So your self-published book is now on the Kindle thanks to Smashwords… or is it? Have you checked? A Twitter friend of mine recently became a self-published author. He published his first novel for multiple devices, including the Kindle, using Smashwords. Because of this blog’s focus on the Kindle in particular, I asked him if [...]
If I ever need reminding of the importance of a good ebook cover, this picture is the perfect reminder. I saw these ladies at lunchtime today on a busy Sydney pavement. Their homemade lollipop sign was fashioned from a wooden stick topped with an almost-circle of thin card. On it was taped a hand-printed piece [...]
Microsoft Word has many virtues but it can’t do everything well. I saw this today in Amazon’s DTP support forum: Anybody out there convert from MS Word into HTML as a paid service? I’m not interested in learning anymore extraneous nonsense (like HTML) just to get the book in Kindle friendly format. I tried it [...]
What is a “location” in a Kindle ebook?
Amazon’s Digital Publishing Platform accepts several file formats but what is the best format for your Kindle ebook? [Update: the DTP is now the KDP]
The new site is live and I’m just a teensy bit excited.
Amazon has announced it’s new ebook format, Kindle Format 8 (KF8), which includes a number of new features for ebooks when read on certain flavours of Kindle.