The Ultra-Simple Kindle Publishing Formatting Guide: Part 2

Kindle publishing formatting can be a nightmare – so I wrote this guide to make things nice and easy

Kindle publishing formatting can be a nightmare – so I wrote this guide to make things nice and easy

Right, so I’ve already covered ebook text formatting and paragraphing, among a few other things, in the previous Kindle Publishing Formatting Part 1 article. If you haven’t yet consumed it and would like to catch up, just click the link.

The first thing I’m going to talk about is Page Breaks. If you’ve already added them to your document, scroll down to the Table of Contents (TOC) section. Page Breaks are absolutely essential to have included in your book if you want it to appear as professional as possible. But why are they necessary?

They’re necessary because without them Kindle e-reading devices will not place each chapter at the top of a fresh page. There is no law, of course, against not having Page Breaks. But without them, your book will be Continue reading

The Ultra-Simple Kindle Publishing Formatting Guide: Part 1

Kindle publishing formatting can be a nightmare – that’s why I wrote this ultra-simple guide

Kindle publishing formatting can be a nightmare – that’s why I wrote this ultra-simple guide

OK, so here goes the ebook formatting section of the Kindle publishing guide I’m currently blogging.

By this stage your book should be completely up together, meaning your final draft is completed, coupled with Front and Back Matter. This next level can be a little tricky, I must warn. But persevere and you will get through it. I’ll quickly mention that I’ve never claimed to be any kind of computer wiz or genius – because, well…I’m not. However, through my own ebook formatting journey I was able to find ways of getting my manuscript up together and to the stage where it could be converted to a Kindle e-reader file.

I don’t know whether my ways are the best and fastest. All I can say is that they worked for me, and that said, logic surely states they should work for you also. I used Word Continue reading