By Aaron Shepard
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Have you ever jumped to a brand new bankruptcy in a Kindle booklet and visible that the bankruptcy heading had misplaced its formatting? have you ever opened a Kindle ebook to discover that the font began approach too small or manner too huge? have you ever attempted to alter to another font whereas examining and came across you couldn't? Has a Kindle thoroughly overlooked formatting you knew used to be within the book?
According to Amazon, the easiest strategy to post your Kindle e-book is to add an HTML dossier you've kept from Microsoft observe or one other observe processor. on its own, that strategy can convey you probably eighty% of how to a well-formatted, straightforward e-book. yet what concerning the different 20%?
In this follow-up to his bestselling "From be aware to Kindle," Aaron Shepard takes your stored HTML as a place to begin and tells the right way to speedy tweak and track it to prevent universal difficulties. Assuming no wisdom of HTML, he introduces the fundamentals of the language, then unearths how you can use find-and-replace and macros to the touch up a complete booklet in seconds!
If you're fascinated by Kindle publishing and you're technically vulnerable -- yet now not a full-fledged geek -- Aaron offers the information you want to carry your Kindle publication to the subsequent point, making it whatever really to be happy with.
From the author:
If you're publishing on Kindle, likelihood is you will want your publication to appear its absolute best. yet that regularly calls for a role now not played through so much Kindle authors -- specifically, solving the HTML you submit.
Many authors stick with Amazon's suggested method of create their Kindle e-book: Compose in Microsoft notice, export to HTML -- the language of ebooks and the internet -- then undergo Amazon KDP. It's an technique I speak about intimately in my publication "From note to Kindle." different authors use related equipment with different note processors.
Done safely, formatting in a be aware processor like notice can convey you might be eighty% of ways to a well-formatted booklet. but when you will want your e-book to seem nearly as good because it can, there's that different 20% to fret approximately. Now, perfection is just not attainable at the Kindle, given the quirks, insects, and barriers of the platform itself. yet you could come nearer -- if you're prepared to tinker with HTML.
Does that concept scare you? It doesn't have to. You don't need to learn that language (though it definitely won't harm for those who do are looking to learn). All you would like is on the way to realize small bits of code I'll indicate to you, and shift it or exchange it with different bits. many of the adjustments may be performed with easy find-and-replace operations. in reality, in case you arrange a grasp macro as i like to recommend, the complete activity could be complete in seconds.
Here are the various belongings you can accomplish via adjustments in HTML.
* regulate bookmarks so headings hold right formatting while jumped to.
* get rid of settings that cease the consumer from making a choice on their own.
* maintain fonts from showing a lot too small or a lot too huge while the publication is opened.
* confirm indents and different spacing remains relative to greater and smaller font sizes.
* Make up for positive aspects misplaced in translation out of your be aware processor, like nonbreaking hyphens.
* cease "ghost hyphens" from showing in the course of words.
* continue pages of textual content from disappearing for a few users.
* hinder the Kindle from utilizing its personal defaults instead of your settings.
Since note is the most typical instrument for producing HTML for Kindle, I'll concentration totally on Word's exported code, making this booklet an ideal better half to my past one. but when you're utilizing a special observe processor or a committed booklet instrument -- or perhaps if you're writing HTML at once -- the overall rules I offer should aid. actually, I'll supply a few pointers on Kindle formatting with HTML that you simply won't locate even in books devoted to that approach.
Aaron Shepard is a most suitable proponent of the hot enterprise of ecocnomic self publishing, which he has practiced and helped boost due to the fact 1998. he's the writer of "Aiming at Amazon," "POD for Profit," "Perfect Pages," and Amazon's no 1 and #2 bestselling paid books on Kindle formatting, "From note to Kindle" and "Pictures on Kindle."