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Create A Kindle Book - The complete guide to building, publishing and marketing your own Kindle book [Kindle Edition]

Alexander Newnham
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Recently updated (25th May 2013) with even more 'must-read' content, Create A Kindle Book contains all the information you need to format, publish and market your own Kindle book in one easy to use guide.

Containing over 90 detailed tutorial images this easy-to-use guide tells you everything you need to know to get your own book formatted, published and selling as a Kindle book on Amazon.

Why Amazon? Why Kindle?

Kindle e-books are revolutionising the way we all read with sales of fiction digital books jumping a massive 188% in 2012. For authors who have always dreamed of having their work published, Amazon's Kindle bookstore offers a fantastic alternative to a traditional book deal with a publisher. For the first time, authors are able to take control of their own work and place it in front of a global audience quickly, easily and above all for free.

What You Will Learn

This book will lead you through every single stage of the Kindle publishing process from formatting your book to fine-tuning your marketing strategy to achieve the maximum revenue from sales. You will learn how to:

• Turn your Microsoft Word manuscript into a great looking Kindle book.
• Insert high quality images into your book.
• Publish your book via Amazon's Kindle Publishing Direct platform.
• Boost your sales by making sure you market your book effectively.
• Create 'Amazon Style' book descriptions to really 'wow' potential purchasers.

High quality screenshots are used to illustrate every aspect of the formatting, publishing and marketing process.

The time has never been better to dust off an old manuscript you've had hidden in a desk drawer or to sit down and write the book you've always planned. With quite literally nothing to lose (you do know it's free to publish a Kindle book on Amazon?!) use the 'Take A Look' facility to preview this book, click on the 'Buy Now' button and in a few short hours you too could be a published author with your book generating sale after sale in the Amazon Kindle store.

Course Requirements: In order to create your Kindle book using the methods taught in this guide you will need Microsoft Word installed on your computer. Your book manuscript will also need to be saved as a Microsoft Word document before continuing with the formatting steps in this book. The formatting process is demonstrated using Microsoft Word 2010 but you should be able to replicate the formatting process regardless of the Word version you are using. The instructions in this guide are written for PC users.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3824 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ismay Lermitte Publishing; 2.1 - 25th May 2013 edition (7 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #389,306 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring. 4 Oct. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Easy to follow even for a `novice` like me. I feel inspired to keep on writing now the technical details have been ironed out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars At last - kindle publishing for dummies! 6 Sept. 2013
By Barney
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As a new (soon to publish) kindle author I've been trawling all the many books on offer on the subject. Bought or sampled a few which were all helpful to a greater or lesser degree but then I started to get confused by the conflicting information some of them contain. Some books are also very specialised - did I really need a whole book on formatting? No. I wanted the idiot's guide to the whole process.
It exits!! Enter Alexander Newnham who had clearly had the same problems, reservations and worries as me (and probably you since you're reading this). He has written this amazing book for people like us.
Create a Kindle Book is written in a very clear, conversational style and takes us step by step through everything. Cleaning up your manuscript, the dreaded formatting, creating a cover, publishing, promotion and marketing, it's all here in one very easy to understand volume. As an added bonus purchasers are offered 3 months free subscription to Alex's very helpful website. The web pages are basically the same as the book text but with video tutorials as well.
But here's what I don't understand. Sadly Alex is closing the website down due to not enough of us subscribing, it's become unviable to run. Why buy the book and not take advantage of the extra help on offer? This doen't make sense to me but don't let that put you off buying the book - on the contrary, I can only assume that customers didn't feel the need to subscribe to the website because the book really does contain everything you want to know.
With this book you will have all the help and information you need to hand. In short - the only book you need on kindle publishing. I can't recommend this highly enough, it's a must-buy for a new kindle author. Well done Alex, and thank you.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what you need to get on Kindle! 6 Jun. 2013
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This book was easy to follow and understand and it takes you by the hand to lead you to a finished Kindle book! What else do you need? Nothing, except the will to do it and the content to put into the book, make sure to give it a read and you will be happy you did!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful 30 April 2013
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This was a very helpful book, loads of information that I will be able to go back to. It was written in an easy to understand way without being patronizing to a newbie to writing.
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