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Simplified eBook Formatting Guide

This guide will help you design Kindle Format 8 (KF8) eBooks in Microsoft Word. If you'd rather design your Kindle eBook in HTML, see our Basic HTML Formatting Guidelines.

Want a formatting tool that turns your completed manuscript into a beautiful Kindle eBook? Try Kindle Create.

A guide to publishing on Amazon

Note: Before you upload your Word file, make sure the "Track Changes" option is turned off. You can check by going to the "Tracking" section of the Review tab.

Building your book

Front matter

Formatting text

Hard returns


Creating an active Table of Contents


Page numbers and page count

Text boxes and shapes

Drop caps

Back matter (optional)

Saving as filtered HTML

Uploading your eBook for sale on Amazon

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