- File Size: 158 KB
- Print Length: 31 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: April 15, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007URVZJ6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,465 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
Building Your Book for Kindle Kindle Edition
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This book is a PERFECT beginner's guide for writing an ebook on kindle. It explains step-by-step instructions on how to format the book, the titles, images, table of contents, embedding links throughout your text, and so much more.
What is most helpful about this book is the instructions on how to upload your ebook's information into the Kindle program. There is more info than just the file of the book itself that needs to be completed (such as metadata and descriptions). This book walks you through all of it.
There are pictures included throughout the book to visually explain what you need to do in Microsoft Word to create an ebook that is easy to read.
I'm looking forward to using this resource for when I create my ebooks soon. It's excellent!
I received this product for free in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
This is a short and precise explanation of all a writer needs to know to publish onto the Kindle. It is all for Microsoft Word users - I don't know if they have another version for other word processing programs or if you could extrapolate from the Word instructions. I haven't actually published my book yet, so I can't say for sure how correct all the instructions are, but they are extremely exact: "Click 'Insert' at the top of the screen in Word...." etc.
The book starts with a "Before You Write" chapter that tells you exactly what not to do while you're actually writing your book - things like, "Avoid using tabs and spaces to indent paragraphs and icons." It then proceeds to tell you what exactly how to form your paragraphs (using Word's Page Layout feature).
There's also a very good synopsis of how to form your cover art. It took me a long time to even find references to this issue on the Amazon website, but this book very clearly and succinctly tells you everything you need to know. (The picture needs to be a jpg or tif file, at least 1000 pixels on the longest side, and the height-to-width ratio should be about 1.6.)
Also included are info on how to create your table of contents, how to insert illustrations into the main book, etc. Then on to how to convert your Word file into html and how to upload it onto Amazon.
The whole thing is very well written. Very clear and doesn't waste your time. Excellent technical writing.
Downloading this "book" (really the length of a magazine article) is a no-brainer since it's free. But don't just download it for future reference -- read it before you look at the Amazon Self-Publishing page information and indeed before you start typing out your book.
Update: I am now uploading various short stories, with and without pictures, to see how everything works. The only part of "Building Your Book" I didn't understand was the "Books with Images: Creating a zipped file of your book contents." The writer said, "1) Go to the folder where you saved your book..." I thought, how in the world does he know whether or not I put my book in a folder? It turns out, though, that, when you convert the file to "Web Page, Filtered" (which he explains very clearly beforehand), and then make a zip file (which he also explains), Word will automatically form two files, just as he describes them. He just doesn't tell you that Word will do this. Also, if your book has pictures (other than the cover art), I would highly recommend "Pictures on Kindle" by Aaron Shepard. It's technical, but if you want to insert pictures into Kindle properly, this book is a great help.
And don't forget — this is a process! Publishing on Kindle is easy and takes only 5 minutes of your time — but correctly preparing your book for success on Kindle takes time and effort. so if you feel you have it in you to write a book go for it. I received this book free for my honest review and the opinion in solely mines
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