Format MS Word for Amazon Kindle, Get Beautiful Ebooks
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- self publish like a pro
sell ebooks on Amazon
- design ebooks
- insert images
- add hyperlinks
- upload to Amazon Kindle
- convert MS Word to HTML
- MS Word
- MS Word alternatives like LibreOffice.org or OpenOffice.org
- other writing programs similar to MS Word
You wrote a book, now you can format it for Kindle to look great and function properly. Save time while making updates whenever you want.
Microsoft Word documents (.doc and .docx) can easily be formatted for Amazon, which designed its self-publishing system to receive MS Word because it's the world's most popular writing program.
Most authors pay for this, but it's wise to do it yourself. When you format your own documents:
- you save time & money
- you can make changes whenever you want
- you can be creative with your books
- you make the reader's experience better
This course walks you through each section from the Title page to the Table of Contents to the About the Author page, saving as HTML and more. Inserting images, hyperlinks, everything a reader expects. Get detailed instruction with an actual MS Word document and uploading it to Amazon's Preview Mode, something you'll be doing soon.
The course is 17 easy-to-follow videos from 2 to 5 minutes in length. It's taught by Jason Matthews, bestselling author and self-publishing instructor for thousands of writers.
In just over an hour, you'll be able to give readers something they really enjoy.
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You'll be using Preview Mode at KDP Amazon regularly while formatting your books, so now's a great time to get familiar with this useful feature. It's a lot of fun too.
Microsoft Word is the most common word processing program, which is why Amazon and other retailers designed their self-publishing platforms to accept .doc or docx as a file type. KDP Amazon (Kindle Direct Publishing) is where we'll eventually upload our books. They have a free tutorial guide called Building Your Book for Kindle and a help section at kdp.amazon.com/help?.
Using common font styles and sizes will make your conversion at KDP Amazon easier and also give readers a better ebook experience. Preview Mode in the KDP Dashboard is a good way to check your font sizing for different elements like the Title and Table of Contents in comparison to the rest of your text.
A functional Table of Contents is extremely important in ebooks to assist with navigation. Even for books that don't have named chapters, some type of Table of Contents is recommended even if a "bare-bones" version.
In Amazon's guide, Building Your Book for Kindle, the Table of Contents is created using this method with MS Word's Reference tab and Inserting a Table of Contents feature. It relies on Heading 1 settings for all locations that will end up in the Table of Contents.
An alternative method for creating a Table of Contents involves creating bookmarks for each Chapter Title (or Acknowledgments, etc.) and then typing those out individually on the Table of Contents page and adding a hyperlink that goes to their respective Place in the Document.
If this method is used, a toc bookmark is still needed to assist with KDP Amazon's menu navigation.