Kindle Publishing Guidelines: The Tools You Can Use
The Kindle platform allows freelance writers to publish their work online. In addition to making e-books available globally, the platform offers a wide range of options for publishing finished work.
These options are:
KDP stands for Kindle Direct Publishing. This platform includes publishing tools that you can use to sell your e-books online. For example, KDP can help you convert your files into Kindle-compatible books before sharing them with the world. Using this platform is easy. You just have to upload the book, specify the price and press the “Publish” button. To get a KDP account or learn more about this great platform, visit the kdp website.
Writers who don’t have access to premium writing tools (eg Scrivener) can take advantage of Amazon’s publisher tools. These tools are created to help writers prepare “in-house” e-books. With these tools, you won’t have to hire other people to write, format, or edit your work. You can do all of these things on your own.
Let’s go through each editor tool in detail:
Previewer: This program shows you how your book will appear on Kindle devices and applications. Use it to preview your book design and improve font size and / or text orientation. To get the most out of this software, use it with KindleGen (see below). You can download this program by visiting the kdp website.
· KindleGen – This is a powerful tool designed to create Kindle e-books. You can run it using a command line. It can convert EPUB, HTML and XHTML files to Kindle e-books.
This program will show you detailed information while converting a file. It will give you an error message whenever it encounters a problem during the conversion. The best thing would be to solve all the problems that KindleGen will show you before publishing the book.
Comic Creator – This is the tool to use if you want to convert comics, manga, or graphic novels into Kindle-compatible files. It is packed with cool features. It streamlines your customers’ reading experience, makes it easy to import artwork, and lets you see what your book will look like. Because this program accepts almost all graphic file extensions, you can use whatever design tools you like.
Children’s Book Creator – This program is similar to Comic Book Creator. It allows you to convert books that depend on images into files that are compatible with the Kindle platform. The only difference is that this tool is more body text friendly than Comic Creator. If you love writing children’s stories, this tool is a must.
Textbook Creator: You can use this tool to create textbooks and other educational materials. It is simple and easy to use. You can master it even if you don’t have any design or programming skills. It works great for converting PDF files into Kindle compatible files and adding different items (eg videos, audios, images, etc.) to the resulting books.
The preview that comes with this tool is perfect for checking the appearance of your book once viewed on a Kindle device or app. Visit http://www.amazon.com/ktc to download this program.