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This review is from: Building Your Book for Kindle (Kindle Edition)
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. Importantly this also tells you about downloading and using Kindle Previewer, which apparently gives you a chance to check your work on all the different kindle devices. Perhaps the most important section for some will be about how to update your book, or having to make alterations at a later date. For whatever reason this may be, this is something that has to be done from time to time, whether it is due to a poorly edited book, or some political book where newer information may from time to time appear.
I would advise anyone thinking of publishing on the kindle to get this book as well as Publish on Amazon Kindle with Kindle Direct Publishing to see how it is done. Good luck to those who do publish something.
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Initial post: 20 Jun 2012 07:28:28 BDT
I am most of the way through this book with my manuscript on the screen and I am useing Word 2007. So far all works superbly. I am delighted to have this book
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2012 21:43:44 BDT
M. Dowden says:
Hope it all works okay, and good luck with your book.
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2012 07:23:06 BDT
Yes, it works perfectly with Word 2007, many thanks
Posted on 17 Feb 2013 13:42:23 GMT
Gary Hanna says:
I'm following the instructions in the guide using Microsoft word 8.5 from 2005, but in spit of page break inserts my text is merging together on kindle preview. I'm also unable to constuct a table of contents. Any suggestions on software and is KindleGen helpful?
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2013 17:17:46 GMT
M. Dowden says:
Gary, sorry I can't help you....if you google kindle publishing problems or similar hopefully you should find something that may help. I know there have been all types of problems and quite a few people have placed tips and advice on the web, so hopefully there may be something to help you. I don't know about KindleGen or software, I would have thought that any version of Word would have been okay to use. I haven't actually published anything myself on here so I really can't give as good details as others who have.
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