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From Word to Kindle in 30 Minutes or Less: A Guide to Kindle eBooks and Mobi Formatting Straight from Microsoft Office 2010 (Publishing Essentials) [Kindle Edition]

Brian Kittrell
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Product Description for From Word to Kindle in 30 Minutes or Less: A Guide to Kindle eBooks and Mobi Formatting Straight from Microsoft Office 2010, 2000 words.

This guide is for self-publishers who desire a quick and easy way to format a Kindle .mobi eBook straight from their Microsoft Word 2010 word processing software. This is the same method that I use to format every Kindle eBook that I publish, and I want to share one of the quickest methods I've found with you.


Product Details

  • File Size: 155 KB
  • Print Length: 9 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Late Nite Books (September 14, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009BEE6EW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #725,301 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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The Introduction warns you that in order to apply the instructions given in this eBook you need:
Microsoft Word 2010 and KindleGen from Amazon, which is available for free at a given link.
The author boasts that most people can format an eBook and get it ready to go on Kindle in less than 30 minutes using this guide. It takes him less than 15 minutes.
To prove that the process works the author tells us that the book we are reading was generated by his process.
The author asks will my eBook look like a $1,000 formatting job when I get done? He answers, it depends. Could it be amazing? Most certainly. Could it look bad? Most definitely.
He explains that the book teaches you the most basic pitfalls of producing an eBook and how to get one generated quickly from your manuscript. He further tells you that "Good design principles take years to learn.
The eBook explains what a KindleGen is and how it works. It also invites you to get one for free by downloading it from the link in the book.
For newbies to publishing the author provides a list of things to remember and avoid while getting your manuscript ready, in some cases, during writing. I found the list helpful.
If you have already followed the steps he provided you are ready to go. He then gives you 16 steps to follow to get your eBook published.
In the Troubleshooting section at the end of the book, he tells you that the best thing about the KindleGen is that it will advise you about problems that it encounters. He also tells you that most of them are self-correcting problems that will not hurt your eBook
The author kindly gives you an email address if you encounter a serious problem and he will try to help you.
I give this eBook a Four Star Review but it is one that any newbie in publishing will do well to have. I bought it and found it very useful.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I have tried more than a few methods to format my books for Kindle - from hand coding in HTML to just downloading a clean document straight from Word. Every one was too time consuming, or gave me unsatisfactory results - or both. Brian has come up with a fast, simple method, one he explains so well even someone who has never formatted can understand it. And even better, actually implement it.

This is a short guide, with no fluff and all information. It even gives a concise list on the best way to format a Word document during the writing process, which makes the ebook formatting even faster and easier.

I am grateful he took the time to put this out for the rest of us. It has finally pulled me out of the endless searching for yet another way to format without tearing my hair out. Bravo!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great help January 31, 2013
By Jillian
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To the point and very helpful. I have word 2007 and was able to follow the directions. I haven't use DOS in a couple of decades but it came back to me. The author was helpful and fast in emailing me suggestions after I created the mobi file. Thanks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Self-Publishing Essential September 19, 2012
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Writers self-publishing your work for Kindle, add this invaluable manual to your library. Not only is the information presented here clear and precise, Kittrell's method produces clean, attractive formatting. Take a look at the previews of any of his fiction novels. Your book can be formatted like his with very little effort. In this day of electronic self-publishing, many writers are overlooking the fact that presentation of their product increases sales. At 99c, this is an essential guide to presenting your hard work in a format that is attractive to potential readers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy, Fast, and Valuable October 3, 2013
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This is a nice, quick guide to formatting your book for Kindle. I wish I would have purchased this before I uploaded my book because even though it looked great on my computer, it isn't quite right on Kindle devices, sadly. Just the first two tips made this book worth the purchase!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful on the "send to Kindle" feature. November 20, 2012
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This wasn't helpful to me because it's completely dependent upon having Word 10. I have Word 2007, which is very recent...
Per the author's comment below, I finally figured out how to use the "send to Kindle" with Word 2007 documents, and it seems to work pretty well. I haven't tried with a document with a table of contents yet.
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More About the Author

Brian Kittrell is a speculative fiction writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. Hundreds of thousands of readers have purchased and downloaded his books all over the world.

He was a communications officer with his local police department, having begun his career in law enforcement in 2006 as a detention officer. He left law enforcement to write full time in 2013.

He was married to his wife Elizabeth in 2009, and they have two children.

Publications include: The Circle of Sorcerers: A Mages of Bloodmyr Novel: Book #1 (2011, Late Nite), and The Consuls of the Vicariate (2012, Late Nite), The Immortals of Myrdwyer (2012, Late Nite), The Mages of Bloodmyr Omnibus (2012, Late Nite), The Dying Times second edition (2012, Late Nite), The War of the Dead second edition (2013, Late Nite), Prisoner and Survivor second edition (2013, Late Nite), A World Forsaken (2013, Late Nite), The Survivor Chronicles Omnibus (2013, Late Nite), and Cure (2013, Late Nite).


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