Second Edition – New 2017 version. This new updated has over 100 pages of additional contents. This book contains more technical tips and tricks than any other self-publishing book. Be ready to give a facelift to your ebook. Paperback versions are now available at Amazon: Color or Black & white.
“What would be the chance that you ever need a reference book on Kindle Publishing?” The answer could seem so obvious, however has been mistaken by so many—“you would need a reference book on Kindle Publishing when dealing with technical problem of this specific digital format by your own.”—Chengnan Liu
Read via KU: As an author that has self published multiple books on KDP, I found the following sections of the book especially useful: How to optimize illustrations and photos and insert them into manuscripts correctly, how to use font families to produce a professional-looking book and what types of characters and fonts to avoid in order to prevent issues with certain digital reader devices and how to properly indent paragraphs.—Suzanne
Kindle Publishers who receive bad reviews must understand some of the mistakes they made. For many authors, the most difficult part of learning how to write a book is not writing the text, it is learning the rest of the self-publishing process. Writing words is easy. But eBook formatting, adding illustrations and charts, proper editing and using the correct page layout can be extremely challenging. Most mistakes in eBooks are caused by a lack of knowledge of software, but especially by a misunderstanding of the impact of each action in converting a Word document to ePub or Kindle book.
You may be asking yourself:
Why images in my ebook seem so small?
Why tables are split into two pages?
How can I produce a lightweight file?
How can I insert a drop cap?
This book is a high-level guide to modern digital publishing. In Kindle Publishing and Formatting like a Pro, the author discusses common book formatting, typography and font errors committed by writers and provides methods that authors in any genre can use to avoid those errors and how to self-publish Kindle books that readers will want to buy.
This book is divided into three parts:
Part Two contains 83 chapters, in five categories:
1.How to Prevent Typography Mistakes
2.How to Prevent eBook Illustration and Image Mistakes
3.How to Prevent eBook Formatting and Layout Mistakes
4.How to Prevent Conversion Mistakes
5.How to Prevent eBook Marketing Mistakes
“Good design is good business.” Thomas J. Watson, CEO of IBM, 1914-1956
Over 120 illustrations and tables were added to the book for ease of understanding. And yes! You can produce an eBook containing many images in less than three megabytes. There’s no need to create high-resolution images; you only need to master image optimization.
Mr Koonitz is an expert in the areas of:
•Creating professional-looking images and adding them into manuscripts
•Utilizing the correct typography and font families to produce error-free books
•Correct usage of indentation and spacing
•Converting documents into various formats such as .epub, .mobi and other file types
•How to have your manuscript edited for content and format
All of these important topics are visited in this self-publishing guide. This is the new Bible of technical tips.