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Building Your Book for Kindle

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This free guide will walk you through the necessary steps in creating a professional digital file of your book using Microsoft Word 2010 for quick upload to Kindle Direct Publishing.

These are the topics we'll discuss:

• Before You Write
• Building the Front Matter of Your Book
• Building Your Table of Contents
• Preparing a Cover
• Finishing Your Book
• Uploading and Checking th
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Kindle Edition, 31 pages
Published April 15th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services (first published January 1st 2012)
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Vinayak Patukale
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nice Book. Published 2 Books with the help of this.
Daisy Paquet
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very informative.
Prakash Sharma
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Quick and easy guide.

Every author must read this book to understand each step of KDP publishing. This book is useful, particularly, in formating.
Clare O'Beara
Sep 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, i-t


This is a companion volume and you do need the other one which is all about the technicality of getting it on the Web. However this short guide deals with the writing process, explaining which programs to use (Word is favoured, and I recommend the newest version you can get) and not to use tabs or two returns but to use other ways of formatting your paragraphs, available in Word and with illustrations from the latest version of Word. This means that the book will appear properly on Kindle and on
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Grampy
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Building Your Book for Kindle", written and freely provided by the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) people, is an excellent step-by-step guide to the world of self-publishing for Kindle. I've downloaded several dozen similar books, and read at least parts of all of them, but this one stands out head and shoulders above the rest.

Following the simple guides included in this booklet, I have now uploaded and published my first official short story for Kindle! Time will tell if the good advice will tr
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Emilio
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Manual necesario para el que quiere publicar en Amazon. Realmente no es necesario, pero viene bien habérselo leído.
Nos explican formatos, portadas, conversiones. Y algunos consejos sobre correcciones y detallitos. Son 30 páginas, no hay para mucho.
T.K.
Feb 08, 2017 rated it liked it
If you're working with Word, this is probably a helpful guide. If you're not, they pretty much direct you to start over in Word. I used WordPerfect x8 which has PDF publishing as well as MOBI and EPUB functions. The PDF worked well for paperback editions of my book, the MOBI worked well for Kindle, and EPUB worked well for Kobo. However, Barnes & Noble Nook Publishing would not accept my EPUB file. I had to pull my WordPerfect document into Word, clean up all the weird codes (page numbering ...more
Angela Lambkin
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I believe this info written as it was should be very useful to newbies.

I believe this Amy be very beneficial but I have yet to try all this out as yet. I am working on an ebook or so as often as I can and as I can figure out how to make that ebook turn out much better, Please don't give up on newbies who have had to start from scratch to get as far as I have been able to precede without any regular helping knowing how hands. I would recommend this for those who have Mac laptops who needs a lot o
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Linda Smith
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Indispensable for this beginning eBook author

I chose 5 stars because of the clarity of the instructions. I would recommend this for any beginning eBook author. What I like most is the fact I can publish an eBook for very little money. Caveat emptor: some website warned me not to go for free ISBN's. (Was that Bowler?) More research needed; also the increased earning and saving of my money!
Suzanne Johnson
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Be a published author

This is Kindle's own version of steps to publish on their platform. The steps are easy to take but vital to having a correctly formatted book.

I am writing some mom words of wisdom and I'm considering publishing in kindle to make it easy for my kids to grab a copy.

Even if it's only your children who read your book it seems more official and fun to have your book available on Amazon. Have fun kids!
Phyllis Bandy
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Clear instructions to going thru publishing process for Kindle!

Great directions to complete the publishing process! It is detailed enough to make the publishing process fun! Best directions to get your book published correctly without sweating the details.
terri r redmon
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Precise and easy to follow

I am a first time publisher and this book answered so many questions. I hope my first book is as professionally done.
I prefer the step by step format.
Soren Kerk
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
fine
Angela Wilson
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very helpful, good step-by-step instructions
Yuching Lo
May 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Brief introduction only

If you only use simple design for your book, using the guidelines inside could be enough as the suggested tool here is Microsoft word.
CJ Blake
Jul 09, 2017 rated it did not like it
Not helpful at all if you want to do an ebook.
Phebe Yawson
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Perfect

Literally everything I needed was in this book! Thanks Amazon. There were even things in here I didn't know I needed.
Melanie
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Simple But Thorough

This book is easy to follow. It has a clean, professional look. The graphics are a great addition. The End.
Deelighted
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Really learned some things I didn't know. Glad I took the time to read this quick and easy read. :)
HKelleyB
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Book Review

This eBook was simple yet precise. I found it very helpful. It should be required reading for all self-published authors.
Jevonne Jevonne
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great advice

This was helpful as I'm bring into self publishing. Think I'm going to make a few edits in my formatting for my first e-book.
D
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great Resource!

I am interested in writing e-books for Kindle and this helped a lot. Will refer to it frequently during the process.
John Rogers
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Clear, economical review of the process
Candy
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Interesting read for those looking to publish their writings without wanting
g to go through headache of a publishing firm.
Nitin
Dec 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nice

Nice, I enjoyed the content. Will transform my book accordingly. Good going.... it is helping people to make their book worth selling...
Paul Cullen
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Helpful

This really helped me understand the basics when looking at how I use kindle direct publishing. Thank you very much
Stephanie
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book laid out the process of how to publish for kindle really well.
Ronald Pressley
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Helpful and Instructive

Very well written a and easy to follow. Glad I read this A must read for Kindle authors or editors.
Tami
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very concise and informative

I really appreciate that this book delivered exactly what the title promised, clearly and concisely. The text is well written, and obviously care was taken to edit and proof, resulting in a well written book. Thank you for the information!
Gary DePaul
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great resource for beginners

For authors new to self-publishing, this is a great resource to start your plans to create a Kindle edition of your manuscript.
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