- File Size: 251 KB
- Print Length: 55 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: April 15, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007URVZJ6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,306 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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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.
I made up my own quick reference guide from the info in this book.
For inquiring minds - I think the only thing that wasn't totally clear was when submitting for Create Space you would redo the Table of Contents without setting it as a Bookmark and then upload that Word version. Kindle and Create Space have since become more of a joint entity so that may not be a thing anymore. Just something to watch out for in case.
A critical book for writing/publishing your own book and doesn't take long to get through and understand the process and all details.
Your manual, “Building your Book for Kindle” should be the authoritative guidance. I couldn’t find a forum where you can go and submit questions and someone from Amazon to answer.
I still down know why the pictures in my book looks good in portrait, but not in landscape. Saving the file in mobi format worked much better than using the recommended Web Page Filtered format, which didn’t show the pictures and formulas. And, also, why my Word file when converted to Kindle Previewer doesn’t have Enhance Typesetting.
I would like to see how the advertising will look on Amazon before I click publish. I uses all Caps in my subtitle and after I hit publish I realized the it didn't look good. I made the changes and re-published.
At the same time, it is amazing how Amazon has created all the software to make it easy to create a Kindle book, not only that, but also that it works.
At the end, more guidance to create a Kindle book. Process to publish the book in Amazon, EXCELLENT!
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This book was engaging as it is full of many good ideas and detailed information about turning the manuscript into Kindle format. I found this book absorbing and informative upon the matter as if broke the procedural mechanisms down into easy to follow chapters. Given the style of the book, this is factual how to do which like many others is full of interesting and helpful advice I would recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with the process of turning their efforts into Kindle
There is a lot of this data already on the publishing pages on line so the books are not obligatory but if you read them you have a better chance of getting it right.
If like me you are sick and tired of waiting for publishers to even return your manuscript in stamped addressed envelopes if they don't want it, or weary of waiting for a reply to your e-mailed enquiry, then take matters into your own hands. Become a more professional publisher than the publishers. There are a lot of sites out there trying to charge you for all kinds of services so you can spend thousands before your book ever hits the net or the printed page. Don't use any of them. Friends will help proofread if you need it, check all data, even items you are sure of, take good photos for the cover or use an image from the selection available on Kindle. You don't need an agent, or a publisher, who mainly take your money and tell you to do the publicity. Publishing houses are great for well-established authors who want to get into every bookshop but they are very, very bad at giving new talent a chance.
You don't need their permission. Read this book and see how simple it is. Go do it.
I had a novel, written many years ago, sitting on my computer wondering how it could be published. With this book I was able to format my story and even design a front cover in order to set it up ready for publication.
The downside was that I fell at the last hurdle. I was not interested in making money so would have been happy for it to go live at £0.00 but Amazon do not allow that. Further as an American company I was asked to fill in tax forms and inform the American IRS of my private UK affairs in order to get royalties on a sale no less that $0.99. Needless to say I declined and so my novel will never see the light of day.
Come on Amazon let us publish free books.
Chris Allen is a Technical Author and writer with the following books available through Amazon:
Reality Shaper: The Quantum Detective -- His latest novel.
The Beam of Interest: Taken by Storm
Hypnotic Tales 2013: Some Light Some Dark
Call of the Void: The Strange Life and Times of a Confused Person: 1
Amazon provide promotion functions to help start your sales off or to just get your rating up.
If you can get someone to read your text for free prior top publishing, then do. If you are confident you have edited your own work well enough, then publish. If you spot a mistake, you can always update your main text file and all future sales will be error free. If you have made a big mistake and it needs to be corrected in copies already purchased, kindle can help you with that.
If you have something that you think others will enjoy reading, then there really is no reason not to publish. Advertising is always a good thing to do. There are a lot of books on kindle and getting yours noticed can be very difficult indeed. If you are confident your book is worth buying and you have enough money to invest in yourself, hen look at the promotion packages offered by kindle and Amazon. Personally I have only used the promotions that allow you to give your book away for a few days to generate a little publicity. A similar thing cane be done with a price drop scenario. All help you to gain a higher rating and feedback. Feedback helps readers decide if it is the book for them. Ratings can dictate if your book is seen or hidden behind the other 10,000 ebooks.
Think of it as an essential checklist for formatting and uploading your finished manuscript onto Kindle. It doesn't cover everything you need to know about self-publishing, but it delivers exactly what it says in the title. Download it today.
Check out the other Amazon guides to Kindle authorship too, as there's a lots more to learn.