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Catherine weiss

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Kindle app addin
Posted: Dec 30, 2017 7:11 PM
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Hi everyone, I have published two books, I had trouble in the kindle add in for word ,it did not add on and I cant fix it myself, I need help. Please help me as I bought a new computer and downloaded a paid for Microsoft office software as I write my manuscripts in that word. Thank you for your support.
Donna St Felix

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Re: Kindle app addin
Posted: Dec 30, 2017 9:36 PM   in response to: Catherine weiss in response to: Catherine weiss
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Catherine weiss wrote:
Hi everyone, I have published two books, I had trouble in the kindle add in for word ,it did not add on and I cant fix it myself, I need help. Please help me as I bought a new computer and downloaded a paid for Microsoft office software as I write my manuscripts in that word. Thank you for your support.

I can't make sense of what you have done but hopefully, the following will help.

For a digital book: Put your manuscript in a Word.doc. Format for digital and upload that.
You cannot 'add in' to what is already uploaded. Redo the manuscript and upload OVER what is there now.

For a print book: Go to CreateSpace for a paperback. Reformat a copy of your Word.doc for the paperback, save as a PDF and upload the PDF.
Notjohn

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Re: Kindle app addin
Posted: Dec 31, 2017 2:40 AM   in response to: Catherine weiss in response to: Catherine weiss
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The add-in is probably Kindle Create. I played about with it for an hour or so, but just couldn't see the point. As someone here pointed out, if you don't understand Word paragraph and heading styles, you won't be able to make sense of Kindle Create, which is basically just a handy set of styles. And if you DO understand Word styles, then you really don't need Kindle Create, which has the further disadvantage that you can't sell the ebook on Apple, Barnes & Noble, etc etc. I don't understand why people ignore these bookstores, which account for about 20 percent of my income.

For more about Styles, see the third post on my blog.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

Notjohn's Guide to E-Book & Print Formatting (2018 edition)

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