eBook Video


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You can view the video full screen by clicking the monitor image at the bottom right of the video.

Notes by Kyle, as requested at the meeting:

 

Basic Steps for Publishing to Kindle

 

    1. Format manuscript in Word (or equivalent word processor)
      • Turn on Show/Hide formatting
      • Choose font style (Arial, Courier New, Georgia, Times New Roman, Trebuchet and Verdana are safe bets)
      • Choose font size (10, 12, 14 or 18 are safe bets)
      • Update the style of your title, subtitle and other headings
      • Remove as many hard returns as possible.  Use page breaks at end of pages, and try not to have more than two or three hard returns in a row anywhere else
      • Choose your paragraph style (block, indented, or a combination of the two)
      • Insert hyperlinks for table of contents and external sites.  This is not required but will improve the reader experience and your marketing.
    2. Save document as HTML file
    3. Upload HTML file to KDP
      • Preview in as many different ways as possible.
      • If there’s any corrections to be made, do them in Word and re-save and upload again.

Justified formatting

Please note, on the video I erroneously talk about the paragraphs being ‘full justified’ when I mean only ‘left justified’.

If you haven’t manually applied any paragraph styling, Kindle will automatically make your paragraphs full justified.  There are varying opinions on whether Kindle achieves that in an aesthetically pleasing manner.  If you’ve applied a paragraph style that didn’t include full justification, Kindle won’t automatically full justify.

The bottom line is that you should always preview your book and ensure that it’s converted in the manner that you intended.