Kindle Formatting - Kindle Publishing and CreateSpace
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Kindle Formatting - Kindle Publishing and CreateSpace

Get more sales and save time with perfect formatting, using 1 simple template that works for Kindle and CreateSpace!
4.6 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
571 students enrolled
Created by Grahame Garlick
Last updated 8/2015
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Format perfectly for both Kindle and Createspace
  • Create a click-able table of contents
  • Create an auto-updating table of contents
  • Increase sales using clever formatting
  • Get less bad reviews and more positive reviews based on the overall reading experience
  • Save time and streamline the editing process
  • Use styles to format content quickly in Microsoft Word
  • Use breaks to ensure proper spacing of content
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  • Basic Kindle and Createspace publishing knowledge
  • Microsoft word

This course is packed with great information for Kindle and Createspace publishers and indie authors. You will not only find out how to format your book perfectly for Kindle and Createspace using just 1 document that you can upload to both platforms, but you will find out how to use your table of contents to generate you more sales and much, much more.

You will learn how to:

  • Create A Template that Can be Used For Kindle and CreateSpace
  • Use Styles and Setting Up Custom Styles
  • Understand What Page Size to Use and Why it's so Important
  • Understand Proper Spacing, Page Breaks and Section Breaks
  • Create a Click able, Auto-Updating Table of Contents
  • Make Your Table of Contents Sell Your Book for You
  • Bulk Out Your Paperbacks to Generate More Sales
  • Understand Copyright and Disclaimer Information
  • Use Simple Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Introduction and Final Chapter
  • Use and Format Images Properly to Keep Kindle Delivery Costs Down
This course also contains the following resources:
  • A Free Download of the Template I Personally Use
  • Fiction Book Disclaimer Template
  • Factual/Informational Book Disclaimer Template
  • Medical Disclaimer Book Template
  • Links to Very Useful Websites
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for Kindle and Create Space publishers and indie authors
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
1 Lecture 05:07

A brief introduction and overview of the course

Preview 05:07
Setting Up Your Template
3 Lectures 28:13

In this section, we will be covering the selection of Createspace templates that are available and choosing the correct one to form the basis of your template.

Preview 07:41

This section covers using the template we have chosen. We will edit the styles, set up the styles pallet for easy use and learn how to apply styles to the content.

Editing the Template, Setting Up and Applying Styles

In this section we will cover the use of proper spacing and page breaks to ensure our chapters always start on a new page.

The Mac Shortcut for inserting page breaks is: Fn+Shift+Return

Spacing and Page Breaks
Table of Contents
2 Lectures 16:01

The section will show you how to create a dynamic table of contents, with auto-updating chapters and page numbers. This table of contents will also automatically convert to become clickable anchor links to the relevent chapters when viewed on a kindle device.

Creating Clickable Auto-Updating a Table of Contents

In this video I will be showing you how you can make your table of contents really stand out and show off your content so that people previewing your book will be far more likely to buy your book, increasing your sales in a simple way.

Making a Table of Contents that Sells Your Book Using Secondary Headings
Other Tips and Tricks
4 Lectures 42:35

This section covers using clever formatting to make the paperback version of your book seem longer and take up more space. This will give the impression of a longer book and will show more pages on the Amazon listing, making people more likely to buy your book.

Using Formatting to Bulk Out Your Book

This video covers a few tips and tricks that I always use before publishing the final copy of my book.

Extra Tips and Tricks for Your Introduction and Final Chapter

In this video I will talk about using images in your book and how to keep the kindle delivery costs down

Best Practices for Using Images in your Books

This video will explain how to create and use custom styles. I also talk about how to find out what style is applied to a particular piece of text and how to edit it

Creating Your Own Custom Styles
Bonus Videos!
2 Lectures 09:17

In this section I will show you the ins and outs of the template I personally use, so that you can get the best use out of it as possible. I will also be including the download link to the free template.

Download My Template for Free

Congratulations on complteing the course! Just a couple of quick notes before you leave.

Before You Go!
About the Instructor
Grahame Garlick
4.6 Average rating
8 Reviews
571 Students
1 Course
Passive Income Businesses and Online Income

I am an experienced Kindle and Createspace Publisher and I am well versed in multiple forms of passive income.

I currently earn a full time living, working from home with no boss to answer to and earning all of my money online.

I decided to join Udemy to share some of my knowledge with other people after taking a few courses myself. During these courses I noticed that some of the things the instructors were teaching could be done better. So I thought, if I know how to do it better and they are making courses on it, why can't I?! So here I am!