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Building Your Book for Kindle [Kindle Edition]

Kindle Direct Publishing
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (340 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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 the Quality of Your Book

• Just Before Publishing Your Book

• Making Changes After Publishing Your Book

We've written this guide with you in mind. We'll walk you through the key steps for every part of the process, and while it may seem repetitive at times, we want to make sure you have exactly the information you need, when you need it.

And don't forget — this is a process! Publishing on Kindle is easy and takes only 5 minutes of your time — but correctly preparing your book for success on Kindle takes time and effort. Don't worry; if you follow the steps we outline here, you should feel confident you'll end up with a successfully designed and formatted book and one you will be proud to see for sale on Amazon.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 158 KB
  • Print Length: 31 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007URVZJ6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (340 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,285 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do You Want To Publish? 19 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Amazon have already given us Publish on Amazon Kindle with Kindle Direct Publishing, and now they are giving us another book on the process. I personally have no plans to publish anything, so don't worry, you won't suddenly find books appearing from me everywhere you look. I downloaded the first book out of curiosity, and I downloaded this one as I emailed the link to someone else who is thinking of publishing, and I decided that I wanted to see what this was like.

There were some critical reviews for the other book, so I would just like to make something clear, like that book, this isn't a guide on how to write a book, it is a guide on publishing on the Kindle format. This book has an active table of contents so you can easily go back and forth about things that you may not be clear about. The actual guidelines in here are for Microsoft Word 2010, so if you are using an older version of Word there may be slight differences. From formatting correctly to making a cover, copyright page, etc., to putting in the actual text of the book, you are told how it is done here. This tells you how to create a table of contents, which for a novel I wouldn't really say was that necessary, but if you are publishing a collection or anthology of short stories, it is something that is very useful.

You get all this information and how you need to fill out the on-line form so that your book will appear in the correct section. After all you don't want to write a horror novel, only for it to appear in knitting patterns or some such section.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dawn D 9 Jun. 2012
By Dawn D
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
An invaluable edition to your publishing journey. Once you have written your book, the hard part begins. Reading through all the information on Amazon on how to publish can be overwhelming, but this book is a really simple guide which you can follow to the T, and publish your book efficiently, effectively and accurately. A MUST if you want to publish! I really could not have done it without this guide.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very useful well-written booklet 10 Aug. 2013
By fido
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Some elderly gentleman said this book was not designed for them. I am an elderly gentleman of 78 and found the book clear, friendly and covered all I needed to know; a few tips on handling reference lists for Kindle would be helpful but was not a problem in the end. Have had four books produced by publishers, done very well but took many months from handing in manuscript to publication and at my age you begin to doubt ever seeing the finished article. This experience has been well worthwhile, though next book will be through a publisher simply because I love books. Would not hesitate to write for Kindle publishing again if seeing the result as a book was not important.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful and thorough 21 Jun. 2012
By Doc Barbara TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a useful guide if you are thinking of publishing a Kindle book of your own. It deals with: Before you write (tips for formatting); Building the front matter; Building your table of contents; Preparing a cover; Finishing your book; Uploading and checking the quality of your book: Just before publishing your book; Making changes after publishing your book. It is very helpful and a worthwhile handbook; the style is simple and encouraging.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In my good books! 15 Jun. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The opportunity to publish the work of a small writers' group is the appeal of this particular title. Being able to sell our work to Kindle users is brilliant.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best How To book I've read 27 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Although I use Word all the time I didn't know anything about converting my book for the Kindle. Amazon recommended this one and it helped me so much! I couldn't have managed without it. It was great being able to read a step on my Kindle then do it on the PC, it was easy to move back and forth. Anyone can make their book available on the Kindle with this guide, you won't need anything else!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Building Your Book for Kindle 24 July 2012
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I found this book extremely helpful when publishing my book Collusion And Equity on Amazon for Kindle. It gives you step by step instructions that are clear and precise. I would definitely recommend it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Building your book for Kindle 7 Aug. 2012
By Riter88
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found this a very clear and easy to follow guide which demystified the process with easy to follow instructions.
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