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Kindle formatting doesn't have to be difficult!
With the information contained in this course you will discover how YOU can perfectly format your own Kindle books, quickly and easily, using free, readily available software.
When it comes to Kindle formatting, the internet is awash with confusing, outdated, contradictory, and sometimes, just plain wrong information! Amazon don't help the situation, with Kindles of different screen sizes and resolutions, different device capabilities, and different file formats. It's no wonder that so many people end up with formatting problems that result in low ratings and bad reviews for their books.
Easily avoid that happening to you by taking this course and and applying the information you are going to be shown.
You're going to be learning from an instructor who is an established Amazon Kindle author, who uses these very techniques to update and submit his own book to Amazon.
This is not a course about teaching you how to make text bold, italicised, or any of the other basic text formatting you've probably been doing for years. Anybody who has ever used a word processor or text editor knows how to do that stuff, so you aren't going to have your time wasted by being shown the basics that you already know! This course is about teaching you the things that you NEED to know in order to get your Kindle book well formatted, accepted by Amazon, and help you avoid the 1-star ratings and bad reviews you could end up with - just because your book wasn't properly formatted.
You see, the truth is, it doesn't matter how good the content in your book is, or how long you slaved away writing it, all it takes is a table of contents that doesn't work, an image that is too small, or even some text that is badly laid out, to stop many readers dead in their tracks. It doesn't matter how little they have paid for your book - they expect quality. If your poor formatting spoils their reading experience, they will be very quick to leave you a 1-star rating and a bad review. And it doesn't take many of those to drive away potential buyers, lose you money, and ruin credibility for both you and your book.
Check out the curriculum to see what the course currently offers, and take advantage of the free preview lectures. Inside the course you will find a discussion area where you can interact with the instructor and other students, ask questions, and get help on any problems you might have. Your instructor is also very open to suggestions from students for new lecture topics they might wish to see covered.
Why risk throwing away months of hard work? Learn how to format your Kindle book properly, and take this course now.
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|Section 1: Introduction and Course Outline|
Important Information About Watching This CoursePreview
What We Are Going to Cover on the CoursePreview
Who Am I and Why Am I the Right Person to Teach You?Preview
Why Formatting MattersPreview
Popular Software Choices - and Why They Are so Bad
Why You Shouldn't Use Calibre to Convert Your Ebook
Why is it a bad idea to use Calibre to create the file you'll upload to Amazon?
|Section 2: What They Don't Tell You About 'Writing for the Kindle'|
The Popular Myth About Writing for 'the Kindle'
The Different Kindle Formats
Sigil Background and Download Information
|Section 3: Finding Your Way Around Sigil|
The Sigil Interface
How to Do Your Table of Contents Properly
|Section 4: What to Do If You've Already Got Your Book in MS Word or Another Word Processor|
Your Starting Point?
A Look at Microsoft Word HTML Output
Microsoft Word Filtered HTML
Sigil's Built in HTML Cleaner
Other Ways to Clean Microsoft Word HTML
Pros and Cons of Saving as Plain Text
|Section 5: How to Check Your Book|
The Kindle Previewer
Using the Kindle Previewer
|Section 6: Formatting and Styling|
Learning CSS & HTML
Intro to styling and formatting the book, and what we are aiming to achieve
Initial Basic Formatting
How to Split Your Document Into Chapters
Creating Bullets That Look Good and Work Well
Create a Blank Stylesheet Ready for Your Styles
Using CSS to Create First Line Text Indents
Creating Page Throws With CSS
Styling and Positioning the Chapter Heading
Introduction to Media Queries - How to Target Old vs New Kindles
Adding Media Queries to Your Stylesheet
Example CSS Files
Additional Styling to be Added
|Section 7: Working With Images|
Amazon's Image Guidelines
Introduction to Optimising Your Images
Image File Formats Compared
Image Editing Software
How to Add an Image to Your Kindle Book
A Comparison of Image Size, Quality and Readability
|Section 8: Bonus Section|
Amazon's Simplified Formatting Guide : This is a useful, one page guide, that tells you what you should have in your book, and where you should have it, as well as advice on how things should and should not be formatted, and uploading your book. You can find it here...
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