From Word to Kindle (Revised 3rd Edition)

By Aaron Shepard

[epub conversion from retail]

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PUBLISHER'S caution: the information during this booklet ARE ADDRESSED often TO INTERMEDIATE AND complex clients OF note. while you are A newbie, PLEASE FIRST learn AMAZON'S "BUILDING YOUR publication FOR KINDLE" OR "BUILDING YOUR publication FOR KINDLE FOR MAC," either loose within the KINDLE shop. THEN learn THIS ONE to determine WHAT AMAZON DOESN'T inform YOU!

It's no longer tough to discover directions for changing from be aware to Kindle -- yet those directions tend to be much less priceless than they can be. Many, for instance, proclaim that Word's HTML output calls for large alteration and cleanup sooner than submission.

This suggestion is inaccurate. a few who supply it have drawn their conclusions after easily making a choice on the inaccurate export alternative. Others fuss a few reasonable volume of extra code, now not understanding that it doesn't raise dossier dimension adequate to subject or that the Kindle ignores it anyway.

Other directions will indicate the other: that conversion is simple and simply what you will anticipate. Supposedly, so long as you begin with a accurately formatted observe rfile, you'll finally end up with a well-formatted e-book. good, it doesn't quite paintings that manner -- now not with out a few suggestions for tricking or bullying the Kindle into doing what you want.

In this e-book, Aaron Shepard bargains his personal counsel for relocating your record from notice to Kindle. You'll see the implications for your self, as Aaron's e-book is produced with an identical thoughts defined during this and his follow-up books, "Pictures on Kindle" and "HTML Fixes for Kindle."


Aaron Shepard is a optimal proponent of the hot company of ecocnomic self publishing, which he has practiced and helped strengthen due to the fact 1998. he's the writer of "Aiming at Amazon," "POD for Profit," and "Perfect Pages," in addition to different books on Kindle formatting.

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On a few Kindles, you can’t keep an eye on them in any respect, and on others, you'll finish up with a font completely various from what you are expecting. On so much more recent Kindles, the default font is Georgia, and it’s a good selection for electronic text—strong and hugely readable. So, I recommend you simply make this the first font on your observe record and depart it at that. (On older Kindles, this selection can be missed in prefer of the default Caecilia. ) something approximately Georgia, although, is that it has outdated numerals, which could now not paintings for technical writing. if so, chances are you'll as a substitute use Arial for all or a part of your ebook. On more moderen Kindles, that might provide you with both Arial or Helvetica, whereas on older Kindles, it is going to be neglected. (This e-book makes use of Arial whilst attainable to teach HTML code, net addresses, and such. ) regrettably, there are not any different fonts to be had throughout all more moderen Kindles, except the primitive Caecilia. So, there’s now not a lot element in venturing past Georgia and Arial until you ought to embed a font—which is past the scope of this e-book. (Though Amazon claims that Courier or “monospace” is accessible throughout all Kindles, textual content unique as Courier screens at the Paperwhite as Helvetica. ) you could scan with different fonts, notwithstanding, in the event you don’t brain them displaying up purely on a few Kindles. at the Kindle fireplace, for instance, you could pick out between Arial, Caecilia, Courier, Georgia, Lucida, instances New Roman, Trebuchet, and Verdana. at the Paperwhite, there’s Baskerville, Caecilia, Caecilia Condensed, Futura, Helvetica, and Palatino. And the computer Kindles will show any font at the host machine. in fact, to specify a font in note, you’ll desire that font by yourself desktop. If you’re attempting diverse fonts, don’t be fooled by way of the Kindle fireplace emulation within the computer Kindle Previewer. This emulation will exhibit any font you decide in Word—but in basic terms simply because it’s in your computing device! You won’t have that diversity at the genuine equipment. • a few Kindle types will express any font dimension competently, yet others are constrained to universal sizes, with the sizes in among shifted better or decrease. whilst, you must usually steer clear of utilizing severe sizes, as the Kindle wishes headroom to regulate measurement in accord with person settings. the simplest inspiration, then, is to stay in general to indicate sizes 10, 12, 14, and 18, with 12 for simple textual content and with a potential stretch to 24 issues in a pinch. On older Kindles, even though, the adaptation in font sizes is “compressed. ” So, for instance, what's displayed for 24-point textual content isn't approximately two times as huge as what’s proven for 12-point variety. You can’t do whatever approximately that, yet you’ll are looking to concentrate on it. • to stress phrases in easy textual content, the conference for books is to variety them with italics rather than bolding or underlining. Bolding, in fact, is ok for headings or different remoted textual content. Underlining seldom has anyplace in a booklet except to indicate hyperlinks. Superscripts and subscripts paintings simply advantageous in Kindle books. simply follow them usually in observe. yet as in be aware, you've to impose a precise line spacing to avoid them from forcing strains farther aside.

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