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How to Format Your Book for Kindle Using Microsoft Word in 6 Easy Steps

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Anyone who’s tried formatting their eBook themselves will tell you it’s no small feat. There are hundreds of conversion programs and Kindle “meatgrinders” that promise clean Kindle files, yet deliver a file full of gobbly-gook.

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Penelope's curator insight, April 2, 2014 8:58 PM

 

If you're sitting on the fence about writing and publishing a book to Kindle, this article should give you the kick in the pants you need.

 

The author lays out six easy steps to format your book and get it up there for sale already! Keep in mind this may not work for those who have bullet points, tables, and special formatting. This tutorial works magic for straight typed text.

 

To sum up:

 

1) Type it clean

2) Insert page breaks

3) Apply Styles

4) Create your Table of Contents (TOC)

5) Convert to MOBI/EPUB

6) Upload!

 

You may have to do a bit of tweaking once it is uploaded, but Amazon allows you to see how the finished product will look before you hit that "Publish" button.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing for Kindle"***

 

Link to the full article:  http://ultimatebookcoach.com/how-to-format-your-book-for-kindle-using-microsoft-word-in-6-easy-steps/

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How to Get Your Kindle Highlights into Evernote

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What if you could get all your Kindle notes and highlights into Evernote where they were instantly available? Now you can by following these nine simple steps.

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Penelope's curator insight, May 24, 2013 1:00 PM

 

I love reading books on my KINDLE and being able to save my notes and highlights. I also love EVERNOTE (a digital brain), which gives you the ability to clip and save articles from all over the web. Now, I find that all my Kindle notes and highlights can be saved to Evernote!

 

I had no idea that I had a "unique" Amazon Kindle page that shows me a list of all my books, with links to the notes and highlights, progress on each of the books, and ratings. The easy-to-follow steps in this article make it a no-brainer to transfer this info into Evernote. If you do reviews on Amazon, this makes it a snap to save the notes and then pull them up before you leave your reviews.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing for Kindle"***

 

Link to the full article: http://michaelhyatt.com/how-to-get-your-kindle-highlights-into-evernote.html

 

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The DNA of a Successful Book | Visual.ly

The DNA of a Successful Book | Visual.ly | J'écris mon premier roman | Scoop.it

Ever wonder what it takes to have a "successful" book? Ebooks and conventional books alike, this infographic shows the ins and outs of a successful book.


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Penelope's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:15 PM

 

Pictures! Pictures! With the advent of Pinterest, we can't get enough of them. One picture can quickly sum up a message, and is more powerful than a thousand words.

 

Writers pining to be successful Kindle authors should pick up some great clues as to what genre to focus on. Here are some conclusions:

 

CONTENT

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o Approximately 375 pages to a bestseller

o Men want to read about men heroes, but

o Woman heroes will likely become the bestseller

 

GENRE

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o Women love Romance novels. Surprised?

o Men like history

o Top grossing fiction is literature

 

READERS

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o There are 12x more books sold at .99

o Those under 40 read faster than those over 40

o The longer the book, the less likely readers are to finish

 

*****This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing for Kindle"*****

 

Link to the infographic: http://visual.ly/dna-successful-book