Having your book up on Amazon Kindle and selling is really cool but first we have to get it there. How do you prepare you manuscript for Kindle? This course tells you how step-by-step. I cover from your MS Word file all the way to hitting publish. I take you through preparing your manuscript for formatting, how to use graphics, build your table of contents, create your cover and upload your files to Amazon/Kindle.
The course covers
Preparing your file for formatting, this is a key step, how to create a clean file for formatting. Then we format the text, make it look pretty and easy to read. Prepare and export the file for Kindle. Proof it and upload to the Kindle site.
As a bonus I also cover how to make your cover, some cool ways to if for very little cost and I also have a special section on dealing with images for your book. What size and resolution to make them.
This course covers everything you need to get your book up on Amazon.
BONUS: You have written and published your book, now you need to market your book. As a bonus I am adding my How to Market Your Book Course to How to Format Your Book for Kindle.
Module 1 Formatting Your Text for Your Kindle Book
1_1 Formatting Guidelines for Kindle
1_2 Kindle File Prep, Converting Your Text
1_3 Cleaning up your MS Word Text files
1_4 Kindle Paragraph Spacing
1_5 Using MS Word Styles for Formatting Your Heads and Subheads
Module 2 Proofing Your Kindle Book, Using Previewer and Final Formatting
2_1 Proofing Your Kindle Book, Using Previewer Part 1
2_2 Proofing Your Kindle Book, Using Previewer Part 2
Module 3 Understanding Images for Your Kindle Book
3_1 Kindle Image Guidelines and Recommendations
3_2 Where to Get Images for Your Book
Module 4 Building Your Book’s Table of Contents
4_1 Making a Table of Contents for Your Book
4_2 Table of Contents Case Study
Module 5 Kindle Cover Creation
5_1 Kindle Cover Specs and Design
5_2 Testing and Proofing Your cover
5_3 Building a Kindle Cover Using Canva
5_4 Building a Kindle Cover Using PowerPoint
5_5 Building a Kindle Cover Using InDesign
Module 6 Uploading and Publishing Your Kindle Book
6_1 Setting Up Your Publishing Accounts
6_2 Final Kindle Prep
6_3 Understanding the Amazon Sales Page
6_4 Uploading and Publishing Your Kindle Book
1_Bonus, A Longer Kindle Book Text Formatting Guideline
3_Bonus Kindle Images Deep Dive, Image Test
Bruce Jones, a #1 International Best Selling Author, is based in the Boston area. Bruce has been a graphic designer, product creator and author for the past 30 years. He has authored or produced over 41 books with several best selling titles. Topics include business and marketing, music, geography, coloring and children. Bruce is also the creator of the World of Maps Clip Art collection of maps for business presentations, along with numerous other products.
He speaks and consults on self-publishing, social media, blogging and video. Bruce is a regular contributor to the Video Journalism Workshops by Bill Gentile in Washington DC speaking on social media and video marketing. And a co-director of the Boston Internet Marketing Meetup which now has about 1,400 member and the founder of the active How to Publish Your Book Facebook group with almost 2,000 members.
I had a very nice video from Nobby Kleinman on how he used this course to format his new book Spend and Grow Rich for his Money Rules program. Thank you Nobby for all the kind words.