Kindle Writer Overview

Kindle Writer Software

Kindle Writer is the first software that is designed specifically for authors to build professional books that can be read on Amazon's Kindle, uploaded and sold through Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing).

Why Kindle Writer?

Until now, before Kindle Writer, to publish a book to be read on the Kindle one had to make do by converting third-party vendor software created files such as Adobe Acrobat .pdf or Microsoft Word .doc files to a Kindle accepted format so that they can be read on the Kindle - with mixed results.

While it is true that there are a couple of conversion programs worthy of note and you can read about these elsewhere on this site - and download them, yet not matter how good a conversion program is, the resulting output is only as good as the content supplied to it. Unfortunately, documents created by, say a word processor like Microsoft Word, was never designed to be seen on a device like Kindle. Consequently, it should be of no surprise to find that using such software can produce badly formatted content that does not look good on the Kindle. This is where Kindle Writer software from Tekline Publishing comes in.

The best way of creating a Kindle book is by creating it with HTML (Hyper Text Mark-up Language), the language used to create web pages. This is the preferred option by Amazon for producing a professional book. However, there is a problem. Unless you know how to program in HTML you may consider this not a viable option even though it is the best option. But not anymore! With Kindle Writer, although we shall be using some HTML in the preparation of your publication, this is very easy as Kindle Writer does most of the work for you.

Kindle Book Layout

To create a book for Kindle, one needs to adhere to a simple formula of layout design that is common to all books.

  1. Cover
  2. First Page - Title of Book and Author
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Acknowledgements Page (This is Optional)
  5. Contents Page - List of your chapters
  6. Preface Page
  7. Prologue Page (This is Optional)
  8. Contents Page - The body of your nome.
  9. Bibliography or References (This is Optional)

Don't worry! The above is only a guideline. The layout of a book is determined by what kind of book you are writing. The basic layout for basic novel of fiction will differ from a non-fiction book that may contain lots of foot notes etc. When you use the second module of Kindle Writer "Prepare Book for Publication" the software Kindle Book Maker will give you a pre-designed template that will be appropriate for your book.

HOW IT WORKS SUMMARY

You write your book plain text (or convert Word to plain text) in Draft Writer, then go to Book Maker. Open up the template (Universal Kindle Template), and follow the step by step guide with this manual to complete the template, learning a little HTML on the way.

You then build the book (build button), proof the book (proof button) ie view it in Kindle Previewer and if you have the full version you then publish it (creates the necessary file for you to upload to KDP) with the publish button.

You are asked for a name for the file that you intend to load, and whatever name you give it a file with that name with the extension .mobi will be created in the publish folder (filename.mobi). This is the file you will upload to KDP.

You write a description of your book in Description Maker ready to fill in the KDP form and then you upload the file created by Kindle Writer to KDP. Job done you have published your book.

FOUR STEPS TO PUBLICATION

Kindle Writer is designed to be as easy to possible to develop a Kindle Book, and the writing process follows a logical path that leads to publishing on KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing).

When you first launch Kindle Writer you are presented with a menu which will lead you through the creation of your book and to publish it on Amazon.

Kindle Writer Software

Kindle Writer follows four easy steps for you to publish your book on Kindle. These are:

1. Write Your Draft Book (Kindle Draft Writer)
Kindle Draft Writer

Kindle Draft Writer

You write the draft of your book with this software module. You do not need to concern yourself with formatting what you have written at this stage

2. Prepare Book for Publication (Kindle Book Maker)
Kindle Draft Writer

Kindle Draft Writer

This software module formats your book in HTML. Most of the HTML formatting is done for you with the use of aspecially made template.

3. Write a Description of Your Book (Kindle Description Maker))
Kindle Draft Writer

When you upload your book it will be suggested that you write a description about it of upto 4000 characters. This is very important and an essential marketing tool. As Amazon says, "Your book description is what customers see as they shop the Kindle store. Think of it like the inside flap of a hardcover book. The description is a reader's first experience with the content of your book. A well-written description assures readers that the book itself is of similar quality".

You want to get your description right so you don't want to rush it but prepare it before-hand. This is what "Kindle Description Maker" does. All you have to do is simply paste (via a button) what you have written into the description box at the time of uploading your book. Easy peasy.

Kindle Writer Software

Here is a screenshot of what you will see on Kindle Direct Publshing where you add your description.

Kindle Writer Software

4. Publish Your Book on Amazon (Kindle Book Publisher)
Kindle Draft Writer

You can either login into Kindle Direct Publishing through your own browser or use do so directly from this module. The choice is yours.

Kindle Draft Writer