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How to Publish a Book - Amazon Kindle Books Self-Publishing: Write eBooks Using Microsoft Word & Publish Them as Kindle Books - A Step-by-Step Guide with Photos to Help You Make Your Own Kindle Books

How to Publish a Book - Amazon Kindle Books Self-Publishing: Write eBooks Using Microsoft Word & Publish Them as Kindle Books - A Step-by-Step Guide with Photos to Help You Make Your Own Kindle Books [Kindle Edition]

Paula Neal Mooney , Kindle Books , Cover Creator
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Don’t know an HTML or CSS code from Adam’s house cat?

Don’t even know what I’m talking about?

That’s okay, because you don’t need to know any programming languages or use any confusing third-party conversion tools these days to get your book published in Amazon’s Kindle store.

As long as you know how to type words into Microsoft Word and know the basics — a little working knowledge of the word-processing software — you’re good to go.

“From Word Document to Kindle Book: A Step-by-Step Guide with Photos Teaching How to Self-Publish Your Own Kindle eBook on Amazon,” walks users through the process of formatting Word documents correctly for publishing on Kindle devices — and includes plenty of instructional photos in the 12 steps from turning that book in your head (or on your laptop) into a reality.


Introduction: Real tips from a 5-time Kindle author: Publishing on Kindle might take only 5 minutes, but writing and formatting your book in Microsoft Word takes know-how!

Step #1: Find a Kindle Book Title That Sells and Gets Searchers for Free – And Go With Your Gut

Step #2: Write the Table of Contents (Basically, Your Outline) and Bookmark it as “TOC” for Kindle Readers

Step #3: Stuff You Don’t Need in Your Word Document: No Internal Book Cover Image, No Page Numbers, No Headers and Footers, Forget Too Much Formatting, Ellipses, Drop-Caps, Etc.

Step #4: Write the Book in Microsoft Word, Format Chapter Titles and Section Subheads with “Styles” and Insert any Photos

Step #5: Turn the Table of Contents Entries into Active Hyperlinks That Point to Chapters Inside the Word Document

Step #6: Write Your Copyright, Dedication, and Acknowledgements Pages, If You Want Them

Step #7: Spellcheck, Grammar Check, Link Check and Rewrite

Step #8: Get Your Kindle Book Cover – Make it free with Amazon’s new Cover Creator, buy it cheap and easy, or get an expensive one

Step #9: Save your Word document and upload to Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) the easy way

Step #10: Troubleshooting: If you get errors, try these fixes

Step #11: Download your Kindle book, reread, correct mistakes, delete from your Kindle library and upload corrected files

Step #12: Set up your Amazon author page through Amazon Author Central — and use it to promote your best customer reviews in a prominent place

Grab a great book title that acts as free advertising... using the three free websites listed in the book to find out the kinds of books customers are seeking to buy.

...and follow actionable items you can begin using right now to make your own Kindle book.

Finally write the book you've been dreaming of and stop stopping yourself...

...and get in the cutting-edge wave of the folks taking advantage of the Kindle publishing revolution.

...and be "in the know" about how to check your book for errors, lessening the chance of bad customer reviews.

...learn how to format the cover text and colors to your liking.

...find out what's required, and what to leave out of your Microsoft Word document to help your publishing process go faster.

Find out how easy Amazon makes it to create your Kindle book cover for free before you publish...

...and how easy their new module helps you make covers like, from beauty to jogging to editorial to gorgeous backgrounds and beyond.

Avoid the mistakes I made as a new Kindle author...

...and learn how to quickly create a Table of Contents page and link it. how to bypass eBook conversion tools and publish straight to Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing from a Word document file.

You don't have to write a long book...

...and you'll learn the ways authors are creating short essays and stories instead of huge books.

...but find out how to warn readers about the short length of your essay befo

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 344 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #184,150 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars This answered a few questions for me 6 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a really good book. If you have no experience of writing or publishing with Kindle this is a great starting point. I read this a few months ago and I have since successfully published 2 Kindle books. Hats off to the author, she really takes care over her painstaking but necessary detail on Microsoft Word – and that can't have been pleasant work to do!
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4.0 out of 5 stars excellent buy. 3 Oct 2013
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Very helpful need to know.Paula deals with everything to know in a very honest way. Easy to follow her instructions .
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's not so easy. 23 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm a beginner at putting a book onto Amazon/ Kindle.
I thought it would be just a matter of uploading my word document.
This book taught me everything step by step including adding hyperlinks, which I knew nothing about.
This is a great Tutorial book, and the price is easy on the pocket.
I've rated it 5 stars, but I also have to give it 10/10
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Gardner
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Shows the steps needed to convert from a document to a book, in a clear manner. It is value for money.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive formatting tool but ... 3 July 2013
By Dean Martin - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The author nails it when she says that looking up specific details and step by step info (spacing, fonts, margins, pictures, titles, front matter, etc.) for self-publishing to Kindle from Word can be ambiguous to find at best, impossible to find at worst.

This book is perfect if you're a perfectionist like me and need more info than the official (and free) Kindle how-to book Amazon has available. Two main problems however:

1) Although comprehensive, the information can be a bit scattered and annoying to find. The book is written in a step by step style, but pin-pointing the exact thing you're looking for can be though. I had to read entire sections of texts a few times, instead of skimming for main points like I was hoping for.

2) I'm glad the author feels saved by Christ, I'm a believer myself. But she puts in far too many references to God and religion in general. It's a how to book, and reading things like "I included a lot of photos that helped to tell my salvation in Christ" while I'm simply trying to learn proper insertion of pics, is off-putting even to me. I can only imagine people who don't believe in God to find this even more annoying.

So overall I recommend this book for how to publishing, but be ready to filter through blocks of text and religious references to find what you need. Two stars off the rating, if there was half stars I'd probably give 3.5 as the information is thorough and solid.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise and Well Written 26 May 2013
By Ron Taylor - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Paula has done an excellent job explaining how to convert a Word document to a Kindle book, with minimal hassle. She uses extensive screen shots and careful wording to clearly describe the formatting process, and includes instructions for both Windows and Mac users.

If you are thinking about publishing on the Amazon Kindle Digital Publishing platform, this book will help answer your questions and remove much of the mystery surrounding the publishing process. I have published several books on Kindle, and plan to use some of Paula's tips and tricks to edit and re-publish my titles.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS ALL YOU NEED TO PUBLISH YOUR BOOK 25 May 2013
By ReaderWriter - Published on
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I cannot thank this author enough for putting together a book was clear to understand with awesome examples. I had been so stressed about publishing my first ebook and had read multiple online articles and books and none of them helped me actually get started. Kudos to Paula Neal Mooney! It's clear she's actually gone through the process and will get through it too! The tone of the book was friendly and easy to understand...I felt like she was right there with me walking me through the process!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing detail & full of examples 29 Jun 2013
By A fan for sure - Published on
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The detailed instructions in this book are exceptional! I am almost ready to self-publish my first novel and I am so thankful to find this book. I downloaded it for free, however, it is absolutely worth paying for. I would recommend it to anyone considering publishing a Kindle book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This was worth the purchase and read 10 July 2013
By Steven M. Bohne - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I buy a lot of books. When I am not sure about the content, i normally borrow them first, since I am a PRIME member. After reading Ms. Mooney's book, for free, I purchased it. It is a very good reference, especially on formatting, and is very easily worth the $2.99 she charges for it. When you consider the cost of sending a Kindle manuscript out for formatting to a third party source, it can easily cost $20 to $100 (or more), depending on the size of your manuscript. Thank you for your effort.
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