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Creating eBooks on Mac
File Format Options on MacThe file formats below can be converted to Kindle by uploading to the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) website:
Tip: Professional formatting and conversion services are available to prepare your book for print and Kindle.
Create Kindle-ready Files on Mac
File Format Options
Word files with limited formatting translate well to Kindle. Be sure to use the "Insert" function to insert any images, rather than copying and pasting. You'll also want to create your Table of Contents manually using the Hyperlink and Bookmark functions. Remove hard returns and insert page breaks at the end of chapters for optimal Kindle viewing.
Check out our Simplified Formatting Guide for more information.
Save your Word file as Web Page (HTM). In Apple Pages, choose "Export" and "Send to iWeb" to convert your file to HTML.
For more information, see our Basic HTML Guidelines.
To create a PDF file from Word or Apple Pages, save as a PDF.
At this time, KDP only supports uploaded PDFs in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Galician, and Basque.
Create Kindle-ready Files on MacInstead of uploading an HTML or DOC file to the KDP website for conversion, you can convert your book into Kindle format directly on your Mac.
You can either upload this file to your Kindle device or view it in Kindle Previewer to check the quality of your eBook before publishing.
Download KindleGen from our Tools and Resources Help page.