. WTF?”

It’s a common complaint, most frequently solved by accepting the error and crossing your fingers that the proof copy will be fine. It won’t. Your head shot will vary from slightly fuzzy to completely blurry.


It’s all to do with pixels and dots. Both are very tiny bits of colour used to compose images. When you lay pixels or dots in a grid pattern you get resolution, pixels per inch (PPI) and dots per inch (DPI) respectively.

Let me show you what I mean.

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About Gina X. Grant

Gina X. Grant writes ingenious plotlines with twists, turns and sometimes magic. She is represented by Rosemary Stimola, the agent who also represents the Hunger Games series. Gina’s RELUCTANT REAPER trilogy is available from Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint. She lives in Toronto, Canada, just blocks from the house she grew up in. She’s married to a friendly curmudgeon from a mining town in Northern Ontario. They have one rescued hound, Storm, named for Gina’s other pen name. Storm Grant—the writer, not the hound dog—writes engaging action adventure with two heroes. Since 2007, she has published with a variety of e-publishers and more recently, self-publishes. Gina’s and Storm’s books are available at all your favorite etailers, such as Amazon, Kobo and iTunes. Visit ginaXgrant.com or stormgrant.com to find out more.

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