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From Word to Kindle: Self Publishing Your Kindle Book with Microsoft Word, or Tips and Secrets for Formatting Your Text in MS Word and Converting Your Document to a Kindle Ebook

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30 review for From Word to Kindle: Self Publishing Your Kindle Book with Microsoft Word, or Tips and Secrets for Formatting Your Text in MS Word and Converting Your Document to a Kindle Ebook

  1. 4 out of 5

    Leah Wescott

    Thank goodness for Aaron Shepard. He tucks you under his wing and flies you past all the BS. He's the king of parsimony - the finest butcher who shaves all the fat out of a confusing process and leaves you with just the lean necessities. I'm ready to brush the dust off my old manuscript and edit the hell out of it. The rest looks like it will be the easy part. Thank you, Aaron!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Eidson

    Must have to help you with formatting when using HTML. Simple to follow instructions very little problems uploading when formatting as described.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Blaine Moore

    This books provides a good primer on some of the ways that you can use Microsoft Word to get a halfway decent Kindle book into the marketplace, but it isn't the workflow that I'd use. I think that when combined with his HTML Fixes for Kindle book you'll actually be able to put together a pretty decent book, but I don't agree with all of his stylistic choices and defaults and think that he's lacking a bit of the final finesse that makes a Kindle Book truly enjoyable to read. If you are starting f This books provides a good primer on some of the ways that you can use Microsoft Word to get a halfway decent Kindle book into the marketplace, but it isn't the workflow that I'd use. I think that when combined with his HTML Fixes for Kindle book you'll actually be able to put together a pretty decent book, but I don't agree with all of his stylistic choices and defaults and think that he's lacking a bit of the final finesse that makes a Kindle Book truly enjoyable to read. If you are starting from scratch, though, with no experience, and want to get a lot of basics into your own workflow from the start, then you could certainly do worse than reading this book and following the directions, as they are simple, straightforward, and if everybody used them then while there may not be perfect books out there there would be far fewer really poor ones.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Grampy

    "From Word to Kindle" by Aaron Shepard is a short but reasonably comprehensive guide to self-publishing on Amazon. Mr. Shepard offers a plethora of handy tips for formatting your document in Word, regardless of which version you have. His experiences in creating documents in Word for publication in a format Kindles can read has shown him many ways to simplify the process. Having never published anything myself, I cannot testify as to the efficacy of these tips, but they certainly sound helpful. "From Word to Kindle" by Aaron Shepard is a short but reasonably comprehensive guide to self-publishing on Amazon. Mr. Shepard offers a plethora of handy tips for formatting your document in Word, regardless of which version you have. His experiences in creating documents in Word for publication in a format Kindles can read has shown him many ways to simplify the process. Having never published anything myself, I cannot testify as to the efficacy of these tips, but they certainly sound helpful. I intend to try them out myself, just to see how easy/difficult it is to make something that will be readable on my several Kindles. I'll let you know what I learn! Of course, if I do publish something for Kindle, you all will have to download it so I can learn how it is interpreted by whichever Kindle or Kindle app you use! Don't worry, it will be free, if I have anything to say about it.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kathy Steinemann

    Note: This book is for intermediate to advanced users of Word. Aaron's advice is solid. It'll help anyone confused by the formatting issues caused by Word, html idiosyncrasies, or various versions of the Kindle reader. I learned a few things I didn't know, and I highlighted them for future reference. Although I watched for typos as I read, I couldn't find many. I disagree on a couple of minor points - a matter of personal preference. And I don't like Aaron's use of typographic devices or his pract Note: This book is for intermediate to advanced users of Word. Aaron's advice is solid. It'll help anyone confused by the formatting issues caused by Word, html idiosyncrasies, or various versions of the Kindle reader. I learned a few things I didn't know, and I highlighted them for future reference. Although I watched for typos as I read, I couldn't find many. I disagree on a couple of minor points - a matter of personal preference. And I don't like Aaron's use of typographic devices or his practice of moving the table of contents to the very front of the book. He does present a convincing argument for both techniques. However, they produce a book that, in my opinion, doesn't look as professional as it could.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sally Melia

    I was having problems with formatting my kindle ebook so I did a quick Amazon search and found this. Aaron Shepard provides a perfect quick read and how to guide for those trying to perfect their kindle e-book. The books provides in valuable advice on how to change your settings on Word, all of the main problems and how to overcome them. He correctly points out that any document created in Word or other publishing platform will have faults unless you use the correct approach. Well worth it at 1.99. I was having problems with formatting my kindle ebook so I did a quick Amazon search and found this. Aaron Shepard provides a perfect quick read and how to guide for those trying to perfect their kindle e-book. The books provides in valuable advice on how to change your settings on Word, all of the main problems and how to overcome them. He correctly points out that any document created in Word or other publishing platform will have faults unless you use the correct approach. Well worth it at 1.99. The only improvement might be a checklist, but it was still a good useful reference text.

  7. 4 out of 5

    David Spell

    Great info for the price but ... A ton of good information but would have appreciated more examples. I'm not an expert in Word so it would be great to have more step by step instructions. This book reads more like a lengthy explanatory email rather than a valuable resource. I'd suggest to the author at the very least to include an appendix of settings we could refer to as we draft our books.

  8. 5 out of 5

    J. Rice

    I don't want to give this book a bad review or give anyone a bad opinion of the book, it just wasn't that helpful for me. Most of the content I had already read in other locations and didn't find anything really new. But if someone is looking to get started and want to find the same information I used in a single location then this book is good for that.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Beverlee Couillard

    Lots of good information here. I finished it quickly, then keep going back and rereading. It is helpful. It's on my "Keep This One Handy," shelf. I'd rather have it in paperback. Lots of help here. I'm glad I bought it.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Wilani Wahl

    The only good thing that came out of this book is that I now know it will be best to pay a formatter to get my book when it is ready to be published switched from word to kindle. This book left me feeling very overwhelmed and confused, But then I am not a computer expert or an expert in Word

  11. 4 out of 5

    Noelle

    Keep going back to again and again.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Chad Torgerson

    It helps take an eBook to the next level.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Herb

    This is the book that convinced me that I could successfully publish to Kindle. It worked.

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    Lynn Hubbard

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    Ronald Newton

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    Israel Galindo

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    Eliza Scott

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    brivera22

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    Nicholas P. Belowch, Jr.

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    Scott

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