- File Size: 155 KB
- Print Length: 9 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Late Nite Books (September 14, 2012)
- Publication Date: September 14, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009BEE6EW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,433,232 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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
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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.
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!
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.