Kindle Formatting

Formatting eBooks - How To Format For Kindle and ePub within Scrivener Compile
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

In the Formatting eBook For Kindle course, you will learn how to format professional looking eBooks in both Kindle and ePub formats that will provide your readers with an enjoyable reading experience.

***** Last UPDATED in November 2016 *****

Nothing cries out amateur more for a self-published author than a badly formatted book.

At its worst, bad formatting can stop the reader from finishing your ebook and may even result in bad reviews.

Even ebooks with minor formatting mistakes can result in the reader being distracted from the world that you have lovingly created and jolt them back into reality, thus spoiling their reading experience.

In this course, you will learn how to give your readers the best reading experience possible by compiling professional looking eBooks within the writing tool, Scrivener.

You will also learn how to correctly format the all-important front and back matter of your books in Scrivener, how to create children’s illustrated books in the Kindle Kids Book Creator and how to format elegantly styled eBooks within Vellum.

Finally, you will learn how to validate both ePub and Kindle formatted books and check that they render correctly on a number of different devices.

Save time, money and countless hassle formatting your ePub and Kindle eBooks

Tired of spending all that time and effort manually formatting your eBooks?

Would you like to know how I easily and effortlessly format my books into different formats for publishing on the various online eBook distributors?

You will get an over-the-shoulder, step-by-step guide to Scrivener’s powerful Compile feature, where you will learn how to correctly use the different compilation options available and create correctly formatted books in both the ePub and Mobi formats.

By the end of the course, you will be able to confidently format your ebooks so that they render correctly on different devices and ensure that your readers enjoy the perfect reading experience.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a copy of the writing tool Scrivener (NB. You can download a FREE 30 day of actual use trial of Scrivener and I have included a special link within the course materials)
  • A willingness to take action on the knowledge learned in this course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to compile professional looking eBooks within Scrivener
  • Learn how to correctly format your book's front and back matter
  • Learn how to create Children's Illustrated Books using Amazon's Kindle Kids Book Creator
  • Learn how to format elegantly styled eBooks using Vellum
  • Learn how to validate and check your eBooks on a variety of devices

Who is the target audience?

  • Self-published authors who want to save time and money formatting their eBooks
  • Authors, who are new to self-publishing, and are looking to publish their first eBook

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: An Introduction to the Course
An Overview of What You Will Learn from This Course
The Four Key Investments of Self-Publishing: Investment No. 2 - Scrivener
A Look At The Major eBook Formats
A Word About Manual Formatting
Section 2: Important Steps Before Formatting Your Book in Scrivener
Front Matter and Back Matter and Why They Matter !!!
Setting Up Your Front Matter in Scrivener (Part One)
Setting Up Your Front Matter in Scrivener (Part Two)
Setting Up Your Back Matter in Scrivener
Section 3: Compiling Your Books Within Scrivener
Overview of Scriviner's Compile
Installing Kindle Gen Within Scrivener
Scrivener Compilation Options: Contents
Scrivener Compilation Options: Separators
Scrivener Compilation Options: Cover
Scrivener Compilation Options: Formatting
A Walkthrough Scrivener's Compile
Preset Formats in Scrivener's Compile
Section 4: FREE Software for Formatting eBooks
An Overview of FREE Software for Formatting eBooks Depending on the Genre
A Look at the Kindle Kids' Book Creator
Section 5: Premium Software for Formatting eBooks
An Introduction to Vellum
Vellum Tutorial
Section 6: Validating and Checking the Formatting of an ePub
An Overview of Validating and Checking the Formatting of an ePub eBook
Validating on the ePUB Validator
Section 7: Validating and Checking the Formatting of a Kindle Book
An Overview of Validating and Checking the Formatting of a Kindle eBook
Validating on the Kindle Previewer
Using the Send To Kindle application
Section 8: BONUS Section
BONUS LECTURE: Exclusive Offer for Completing the Course

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Instructor Biography

David James Ault, Author, Internet Marketer & Udemy Instructor

My name is David James Ault and I am a British ex-pat living in Slovakia, in the heart of Europe, with my wonderful Slovak wife, our three children and our English Bullterrier, Shaggy.

Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in European Business, the first part of my career was spent in marketing, especially in the tourism industry, and during that time I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, at the CIM.

In 2001, I moved from the UK to Slovakia, where I set up a tourism portal about Slovakia and wrote travel related articles and books. I also began writing my first novel.

At that time I taught English as a Foreign Language, as well as Business English Mentoring, and then in 2005 I started working as a Freelance Translator, before finally setting up my own translation company.

During the last 15 years I have written a number of non-fiction books within a variety of niches and set up a number of successful websites to promote my various interests. More recently, I have also been writing fiction and non-fiction books for teenagers and young adults and, in January 2015, I set myself the goal of becoming a full-time author within the next two years. I am currently creating a series of online courses to impart some of the knowledge I have learned over the years to my students.

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