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How to publish on Kindle

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You’ll find some nice detail at this link (Daisychains of Silence by Catherine MacLeod) on formatting for the Kindle. She gives a nice breakdown and more links for further detail if you need it.


I’m about to take a slightly different route by trying to format with Scrivener for the first time. (Shivers.) However you climb the mountain, go slow and be methodical and try not to cry in front of the children.


The first time I formatted an ebook in Word, I remember being flummoxed over tabs. I even called up a friend, author Rebecca Senese, to help walk me through it. The second time I formatted, I couldn’t remember why I’d been so thwarted because it’s so easy when you know how. Stay calm if you trip. Everything is fixable. ~ Chazz

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5 Responses

  1. Thank you for posting this informative piece. I needed it NOW! The instructions are great and even I, a newbie, am not terrified to tackle the job. With a first novel due to be published June 20 I had no idea how to format for Kindle. You have taken all the stress out of it!

  2. Glynis Smy says:

    I am dreading my second attempt. I had a nightmare the first time around. Need all the tips going, thanks for the article link.

  3. Chazz says:

    Yeah, formatting is a pain. I have someone lined up to do formatting on one of my books (as a perk from a charity) but I want to learn how to do it myself, too, for the future. It’s good stuff to know, but the learning curve is steep.

  4. […] Technical advice with specifics is great! Just this past week I linked to a post with step-by-step stuff about publishing to the Kindle. Hold my hand and I might get a crush on you and take you to Paris and pledge my undying love. […]

  5. Reena Jacobs says:

    I used StoryBox when I had a Windows-based laptop. The developer (Mark Fassett) based a lot of it off Scrivener. It definitely made formatting for Smashwords et al fairly easy. When my headache of a laptop died, I switched to a Mac. Unfortunately, StoryBox was Window-based. Lucky for me, Scrivener was available. No shivers here when it comes to prepping a book for distribution. 🙂

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