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Ernest Slyman

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Need Help Formatting a text file for kdp ebook?
Posted: Jan 6, 2017 2:06 PM
 
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How do I proceed to make an ebook out of a text file?
Does the file have to be a doc file?

What formatting do I need to apply?
thank you... for specific instructions.
MR R J LAIDLER

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Re: Need Help Formatting a text file for kdp ebook?
Posted: Jan 6, 2017 2:22 PM   in response to: Ernest Slyman in response to: Ernest Slyman
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There is a free book you can download. It isn't very comprehensive but it will start you off. This is the link to the UK website but you will be able to find it on other Amazon sites. It will be a useful introduction.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Building-Your-Kindle-Direct-Publishing-ebook/dp/B007URVZJ6
Notjohn

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Re: Need Help Formatting a text file for kdp ebook?
Posted: Jan 6, 2017 4:16 PM   in response to: Ernest Slyman in response to: Ernest Slyman
 
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You can indeed upload a text file to the KDP, but it will probably be a bit of a mess. (The same is true if a Word upload.) Be sure to preview it thoroughly. (The same is true of any other upload.)

Good luck! -- NJ

The book: Notjohn's Guide to E-Book Formatting (revised and updated for 2017)

The blog: http://notjohnkdp.blogspot.com
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