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Re: Is there anyone who knows how to publish and format in Kindle?
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Barry A. Ellsworth wrote:
Does anyone here know how to publish and format in Kindle and make the Table of Contents live and interactive etc. that wants a job for a bit?
I have the book ready to go and used the Kindle Add On for Word, and it looks pretty good, but the page breaks and formatting isn't completely correct. I also have a cover ready to go and that appears to have uploaded correctly.

If anyone would like a bit of work that is proficient at Kindle Publishing, please email me at gpre@cox.net

Thank you.

Barry

This is the Amazon Professional Conversion Services list: http://amzn.to/29pWZSg

That's the list of companies that have been vetted and inspected by Amazon, and approved to make books for Amazon, itself, as a customer, not just books to be sold upon Amazon. Any company listed there is quite competent to do what you need, BUT: most commercial formatters won't just clean up a Word file. They'll make a complete eBook, finished and ready to go. (And, yes, my business is the only US-owned/operated business on that list, but you're safe with any of them, quality-wise.)

Hope that helps.

Hitch
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An Amazon Professional Conversion Service : http://amzn.to/29pWZSg
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Re: Is there anyone who knows how to publish and format in Kindle?
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Have you looked at KDP Jumpstart? (google it). It's Amazon's own step by step guide to formatting, if you only need a couple of things (like a table of contents) that you could do yourself with a little guidance.

If you want really nice formatting, a complete package, go with Hitch of the previous post.
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Does anyone here know how to publish and format in Kindle and make the Table of Contents live and interactive etc. that wants a job for a bit?

Barry, there are literally millions of us who have successfully published ebooks with a working TOC.

I have the book ready to go and used the Kindle Add On for Word, and it looks pretty good, but the page breaks and formatting isn't completely correct. I also have a cover ready to go and that appears to have uploaded correctly.

Kindle Create seems to be rather tricky, and of course like all of Amazon's helpful notions it limits you to selling on Amazon, which I think is foolish. Better you format in Word, whose TOC feature is supposed to convert quite well on the KDP.

What I would do is run that Word doc through Word2CleanHtml dot com online, open the resulting html file in Sigil, and tweak it there as needed. Takes some learning, but easiest in the long term. You can get the latest version at https://github.com/Sigil-Ebook/Sigil/releases.

Kindle JumpStart also is promising. And browse this forum for a bit. And see the third post on my blog.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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