A file uploaded to Kindle must be correctly formatted to take into account the wayAmazon have written their code to convert your file into a Kindle book. Justuploading a word or pdf file and hoping the Kindle book will look all shiny andformatted will not work. It may look good on your computer or in the printed book,
but on Kindle there’s a high chance it will look a
complete mess.Many customers will preview a Kindle book before buying ( & Amazon will often usethe Kindle preview for your paperback) and so this mess will be on clear view toeveryone and therefore it is worth correctly formatting your book: although bewarned it may take a couple of days to work through your novel correctly formattingit.This guide is intended for authors with small publishers who do not have the capitalto pay for an outside agency to format their books for Kindle.
The guide works with word 2010
it should work with older formats of word although the navigation around word may be different from shown and the
save ashtml filtered option
may not give as good results.
What to send to the publisher to upload
There a number of options. In our
view it’s best to format correctly a word file
andsave it normally for your records. Then also click the File tab and
“save as” andselect “html filtered” ( also known as “webpage filtered”)
from the “save as type”
selection. This webfiltered document is what you need to send to your publisher forthem to upload to Amazon. Your publisher will have a chance to check all is well