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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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...
...by 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.
...discover 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