In this episode I take you through why you might want to self-publish an eBook first in most cases.
I also take you through the ways you can create an eBook via using a tool like Scrivener or via Word.
Scrivener is the tool I use and is a fantastic tool for planning and organising writing as well as for generating ePubs.
The e-book by Jay Thorn that I mention about creating an epub file from a Word document is Formatting for Kindle
I also recommend Draft2Digital for producing an epub from a word document. I will come back to Draft2Digital in a later show though, as it is a great way for publishing to non-Amazon eBook stores.
Kindlegen will take an epub file and produce a .mobi file out of it. This file can then be previewed in the Kindle Previewer, which will show what it looks like on a selection of Amazon Kindle devices and on the iPhone/iPad Kindle apps.
Later in the episode I take you through how to release an eBook file onto the Amazon store using the Kindle Direct Publishing Service (kdp).
I’ve created a video tutorial about how to use the KDP interface here.
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