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Kindle Nonfiction Formatting Guide: Solve Your Nonfiction eBook Formatting Problems (How To Format Your Book For Kindle) Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 335 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: August 6, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008UAPEJO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #644,462 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I've been making a living online developing and promoting websites for a number of years. When I started publishing eBooks I figured the formatting would be simple. After all it was just a sub-set of HTML and I already was familiar with that code.

The formatting is fairly straightforward but the insistance of many author's and even Amazon's own Kindle help pages, that Microsoft's Word is a good basis for creating HTML is deeply flawed.

After buying and reading a lot of books which ranged from the mis-leading to the incomplete, I decided that I really needed to write my own.

I also ended up starting my own book formatting service for those who don't have the time or inclination to the DIY approach: BookFormatter.com

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Gardener Don on August 9, 2012
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As a fairly new author in the world of ebook publishing, the absolute worst part of the process was getting the formatting right. My books are non fiction, & the standard method taught by most is fine for fiction, but looked pretty sad for my non fiction books, particularly the auto indents that appeared on everything, whether I wanted them or not!

I have two books re formatted with Lis's instructions now, and they look great. Clickable Table of Contents, nice headings, sub headings, & indents only where I wanted them to be!

Was this easy? To be honest the first book was a struggle, (but this was more due to me being pretty challenged in the html department.) The second re format however, was a breeze, as I now had a "template" to work from. Had I taken the time to download the example files that are provided it would have been a lot easier I admit.

The instructions are clear, logically laid out, & pretty easy to follow. No expensive software required and the end result is great. For someone totally new to code, files, & linking this may be a bit beyond them, but there is an option in the book to contact the author, who will inexpensively do the job for you.

Perhaps my only criticism (& the reason for 4*'s) is not getting a clear enough picture of the relationship between the 3 files that are required. Once I got my head around that though, everything fell in place nicely.

This is a great guide for non fiction authors willing to spend an hour or two grasping the concepts of proper formatting. No more outsourcing required!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By RT Cunningham on August 11, 2012
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I've read a great deal on Kindle formatting, from Amazon and from other sources and I can tell you first hand that this is easier to follow. It also reinforces what I've already learned.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By SharynBL on August 9, 2012
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I write fiction, but wanted to learn a little more about adding charts, maps and other pictures and found this book fit the bill very well. It gave me just what I needed, and more. The instructions are clear and concise and I'm sure I will be consulting it frequently as I learn more. Readers also have the opportunity to get templates from the author -- a great bonus. I noticed a few small typos toward the begining of the book, but they weren't enough to spoil the reading or the content. If it were possible I'd give it 4.5 stars, but since it deserves better than a 4 I've given it 5 stars. It's definitely worth a look.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Hancock on August 23, 2012
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My book, Liberty Inherited, was already out in paperback when I decided to offer it on Kindle. Not knowing any better, I just uploaded the same file I used for the paperback to the Kindle converter. Based on content, the Kindle version of book received great reviews but there were some complaints about the formatting.

I saw Liz Sowerbutts' book the Kindle Nonfiction Formatting Guide and decided to give it a try. I am glad that I did. Now Liberty Inherited is a fully formatted book with navigational Table-of-Content, functioning external and internal links, properly formatted graphics, and a vastly improved text, all of which the original version lacked. Additionally, the properly formatted book looks equally well on all Kindle devices. Overall, the changes I was able to make using Ms. Sowerbutts' guide has increased the book's readability and has created a much improved experience for the reader.

In the guide Ms. Sowerbutts takes you step-by-step through the process of properly formatting a nonfiction book for Kindle devices. The steps are fairly easy to follow and, if everything is typed in correctly, will produce a top-notch formatted book. You just need to have faith in the process and pay extremely close attention to what you are doing.

The only negative I found in the guide is that it does not explain the insertion of graphics very well. It touches on the subject, such as what size they should be, but then in very vague terms tell you how to insert them in the file. For several hours I was left trying to figure out how the image files would show up in the formatted book. Fortunately, about 10 years ago, I had taken an HTML class and I slowly began to remember how to insert an image if I was using HTML to create a website.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By rizzlesfan on January 22, 2013
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I just finished formatting my first Kindle book with this guide and WOW! I've only formatted one other before this and it took me FOREVER and it totally turned out wrong. But my new book that I formatted with this guide? Perfection. I honestly cannot believe that I have a perfectly formatted Kindle book now.

Yes, the process is tedious but Lis does an excellent job of hand-holding (which I really needed!). And the best part? She offers free access to sample files once you get to the end of the book. In fact, I suggest you skip to the end to discover how to get the sample files and THEN go through the guide step-by-step.

I can definitely see this guide getting a lot of use from me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Hendrickson on January 12, 2013
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I have written many non-fiction works for Kindle - and have routinely come across little formatting questions that no one seemed to be able to answer. Then I found this book (thanks to a colleague who recommended it). It is a great guide for non-fiction writers who want a workable table of contents, not to mention dealing with other Kindle challenges like bullets. Get this book if you write non-fiction for Kindle. It will save you a ton of time and a lot of headaches.
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