Every graphic added to a Kindle story inflates the size of the book's file - monetarily. Larger files cost more to transmit. I know that, as...Amazon tells me so.
Must be true.
As Kindle devices and reading apps shifted and changed, image maintenance became more of a thing. Yes, a thing I could do without. And so...I ditched that headache.
Instead of placing that map inside the book, I left a link from there to here. So much easier.
With larger works under construction, stories packed with weighty images, I have no intention of passing file-transmission costs to the reader. Hyperlinking to dedicated blog pages with images: that's the way to go.
Original map © RLL 2013, 2016. Map art © J.E. Caldwell, 2009, 2016.