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Smart Formatting: How to format and upload your novel to Kindle, Smashwords and CreateSpace [Kindle Edition]

Shauna Bickley
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Book Description

Smart Formatting: How to format and upload your novel to Kindle, Smashwords and CreateSpace.

This book explains the steps required to format your manuscript for uploading to KDP and Smashwords. It gives practical advice on the MS Word settings to use, and those to avoid, and includes step-by-step guidelines to produce a clean manuscript ready for uploading.

It also covers the steps required to format your manuscript for a print book using CreateSpace.

This handy reference covers:
  • The elements you need ready before uploading your manuscript.
  • MS Word settings to use, how to create and modify styles, indented and block paragraphs, and how to build a Table of Contents using bookmarks and hyperlinks.
  • Formatting for KDP and Smashwords.
  • Uploading to KDP and Smashwords.
  • Formatting and uploading a paperback to CreateSpace.

This book has instructions for using MS Word on a Windows PC system and does not have guidelines for using a Mac. It does not cover how to write and edit a book.


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About the Author

Shauna was born and grew up in Bristol, England. She has lived in a number of countries and is now settled in Auckland, New Zealand with her family. Shauna works as a technical writer and instructional designer.
 
Shauna's novels range from contemporary drama to romantic suspense with the occasional touch of murder and mayhem.
 
Her latest release, Still Death, is a murder mystery and she is currently writing a romantic drama.
 
Shauna has a website and blog where she writes about inspiration, writing and publishing and life in general. She is on Twitter and Pinterest, but is one of the few people on the planet who hasn't succumbed to Facebook, suspecting that if she did writing time would fade to minus minutes.

Website: shaunabickley.com
Twitter: @ShaunaBickley
Pinterest: pinterest.com/shaunabickley/

Her novels include:
Still Death - murder/mystery
Lies of the Dead - mystery/thriller
Lives Interrupted - contemporary drama
Driftwood - romantic suspense novella

Product Details

  • File Size: 354 KB
  • Print Length: 57 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007BVBO2E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #837,730 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful and encouraging January 4, 2013
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Shauna Bickley did a great service to us with this offering. I was searching for a publisher and was constantly being offered "contracts " that required up front money and I was getting discouraged. Not only does this book give the aspiring author new avenues, but it also helps with encouragement. A healthy dose of humorous added...this is a great choice!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Overview of Self-publishing February 13, 2013
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This short little guide written for PC users of Microsoft word does a good job covering the formatting and uploading of books. It discusses what you need beyond your manuscript, such as a cover image, back cover text, a book description and more. It also gives detailed information about how to set up accounts with Smashwords, Kindle Direct Publishing, and Create Space, including making pricing and royalty decisions.
There are helpful tips about what kinds of formatting to delete and other ways to achieve the same result that won't wreak havoc on your ebook, as well as how to format your book properly to meet the requirements of each publishing platform.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A clear and helpful guide October 23, 2014
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If you're floundering around in Word trying to make a presentable ebook, Smart Formatting will help a lot. In casual, relaxed style you get full instructions on all those things that trip up first-time users trying to make their own Kindle book. Cheap as chips and worth a lot more because it saves time and frustration.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars July 15, 2014
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Shauna was born and grew up in Bristol, England. She has lived in a number of countries and is now settled in Auckland, New Zealand with her family. Shauna works as a technical writer and instructional designer.

Shauna's novels range from contemporary drama to romantic suspense with the occasional touch of murder and mayhem.

Her latest release, Still Death, is a murder mystery and she is currently writing a romantic drama.

Shauna has a website and blog where she writes about inspiration, writing, publishing and life in general. She is on Twitter and Pinterest, but is one of the few people on the planet who hasn't succumbed to Facebook, suspecting that if she did writing time would fade to minus minutes.

Website: www.shaunabickley.com
Twitter: @ShaunaBickley
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/shaunabickley/


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